Karrablast

Karrablast is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Clamping Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 588
Type Bug
Species Clamping Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swarm
2. Shed Skin
No Guard (hidden ability)
Local № 094 (Black/White)
155 (Black 2/White 2)
022 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
273 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 60
112 240
Total 315 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 Karrablast.

Evolution chart

(Trade with Shelmet)

Pokédex entries

Black These mysterious Pokémon evolve when they receive electrical stimulation while they are in the same place as Shelmet.
White When they feel threatened, they spit an acidic liquid to drive attackers away. This Pokémon targets Shelmet.
Black 2
White 2
For some reason they evolve when they receive electrical energy while they are attacking Shelmet.
X
Omega Ruby
These mysterious Pokémon evolve when they receive electrical stimulation while they are in the same place as Shelmet.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
For some reason they evolve when they receive electrical energy while they are attacking Shelmet.
Sword Its strange physiology reacts to electrical energy in interesting ways. The presence of a Shelmet will cause this Pokémon to evolve.
Shield It spits a liquid from its mouth to melt through Shelmet’s shell. Karrablast doesn’t eat the shell— it eats only the contents.

Moves learned by Karrablast

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
4Fury CutterBug 40 95
8EndureNormal
12False SwipeNormal 40 100
16Acid SprayPoison 40 100
20HeadbuttNormal 70 100
24FlailNormal 100
28Scary FaceNormal 100
32X-ScissorBug 80 100
36Swords DanceNormal
40Take DownNormal 90 85
44Bug BuzzBug 90 100
48Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Night SlashDark 70 100
SlashNormal 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
26Scary FaceNormal 100
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
39FacadeNormal 70 100
76RoundNormal 60 100
94False SwipeNormal 40 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
4LeerNormal 100
8EndureNormal
13Fury CutterBug 40 95
16Fury AttackNormal 15 85
20HeadbuttNormal 70 100
25False SwipeNormal 40 100
28Bug BuzzBug 90 100
32SlashNormal 70 100
37Take DownNormal 90 85
40Scary FaceNormal 100
44X-ScissorBug 80 100
49FlailNormal 100
52Swords DanceNormal
56Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Drill RunGround 80 95
Feint AttackDark 60
Horn AttackNormal 65 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
MegahornBug 120 85
PursuitDark 40 100
ScreechNormal 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Drill RunGround 80 95
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Karrablast 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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Karrablast sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Karrablast  sprite from Black & White Karrablast  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Karrablast Shiny sprite from Black & White Karrablast Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Karrablast

Black
White
Route 6, 11
Black 2
White 2
Route 6, 8, 11, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
X
Y
Route 14, 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank
Shield Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank

Answers to Karrablast questions

Other languages

English Karrablast
Japanese カブルモ (Kaburumo)
German Laukaps
French Carabing

Name origin

scarab
a species of beetle
blast
an explosion