Carnivine (Pokémon)

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Carnivine
Bug Catcher Pokémon
マスキッパ
Muskippa
#455
Carnivine



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Carnivine
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
59.5 lbs. 27.0 kg
Carnivine
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
164
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Carnivine
0
HP
2
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
Shape
Body10.png
Footprint
F455.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Carnivine (Japanese: マスキッパ Muskippa) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Carnivine with its mouth opened wide

Carnivine is a green Pokémon resembling a Venus flytrap. Its circular eyes have small pupils, and it has spiky teeth. Its stem is yellow with green spots, with red and green vines beneath with the appearance of tentacles. It has two arms resembling leaves with three leafy 'fingers' each.

It can hang from tree branches using its vines, and it is said to look like a plant. Its mouth can open to about 180 degrees wide. With its mouth wide open, it attracts the prey it waits for with sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey. It lives in forests and marshes. Its diet consists mostly of insects and small bugs. Carnivine is known to have a gluttonous and unruly temper.

In the anime

Carnivine in the anime

Major appearances

James's Carnivine

James has a Carnivine that debuted in Two Degrees of Separation!, where he retrieved it from one of his old mansions in Sinnoh. The episode also marked the species' debut. James was eventually forced to leave it at the Team Rocket HQ when he headed to Unova so that it wouldn't attract attention as a Pokémon not native to the region.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP004 Carnivine Ash's Pokédex Carnivine, the Bug Catcher Pokémon. It uses its sweet-smelling saliva to catch its prey.
DP143 Carnivine Khoury's Pokédex Carnivine, the Bug Catcher Pokémon. Carnivine latches onto trees in marshes and lures its prey with its sweet-smelling saliva.

In the manga

Carnivine in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters DP

A Carnivine appeared in PMDP08.

Pokémon Adventures

In Crafty Carnivine, while the main protagonists were in the Great Marsh catching Pokémon, a Carnivine began chasing Lax and Chatler.

A Trainer's Carnivine appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

A Carnivine liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

A Carnivine appeared in PS585.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Carnivine made a cameo appearance as a Team Galactic Grunt's Pokémon in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Carnivine appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

A Carnivine appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition, under the ownership of Magoichi.

In the TCG

Main article: Carnivine (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#131
Johto
#—
Diamond It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Pearl Hanging from branches using its tentacles, it looks like a plant. It awaits prey, mouth wide open.
Platinum It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
HeartGold It walks around on its tentacles in search of a tree branch where it can dangle down and ambush prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #289
Black It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
White
Black 2 Using its tentacles to lash itself to trees, it lies in wait for prey, luring it close with sweet-smelling drool.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #029
Hoenn
#—
X It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Y It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Omega Ruby It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Alpha Sapphire It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#131
Hisui
#092
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat its prey.
Shining Pearl Using its tentacles to hang from branches, it looks like a plant when it is not moving. It awaits prey with its mouth wide open.
Legends: Arceus Though this is a plant Pokémon, it has a gluttonous and unruly temperament. Carnivine attacks its prey with its cavernous maw wide open.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone (Desert with 49 Plains points; tall grass in Marshland with 35 Forest points)
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Sinnoh Sound)
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Route 18
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Great Marsh


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (7F-15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (7F-15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Conquest
Greenleaf
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Carnivine Crops Up!
Event: Carnivine Appears
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
454
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
2/3 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Carnivine is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
077 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1111 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1717 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2121 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100100% 20
3131 Leaf Tornado Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
3737 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3737 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
3737 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4141 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4747 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Absorb Grass Special 30 100% 20
6 15 Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
11 20 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 20
18 28 Stun Spore Grass Status 80% 20
25 35 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 10
34 45 Sleep Powder Grass Status 80% 20
43 54 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel Acid Spray* Poison Special 40 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotle
TorterraCherubiCherrim
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
TropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
ParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluff Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraNuzleaf
ShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnover
Abomasnow
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowth Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowth
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
Sleep Powder Grass Status 75% 15
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbell
VictreebelTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
ShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoserade
Stun Spore Grass Status 75% 30
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorChikorita
BayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkern
SunfloraSeedotNuzleafShiftryRoseliaRoserade
TropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterra
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carnivine in Generation VIII
  • 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 Carnivine in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Leech Life Bug Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Sludge Bomb Poison Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carnivine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carnivine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 455.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-136
It shoots seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-238/N-052
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush455Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP455.png HP: ★★★ Move: Vine Whip
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Ekei and Yoshiaki
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT455.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#304
Shuffle455.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO455.png Base Stamina: 179 Base Attack: 187 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Vine Whip
Charged Attacks: Power Whip, Energy Ball, Crunch

Evolution

455Carnivine.png
Unevolved
Carnivine
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 455.png Spr b 4d 455.png Spr 4p 455.png Spr b 4p 455.png Spr 4p 455.png Spr b 4p 455.png
Spr 4d 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png Spr 4p 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png Spr 4p 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 455.png Spr b 5b 455.png Spr 5b 455.png Spr b 5b 455.png
Spr 5b 455 s.png Spr b 5b 455 s.png Spr 5b 455 s.png Spr b 5b 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 455.png Spr b 6x 455.png Spr 6x 455.png Spr b 6x 455.png
Spr 6x 455 s.png Spr b 6x 455 s.png Spr 6x 455 s.png Spr b 6x 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 455.png Spr b 7s 455.png Spr 7s 455.png Spr b 7s 455.png
Spr 7s 455 s.png Spr b 7s 455 s.png Spr 7s 455 s.png Spr b 7s 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME455.png HOME455 s.png
455MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Carnivine images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Toxic is depicted as two purple orbs spinning around each other towards the target. However, when Carnivine uses Toxic, the orbs travel erratically. The same animation is used for Spinda.
  • Carnivine is the only Pokémon with the ability Levitate that is resistant to the Ground type without the Ability.

Origin

Carnivine is based on a Venus flytrap.

Name origin

Carnivine may be a combination of carnivore and vine.

Muskippa may be a combination of Dionaea muscipula (scientific name of Venus flytrap) and 空きっ腹 sukippara (empty stomach) or すきっ歯 sukippa (gap between the teeth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マスキッパ Muskippa From Dionaea muscipula and 空きっ腹 sukippara or すきっ歯 sukippa
France Flag.png French Vortente From carnivore, vorace, and possibly tentacule, plante, or tenter
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carnivine Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Venuflibis From Venusfliegenfalle and Biss
Italy Flag.png Italian Carnivine Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무스틈니 Museuteumni From Dionaea muscipula, 틈새 teumsae, and 어금니 eogeumni
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尖牙籠 / 尖牙笼 Jiānyálóng From 尖牙 jiān yá and 籠 / 笼 lóng or 豬籠草 / 猪笼草 zhūlóngcǎo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尖牙籠 Jīmngàhlúhng From 尖牙 jīm ngàh and lúhng or 豬籠草 jyūlúhngchóu


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