Carvanha

Carvanha is a Water/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Savage Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 318
Type Water Dark
Species Savage Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 20.8 kg (45.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rough Skin
Speed Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 097 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
055 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
102 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
264 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
345 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
111 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 20
40 152
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 20
40 152
Speed 65
121 251
Total 305 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Carvanha.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Carvanha changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby CARVANHA’s strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this POKéMON.
Sapphire If anything invades CARVANHA’s territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this POKéMON turns suddenly timid.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
Emerald CARVANHA attack ships in swarms, making them sink. Although it is said to be a very vicious POKéMON, it timidly flees as soon as it finds itself alone.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
X They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
Y It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
Omega Ruby Carvanha’s strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha’s territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Sun Each school has its own territory. Any intruders are mercilessly attacked with fangs bared.
Moon If they scent the faintest trace of blood, they rush to attack en masse. When alone, they’re rather cowardly.
Ultra Sun They’re such cowards that they won’t hunt alone. When five or so of them get together, they suddenly turn ferocious!
Ultra Moon With its sturdy jaws and fangs, it can easily chomp wooden boats to splinters. It fights with Basculin over food.
Sword It won’t attack while it’s alone—not even if it spots prey. Instead, it waits for other Carvanha to join it, and then the Pokémon attack as a group.
Shield These Pokémon have sharp fangs and powerful jaws. Sailors avoid Carvanha dens at all costs.

Moves learned by Carvanha

Moves learnt by level up

Carvanha learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
4Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
8Focus EnergyNormalStatus
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
24ScreechNormalStatus 85
28SwaggerNormalStatus 85
32CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
36AgilityPsychicStatus
40LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
44Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Egg moves

Carvanha learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Carvanha egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Carvanha can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Carvanha is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
26Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
58AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
67Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
79RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
85SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95

Moves learnt by TR

Carvanha is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Carvanha learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
4RageNormalPhysical 20 100
8Focus EnergyNormalStatus
11Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
15AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
18ScreechNormalStatus 85
22SwaggerNormalStatus 85
25Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
29Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
32Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
36CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
39AgilityPsychicStatus
43Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Egg moves

Carvanha learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Carvanha egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Psychic FangsPsychicPhysical 85 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Carvanha can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Carvanha is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Carvanha can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Carvanha sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Carvanha  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Carvanha  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Carvanha  sprite from Black & White Carvanha  sprite from X & Y Carvanha  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Carvanha  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Carvanha Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Carvanha Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Carvanha Shiny sprite from Black & White Carvanha Shiny sprite from X & Y Carvanha Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Carvanha

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 118, 119
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 118, 119
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Village Bridge
X
Y
Route 22
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 118, 119
Sun
Moon
Breed Sharpedo
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Training Lowlands

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Carvanha
Japanese キバニア (Kibanha)
German Kanivanha
French Carvanha

Name origin

carnivore
meat-eating creature
piranha
a species of fish, occasionally carnivorous