Qwilfish

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

Qwilfish artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 211
Type Water Poison
Species Balloon Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Abilities Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (hidden ability)
Local № 161 (Gold/Silver)
163 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
038 (X/Y)
Japanese Harisen

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 100
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

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.

Evolution chart

  • Qwilfish does not evolve.

Name origin

quill
sharp feather used for writing with ink
fish
marine creature

Moves learned by Qwilfish

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 BondGhost
1Fell StingerBug 50 100
1Hydro PumpWater 110 80
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1SpikesGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
9HardenNormal
9MinimizeNormal
13BubbleWater 40 100
17RolloutRock 30 90
21Toxic SpikesPoison
25Spit UpNormal 100
25StockpileNormal
29RevengeFighting 60 100
33BrineWater 65 100
37Pin MissileBug 25 95
41Take DownNormal 90 85
45Aqua TailWater 90 90
49Poison JabPoison 80 100
53Destiny BondGhost
57Hydro PumpWater 110 80
60Fell StingerBug 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 SprayPoison 40 100
Aqua JetWater 40 100
AstonishGhost 30 100
BrineWater 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 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 TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Icy WindIce 55 95
LiquidationWater 85 100
Pain SplitNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Swords DanceNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Destiny BondGhost
1Fell StingerBug 50 100
1Hydro PumpWater 110 80
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1SpikesGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
9HardenNormal
9MinimizeNormal
13BubbleWater 40 100
17RolloutRock 30 90
21Toxic SpikesPoison
25Spit UpNormal 100
25StockpileNormal
29RevengeFighting 60 100
33BrineWater 65 100
37Pin MissileBug 25 95
41Take DownNormal 90 85
45Aqua TailWater 90 90
49Poison JabPoison 80 100
53Destiny BondGhost
57Hydro PumpWater 110 80
60Fell StingerBug 50 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoison 40 100
Aqua JetWater 40 100
AstonishGhost 30 100
BrineWater 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Swords DanceNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Qwilfish sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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