Corphish (Pokémon)

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Whiscash #340: Whiscash
Pokémon
#342: Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Corphish
ヘイガニ Heigani
#341
341Corphish.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Water '
Category
Ruffian Pokémon
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#129
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-071
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
25.4 lbs.
Imperial
11.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
205 (26.8%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F341.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 3 groups
16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 111 Battle Exp.: 1111*

Corphish (Japanese: ヘイガニ Heigani) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Crawdaunt starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Corphish are crustacean Pokémon with a red shell, however the joints to its limbs and the underside to its body and pincers are cream in coloration. They possess four pairs of limbs in total: two pincers and three pairs of legs used for walking about. Their eyes are saucer-like, with small pupils, and it has a crest of three spikes on its head. Its tail is fairly short and lobster-like.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Corphish has the ability to live in polluted water, where it will quickly reproduce. Its powerful pincers allow it to use the moves ViceGrip and Crunch, and ultimately, the one-hit-knockout move Guillotine.

Behavior

Corphish try to compensate for their small size by being stronger than any other Pokémon on their territory. If a new Pokémon enters its territory, the resident Corphish will immediately challenge it to battle.

Habitat

Corphish can live in any body of water that can support them.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Corphish are willing to eat anything that is edible.

In the anime

Corphish in the anime

Corphish first appeared in Which Wurmple's Which?. Ash caught in on his fishing line and then it attacked him and his friends.

Another Corphish appeared in Gone Corphishin'. Ash battled and captured this Ruffian Pokémon at the end of the episode. Ash's Corphish serves as the main comedic relief member of Ash's team and the only Pokémon that Ash captured in Hoenn that hasn't evolved, save for his Torkoal (which doesn't have an evolved form).

Corphish appeared in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness. He was one of the two Pokémon (the other being Chatot) who kicked Team Razor Wind out of their guild.

A Corphish also appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle!.

A Corphish also appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG021 Corphish Ash's Pokédex Corphish, the Ruffian Pokémon. Corphish uses its sharp pincers to capture prey. It can happily live even in very polluted waters.
AG023 Corphish Ash's Pokédex Corphish, the Ruffian Pokémon. Corphish is exceptional in its ability to survive. It adapts to any environment, will drive out its inhabitants, and claim the territory for its own.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Unlike its evolution, Corphish has yet to make any notable appearances in the Pokémon Adventures manga, though it can be seen as identified as one of the fainted rental Pokémon that rampaged under Guile Hideout's control.

In the TCG

Main article: Corphish (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Corphish is a member of the Wigglytuff Guild. His catchphrase is "Hey, hey, hey!"

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 Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population.
Sapphire Corphish catches prey with its sharp claws. It has no likes or dislikes when it comes to food - it will eat anything. This Pokémon has no trouble living in filthy water.
Emerald Once it grips prey with its large pincers, it will never let go, no matter what. It is a hardy Pokémon that can thrive in any environment.
FireRed It came from overseas. It is a very hardy creature that will quickly proliferate, even in polluted streams.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Its hardy vitality enables it to adapt to any environment. Its pincers will never release prey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It was originally a Pokémon from afar that escaped to the wild. It can adapt to the dirtiest river.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon*
Common*
Routes 102, 117, Petalburg City
Emerald
Uncommon*
Common*
Routes 102, 117, Petalburg City
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Celestic Town (Super Rod)
Platinum
Common Celestic Town (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unknown Safari Zone
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Waterfall Pond (6F-12F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
43
103 - 150 196 - 290
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
308
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS341.png PinRSani341.png 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani341.png 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP341.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Hey, you don't have a clue how hardy my kind can be!
26%-50% HP Hey, there. My HP's down halfway.
1%-25% HP Hey, I've had it. My pincers lost their grip...
Level up Hey, I leveled up! That's happy news!
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 Hey, I leveled up! That's happy news!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP341.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 16 Max. exp.: 19
Browser entry  
Corphish blows bubbles from its mouth. It stops moving, then scurries about.
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
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

Corphish
Unevolved
Corphish
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Crawdaunt
First evolution
Crawdaunt
 Water  Dark 

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 341.png Spr 3e 341.png Spr 3r 341.png Spr b 3r 341.png
Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr 3e 341 s.png Spr 3r 341 s.png Spr b 3r 341 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr 4d 341.png Spr b 4d 341.png
Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr 4d 341 s.png Spr b 4d 341 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 341.png Spr 5b 341.png Spr b 5b 341.png
Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr 5b 341 s.png Spr b 5b 341 s.png
Corphish For other sprites and images, please see Corphish images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Corphish is the only Pokémon to date with a catch rate of 205.
  • Corphish can be found in the Hoenn region, but it says in its Pokédex entries that it came from another region overseas. This would make it the first exotic species in the Pokémon world.
  • Corphish only has eight limbs, including claws, whereas both crayfish and lobsters have ten limbs.

Origin

Based on the Pokémon Ruby Pokédex entry, Corphish is probably based on the Red Swamp Crayfish. Native to North America, this species was introduced in Japan as food for bullfrogs. Today, these crayfish are popular pets in Japan.[1]

Name origin

Corphish's name is possibly a pun on crayfish, the species it is based on, and corps (pr. "core"), a branch of military servicemen, or corporal, a member of the military or police force.

Alternatively, it could be a homonymic play on the arcane Newfoundland fishing term corfish, which are a kind of dried fish.

Heigani is based on "hei" 弊 meaning bad habit or to harm, or "hei" 兵 means army,troops and "ebigani" , meaning crayfish.

In other languages

  • German: Krebscorps
  • French: Ecrapince - From écrase (crush) and pince (pincer). May contain a corruption of écrevisse (crayfish).
  • Korean: 가재군 Gajaegun
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 龍蝦小兵 Lóng Xiā Xiǎo Bīng - From 龍蝦 (lobster) and 小兵 (small/young soldier). 龍蝦 can also be derived from 小龍蝦 Xiǎo​lóng​xiā (crayfish).

Related articles

External links

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