Wishiwashi

Wishiwashi is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Small Fry Pokémon.

Wishiwashi is very small, yet the people of the Alola region seem to view it as a terrifying Pokémon. When it’s in danger, Wishiwashi's glistening eyes catch the light and shine out, sending an SOS signal to its allies.

Pokédex data

National № 746
Type Water
Species Small Fry Pokémon
Height 0.2 m (0′08″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Schooling
Local № 110 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
133 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
155 (Sword/Shield)
110 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 20
40 152
Defense 20
40 152
Sp. Atk 25
49 163
Sp. Def 25
49 163
Speed 40
76 196
Total 175 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 Wishiwashi.

Pokédex data

National № 746
Type Water
Species Small Fry Pokémon
Height 8.2 m (26′11″)
Weight 78.6 kg (173.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Schooling
Local № 110 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
133 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
155 (Sword/Shield)
110 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 217
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 140
256 416
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 140
256 416
Sp. Def 135
247 405
Speed 30
58 174
Total 620 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 Wishiwashi.

Evolution chart

Wishiwashi changes

Pokédex entries

Solo Form

Sun When it’s in trouble, its eyes moisten and begin to shine. The shining light attracts its comrades, and they stand together against their enemies.
Moon It’s awfully weak and notably tasty, so everyone is always out to get it. As it happens, anyone trying to bully it receives a painful lesson.
Ultra Sun They’re weak, so they move in schools. However, they can also often be seen all alone, having strayed from the school.
Ultra Moon When it’s in a jam, its shining eyes attract others of its kind. The light from its eyes is visible almost 25 miles away.
Sword Individually, they’re incredibly weak. It’s by gathering up into schools that they’re able to confront opponents.
Shield When it senses danger, its eyes tear up. The sparkle of its tears signals other Wishiwashi to gather.

School Form

Sun Weak Wishiwashi school together to concentrate their power. Their united force makes them the demon of the sea, feared near and far.
Moon At their appearance, even Gyarados will flee. When they team up to use Water Gun, its power exceeds that of Hydro Pump.
Ultra Sun Wishiwashi assemble in this formation to face off against strong foes. It boasts a strength that earned it the name “demon of the sea.”
Ultra Moon Called “demon of the sea” by some, when Wishiwashi are injured in battle and their numbers dwindle, they become a regular school.
Sword On their own, they’re very weak. But when Wishiwashi pool their power together in a school, they become a demon of the sea.
Shield When facing tough opponents, they get into formation. But if they get wounded in battle, they’ll scatter and become solitary again.

Moves learned by Wishiwashi

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4Helping HandNormalStatus
8Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
12BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
16Tearful LookNormalStatus
20DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
24SoakWaterStatus 100
28UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
32Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
36Aqua RingWaterStatus
40EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
44Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
48Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MistIceStatus
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Wishiwashi 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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
37Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
56U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
03Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
04SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
10EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
16WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
31Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
35UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
45Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
84ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
98LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6Helping HandNormalStatus
9Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
14BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
17Aqua RingWaterStatus
22Tearful LookNormalStatus
25Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
30DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
33Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
38Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
41Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
46SoakWaterStatus 100
49EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
54Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MistIceStatus
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Water SportWaterStatus
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Wishiwashi sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Wishiwashi  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Wishiwashi  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Wishiwashi Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Wishiwashi

Sun
Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore, Tapu Village
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Hau'oli City, Akala Outskirts, Brooklet Hill, Tapu Village
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 9, East Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, West Lake Axewell, Hulbury, Challenge Beach, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Wishiwashi
Japanese ヨワシ (Yowashi)
German Lusardin
French Froussardine

Name origin

wishy-washy
weak; watery