Skrelp

Skrelp is a Poison/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Mock Kelp Pokémon.

Disguised by its shape, Skrelp pretends to be a piece of seaweed. When prey gets too close, Skrelp bathes it in poison to keep it from struggling.

Pokédex data

National № 690
Type Poison Water
Species Mock Kelp Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Poison Touch
Adaptability (hidden ability)
Local № 030 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
347 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
337 (Scarlet/Violet)
194 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 30
58 174
Total 320 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 Skrelp.

Evolution chart

(Level 48)

Skrelp changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
Camouflaged as rotten kelp, they spray liquid poison on prey that approaches unawares and then finish it off.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It looks just like rotten kelp. It hides from foes while storing up power for its evolution.
Ultra Sun It vanishes into seaweed and remains perfectly still to avoid attacks from large Pokémon. Rotten seaweed is its main food source.
Ultra Moon It’s not good at swimming, so it clings to the seaweed. In the Alola region, it’s often found near Dhelmise.
Sword It drifts in the ocean, blending in with floating seaweed. When other Pokémon come to feast on the seaweed, Skrelp feasts on them instead.
Shield Skrelp looks like a piece of rotten seaweed, so it can blend in with seaweed drifting on the ocean and avoid being detected by enemies.
Scarlet Skrelp evades its enemies by hiding amid drifting seaweed. It eats rotten seaweed to create its poison.
Violet This Pokémon is a poor swimmer. If it’s caught in a fierce storm, it will sometimes get washed far away and become unable to return to its home.

Moves learned by Skrelp

Moves learnt by level up

Skrelp learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
10Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
15Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
20Double TeamNormalStatus
25Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
30Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
35ToxicPoisonStatus 90
40Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
45Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
50Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
55Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Skrelp learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Skrelp gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
HazeIceStatus
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Skrelp is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
10Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
15Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
20Double TeamNormalStatus
25Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
30Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
35ToxicPoisonStatus 90
40Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
45Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
50Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
55Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Skrelp learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Skrelp gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
HazeIceStatus
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Skrelp sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Skrelp  sprite from X & Y Skrelp  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Skrelp  sprite from Sword & Shield Skrelp  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny Skrelp Shiny sprite from X & Y Skrelp Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Skrelp

X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Route 8, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby Route 105, 106, 107, 108, 109
Alpha Sapphire Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Moon Breed Dragalge
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Trade/migrate from another game
Shield Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
Not available in this game
Scarlet Casseroya Lake, North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Three), East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), Glaseado Mountain, North Paldean Sea, East Paldean Sea, South Paldean Sea, West Paldean Sea
Violet Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Skrelp
Japanese クズモー (Kuzumo)
German Algitt
French Venalgue

Name origin

screen
disguise, cover
kelp
seaweed