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)
109 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 80 (10.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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)

Malamar changes

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.
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1ReversalFightingPhysical 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
9PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
12PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
15PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
18SwaggerNormalStatus 85
21SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
24Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
27Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
33SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
37Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
42Topsy-TurvyDarkStatus
47SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcupressureNormalStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Malamar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

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.
1ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1ReflectPsychicStatus
1ReversalFightingPhysical 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4ReflectPsychicStatus
8Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
12SwaggerNormalStatus 85
13PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
15Topsy-TurvyDarkStatus
18HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
21PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
23SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
27PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
31Light ScreenPsychicStatus
35PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
39Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
43SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
46Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
48SuperpowerFightingPhysical 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.
CamouflageNormalStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
FlatterDarkStatus 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Power SplitPsychicStatus
Simple BeamNormalStatus 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 SwitchPsychicStatus
BindNormalPhysical 15 85
BlockNormalStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
Happy HourNormalStatus 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 Malamar  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Inkay

Other languages

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

Name origin

malice
evil, spite
calamary
squid