Carracosta (Pokémon)

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Tirtouga #564: Tirtouga
Pokémon
#566: Archen Archen
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Carracosta (disambiguation).
Carracosta
Prototurtle Pokémon
アバゴーラ
Abagoura
#565
Carracosta



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
178.6 lbs. 81.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
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Sp.Atk
0
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0
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Carracosta (Japanese: アバゴーラ Abagoura) is a dual-type Water/Rock Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Tirtouga starting at level 37, after it is revived from a Cover Fossil.

Biology

Carracosta is a reptilian Pokémon resembling a bipedal, blue-colored sea turtle. Its stomach is pale blue. It has deep blue rocky structures encrusted on its face, back, and the sides of its chest forming a "mask" and shell. Its flippers are long with black finger-like protrusions at the tips. Carracosta has a thick tail and short legs with two-toed feet.

Carracosta's flippers have enough power to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker with one slap. It once lived in the sea millions of years ago and is now considered extinct. It hides in its shell to imitate as a boulder in order to ambush prey. Carracosta has extremely strong jaws, allowing it to eat steel frames and rocks, in addition to prey, devouring every last piece of flesh and bone. It preys on Omanyte and Omastar.

In the anime

Carracosta in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Carracosta made their main series debut in a flashback in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1. They defended a young Ferris and a Tirtouga from a flock of attacking Archen. They physically appeared in the follow-up episode, where the Tirtouga that Ferris befriended also evolved into one after being forcefully revived by Dr. Zager.

Minor appearances

Carracosta debuted in the opening sequence of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW076 Carracosta Ash's Pokédex Carracosta, the Prototurtle Pokémon and the evolved form of Tirtouga. Living in the sea and on land, Carracosta has incredibly strong jaws and is capable of destroying a giant boulder with one powerful slap.

In the manga

Carracosta in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Costa

A Carracosta appeared in a fantasy in Mine Mayhem.

In A Cold Reception, Black's Tirtouga, nicknamed Costa, evolved into a Carracosta during his Gym battle against Brycen. This allowed Costa to defeat Brycen's Beartic and win the battle.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Zengai has a Carracosta that he can use as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Carracosta (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Carracosta is the adoptive father of the partner Pokémon. He is stern and strict, but means well.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #071
Unova
B2W2: #127
Black They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
Black 2 It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They can live in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Y It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Omega Ruby They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Alpha Sapphire It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #195
Alola
USUM: #242
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It constructed its sturdy shell by crunching and swallowing the hard shells or bones of its prey.
Moon Active both on land and in the sea, this Pokémon drags its land-based prey into the water to finish it off.
Ultra Sun Its jaws are terrifyingly powerful. It could eat Omastar and Omanyte whole and not be bothered in the slightest by their shells.
Ultra Moon Carracosta eats every last bit of the prey it catches, even the shells and bones, to further strengthen its sturdy shell.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tirtouga
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Tirtouga
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tirtouga
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tirtouga
Generation VII
Sun
Evolve Tirtouga
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Tirtouga
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
MD GTI
Tyrian Maze (B1-B11), Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Scalchop Beach (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Carracosta Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Marlon's)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
133
124 - 203 243 - 401
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total:
495
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Carracosta's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
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#617
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Paralysis Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO565.png Base Stamina: 179 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 197
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Surf, Ancient Power, Body Slam

Evolution

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Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37
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First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 565 s.png Spr b 6x 565 s.png Spr 6x 565 s.png Spr b 6x 565 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 565.png Spr b 7s 565.png Spr 7s 565.png Spr b 7s 565.png
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Front Back Front Back
565MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Carracosta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Carracosta appears to draw inspiration from Archelon, the largest known species of sea turtle from the Late Cretaceous period. Its blue skin and dark gray carapace give it the same color scheme as the leatherback sea turtle. The fact it eats steel beams draws from the fact that sea turtles are able to bend metal bars with their jaws. The front of its shell also bears resemblance to a bulletproof vest.

Name origin

Carracosta may be a combination of carapace (a hard, protective covering, i.e. a shell) and costa (Latin, Spanish and Portuguese for coast, a reference to its habitat). Carra may also refer to the Carrara fossil formation, which contains numerous trilobite fossils.

Abagoura may be a combination of 暴れる abareru (to thrash or act violently), 肋 abara (rib cage), and 甲羅 kōra (shell).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アバゴーラ Abagoura From 暴れる abareru, abara and 甲羅 kōra
France Flag.png French Mégapagos From mega and Galápagos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carracosta Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karippas From Karibik and/or Carapax
Italy Flag.png Italian Carracosta Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 늑골라 Neukgolra From 늑골 neukgol and 라 ra may be from its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 肋骨海龜 / 肋骨海龟 Lèigǔhǎiguī From 肋骨 lèigǔ and 海龜 hǎiguī


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#566: Archen Archen
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