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Whiscash (Pokémon)

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Barboach #339: Barboach
Pokémon
#341: Corphish Corphish
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Whiscash (disambiguation).
Whiscash
Whiskers Pokémon
ナマズン
Namazun
#340
Whiscash

Whiscash

Whiscash

Whiscash
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Anticipation Cacophony
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Whiscash

Mega Whiscash Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 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
52.0 lbs. 23.6 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
#340
Kanto
#000
Johto
#128
Hoenn
#081
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#041
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
158
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
164
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F340.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Whiscash (Japanese: ナマズン Namazun) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Barboach starting at level 30.

Biology

Whiscash is a dark blue, fish Pokémon with a yellow underbelly. It has a cavernous mouth with light blue lips that have short, thin whiskers growing from the lower lips. Long, yellow barbels grow from its cheeks, and there is a yellow marking on its forehead that resembles a W. The light blue dorsal fin has a pattern of three spots arranged in a triangle, while its horizontal tail fin lacks spots. Its pectoral fins and belly fins match its main body color. It causes earthquakes that can extend for over three miles, and can predict when natural earthquakes will occur. It lives at the bottom of ponds and swamps, and is territorial over them. It eats anything that is alive, and has been shown in the anime to eat inanimate objects as well.

In the anime

Whiscash in the anime

Major appearances

Nero

A Whiscash named Nero appeared in Whiscash and Ash.

Other

A Whiscash also appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! where he assigned Team Go-Getters and Team Meanies to rescue Pichu's brother, Pikachu.

Whiscash was the third Pokémon that Juan used for the second half of the Gym battle in Eight Ain't Enough!. The Whiskers Pokémon was defeated by Ash's Swellow.

Another Whiscash was to appear in another episode called Shaking Island Battle!! Dojoach VS Namazun!! under the ownership of Chōta. However, the episode never aired due to the fact that it involved earthquakes which Japan had recently suffered.

Minor appearances

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

A Whiscash also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

Another Whiscash also appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG075 Whiscash May's Pokédex Whiscash, the Whiskers Pokémon. Whiscash has strong territorial instincts and goes berserk when any enemy approaches, creating earthquakes.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, both Wallace and Mr. Briney each own Whiscash. Mr. Briney used his to predict the massive, constant earthquakes to determine when he could go fishing, among other reasons. Wallace's Whiscash, Phillipe, is primarily used for Contests. Ruby was amazed at how different the two were despite being the same species.

In the TCG

Main article: Whiscash (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Whiscash is extremely territorial. Just one of these Pokémon will claim a large pond as its exclusive territory. If a foe approaches it, it thrashes about and triggers a massive earthquake.
Sapphire If Whiscash goes on a wild rampage, it sets off a quake-like tremor with a radius of over three miles. This Pokémon has the ability to predict real earthquakes.
Emerald Mysteriously, it can foretell earthquakes. In the daytime, it sleeps in mud at the bottom of a pond. When it awakens, it continually feeds throughout the night.
FireRed It makes its nest at the bottom of swamps. It will eat anything - if it is alive, Whiscash will eat it.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It is very territorial. It repels foes by setting off tremors that extend over a three-mile radius.
Pearl As a result of causing tremors by thrashing about, it developed the ability to foretell real earthquakes.
Platinum It is extremely protective of its territory. If any foe approaches, it attacks using vicious tremors.
HeartGold It claims a large swamp to itself. If a foe comes near it, it sets off tremors by thrashing around.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It is extremely protective of its territory. If any foe approaches, it attacks using vicious tremors.
White
Black 2 It is extremely protective of its territory. If any foe approaches, it attacks using vicious tremors.
White 2
Generation VI
X It claims a large swamp to itself. If a foe comes near it, it sets off tremors by thrashing around.
Y It makes its nest at the bottom of swamps. It will eat anything - if it is alive, Whiscash will eat it.
Omega Ruby Whiscash is extremely territorial. Just one of these Pokémon will claim a large pond as its exclusive territory. If a foe approaches it, it thrashes about and triggers a massive earthquake.
Alpha Sapphire If Whiscash goes on a wild rampage, it sets off a quake-like tremor with a radius of over three miles. This Pokémon has the ability to predict real earthquakes.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Meteor Falls, Victory Road (Super Rod)
Emerald
Meteor Falls, Victory Road (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 208, 210, 212, 227, 228, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path (Super Rod)
Platinum
Route 228 (Good Rod)
Routes 205, 208, 210, 225, 227, 228, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Violet City (Swarm)
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 14, Route 19 (SuperRod)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Barboach
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Barboach
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B5-B8)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Soothing Shore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Yamamoto Whiscash Japanese Japan 51 March 21 to April 9, 2007

