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Revision as of 09:24, 12 March 2009

Barboach #339: Barboach
Pokémon
#341: Corphish Corphish
Whiscash
ナマズン Namazun
#340
340Whiscash.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water Ground
Category
Whiskers Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Anticipation
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#128
Sinnoh
#081
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
52.0 lbs.
Imperial
23.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F340.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 2 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 158 Battle Exp.: 1581*

Whiscash (Japanese: ナマズン Namazun) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Barboach starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Whiscash are dark blue fish that are bulky in physique. They have huge cavernous mouths and long barbels that usually act as feelers. These barbels are even able to be manipulated like tentacles. They also have a marking on their foreheads that resemble a "W". They also possess a dorsal fin that, unlike other fish, is horizontal, much like a sea mammal's tail fluke.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Much like other ground types, they have the ability to cause their own earthquakes in addition to predicting real ones.

Behavior

Whiscash are usually calm fish unless confronted by anything they preceive as a threat. In case this happens, Whiscash may cause their own earthquakes as well as struggle if they are caught on a fishing line.

As shown in Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire as well as the anime, it is not uncommon for a Whiscash to swallow Poké Balls. This could quite possibly be its way of avoiding capture.

Habitat

They tend to inhabit the murky depths of placid lakes and slow moving river systems.

Diet

Whiscash are carnivores that will swallow their prey whole.

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Nero.jpg
Whiscash in the anime

A Whiscash named Nero appeared in Whiscash and Ash.

Whiscash was the third Pokémon that Juan used for the second half of the Gym battle in Eight Ain't Enough!. The Whiskers Pokémon was defeated by Ash's Swellow.

It was to also appear in another episode called Shaking Island Battle!! Dojoach VS Namazun!!. However, this episode was never aired due to the fact that it involved earthquakes which Japan had recently suffered.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, both Wallace and Mr. Briney own Whiscash. Mr. Briney used his to predict the massive, constant earthquakes to determine when he could go fishing, among other reasons, while Wallace's Whiscash, Phillipe, was primarily used for contest purposes. Ruby compared the two at one point and was amazed at the differences between the two.

In the TCG

Main article: Whiscash (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

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 Whiscash is extremely territorial. Just one of these Pokémon will claim a large pond as its exclusive territory. If a foe approaches it, it thrashes about and triggers a massive earthquake.
Sapphire If Whiscash goes on a wild rampage, it sets off a quake-like tremor with a radius of over three miles. This Pokémon has the ability to predict real earthquakes.
Emerald Mysteriously, it can foretell earthquakes. In the daytime, it sleeps in mud at the bottom of a pond. When it awakens, it continually feeds throughout the night.
FireRed It makes its nest at the bottom of swamps. It will eat anything - if it is alive, Whiscash will eat it.
LeafGreen It makes its nest at the bottom of swamps. It will eat anything - if it is alive, Whiscash will eat it.
Generation IV
Diamond It is very territorial. It repels foes by setting off tremors that extend over a three-mile radius.
Pearl As a result of causing tremors by thrashing about, it developed the ability to foretell real earthquakes.
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 Meteor Falls, Victory Road (Super Rod)
Emerald
Uncommon Meteor Falls, Victory Road (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 205, 208, 210, 212, 227, 228, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path (Super Rod)
Platinum
??? (fish) Great Marsh
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 Evolve from Barboach
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Barboach
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B5-B8)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 110
170 - 217 330 - 424
Attack: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Defense: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Sp.Atk: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Sp.Def: 71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 468   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 ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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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.
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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 340.png Spr 3e 340.png Spr 3r 340.png Spr b 3r 340.png
Spr 3r 340 s.png Spr 3e 340 s.png Spr 3r 340 s.png Spr b 3r 340 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 340.png Spr 4p 340.png Spr 4p 340.png Spr b 4d 340.png
Spr 4d 340 s.png Spr 4p 340 s.png Spr 4p 340 s.png Spr b 4d 340 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 340.png Spr 5b 340.png Spr b 5b 340.png
Spr 5b 340 s.png Spr 5b 340 s.png Spr b 5b 340 s.png
Whiscash For other sprites and images, please see Whiscash images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Whiscash is based on Namazu, a catfish in Japanese mythology which caused earthquakes.

Name origin

Whiscash's name is based on whisker, referring to the long whiskers it has; the -cash part of its name is presumably an abbreviation of the word catfish. Its Japanese name is based on 鯰 Namazu, a catfish in Japanese mythology which caused earthquakes. 鯰 namazu is also Japanese for catfish.

In other languages

  • German: Welsar
  • French: Barbicha - From barbiche (barb) and poisson-chat (catfish).
  • Korean: 메깅 Meging

External links

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#341: Corphish Corphish
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