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Frillish (Pokémon)

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Amoonguss #591: Amoonguss
Pokémon
#593: Jellicent Jellicent
Frillish
Floating Pokémon
プルリル
Pururill
#592
Male Frillish
Male Frillish
Female Frillish
Female Frillish

Frillish

Frillish

Frillish
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Female
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Cursed Body Cacophony
Female
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Frillish Female

Mega Frillish Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Male
0'0" 0 m
Female
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg
Male
0 lbs. 0 kg
Female
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#592
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#098/#180
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
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Male
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Female
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
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
Female
Footprint
F592.png None.png
Female
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Frillish (Japanese: プルリル Pururill) is a dual-type Water/Ghost Pokémon.

It evolves into Jellicent starting at level 40.

Biology

Frillish is a jellyfish-like Pokémon resembling young royalty. Regardless of gender, it has a round head with a crown-like tuft, and five tentacle-like appendages. It has oval eyes with white pupils, and a collar around its neck. As a male Frillish, it is blue, with smooth appendages and a triangular crown. It has red eyes with blue sclera and a straight eyelash on each eye, its collar is wavy, and it appears to be frowning. As a female Frillish, it is pink, with wavy appendages and a round crown. It has blue eyes with red sclera and a curled eyelash on each eye, its collar is frilled, and it appears to be smiling.

Frillish is a hadalpelagic Pokémon which lives in dens about 5 miles under the sea surface. Because of this, it can cope with extremely dark and highly pressurized sea conditions. It is carnivorous; it gently floats around in waves until it can strike its prey. It makes its victim numb with the use of its poison and takes it to its deep den.

In the anime

A male Frillish in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Frillish

Jessie also owns a female Frillish, which first appeared in New Places... Familiar Faces!.

Other

A male Frillish under Trip's ownership appeared in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!. Even with a disadvantage against Ash's Snivy in both type and gender, he managed to defeat her.

A female Frillish appeared in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!. She took a liking to Ash after he fell into the canal. She was later hooked by Bianca during the fishing competition, and when she saw Team Rocket attempting to kidnap the prize Pokémon, she released them all back into the wild.

Male and female Frillish made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Both male and female Frillish made a cameo appearance in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!

Both male and female Frillish appeared in The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!

Minor appearances

A female Frillish appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!.

A Frillish appeared in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW010 Frillish Ash's Pokédex Frillish, the Floating Pokémon. Frillish can constrict its foes using its veil-like tentacles and numb them with poison. It is said to live in dens some five miles below sea level.
BW037 Frillish Bianca's Pokédex Frillish, the Floating Pokémon. Frillish numbs its opponents with its poison as it binds its victim with its thin, veil-like tentacles.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Frillish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black With its thin, veil-like arms wrapped around the body of its opponent, it sinks to the ocean floor.
White They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Black 2 If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
White 2
Generation VI
X They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Y If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 4, 17, and 18, Driftveil City, P2 Laboratory
Black 2 White 2
Routes 4, 13, 17, 18, and 21, Virbank City, Virbank Complex, Undella Town, Undella Bay, Seaside Cave, Humilau City, P2 Laboratory
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 335   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
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
099 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1717 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2222 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2727 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
3232 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3737 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4343 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
4949 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5555 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
6161 Water Spout Water Special 150150 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Frillish obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
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 Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 Sludge 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 Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
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 Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusDuskullDusclops
DusknoirSpiritombLitwickLampentChandelurePhantump
TrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
DrifloonDrifblim Constrict Normal Physical 10 100% 35
Shellos Mist* Ice Status —% 30
MisdreavusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePumpkabooGourgeist
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
SlugmaMagcargoShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon
SolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent
Recover Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Frillish 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 Frillish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Frillish can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Frillish cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • 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
 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
PP2592.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
The Frillish on the beach are good friends. They speak politely to each other, but they want to enjoy honest conversation, too.
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

Frillish
Unevolved
Frillish
 Water  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Jellicent
First evolution
Jellicent
 Water  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
592MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Frillish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Dream World artwork of female Frillish
  • Although female Dream World artwork exists, any Frillish or Jellicent uploaded to the Global Link will use the male artwork, regardless of their gender.
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Frillish and its evolution.

Origin

Frillish and its evolution were most likely inspired by the Nurarihyon, a jellyfish youkai that is either shown as a demonized jellyfish or as a jellyfish-like man who wears refined, sometimes regal, clothing. It is also possible that they was inspired by the Kurage no Hinotama, a type of jellyfish-like will-o'-the-wisp. Its design is inspired by the jellyfish and Victorian-style monarch attire: the male form's appearance based on a king's while the female's is based on a queen's. The moon jellyfish has inspired Frillish in being a ghost type. The two larger arms Frillish possesses are more similar to those of squids than the tentacles of real jellyfish. Frillish and its evolution also have traits in common with sea monsters like the Kraken, most notably their rumored penchant for destroying ships and feeding on the crew.

Name origin

Frillish may be a combination of frill and jellyfish.

Pururill may be a combination of プルプル purupuru (soft) and rill or frill.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プルリル Pururill From プルプル purupuru, and フリル furiru
France Flag.png French Viskuse From visqueux and méduse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Frillish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quabbel From Qualle and schwabbeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Frillish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탱그릴 Taenggeuril From 탱글탱글 taengeultaengeul and frill


External links

Amoonguss #591: Amoonguss
Pokémon
#593: Jellicent Jellicent


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