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Carracosta (Pokémon)

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Tirtouga #564: Tirtouga
Pokémon
#566: Archen Archen
Carracosta
Prototurtle Pokémon
アバゴーラ
Abagoura
#565
Carracosta

Carracosta

Carracosta

Carracosta
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Carracosta

Mega Carracosta Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
178.6 lbs. 81.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#565
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#071/#127
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F565.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Carracosta (Japanese: アバゴーラ Abagoura) is a dual-type Water/Rock Fossil Pokémon.

It evolves from Tirtouga starting at level 37, after it is revived from a Cover Fossil.

Biology

Carracosta resembles a bipedal, blue-colored sea turtle. Its stomach is pale blue. It has deep blue rocky structures encrusted on its face, back, and the sides of its chest forming a "mask" and shell. Its flippers are long with black finger-like protrusions at the tips. Carracosta has a thick tail and short legs with two-toed feet. Carracosta has extremely strong jaws and have enough power in its slap to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker. Carracosta once lived in the sea millions of years ago and is now considered extinct. Carracosta eats steel frames and rocks, in addition to prey.

In the anime

Carracosta in the anime

Major appearances

Several Carracosta appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1, making their anime debut. The group defended Ferris and a Tirtouga from a flock of attacking Archen.

In A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2, the Tirtouga evolved into a Carracosta after being forcefully revived by Dr. Zager.

Minor appearances

Carracosta appeared in the introduction scenes in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW076 Carracosta Ash's Pokédex Carracosta, the Prototurtle Pokémon and the evolved form of Tirtouga. Living in the sea and on land, Carracosta has incredibly strong jaws and is capable of destroying a giant boulder with one powerful slap.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Carracosta in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Zengai has a Carracosta that he can use as a Burst form.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Black's Tirtouga, Costa, evolved into a Carracosta in his Gym battle against Brycen and defeated Brycen's Beartic to win the battle.

In the TCG

Main article: Carracosta (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 They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
Black 2 It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
White 2
Generation VI
X They can live in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Y It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tirtouga
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Tirtouga
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tirtouga

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Tyrian Maze, Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire, Magnagate dungeons, Scalchop Beach, Dreamy Island,
Rusty Mountain, Cape at the Edge, Silent Tundra, Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 74
134 - 181 258 - 352
Attack: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Defense: 133
124 - 203 243 - 401
Sp.Atk: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total: 495   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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
055 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
0?? Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1818 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2121 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2525 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3131 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
3535 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4545 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5151 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
5656 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
6161 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Carracosta obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPiplupPrinplupTirtouga
CarracostaStunfisk
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrCorsola
FeebasTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Wooper Guard Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderCorsolaClamperl Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
ArchenArcheops Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 90% 15
KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooper
Quagsire
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckTentacool
TentacruelSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraid
MantineWingullPelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyss
ShellosGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakie
FrogadierGreninjaSkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
ShellderMudkipClamperlHuntailGorebyssPiplup
PrinplupEmpoleonBuizelFloatzel
Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carracosta in Generation VI
  • 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 Carracosta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled 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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

564Tirtouga.png
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37
565Carracosta.png
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 565.png Spr b 5b 565.png Spr 5b 565.png Spr b 5b 565.png
Spr 5b 565 s.png Spr b 5b 565 s.png Spr 5b 565 s.png Spr b 5b 565 s.png
Front Back Front Back
565MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Carracosta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Carracosta appears to draw inspiration from Archelon, the largest known species of sea turtle from the Late Cretaceous period. The fact it eats steel beams draws from the fact that sea turtles are able to bend metal bars with their jaws. The front of its shell also bears resemblance to a bulletproof vest.

Name origin

Carracosta may be a combination of carapace (a hard, protective covering, ie. a shell) and costa (Latin, Spanish and Portuguese for coast, a reference to its habitat). Carra may also refer to the Carrara fossil formation, which contains numerous trilobite fossils.

Abagoura may be a combination of 暴れる abareru (to thrash or act violently), 肋 abara (rib cage), and 甲羅 kōra (shell).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アバゴーラ Abagoura From 暴れる abareru, abara and 甲羅 kōra
France Flag.png French Mégapagos From mega and Galápagos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carracosta Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karippas From Karibik and/or Carapax
Italy Flag.png Italian Carracosta Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 늑골라 Neukgolla From 늑골 neukgol and 라 ra may be from its Japanese name



External links

Tirtouga #564: Tirtouga
Pokémon
#566: Archen Archen


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