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Inkay (Pokémon)

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Slurpuff #685: Slurpuff
Pokémon
#687: Malamar Malamar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Inkay (disambiguation).
Inkay
Revolving Pokémon
マーイーカ
Maaiika
#686
Inkay

Inkay

Inkay

Inkay
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Suction Cups or Contrary Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Inkay

Mega Inkay Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 2
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 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
7.7 lbs. 3.5 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
#686
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#010
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
58
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
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
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
File:F686.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Inkay (Japanese: マーイーカ Maaiika) is a dual-type Dark/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves into Malamar starting at level 30 while the 3DS is held upside-down.

Biology

Inkay is a primarily blue squid-like Pokémon. It has a white "hat" with a large pink spot overlaid with yellow lights. Those who stare at those lights become dazed and lose their will to battle, allowing Inkay to escape. It has two tendrils that hang from this "hat", similar to some styles of winter hats, and these tendrils hang next to its six short tentacles. Its eyes are round and have pupils, but no identifiable iris. Inkay also has a small, pink, beak-like mouth set between its eyes.

In the anime

Inkay in the anime

Major appearances

James's Inkay

An Inkay appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, which James caught while it was eating sandwiches.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Inkay (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Opponents who stare at the flashing of the light-emitting spots on its body become dazed and lose their will to fight.
Y It flashes the light-emitting spots on its body, which drains its opponent's will to fight. It takes the opportunity to scuttle away and hide.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8, Azure Bay, Friend Safari (Dark)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay Inkay All Japan 10 November 22, 2013 to January 26, 2014;
December 26, 2013 to January 26, 2014

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 53
113 - 160 216 - 310
Attack: 54
53 - 116 101 - 227
Defense: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 37
37 - 97 71 - 190
Sp.Def: 46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 288   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
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
044 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
077 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
1212 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 20
1313 Psywave Psychic Special 0000 100100% 15
1515 Topsy-Turvy Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
2121 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
2727 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3131 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3535 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
3939 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4646 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4848 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Inkay obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Inkay
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Inkay

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Inkay
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Inkay

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
StunfiskSkrelpDragalge Camouflage Normal Status —% 20
Qwilfish Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Totodile Flatter* Dark Status 100% 15
Surskit Power Split* Psychic Status —% 10
Psyduck Simple Beam* Normal Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Inkay 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 Inkay in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Inkay
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Inkay

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 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 Inkay can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Inkay cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Inkay
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Inkay

By events

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay Inkay Happy Hour Normal Status —% 30
Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay InkayLv.10 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay InkayLv.10 Topsy-Turvy Dark Status 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Inkay can learn this move normally in Generation VI at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Inkay
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Inkay

Evolution

686Inkay.png
Unevolved
Inkay
 Dark  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 30
(Hold 3DS upside down)

687Malamar.png
First evolution
Malamar
 Dark  Psychic 

Sprites

Trivia

  • Inkay and Malamar have several unique attributes:
    • In addition to Inkay's method of evolution into Malamar being unique, it would have been impossible in any of the previous core series Pokémon games.
    • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as them.
    • They are the only Pokémon in the Water 2 Egg Group that are not Water-type.
    • They are the only Pokémon that can have the ability Contrary without it being their Hidden Ability.
    • They were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[1]
    • They are the only non-Normal-type Pokémon that have no resistances.

Origin

Inkay is based on a squid or a cuttlefish. Considering its flashing abilities, Inkay may have been inspired by the vampire or humboldt squids, or by deimatic behaviour in cephalopods as a whole.

Name origin

Inkay may be a combination of ink or inkfish and okay.

Maaiika may be a combination of 魔 ma (demon) and 烏賊 ika (cuttlefish or squid) or 真烏賊 maika (Japanese flying squid). It may also involve a pun of まあ,いいか Mā, iika (Well, whatever; Oh well).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マーイーカ Maaiika From ma, 烏賊 ika or 真烏賊 maika, , and まあ,いいか Mā, iika
France Flag.png French Sepiatop From sepia, top, and c'est pas top
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inkay Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Iscalar From Kalmare and Ja ne, is klar
Italy Flag.png Italian Inkay Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오케이징 Okeijing From OK and 오징어 ojing'eo


Notes

  1. Pocket Monsters XY by HitoshiAriga on deviantART

External links

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Pokémon
#687: Malamar Malamar
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