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Gorebyss (Pokémon)

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Huntail #367: Huntail
Pokémon
#369: Relicanth Relicanth
Gorebyss
South Sea Pokémon
サクラビス
Sakurabyss
#368
Gorebyss

Gorebyss

Gorebyss

Gorebyss
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Gorebyss

Mega Gorebyss Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 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
49.8 lbs. 22.6 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
#368
Kanto
#000
Johto
#178
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#143
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-233
Almia
R-066
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
178
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F368.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gorebyss (Japanese: サクラビス Sakurabyss) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Clamperl when traded holding a Deep Sea Scale. It is one of Clamperl's final forms, the other being Huntail.

Biology

Gorebyss is a pink, serpentine Pokémon with a long, thin mouth. This pointed mouth is used to stab prey and drain their body fluids. However, it has also been known to feed on seaweed that grows between stones. It pink skin becomes brighter in the spring and after it has fed. A long, purple-tipped fin extends from the top of its head, and there is a thin, pointed fin extending beneath its head. There are two purple shells on its chest, causing it to somewhat resemble a mermaid. The tail has a purple, circular fin at the tip, and two white bands near its base. This Pokémon’s body is durable enough to withstand high-pressure levels in the deep sea, where it lives. Additionally, this adaptation allows it to withstand powerful attacks.

In the anime

Gorebyss in the anime

Major appearances

Gorebyss first appeared alongside Huntail in The Evolutionary War, where residents of a trio of islands cannot agree on which of Clamperl's two evolutions are better.

Minor appearances

Multiple Gorebyss appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Gorebyss appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Gorebyss is owned by a family of traveling circus performers in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A Gorebyss appeared in Up Close and Personable!

Mulriple Gorebyss appeared in Going for the Gold!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG095 Gorebyss May's Pokédex Gorebyss, the South Sea Pokémon. Gorebyss is the evolved form of Clamperl. A powerful swimmer and beautiful to watch.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP089 Gorebyss Conway Gorebyss, the South Sea Pokémon. Its long, beautiful pink body is more vivid in the springtime.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Gorebyss makes a single cameo in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures. When crossing the boundary between the respective influence areas of Kyogre and Groudon, Sapphire spots, among other Pokémon, a Gorebyss stranded on the land dried up by Groudon's Drought and throws it back into the sea.

In the TCG

Main article: Gorebyss (TCG)

Game data

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 Gorebyss lives in the southern seas at extreme depths. Its body is built to withstand the enormous pressure of water at incredible depths. Because of this, this Pokémon's body is unharmed by ordinary attacks.
Sapphire Although Gorebyss is the very picture of elegance and beauty while swimming, it is also cruel. When it spots prey, this Pokémon inserts its thin mouth into the prey's body and drains the prey of its body fluids.
Emerald A Gorebyss siphons the body fluids of prey through its thin, tubular mouth. Its light pink body color turns vivid when it finishes feeding.
FireRed Its swimming form is exquisitely elegant. With its thin mouth, it feeds on seaweed that grows between rocks.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its pink body becomes more vivid with the rise of water temperatures in the springtime.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
White
Black 2 It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
Y Its swimming form is exquisitely elegant. With its thin mouth, it feeds on seaweed that grows between rocks.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Emerald
Evolve Clamperl
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Clamperl
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Clamperl
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black
Evolve Clamperl
White
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2
Evolve Clamperl
White 2
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X
Evolve Clamperl
Y
Route 12 (Super Rod)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Clamperl
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 59
Forever Level 9
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Clamperl
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Echo Valley (Post-ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
X Y Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 114
107 - 182 209 - 359
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Total: 485   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
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

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 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
066 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1919 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2424 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2828 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3333 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3737 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
4242 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4646 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gorebyss obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 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 Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • 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 
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Corsola Barrier* Psychic Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarPelipperHuntailPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
LaprasMantine Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KabutoKabutopsCorsolaStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
MantineWingullPelipperTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gorebyss 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 Gorebyss in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • 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 Gorebyss can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gorebyss cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
366 Clamp Water Physical 35 85% 15
366 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
366 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
366 Shell Smash Normal Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • 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
 PinRS368.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani368.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP368.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I want to live elegantly, whatever the occasion.
26%-50% HP Oh, dear... My health has slipped to half...
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I have little power left to even swim...
Level up I've earned a level! I shall swim with more grace!
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've earned a level! I shall swim with more grace!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP368.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
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:  Water  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting orbs of psychic power.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
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

366Clamperl.png
Unevolved
Clamperl
 Water 
Deep Sea Scale
Trade
holding Deep Sea Scale
368Gorebyss.png
First evolution
Gorebyss
 Water 

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 368.png Spr 3e 368.gif Spr 3r 368.png Spr b 3r 368.png
Spr 3r 368 s.png Spr 3e 368 s.gif Spr 3r 368 s.png Spr b 3r 368 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 368.png Spr 4d 368.png Spr 4d 368.png Spr b 4d 368.png
Spr 4d 368 s.png Spr 4d 368 s.png Spr 4d 368 s.png Spr b 4d 368 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 368.png Spr 5b 368.png Spr b 5b 368.png
Spr 5b 368 s.png Spr 5b 368 s.png Spr b 5b 368 s.png
Gorebyss For other sprites and images, please see Gorebyss images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Gorebyss may have been based on the snipe eel. It also resembles a pipefish as well as an oarfish and a chimaera.

Name origin

Gorebyss may be a combination of gore (to stab) and abyss. It may also possibly be a play on gorgeous. Byss may also refer to the byssal threads mussels use to attach themselves to rocks.

Sakurabyss is a combination of 桜 sakura (cherry blossom, possibly referring to its pink color) and abyss.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サクラビス Sakurabyss From 桜 sakura (cherry blossom) and abyss.
France Flag.png French Rosabyss From rose and abyss
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorebyss Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Saganabyss From abyss
Italy Flag.png Italian Gorebyss Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 분홍장이 Bunhongjang'i A combination of 분홍 and 장어


External links

Huntail #367: Huntail
Pokémon
#369: Relicanth Relicanth


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