Malamar

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

Malamar wields some of the strongest hypnotic powers of any Pokémon and can make its opponents bend to its will.

Pokédex data

National № 687
Type Dark Psychic
Species Overturning Pokémon
Height 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 47.0 kg (103.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Contrary
2. Suction Cups
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 011 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
027 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
291 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 80 (10.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 169
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 86
282 376
Attack 92
170 311
Defense 88
162 302
Sp. Atk 68
126 258
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 73
135 269
Total 482 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 Malamar.

Evolution chart

(Level 30, holding console upside down)

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
It wields the most compelling hypnotic powers of any Pokémon, and it forces others to do whatever it wants.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It lures its prey close with hypnotic motions, then wraps its tentacles around it before finishing it off with digestive fluids.
Ultra Sun When it comes to strong hypnosis, there’s an endless number of people who utilize Malamar for their nefarious deeds.
Ultra Moon It flashes the pattern on its torso to control its prey and draw them in. The edges of its fins are supremely sharp.
Sword Gazing at its luminescent spots will quickly induce a hypnotic state, putting the observer under Malamar’s control.
Shield It’s said that Malamar’s hypnotic powers played a role in certain history-changing events.

Moves learned by Malamar

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1PeckFlying 35 100
1ReversalFighting 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WrapNormal 15 90
9PaybackDark 50 100
12PluckFlying 60 100
15PsybeamPsychic 65 100
18SwaggerNormal 85
21SlashNormal 70 100
24Night SlashDark 70 100
27Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
33SwitcherooDark 100
37Foul PlayDark 95 100
42Topsy-TurvyDark
47SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Egg moves

Malamar does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

Malamar 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
1ReflectPsychic
1ReversalFighting 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

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

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

Move Tutor moves

Malamar 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
BlockNormal
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Role PlayPsychic
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
TelekinesisPsychic
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Malamar 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

Malamar sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Malamar  sprite from X & Y Malamar  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Malamar Shiny sprite from X & Y Malamar Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Malamar

X
Y
Evolve Inkay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Inkay
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available
Sword
Shield
Evolve Inkay

Other languages

English Malamar
Japanese カラマネロ (Calamanero)
German Calamanero
French Sepiatroce

Name origin

malice
evil, spite
calamary
squid