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* An [[Unreleased Pokémon#Kirinriki|early design]] for Qwilfish depicts it with a more fish-like tail and fins.
 
* Qwilfish is compatible with the [[Generation III]] [[move tutor]] for {{m|Swords Dance}}, but is incompatible with the [[TM]] in [[Generation IV]] that teaches the same move.
 
* Qwilfish is compatible with the [[Generation III]] [[move tutor]] for {{m|Swords Dance}}, but is incompatible with the [[TM]] in [[Generation IV]] that teaches the same move.
 
** Conversely, it is compatible with the Generation IV TM that teaches {{m|Explosion}}, but incompatible with the Generation III move tutor for the same move. However, it is compatible with the Generation III move tutor for {{m|Selfdestruct}}, a weaker version of Explosion.
 
** Conversely, it is compatible with the Generation IV TM that teaches {{m|Explosion}}, but incompatible with the Generation III move tutor for the same move. However, it is compatible with the Generation III move tutor for {{m|Selfdestruct}}, a weaker version of Explosion.

Revision as of 19:42, 17 February 2011

Granbull #210: Granbull
Pokémon
#212: Scizor Scizor
Qwilfish
ハリーセン Harysen
#211
211Qwilfish.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Water Poison
Category
Balloon Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Swift Swim Intimidate
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#163
Hoenn
#354
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-092
Oblivia
R-273
Height
1'08″
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
8.6 lbs.
Imperial
3.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F211.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 2 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 100 Battle Exp.: 1001*

Qwilfish (Japanese: ハリーセン Harysen) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Qwilfish is a small, round fish Pokémon covered in many sharp spikes. These spikes are derived from its scales. It has a paddle-shaped tail which is about half of its body length, colored with a bluish line around the perimeter and two markings in the center of the pattern. The top of its body is a bluish color, while its underbelly is a pale cream color. Qwilfish has large pink lips.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The spines that cover its body are filled with a toxin which is known to cause fainting. It is able to fire these spines from its body by swallowing large amounts of water. This ability also makes this Pokémon appear bigger than it actually is, making it less vulnerable to predator attacks.

Behavior

When faced with a larger opponent, Qwilfish swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size. Qwilfish also finds swimming somewhat challenging, due to its round form.

Habitat

Qwilfish lives in a marine environment.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Qwilfish in the anime

Major appearances

Qwilfish made its first appearance in Dueling Heroes, owned by Harrison.

Dorian, the leader of the unofficial Coastline Gym featured in Just Add Water, owns a Qwilfish.

Minor appearances

There was also a balloon made to look like a Qwilfish in Jirachi: Wish Maker.

Qwilfish made a cameo in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Several Qwilfish appeared in Hold the Phione!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP216 Qwilfish Ash's Pokédex Qwilfish, the Balloon Pokémon. The quills covering the entire body have evolved from scales. A Qwilfish can cause its body to swell in order to shoot its needles in all directions.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A swarm of Qwilfish appeared in Volume 10, angered by pollution that occurred as a result of an accident that occurred during the construction of the Battle Tower.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS122 In order to attack the enemy all over the body with its poisonous sting, the Qwilfish has to take in a lot of water and expand up to several times of its actual size.*

In the TCG

Main article: Qwilfish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Silver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Crystal When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.
Stadium 2 To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation III
Ruby Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Sapphire
Emerald A Qwilfish uses the pressure of water it swallows to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming to be somewhat challenging.
FireRed The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
LeafGreen To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation IV
Diamond It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
SoulSilver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Generation V
Black ぜんしんの どくバリを しほうはっぽうに うちだす。まるい からだは およぎが にがて。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes Route 12 and 32
Crystal
Rare Routes Route 12 and 32
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Memorial Pillar, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Water Labyrinth, Water Path (FireRed only)
Colosseum
One Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Iron Island (Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Iron Island (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Route 12, Route 13, and Route 32
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon Routes 17, 18, P2 Lab (Fishing spots)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 45
Forever Level 18
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (1F-9F)
Grand Sea (1F-9F)
Fantasy Strait (B1-B9)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Puel Sea
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Eastern Sea

