Ash's Krookodile

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Ash's Krokorok
サトシのワルビル Satoshi's Waruvile
Poké Ball
Ash Krokorok.png
Ash's Krokorok
Debuts in A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Caught in Battling the Bully!
Caught at Route 6
Evolves in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
Sandile Krokorok
This Pokémon spent 17 episodes as Sandile.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Sandile Kenta Miyake Eli James
As Krokorok Kenta Miyake Eli James

Ash's Krokorok (Japanese: サトシのワルビル Satoshi's Waruvile), also known as the Sunglasses Krokorok (Japanese: サングラスのワルビル Sunglasses Waruvile), is the ninth Pokémon obtained by Ash in the Unova region.


As a Sandile

Krokorok made his first appearance in A Sandile Gusher of Change! as a Sandile, where he was revealed to be the leader of a group of Sandile who lived near a local spa resort. He and the group caused trouble at the spa resort on Route 1 so that they could get the attention of the owners. He was actually trying to save the other Pokémon in the area because he knew that a geyser would soon erupt. With the help of Ash, Iris, and the son of the spa resort owner, Dan, Sandile was able to save the Pokémon. In the end, Sandile was shown to have gained respect for Ash, and as such, began to follow him.

Sandile appeared again in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, where he wanted to battle Pikachu. He randomly attacked with Stone Edge, despite there being small children close by. He was sent blasting off by a wild Trubbish's Sludge Bomb and Pikachu's Iron Tail.

Sandile reappeared in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, separating Ash from the group in order to battle Pikachu again. However, a wild Ducklett stole his sunglasses and stopped the battle. Sandile was deeply saddened without his sunglasses, losing his usual confidence and becoming quite cowardly. With Ash and Pikachu's help, he defeated the Ducklett and claimed his sunglasses back. Later, after being healed at the Pokémon Center, Sandile finally got the battle he wanted with Pikachu. Sandile dominated the battle to start with and eventually evolved into Krokorok. Pikachu soon gained the upper hand however, and sent Krokorok blasting off when his Electro Ball attack collided with Krokorok's Stone Edge, causing the stones to hit Krokorok and send him flying.

Ash and Krokorok

After a long absence, Krokorok returned at the end of Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! with the same goal of defeating Pikachu in battle. In the following episode, he battled against Pikachu, and ended up causing the two of them to go flying. It was later found by Ash, and helped them locate Pikachu. It was revealed that Krokorok had followed them through various locations, including Nimbasa Town and Nimbasa City, in order to have a rematch with Pikachu. He also followed them through Chargestone Cave, where he was shown to be the cause of a pen being stuck in the Klinklang in Evolution Exchange Excitement!. Krokorok later allowed Ash to use it to help Nick learn to battle, and he eventually teamed up with Pikachu under Nick's command in a double battle against Thane's father's Seismitoad and Scolipede, where the duo eventually won. Krokorok then got the chance to battle Pikachu like he had wanted for so long, and after a hard-fought battle, Pikachu emerged victorious. Krokorok was depressed by the loss and begun to leave, when Ash invited him to join their team. Krokorok happily agreed, and was caught by Ash in a Poké Ball.

In An Amazing Aerial Battle!, Ash used Krokorok in his Gym battle against Skyla. He faced her Swoobat, who she had previously predicted would beat him. Krokorok struggled in the battle having all his moves evaded while narrowly escaping Swoobat's. Krokorok finally was able to land a single hit with Stone Edge before Swoobat countered it with a powerful Air Cutter, defeating him.

In BW078 Ash chose Krokorok for a special training with Brycen and his Beartic. After getting out of its Pokéball, Krokorok quickly ran at Iris and tried to impress her. When the training began, Krokorok and Ash had problems on following Brycen and Beartics techniques, specially when they had to jump down a waterfall and Krokorok refused to due his fear of water. Later, Ash used Krokorok to stop a Pokémon poacher from capturing a Volcarona. It battled against his two Jellicent and though it gave a good fight, it couldn't manage a double hit of Hydropump and was captured along Volcarona in a cage, though it was rescued by Brycen's Beartic soon after.

Personality and characteristics

Krokorok without its sunglasses

As a Sandile, Krokorok was shown to have a very caring side, trying to save a group of wild Pokémon after sensing an imminent geyser eruption in A Sandile Gusher of Change!. He's also extremely competitive, confident and proud of his abilities, even to go so far as to follow Ash throughout his entire journey, up until Battling the Bully!, wanting to battle against Pikachu, seeing him as a rival. However, it was revealed in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio that whenever he would lose its trademark sunglasses, he would immediately become timid and begin to cry until he got them back, scrambling to find them.

After evolving, Krokorok is still smart and compassionate, however he has been shown to be quite reckless, causing problems it never meant to; for instance throwing Cedric Juniper's pen away and it getting stuck in a Klinklang when Krokorok was not looking. He also tends to react suddenly, often attacking without warning. Krokorok also seems to prefer to help those that need it, such as when Nick was battling with Ash's Pikachu and needed a second Pokémon to battle against Thane and Glenn.

Moves used

Sunglasses Sandile Bite.png
Using Bite as a Sandile
Move First Used In
Dig A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Bite A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Stone Edge Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
Crunch Battling the Bully!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Similar to the recurring Pokémon Jigglypuff and Snubbull with their respective items, a microphone and ribbons, Krokorok was a recurring Pokémon that has a distinctive item of his own that it carries around constantly: his sunglasses.
  • Krokorok is the third Pokémon belonging to Ash to have a signature item, after Squirtle and Sceptile.
  • Sandile's evolution into Krokorok was the first live evolution in the Best Wishes series. It featured a new evolution effect, replacing the one that had been used since the original series.
  • Krokorok's capture was first revealed in the Japanese ending Seven-colored Arch.
  • It took 62 episodes from Krokorok's debut to his capture, more than with any other Pokémon in the series.
  • Krokorok is Ash's second Pokémon which evolved on-screen prior to its capture. The other is Primeape. Unlike Primeape, however, Krokorok's evolution and capture were in two separate episodes.
  • In BW030, Professor Oak's Live Caster showed a clip which revealed that Krokorok was to appear in at least one of the unaired episodes.
  • Krokorok is the fourth Pokémon owned by Ash that followed him around prior to being captured by him, after Aipom, Gible and Oshawott.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sandile and Krokorok.

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