Inkay

Inkay is a Dark/Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Revolving Pokémon.

Transmitters above Inkay's eyes have the ability to drain the will to fight from other Pokémon. It uses this skill to run and hide when attacked by stronger enemies.

Pokédex data

National № 686
Type Dark Psychic
Species Revolving Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Contrary
2. Suction Cups
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 010 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
026 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 53
216 310
Attack 54
101 227
Defense 53
99 225
Sp. Atk 37
71 190
Sp. Def 46
87 210
Speed 45
85 207
Total 288 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 Inkay.

Evolution chart

(Level 30, holding console upside down)

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
Opponents who stare at the flashing of the light-emitting spots on its body become dazed and lose their will to fight.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It flashes the light-emitting spots on its body, which drains its opponent’s will to fight. It takes the opportunity to scuttle away and hide.
Ultra Sun It draws prey near with its blinking lights and then wraps them up in its long tentacles and holds them in place.
Ultra Moon When exchanging information with others of its kind, it flashes the light-emitting spots on its body in a complex rhythm.

Moves learned by Inkay

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4ReflectPsychic
8Foul PlayDark 95 100
12SwaggerNormal 85
13PsywavePsychic 80
15Topsy-TurvyDark
18HypnosisPsychic 60
21PsybeamPsychic 65 100
23SwitcherooDark 100
27PaybackDark 50 100
31Light ScreenPsychic
35PluckFlying 60 100
39Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
43SlashNormal 70 100
46Night SlashDark 70 100
48SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CamouflageNormal
Destiny BondGhost
FlatterDark 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Power SplitPsychic
Simple BeamNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
BindNormal 15 85
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Role PlayPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
TelekinesisPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Inkay 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
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
Happy HourNormal Generation 6 — Special

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4ReflectPsychic
8Foul PlayDark 95 100
12SwaggerNormal 85
13PsywavePsychic 80
15Topsy-TurvyDark
18HypnosisPsychic 60
21PsybeamPsychic 65 100
23SwitcherooDark 100
27PaybackDark 50 100
31Light ScreenPsychic
35PluckFlying 60 100
39Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
43SlashNormal 70 100
46Night SlashDark 70 100
48SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CamouflageNormal
Destiny BondGhost
FlatterDark 100
Power SplitPsychic
Simple BeamNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Inkay 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
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
Happy HourNormal Generation 6 — Special

Inkay sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Inkay  sprite from X & Y Inkay  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Inkay Shiny sprite from X & Y Inkay Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Inkay

X
Y
Route 8, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, Poni Wilds, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Gauntlet

Other languages

English Inkay
Japanese マーイーカ (Maaiika)
German Iscalar
French Sepiatop

Name origin

ink
dark fluid ejected by squid
okay
agreement, acceptance