Corphish

Corphish is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Ruffian Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 341
Type Water
Species Ruffian Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability (hidden ability)
Local № 129 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
279 (Black 2/White 2)
051 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
134 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
357 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 205 (26.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Fluctuating

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 43
196 290
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 35
67 185
Total 308 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 Corphish.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Corphish changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby CORPHISH were originally foreign POKéMON that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This POKéMON is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Sapphire CORPHISH catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food - it will eat anything. This POKéMON has no trouble living in filthy water.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It came from overseas. It is a very hardy creature that will quickly proliferate, even in polluted streams.
Emerald Once it grips prey with its large pincers, it will never let go, no matter what. It is a hardy POKéMON that can thrive in any environment.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It was originally a Pokémon from afar that escaped to the wild. It can adapt to the dirtiest river.
Black
White
Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Black 2
White 2
No matter how dirty the water in the river, it will adapt and thrive. It has a strong will to survive.
X No matter how dirty the water in the river, it will adapt and thrive. It has a strong will to survive.
Y Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Omega Ruby Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Alpha Sapphire Corphish catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food—it will eat anything. This Pokémon has no trouble living in filthy water.
Ultra Sun Individuals that have been set free by Trainers who could no longer raise them have become common, and they can now be found in Alola.
Ultra Moon It can adapt very well to its environment. Feebas and Corphish are about the only Pokémon to live in stagnant ditches.

Moves learned by Corphish

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
5HardenNormal
7Vice GripNormal 55 100
10LeerNormal 100
14Bubble BeamWater 65 100
17ProtectNormal
20Double HitNormal 35 90
23Knock OffDark 65 100
26Night SlashDark 70 100
31Razor ShellWater 75 95
34TauntDark 100
37Swords DanceNormal
39CrunchDark 80 100
43CrabhammerWater 100 90
48GuillotineNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Dragon DanceDragon
EndeavorNormal 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Mud SportGround
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SwitcherooDark 100
Trump CardNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormal 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Corphish 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
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
5HardenNormal
7Vice GripNormal 55 100
10LeerNormal 100
14Bubble BeamWater 65 100
17ProtectNormal
20Double HitNormal 35 90
23Knock OffDark 65 100
26Night SlashDark 70 100
31Razor ShellWater 75 95
34TauntDark 100
37Swords DanceNormal
39CrunchDark 80 100
43CrabhammerWater 100 90
48GuillotineNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Dragon DanceDragon
EndeavorNormal 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Mud SportGround
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SwitcherooDark 100
Trump CardNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Corphish sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Corphish  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Corphish  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Corphish  sprite from Black & White Corphish  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Corphish Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Corphish Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Corphish Shiny sprite from Black & White Corphish Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Corphish

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 102, 117, Petalburg City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 102, 117, Petalburg City
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Celestic Town
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Route 3, Striaton City
X
Y
Route 3, Parfum Palace
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 102, 117, 123, Petalburg City
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Vast Poni Canyon

Other languages

English Corphish
Japanese ヘイガニ (Heigani)
German Krebscorps
French Écrapince

Name origin

crawfish
a lobster-like crustacean
fish
marine creature