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Corphish (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#342: Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
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

Corphish

Corphish

Corphish
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Adaptability
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Corphish

Mega Corphish Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
205 (26.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 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
25.4 lbs. 11.5 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
#341
Kanto
#000
Johto
#129
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#279
Unova
Central
#051
Kalos
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
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
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F341.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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. Its upper legs, underside, and the lower half of its pincers are cream-colored. 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 portion of its limbs, underside, and the lower half 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!.

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 Pokémon Adventures manga

A Corphish was first seen being used by Team Aqua to attack Ruby and Sapphire at the Seafloor Cavern.

In the Emerald chapter, a Corphish was seen as one of the many rental Pokémon rampaging under Guile Hideout's control.

In the Black 2 & White 2 chapter, the Magician was seen with a Corphish that helps delivers equipment to Lack-Two.

In the X & Y chapter, Tierno owns a Corphish.

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 Guild. His catchphrase is "Hey, hey, hey!"

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 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.

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)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Waterfall Pond (6F-12F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground
Desert: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone, Meeting Place *

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLGE 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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
077 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
1313 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2020 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2626 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 25
3232 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3535 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3838 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
4444 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4747 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5353 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Corphish obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 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 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 Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
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 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileep
CradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanthTirtougaCarracosta
ArchenArcheopsBinacleBarbaracle
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedLaprasSpheal
SealeoWalreinShellosGastrodon
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
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
KrabbyKinglerAnorithArmaldoPrinplupEmpoleon Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
KrabbyKinglerWooperQuagsireMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertAnorithArmaldoRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
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 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 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - 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 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS341.png PinRS341.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani341.gif 
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!
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 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 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
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.
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

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.gif 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.gif 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
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 Gajaegun From 가재 gajae and 군 (軍) gun


Related articles

External links

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