Corphish (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Corphish (disambiguation).
Corphish
Ruffian Pokémon
ヘイガニ
Heigani
#341
Corphish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Adaptability
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
205 (26.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Corphish
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
25.4 lbs. 11.5 kg
Corphish
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#341
Kanto
#000
Johto
#134
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#279
Unova
Central
#051
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-071
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
111
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Corphish
0
HP
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F341.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Corphish (Japanese: ヘイガニ Heigani) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Crawdaunt starting at level 30.

Biology

Corphish is a red-shelled, crustacean Pokémon with a short tail similar to a lobster. Its eyes are saucer-like with small pupils, and it has three spikes on top of its head. It possesses four pairs of limbs in total: two large pincers used for gripping prey, and three pairs of legs used for walking. The upper segments of its legs, underside of its body and lower halves of its pincers are cream-colored. A hardy creature, Corphish is able to live in polluted water and eat nearly anything.

In the anime

Corphish in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Corphish

A Corphish appeared in Gone Corphishin'. Ash battled and captured this Ruffian Pokémon at the end of the episode. Ash's Corphish serves as the main comedic relief member of Ash's team and the only Pokémon that Ash captured in Hoenn that hasn't evolved.

Other

Corphish first appeared in Which Wurmple's Which? Ash caught it on his fishing line and then it attacked him and his friends.

Corphish appeared in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness. He was one of the two Pokémon (the other being Chatot) who kicked Team Razor Wind out of their guild.

A Corphish also appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle! where it was shown stacking the rocks around a glowing jewel which turns out to be a Deoxys.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Minor appearances

Another Corphish also appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!.

A Corphish was caught by Rocko in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!.

A Corphish appeared in a flashback/fantasy in Day Three Blockbusters!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG021 Corphish Ash's Pokédex Corphish, the Ruffian Pokémon. Corphish uses its sharp pincers to capture prey. It can happily live even in very polluted waters.
AG023 Corphish Ash's Pokédex Corphish, the Ruffian Pokémon. Corphish is exceptional in its ability to survive. It adapts to any environment, will drive out its inhabitants, and claim the territory for its own.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW099 Corphish Ash's Pokédex Corphish, the Ruffian Pokemon. Corphish lives anywhere, adapting to its surroundings, its pincers hold on tightly when it catches prey.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Corphish

Ash owns a Corphish in the Ash & Pikachu manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Corphish was first seen being used by Team Aqua to attack Ruby and Sapphire at the Seafloor Cavern in No Armaldo Is an Island.

The Battle Factory rented a Corphish which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

In Mr. Perfect, the Magician was seen with a Corphish that helps delivers equipment to Blake.

Tierno owns a Corphish. It first appeared in An X-cuse to Come Out and Play.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga

Corphish appeared in BET2 as part of Wigglytuff's Guild members.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Corphish appeared in Pokémon New Year of the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Corphish (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Corphish is a member of the Wigglytuff's Guild. His catchphrase is "Hey, hey, hey!"

