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Corphish's name is possibly a pun on ''[[wp:crayfish|crayfish]]''. Alternatively, it could be a homonymic play on the arcane Newfoundland fishing term ''corfish'', probably meaning "codfish," "ungutted fish," or "green fish." ''Corfish'' can especially be found in old English; for example, see page 279 of ''Captain John Smith: A Select Edition of His Writings''. Its Japanese name is based on 平家蟹 ''heikegani'', [[wp:Heike crab|Heike crab]].
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Corphish's name is possibly a pun on ''[[wp:crayfish|crayfish]]''.
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Alternatively, it could be a homonymic play on the arcane Newfoundland fishing term ''corfish''; the meaning of "corfish" is not clear. According to "West to Pemaquid,"<sup>[http://members.skyweb.net/~channy/Westto.html]</sup>, corfish were a "kind of dried fish," specifically, "a green variety." It goes on to say that the other kind of dried fish was called "dunfish," which we can ascertain from the 1913 Webster means "''codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.''" We can assume from this that "corfish" is thus probably a type of preserved, dried codfish, and, according to ''West to Pemaquid'', lower quality than dunfish (''corfish ... was suitable for sale ... as slave food ...''). "Colony of Avalon,"<sup>[http://www.heritage.nf.ca/avalon/history/documents/letter_48.html]</sup> further asserts corfish to mean "wet-cured fish" (to ''cure'' being to preserve using salts or smoke). ''Corfish'' is mostly obsolete, but is still sometimes used, and can especially be found in old English; for example, see page 279 of ''Captain John Smith: A Select Edition of His Writings'' or ''New England Before the Pilgrim Fathers Landed''<sup>[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16038/16038-h/16038-h.htm]</sup>: "Of dry fish we made about 40000. of Cor fish about 7000," and "With these Furres, the Traine, and Corfish I returned for England in the Bark ..." (1614). The ''Dictionary of Newfoundland English'' defines "corfish," but it is not widely available.
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Its Japanese name is based on 平家蟹 ''heikegani'', [[wp:Heike crab|Heike crab]].
   
 
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Revision as of 00:18, 19 December 2005

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Whiscash
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Crawdaunt 000
Corphish
ヘイガニ Heigani
#341
341Corphish.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water '
Category
Ruffian Pokémon
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#-
Hoenn
#129
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
Imperial
0.0 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
0.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Unknown
Catch rate
205 (26.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F341.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 3 groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 111 Battle Exp.: 1111*
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Corphish (Japanese: ヘイガニ Heigani; German: Krebscorps; French: Ecrapince) is a Water-type Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Pokémon Emerald
Once it grips prey with its large pincers, it will never let go, no matter what. It is a hardy Pokémon that can thrive in any environment.

Name origin

Corphish's name is possibly a pun on crayfish.

Alternatively, it could be a homonymic play on the arcane Newfoundland fishing term corfish; the meaning of "corfish" is not clear. According to "West to Pemaquid,"[1], corfish were a "kind of dried fish," specifically, "a green variety." It goes on to say that the other kind of dried fish was called "dunfish," which we can ascertain from the 1913 Webster means "codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality." We can assume from this that "corfish" is thus probably a type of preserved, dried codfish, and, according to West to Pemaquid, lower quality than dunfish (corfish ... was suitable for sale ... as slave food ...). "Colony of Avalon,"[2] further asserts corfish to mean "wet-cured fish" (to cure being to preserve using salts or smoke). Corfish is mostly obsolete, but is still sometimes used, and can especially be found in old English; for example, see page 279 of Captain John Smith: A Select Edition of His Writings or New England Before the Pilgrim Fathers Landed[3]: "Of dry fish we made about 40000. of Cor fish about 7000," and "With these Furres, the Traine, and Corfish I returned for England in the Bark ..." (1614). The Dictionary of Newfoundland English defines "corfish," but it is not widely available.

Its Japanese name is based on 平家蟹 heikegani, Heike crab.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 43
103 - 150 196 - 290
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 308   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None



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