Frillish

Frillish is a Water/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Floating Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 592
Type Water Ghost
Species Floating Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 33.0 kg (72.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Absorb
2. Cursed Body
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 098 (Black/White)
180 (Black 2/White 2)
318 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
305 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 40
76 196
Total 335 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Pokédex entries

Frillish

Black With its thin, veil-like arms wrapped around the body of its opponent, it sinks to the ocean floor.
White They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Black 2
White 2
If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
X
Omega Ruby
They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
Ultra Sun It wraps its veillike arms and legs around prey swimming by and drags them down to the depths of the ocean.
Ultra Moon Using the invisible poison spikes on its veillike arms and legs, it paralyzes its enemies and causes them to drown.

Female Frillish

Sword It envelops its prey in its veillike arms and draws it down to the deeps, five miles below the ocean’s surface.
Shield Its thin, veillike arms have tens of thousands of poisonous stingers. Females have slightly longer stingers.

Male Frillish

Sword It envelops its prey in its veillike arms and draws it down to the deeps, five miles below the ocean’s surface.
Shield Legend has it that the residents of a sunken ancient city changed into these Pokémon.

Moves learned by Frillish

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4Poison StingPoison 15 100
8Night ShadeGhost 100
12Water PulseWater 60 100
16Rain DanceWater
20HexGhost 65 100
24BrineWater 65 100
28RecoverNormal
32Shadow BallGhost 80 100
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
41Hydro PumpWater 110 80
44Destiny BondGhost
48Water SpoutWater 150 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoison
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
MistIce
Pain SplitNormal
Strength SapGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
19SafeguardNormal
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
38Will-O-WispFire 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
44ImprisonPsychic
45DiveWater 80 100
55BrineWater 65 100
70Trick RoomPsychic
76RoundNormal 60 100
77HexGhost 65 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1Water SportWater
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
9Night ShadeGhost 100
13Bubble BeamWater 65 100
17RecoverNormal
22Water PulseWater 60 100
27Ominous WindGhost 60 100
32BrineWater 65 100
37Rain DanceWater
43HexGhost 65 100
49Hydro PumpWater 110 80
55Wring OutNormal 100
61Water SpoutWater 150 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoison
Confuse RayGhost 100
ConstrictNormal 10 100
MistIce
Pain SplitNormal
RecoverNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormal 15 85
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TrickPsychic 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Frillish 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
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Frillish sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Frillish  sprite from Black & White Frillish  sprite from X & Y Frillish  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Frillish  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Frillish Shiny sprite from Black & White Frillish Shiny sprite from X & Y Frillish Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Frillish

Black
White
Route 4, 17, 18, Driftveil City, P2 Laboratory
Black 2
White 2
Route 4, 13, 17, 18, 21, P2 Laboratory, Undella Bay, Undella Town, Virbank City, Virbank Complex, Humilau City, Seaside Cave
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 14
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
East Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, West Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

English Frillish
Japanese プルリル (Pururill)
German Quabbel
French Viskuse

Name origin

frill
a trimming, e.g. lace
jellyfish
marine creature