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)
066 (The Isle of Armor)
095 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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)

Karrablast changes

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
4Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
8EndureNormalStatus
12False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
16Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
20HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
24FlailNormalPhysical 100
28Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
32X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
36Swords DanceNormalStatus
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
44Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
48Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
26Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
94False SwipeNormalPhysical 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.
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
4LeerNormalStatus 100
8EndureNormalStatus
13Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
16Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
20HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
25False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
28Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
32SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
37Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
40Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
44X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
49FlailNormalPhysical 100
52Swords DanceNormalStatus
56Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
ScreechNormalStatus 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 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 PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 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 Karrablast  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Forest of Focus, Old Cemetery
Shield Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Forest of Focus, Old Cemetery

Other languages

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

Name origin

scarab
a species of beetle
blast
an explosion