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 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Hyper Cutter
2. 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)
102 (Sword/Shield)
091 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 205 (26.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Fluctuating

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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.
Sword No matter how dirty the water in the river, it will adapt and thrive. It has a strong will to survive.
Shield It was originally a Pokémon from afar that escaped to the wild. It can adapt to the dirtiest river.

Moves learned by Corphish

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4LeerNormalStatus 100
8TauntDarkStatus 100
12Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
16Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
20Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
24ProtectNormalStatus
28Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
32Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
36Swords DanceNormalStatus
40CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
44CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
48EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
52GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
5HardenNormalStatus
7Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
10LeerNormalStatus 100
14Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
17ProtectNormalStatus
20Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
23Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
26Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
31Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
34TauntDarkStatus 100
37Swords DanceNormalStatus
39CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
43CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
48GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

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 PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Mud SportGroundStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
Trump CardNormalSpecial

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Corphish sprites

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

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
South Lake Miloch, Giant's Cap, Galar Mine No. 2, Challenge Beach, Forest of Focus, Soothing Wetlands, Training Lowlands

Other languages

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

Name origin

crawfish
a lobster-like crustacean
fish
marine creature