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Revision as of 09:49, 12 March 2009

Whiscash #340: Whiscash
Pokémon
#342: Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
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
Hoenn
#129
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
25.4 lbs.
Imperial
11.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
205 (26.8%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F341.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 3 groups
16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 111 Battle Exp.: 1111*

Corphish (Japanese: ヘイガニ Heigani) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Crawdaunt starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Corphish are crustacean Pokémon with a red shell. They possess four pairs of legs in total: two claws and three pairs of legs used for walking about.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Corphish has the ability to live in polluted water, where it will quickly reproduce. Its powerful pincers allow it to use the moves ViceGrip and Crunch, and ultimately, the one-hit-knockout move Guillotine.

Behavior

Corphish try to compensate for their small size by being stronger than any other Pokémon on their territory. If a new Pokémon enters its territory, the resident Corphish will immediately challenge it to battle.

Habitat

Corphish can live in any body of water that can support them.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Corphish are willing to eat anything that is edible.

In the anime

Corphish first appeared in Which Wurmple's Which?. Ash caught in on his fishing line and then it attacked him and his friends.

Another Corphish appeared in Gone Corphishin'. Ash battled and captured this Ruffian Pokémon at the end of the episode. Ash's Corphish serves as the main comedic relief member of Ash's team and the only Pokémon that Ash captured in Hoenn that hasn't evolved, save for his Torkoal (which doesn't have an evolved form).

Corphish appeared in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness. He was one of the two Pokémon (the other being Chatot) who kicked Team Razor Wind out of their guild.

A Corphish also appeared in DP112.

In the TCG

Main article: Corphish (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2: Corphish is a member of the Wigglytuff Guild. His catchphrase is "Hey, hey!".

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Sapphire Corphish catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food - it will eat anything. This Pokémon has no trouble living in filthy water.
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.
FireRed It came from overseas. It is a very hardy creature that will quickly proliferate, even in polluted streams.
LeafGreen It came from overseas. It is a very hardy creature that will quickly proliferate, even in polluted streams.
Generation IV
Diamond Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Pearl Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon (Good Rod)
Common (Super Rod)
Routes 102, 117, Petalburg City
Emerald
Uncommon (Good Rod)
Common (Super Rod)
Routes 102, 117, Petalburg City
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Celestic Town (Super Rod)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Waterfall Pond (6F-12F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
End Lake (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways

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 ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 341.png Spr 3e 341.png Spr 3r 341.png Spr b 3r 341.png
Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr 3e 341 s.png Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr b 3r 341 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr b 4d 341.png
Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr b 4d 341 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 341.png Spr 5b 341.png Spr b 5b 341.png
Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr b 5b 341 s.png
Corphish For other sprites and images, please see Corphish images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Corphish is the only Pokémon to date with a catch rate of 205.
  • Corphish's Generation IV sprite is very similar to its Generation III sprite. The only difference is that only one of its claws is being held up in its Generation IV sprite, while both of them are being held up in its Generation III sprite.
  • Corphish can be found in the Hoenn region, but it says in its Pokédex entries that it came from another region overseas. This would make it the first exotic species in the Pokémon world.

Origin

Based on the Pokémon Ruby Pokédex entry, Corphish is probably Red Swamp Crayfish. Native to North America, this species was introduced in Japan as food for bullfrogs. Today, these crayfish are popular pets in Japan.[1]

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,"[2], 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,"[3] 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[4]: "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.

Old English also used the forms "cor fish" and "cor-fish." Other references to corfish in archaic documents, particularly those authored by Captain John Smith, which provides clues to its meaning are as follows:

  • "where they take nothing but small Cod, where of the greatest they make Cor-fish, and the rest is hard dried, which we call Poore-John, would amaze a man with wonder.[5]
    "Newfoundland doth yearly freight near eight hundred sail of ships with a silly, lean, skinny poor-john, and cor fish ..."[6]

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

In other languages

  • German: Krebscorps
  • French: Ecrapince - From écrase (crush) and pince (pincer). May contain a corruption of écrevisse (crayfish).
  • Korean: 가재군 Gajaegun

Related articles

External links

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