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Sapphire Corphish catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food - it will eat anything. This Pokémon has no trouble living in filthy water.
Emerald Once it grips prey with its large pincers, it will never let go, no matter what. It is a hardy Pokémon that can thrive in any environment.
FireRed It came from overseas. It is a very hardy creature that will quickly proliferate, even in polluted streams.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It was originally a Pokémon from afar that escaped to the wild. It can adapt to the dirtiest river.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
White
Black 2 No matter how dirty the water in the river, it will adapt and thrive. It has a strong will to survive.
White 2
Generation VI
X No matter how dirty the water in the river, it will adapt and thrive. It has a strong will to survive.
Y Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Omega Ruby Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Alpha Sapphire Corphish catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food—it will eat anything. This Pokémon has no trouble living in filthy water.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 102 and 117, Petalburg City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Emerald
Routes 102 and 117, Petalburg City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Celestic Town (Super Rod)
Platinum
Celestic Town (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Route 3 and Striaton City (Surfing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 3 and Parfum Palace (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 102, 117, and 123, Petalburg City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 2, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Waterfall Pond (6F-12F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone, Meeting Place*
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Challenger's Ground, Desert: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: The Electrifying Tynamo
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 522
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas), Fairy Land: Rippling Shoal (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Corphish Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 43
103 - 150 196 - 290
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 308   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
055 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
1010 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1414 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1717 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2020 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
2323 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2626 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3131 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
3434 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3939 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4343 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
4848 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Corphish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Corphish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM81Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Corphish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Corphish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileep
CradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanthTirtougaCarracosta
ArchenArcheopsBinacleBarbaracle
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsSurskit
EmpoleonBibarelBuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracosta
AlomomolaClauncherClawitzerPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TotodileCroconawFeraligatr Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
MarillAzumarillRelicanth Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragonite Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
MudkipMarshtompSwampertArchenArcheops Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
LombreCorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
KrabbyKinglerAnorithArmaldoPrinplupEmpoleon Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
KrabbyKinglerWooperQuagsireMudkipAnorith
ArmaldoRelicanthShellosGastrodonStunfiskPyukumuku
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarillBidoof
BibarelInkayMalamar
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
InkayMalamar Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Slowking Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Corphish in Generation VII
  • 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 Corphish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Corphish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Corphish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 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 Corphish can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Corphish cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Corphish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Corphish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Corphish (EX Dragon 53)
Flail Corphish (EX Holon Phantoms 63)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS341.png PinRSani341.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani341.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP341.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Hey, you don't have a clue how hardy my kind can be!
26%-50% HP Hey, there. My HP's down halfway.
1%-25% HP Hey, I've had it. My pincers lost their grip...
Level up Hey, I leveled up! That's happy news!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP341.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 16 Max. exp.: 19
Browser entry
Corphish blows bubbles from its mouth. It stops moving, then scurries about.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW341.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Corphish often play in the Beach Zone. They say "Hey hey!" a lot and really love to battle!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2341.png Strong: Pikachu icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Oshawott icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
They came to Cove Town in search of freedom. Team Corphish's bonds are very strong.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT341.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#664
Shuffle341.png

Final Effort
Attacks do more damage when there are no more moves left.


Evolution

341Corphish.png
Unevolved
Corphish
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
342Crawdaunt.png
First evolution
Crawdaunt
 Water  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 341.png Spr b 3r 341.png Spr 3e 341.png Spr b 3r 341.png Spr 3r 341.png Spr b 3r 341.png
Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr b 3r 341 s.png Spr 3e 341 s.png Spr b 3r 341 s.png Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr b 3r 341 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 341.png Spr b 4d 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr b 4p 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr b 4p 341.png
Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr b 4d 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr b 4p 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr b 4p 341 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 341.png Spr b 5b 341.png Spr 5b 341.png Spr b 5b 341.png
Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr b 5b 341 s.png Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr b 5b 341 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 341.png Spr b 6x 341.png Spr 6x 341.png Spr b 6x 341.png
Spr 6x 341 s.png Spr b 6x 341 s.png Spr 6x 341 s.png Spr b 6x 341 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 341.png Spr b 7s 341.png
Spr 7s 341 s.png Spr b 7s 341 s.png
Front Back
341MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Corphish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Based on its Ruby Pokédex entry, Corphish is probably based on the red swamp crayfish.

Name origin

Corphish may be a combination of corps (a branch of military servicemen; pronounced as core) or corporal (a member of the military or police force) and crayfish (the species it is based on). Alternatively, it could derive from the archaic Newfoundland fishing term corfish, which are a type of dried fish.

Heigani is a combination of 弊 hei (a bad habit or to harm) or 兵 hei (army/troops) and ebigani (crayfish).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヘイガニ Heigani From hei, hei, and ebigani
France Flag.png French Écrapince From écrase and pince. May contain a corruption of écrevisse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Corphish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Krebscorps From Krebs and corps
Italy Flag.png Italian Corphish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가재군 Gazegun From 가재 gajae and 군 (軍) gun
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 龍蝦小兵 / 龙虾小兵 Lóngxiāxiǎobīng From 龍蝦 lóngxiā, 小龍蝦 xiǎo​lóng​xiā, and 小兵 xiǎobīng


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