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Poison Barb Poison Barb (100%)
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 430   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
099 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1313 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1717 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2121 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
2929 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3737 Pin Missile Bug Physical 01414 08585% 20
4141 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4949 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
5353 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
5757 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Qwilfish obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - 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 Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 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 TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Slime 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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
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 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 Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RemoraidOctillery Acid Bomb Poison Special 40 100% 20
CarvanhaSharpedoBasculinAlomomola Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
WailmerWailord Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
QwilfishWailmerWailordAlomomola Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
GoldeenSeakingMagikarpGyaradosChinchouLanturn
LuvdiscBasculin
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
GoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctillery Haze* Ice Status —% 30
ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
GoldeenSeakingChinchouLanturn Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
GoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctilleryWailmerWailord
BarboachWhiscashLuvdiscFinneonLumineonAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Qwilfish 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 Qwilfish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Qwilfish can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Qwilfish cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
Dream World Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Qwilfish can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 33+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 211.png Pin Missile Bug
-- Minimize Normal
-- Poison Sting Poison
-- Surf Water

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani211.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP211.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Serene Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Oh, you have to stay back! You might get stuck with a poison quill!
26%-50% HP Hey! There's only half my HP left!
1%-25% HP I'm sagging... I can't even inflate myself anymore...
Level up Yay! My level went up! Watch me pump myself up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! My level went up! Watch me pump myself up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP211.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Qwilfish
Does not evolve
Qwilfish
 Water  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 211.png Spr 2s 211.png Spr 2c 211.png Spr b 2g 211.png
Spr 2g 211 s.png Spr 2s 211 s.png Spr 2c 211 s.png Spr b 2g 211 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 211.png Spr 3e 211.png Spr 3r 211.png Spr b 3r 211.png
Spr 3r 211 s.png Spr 3e 211 s.png Spr 3r 211 s.png Spr b 3r 211 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 211.png Spr 4d 211.png Spr 4h 211.png Spr b 4d 211.png
Spr 4d 211 s.png Spr 4d 211 s.png Spr 4h 211 s.png Spr b 4d 211 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 211.png Spr 5b 211.png Spr b 5b 211.png
Spr 5b 211 s.png Spr 5b 211 s.png Spr b 5b 211 s.png
Qwilfish For other sprites and images, please see Qwilfish images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Qwilfish's early design
  • An early design for Qwilfish depicts it with a more fish-like tail and fins.
  • Qwilfish is compatible with the Generation III move tutor for Swords Dance, but is incompatible with the TM in Generation IV that teaches the same move.
    • Conversely, it is compatible with the Generation IV TM that teaches Explosion, but incompatible with the Generation III move tutor for the same move. However, it is compatible with the Generation III move tutor for Selfdestruct, a weaker version of Explosion.
  • Qwilfish shares the same species name with Jigglypuff's evolutionary family and Drifloon. They are all known as the Balloon Pokémon.
    • It is the only Balloon Pokémon that neither evolves into or from another Pokémon.
  • Qwilfish's Japanese name (Harysen) is similar to the name of the Trainer Harrison, who, coincidentally, owns a Qwilfish.
  • Qwilfish and Munchlax are the only Pokémon who learn Stockpile by leveling up, but do not learn both Swallow and Spit Up.
    • Coincidentally, they learn Stockpile at the same level: 25.
  • Despite being constantly referred to as a bad swimmer in the Pokédex, Qwilfish is able to learn the move Surf and one of its abilities is Swift Swim.
  • Qwilfish has its backsprite showing its full body in four generations.

Origin

Qwilfish is based on both pufferfish and porcupinefish. Its ability to shoot its toxic quills somewhat resembles explosions, and may mean it may have been based on a naval mine.

Name origin

Qwilfish's name is a combination of a misspelled quill and fish. Its Japanese name could be a contraction of 針千本 harisenbon, porcupinefish, or the "sen" could come from senbon, or needle. An early version of Qwilfish was called Bukū, which is probably a corruption of 河豚 fugu, pufferfish.

In other languages

  • German: Baldorfish - Possible portmanteau of Ball and Fisch (fish).
  • French: Qwilfish
  • Korean: 침바루 Chimbaru
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 千針魚 Qiān Zhēn Yú - Literally "Thousand-needle fish".
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