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Frillish (Pokémon)

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Amoonguss #591: Amoonguss
Pokémon
#593: Jellicent Jellicent
Frillish
プルリル Pururiru
#592
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Male art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Water Ghost
Category
Floating Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Cursed Body Damp
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#098
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
72.8 lbs.
Imperial
33 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body10.png
Footprint
 F592.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 67 Battle Exp.: 671*

Frillish (Japanese: プルリル Pururiru) is a dual-type Water/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Jellicent starting at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

Female Frillish have wavier pads on their tentacles, a more crownlike tuft on their heads, and are pink in color, while males are blue. Males also have a frowning face whereas females have a smiling face. Males have red eyes with blue sclera while females have blue eyes with red sclera.

Special abilities

It makes its victim numb with the use of its poison and takes it to its deep den.

Behavior

Habitat

Frillish are hadalpelagic creatures and live in dens some 8,000 meters under the sea surface.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

A male Frillish in the anime

Major appearances

Trip's Frillish

A male Frillish under Trip's ownership appeared in BW010. Even with a disadvantage against Ash's Snivy in both type and gender, he managed to defeat her.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White えものを どくで しびれさせて 8000メートルの しんかいに あるという すみかに つれていく。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common Routes 4, 17, 18, Driftveil City, P2 Laboratory
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 335   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 ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
099 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1717 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2222 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2727 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
3232 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3737 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4343 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100100% 10
4949 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
5555 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
6161 Water Spout Water Special 150150 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Frillish obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 40
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombLitwickLampentChandelure
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
DrifloonDrifblim Constrict Normal Physical 10 100% 35
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon Mist* Ice Status —% 30
MisdreavusMismagiusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwick
LampentChandelure
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
SlugmaMagcargoShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon
SolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent
Recover Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Frillish in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Frillish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Frillish can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Frillish cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Frillish
Unevolved
Frillish
 Water  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Jellicent
First evolution
Jellicent
 Water  Ghost 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 592 m.png Spr 5b 592 m.png Spr b 5b 592 m.png
Spr 5b 592 f.png Spr 5b 592 f.png Spr b 5b 592 f.png
Spr 5b 592 m s.png Spr 5b 592 m s.png Spr b 5b 592 m s.png
Spr 5b 592 f s.png Spr 5b 592 f s.png Spr b 5b 592 f s.png
592592F For other sprites and images, please see Frillish images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Frillish and its evolution.
  • Frillish and its evolution, along with Unfezant, are the only Generation V Pokémon that have gender differences.
    • They are also the only Pokémon, besides Nidoran, whose gender differences are visible in a PC Box, or when viewing the party.
  • Even though Frillish and its evolution's species are the Floating Pokémon, and Frillish has been seen floating in the anime, they don't have the ability Levitate. This is even more notable due to the fact that Levitate's Japanese name is Floating.

Origin

Frillish and its evolution were most likely inspired by the Nurarihyon, a jellyfish youkai that is either shown as a demonized jellyfish or as a jellyfish-like man who wears refined, sometimes regal, clothing. It is also possible that they was inspired by the Kurage no Hinotama, a sort of jellyfish-like will-o'-the-wisp. Its design is inspired by the jellyfish and Victorian-style monarch attire: the male form's appearance based on a king's while the female's is based on a queen's.

Name origin

Pururiru is likely a combination of プルプル purupuru, soft, and リル riru, rill or フリル furiru, frill.


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