Croconaw

Croconaw is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Big Jaw Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 159
Type Water
Species Big Jaw Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 25.0 kg (55.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 008 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
008 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 59
110 238
Sp. Def 63
117 247
Speed 58
108 236
Total 405 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 Croconaw.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 30)

Croconaw changes

Pokédex entries

Gold If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Silver It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
Crystal The tips of its fangs are slanted backward. Once those fangs clamp down, the prey has no hope of escape.
Ruby
Sapphire
Once CROCONAW has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in.
FireRed It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
LeafGreen If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Emerald Once its jaws clamp down on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like fishhooks, they become irremovably embedded.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Once it bites down, it won’t let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
HeartGold If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
SoulSilver It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Once it bites down, it won’t let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
X If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Y Once it bites down, it won’t let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Once Croconaw has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Once it bites down, it won’t let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.

Moves learned by Croconaw

Moves learnt by level up

Croconaw learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
8Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
13BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
21Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
24FlailNormalPhysical 100
30CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33Low KickFightingPhysical 100
39SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42ScreechNormalStatus 85
48ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
51Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
57SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
60Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Croconaw learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Croconaw egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
BlockNormalStatus
CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Croconaw is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Croconaw cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
8RageNormalPhysical 20 100
13BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
21Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
24FlailNormalPhysical 100
30CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
39SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42ScreechNormalStatus 85
48ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
51Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
57SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
60Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
BlockNormalStatus
CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Mud SportGroundStatus
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BlockNormalStatus
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Croconaw 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 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
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Croconaw sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Croconaw  sprite from Silver Croconaw  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Croconaw  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Croconaw  sprite from Black & White Croconaw  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Croconaw Shiny sprite from Silver Croconaw Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Croconaw Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Croconaw Shiny sprite from Black & White Croconaw Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Croconaw

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Totodile
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Totodile
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Totodile
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Totodile
Sun
Moon
Evolve Totodile
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Totodile

Answers to Croconaw questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Croconaw
Japanese アリゲイツ (Alligates)
German Tyracroc
French Crocrodil

Name origin

crocodile
a species of reptile
gnaw
to chew on