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Feebas (Pokémon)

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Armaldo #348: Armaldo
Pokémon
#350: Milotic Milotic
Feebas
ヒンバス Hinbass
#349
349Feebas.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water '
Category
Fish Pokémon
Ability
Swift Swim
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#140
Sinnoh
#138
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
16.3 lbs.
Imperial
7.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F349.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 61 Battle Exp.: 611*

Feebas (Japanese: ヒンバス Hinbass) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Milotic by level-up when its Beauty condition is high.

Feebas is known for its extreme rarity and it generally takes a long time to find one in the main series games where they are only found in a set number of randomly chosen fishing "tiles" on large bodies of water. For example, Route 119 in Hoenn has hundreds of squares that the fishing rod can be used on in the river that runs down it but Feebas is only found in six of them. In Sinnoh, Feebas is only found in four of the hundreds of squares which comprise the lake in Mt. Coronet's basement which change daily. However, Feebas are actually very common where they are found making it easy to catch multiple members of the species once one has been located.

Biology

Physiology

Feebas are somewhat shabby, old-looking basses with tattered blue fins and a tall, arch-shaped fin that juts from its back. Its rough-textured body is dotted in several old spots resembling rocks. It has large, gloomy eyes and big lips frozen into a frown.

As their beauty increases, their rocky scales begin to gleam like diamond. It shows that evolution is very near.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Although appearing to be old and worthless, Feebas are capable of learning powerful Template:Type2 moves like Blizzard and Ice Beam, and Water-type moves like Surf and Water Pulse. They can also learn DragonBreath, Confuse Ray, Hypnosis, and Mirror Coat as egg moves through breeding.

Behavior

Feebas tend to be quite scarce in their natural range, but wherever they are found, they group together in tightly-packed schools. They're also easy to catch once encountered.

Habitat

Feebas is an aquatic Pokémon which can survive in both fresh and salt water thanks to its hardy nature. It prefers best ponds that are filled with weeds.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:JohannaFeebas.jpg
Johanna and a Feebas in Dawn's dream in Malice in Wonderland!

Feebas has appeared six times in the anime. One was biting Jessie's hair in Whiscash and Ash.

The Magikarp Salesman sold a Feebas to Team Rocket in Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend but it was actually a Magikarp in disguise.

Another, in Ya See We Want an Evolution, was nicknamed the loveliest Feebas of all.

In Malice in Wonderland!, a Feebas under the ownership of Johanna was an illusion created by Mismagius.

A Feebas also appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!.

Another Feebas also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG079 Feebas Magikarp Salesman's Laptop This Fish Pokémon called a Feebas is often ignored due to the disshoreled appearance of its fins and body.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP021 Feebas Dawn's Pokédex Feebas, the Fish Pokémon. Although extremely ragged, it's a tough Pokémon that can live in almost any kind of water. Its evolved form is Milotic.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Ruby obtained a Feebas by accidentally catching it while fishing. Thinking it was ugly, he kept throwing it back until he decided to keep it. During the flood caused by Kyogre, Feebas ran away but returned when Ruby was attacked by Maxie and Archie. After declaring it had inner beauty, Feebas evolved into Milotic.

In the TCG

Main article: Feebas (TCG)

Game data

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 Feebas's fins are ragged and tattered from the start of its life. Because of its shoddy appearance, this Pokémon is largely ignored. It is capable of living in both the sea and in rivers.
Sapphire While Feebas's body is in tatters, it has a hardy and tenacious life force that enables it to live anywhere. However, this Pokémon is also slow and dimwitted, making it an easy catch.
Emerald Feebas live in ponds that are heavily infested with weeds. Because of its hopelessly shabby appearance, it seems as if few Trainers raise it.
FireRed Ridiculed for its shabby appearance, it is ignored by researchers. It lives in ponds choked with weeds.
LeafGreen Ridiculed for its shabby appearance, it is ignored by researchers. It lives in ponds choked with weeds.
Generation IV
Diamond It is famous for its shabby appearance. While populous, they tend to cluster in set locations.
Pearl It eats anything, so it can even live in polluted streams and lakes. No one pays any attention to it.
Platinum It is a shabby and ugly Pokémon. However, it is very hardy and can survive on little water.
HeartGold いちばん みずぼらしい ポケモン。みずくさの おおい かわぞこで おおぜい あつまって くらしている。
SoulSilver いちばん みずぼらしい ポケモン。みずくさの おおい かわぞこで おおぜい あつまって くらしている。
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
Common Route 119 (six fishing spots)
Emerald
Common Route 119 (six fishing spots)
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Mt. Coronet (four fishing spots and by using Super Rod only)
Platinum
Common Mt. Coronet (four fishing spots)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


The fishing spots Feebas is found in are randomly generated for each game. In Hoenn, they randomly changed whenever the trendy phrase in Dewford Town changes. In Sinnoh, they change every day.

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 17
Forever Level 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Waterfall Pond (16F-19F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)

Feebas will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

1 ? 6 9 ♀ J Y ? ? X 6 Q
X J ? Q F 4 ? 6 Q ! ? X
Objective: Rescue Feebas on floor 3 of Thunderwave Cave.

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Defense: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Atk: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 200   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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
1/2
Skill
1/1
Stamina
1/1
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
7/11

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 breeding

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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

Feebas
Unevolved
Feebas
 Water 
Blue Scarf
Level up
with max Beauty


Milotic
First evolution
Milotic
 Water 

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 349.png Spr 3e 349.png Spr 3r 349.png Spr b 3r 349.png
Spr 3r 349 s.png Spr 3e 349 s.png Spr 3r 349 s.png Spr b 3r 349 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 349.png Spr 4p 349.png Spr 4p 349.png Spr b 4d 349.png
Spr 4d 349 s.png Spr 4p 349 s.png Spr 4p 349 s.png Spr b 4d 349 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 349.png Spr 5b 349.png Spr b 5b 349.png
Spr 5b 349 s.png Spr 5b 349 s.png Spr b 5b 349 s.png
Feebas For other sprites and images, please see Feebas images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Though its level-up moves are exactly the same as those of Magikarp, Feebas can be taught TMs and HMs, hatch from an egg with egg moves, and learn tutored new moves, making it slightly more useful in battle.
  • Feebas shares the same species name with Magikarp. They are both known as the Fish Pokémon.
  • Feebas is currently the only Pokémon that needs a modification of its contest stats for it to evolve.
  • Feebas has the lowest base Special Attack of any Pokémon, tied with Shuckle and Bonsly.
  • The probability of finding a water tile with Feebas in Mt.Coronet is 1/132. (The size of the pond is 18x34=612 tiles; The rock tiles sum 84; the water tiles in the pond are 528. If 4 of the 528 tiles have Feebas, the probability of finding a Feebas is 4/528. 528:4 = 132)
  • Feebas has the lowest maximum Performance of any Pokémon, only capable of reaching 11 stars.

Origin

As its name suggests, Feebas is probably based on a bass. Its ugly appearance makes it appear to be also based from the concept of ugliness, appearing to don a wash of ugly makeup. It also seems to be based on the classic fairy tale, the The Ugly Duckling, where a small and feeble "ugly duckling," treated as an outcast by other animals, blossoms into a beautiful swan.

Name origin

Feebas's name is a combination of feeble, meaning small and weak, and bass.

Hinbass is a combination of 貧 hin, poor, and bass. "Hin" may also come from the words "hind," as in behind, or "hinder."

In other languages

  • German: Barschwa - From Barsch (bass).
  • French: Barpau - From bar (bass).
  • Korean: 빈티나 Bintina

External links

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