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 110
170 - 217 330 - 424
Attack: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Defense: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Sp.Atk: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Sp.Def: 71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 468   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
2/2 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
00Start Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
066 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
066 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
1010 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1414 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
1818 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2222 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2626 Magnitude Ground Physical 0000 100100% 30
3333 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Snore Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
3939 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4545 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5151 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5757 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Whiscash obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whiscash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whiscash
  • 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   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 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 TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 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 Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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 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 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 Whiscash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whiscash
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Gyarados Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
BarboachWhiscashRelicanth Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
GoldeenSeakingMagikarpGyaradosChinchouLanturn
LuvdiscBasculin
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
GyaradosChinchouLanturnQwilfishWailmerWailord
RelicanthLuvdiscAlomomola
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
GoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctilleryRelicanthBasculin
Mud Shot* Ground Special 55 95% 15
RelicanthBasculin Muddy Water* Water Special 90 85% 10
ChinchouLanturn Spark Electric Physical 65 100% 20
ChinchouLanturnQwilfishCarvanhaSharpedoRelicanth
LuvdiscBasculin
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
GyaradosBasculin Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
WailmerWailordFinneonLumineon Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Whiscash 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 Whiscash in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whiscash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whiscash
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Whiscash can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Whiscash cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whiscash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whiscash
  • 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 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whiscash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whiscash
  • 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
 PinRS340.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani340.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP340.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Peanut Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP Even long battles must eventually end!
26%-50% HP Let's see... Ah, so my HP has declined to half.
1%-25% HP I'm hurting... Even my prized whiskers developed kinks...
Level up Oh? My level seems to have gone 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 Oh? My level seems to have gone up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP340.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: B
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
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

339Barboach.png
Unevolved
Barboach
 Water  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 30
340Whiscash.png
First evolution
Whiscash
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 340.png Spr b 3r 340.png Spr 3e 340.gif Spr b 3r 340.png Spr 3r 340.png Spr b 3r 340.png
Spr 3r 340 s.png Spr b 3r 340 s.png Spr 3e 340 s.gif Spr b 3r 340 s.png Spr 3r 340 s.png Spr b 3r 340 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 340.png Spr b 4d 340.png Spr 4p 340.png Spr b 4p 340.png Spr 4p 340.png Spr b 4h 340.png
Spr 4d 340 s.png Spr b 4d 340 s.png Spr 4p 340 s.png Spr b 4p 340 s.png Spr 4p 340 s.png Spr b 4p 340 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 340.png Spr b 5b 340.png Spr 5b 340.png Spr b 5b 340.png
Spr 5b 340 s.png Spr b 5b 340 s.png Spr 5b 340 s.png Spr b 5b 340 s.png
Front Back Front Back
340MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Whiscash images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The microgame "Electric Groove Fish" in WarioWare, Inc. Mega Microgame$ for Game Boy Advance shows a fish similarly shaped to Whiscash, complete with a "W" on its forehead.

Origin

Whiscash is based on Namazu, a catfish in Japanese mythology which caused earthquakes.

Name origin

Whiscash may be a combination of whisker and mustache, referring to the long whiskers it has. Cash may also be a contraction of catfish.

Namazun is derived from 鯰 Namazu (or 大鯰 Ōnamazu), a catfish in Japanese mythology which caused earthquakes. 鯰 namazu also means catfish.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナマズン Namazun From 鯰 Namazu or possibly 大鯰 Ōnamazu
France Flag.png French Barbicha From barbiche and poisson-chat
Spain Flag.png Spanish Whiscash Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Welsar From Wels and Barthaar
Italy Flag.png Italian Whiscash Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메깅 Meging From 메기 megi and king


External links

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