Qwilfish

Qwilfish is a Water/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Balloon Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 211
Type Water Poison
Species Balloon Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Swift Swim
Intimidate (hidden ability)
Local № 161 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
163 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
038 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
304 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 88
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 85
157 295
Total 440 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 Qwilfish.

Evolution chart

Qwilfish changes

Pokédex entries

Gold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Silver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Crystal When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent’s size.
Ruby
Sapphire
QWILFISH sucks in water, inflating itself. This POKéMON uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
FireRed The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
LeafGreen To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Emerald A QWILFISH uses the pressure of water it swallows to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming to be somewhat challenging.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
HeartGold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
SoulSilver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
X To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Y The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Sword When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent’s size.
Shield The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.

Moves learned by Qwilfish

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4HardenNormalStatus
8Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
12Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
16MinimizeNormalStatus
20SpikesGroundStatus
24BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
28RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
32Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
36Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
40Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
44Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
44StockpileNormalStatus
48Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
52ToxicPoisonStatus 90
56Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
60AcupressureNormalStatus
66Destiny BondGhostStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
HazeIceStatus
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Destiny BondGhostStatus
1Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1SpikesGroundStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
9HardenNormalStatus
9MinimizeNormalStatus
13BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
17RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
21Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
25Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
25StockpileNormalStatus
29RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
33BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
37Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
41Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
45Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
49Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
53Destiny BondGhostStatus
57Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
60Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
HazeIceStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Qwilfish 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Swords DanceNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Qwilfish sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Qwilfish  sprite from Silver Qwilfish  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Qwilfish  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Qwilfish  sprite from Black & White Qwilfish  sprite from X & Y Qwilfish  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Qwilfish Shiny sprite from Silver Qwilfish Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Qwilfish Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Qwilfish Shiny sprite from Black & White Qwilfish Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Qwilfish

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 12, 13, 32
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Memorial Pillar, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Iron Island
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 12, 13, 32
Black
White
P2 Laboratory
Black 2
White 2
Route 4, P2 Laboratory, Virbank City, Virbank Complex
X
Y
Route 8
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
Shield
Route 9, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Qwilfish
Japanese ハリーセン (Harysen)
German Baldorfish
French Qwilfish

Name origin

quill
sharp feather used for writing with ink
fish
marine creature