Carvanha (Pokémon)

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317Swalot.png #317: Swalot
Pokémon
#319: Sharpedo 319Sharpedo.png
Carvanha
Savage Pokémon
キバニア
Kibanha
#318
Carvanha



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rough Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Carvanha
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
45.9 lbs. 20.8 kg
Carvanha
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
88
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
61
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Carvanha
0
HP
1
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
Body03.png
Footprint
F318.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
35
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Carvanha (Japanese: キバニア Kibanha) is a dual-type Water/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Sharpedo starting at level 30.

Biology

Carvanha is a fish Pokémon with a body covered in tiny, sharp denticles. The top half of its spherical body is blue, while the bottom half is red with a yellow, four-pointed star below its mouth. It has two yellow dorsal fins above its eyes that resemble shark fins, and a matching pelvic fin on its belly. Its pectoral fins are also yellow. The caudal fin is composed of two red spines with a thin yellow membrane stretched between them.

It has powerful jaws and razor-sharp teeth that are able to chew through solid steel, rip up boat hulls, and rip wooden boats to pieces. As a result, sailors avoid getting their boats dented by it at all costs. Carvanha has been responsible for the destruction of many boats that come into contact with it. They mercilessly swarm any intruder and prey that invades their territory, but they become timid when alone. It only attacks when in a group of five or more, becoming instantly vicious. Carvanha is drawn towards the scent of blood. It lives in rivers that course through jungles, as well as temperate regions. Each Carvanha school has their own territory. It competes with Basculin for food.

In the anime

Main series

Carvanha in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Carvanha debuted in A Corphish Out of Water. When Ash had to take his sick Corphish to a Pokémon Center, he had to cross a river that was infested with them.

In The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, James tried to catch a Carvanha with a bazooka-powered net, only for it to bite through the net and escape.

In The Cuteness Quotient!, Jessie pulled a Carvanha from the Rocket Prize Master during their scheme to steal the Pokémon participating in the Friendship Festival.

Minor appearances

In A Three Team Scheme!, Shelly's Carvanha was swimming in a lake located underground in a Secret Base built by Keanu.

A Carvanha appeared in Whiscash and Ash.

A Carvanha appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Pinch Healing!, multiple Carvanha were living in Fennel Valley.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Carvanha was living in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

Multiple Carvanha appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Carvanha appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Two Carvanha appeared in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, during a fantasy.

A Carvanha appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG024 Carvanha Ash's Pokédex Carvanha, the Savage Pokémon. Carvanha has powerful jaws and razor-sharp teeth able to chew through solid steel. Carvanha will form packs and attack any invaders in its territory.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Carvanha was in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Carvanha appeared in PMDP17.

Pokémon Adventures

Carvanha was one of the Pokémon owned by Aqua Admin Amber, first appearing in Lombre Larceny. Amber used Carvanha's Rough Skin to wear down Sapphire's Torchic and Aron. It was later left behind at the Seafloor Cavern to cover for its Trainer as he made his escape.

A Carvanha appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 8, under the ownership of a Team Aqua Grunt.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 13, a second Matt appears using a Carvanha at Mossdeep City to attack Sapphire to prevent her from stopping Zinnia's plan.

In the TCG

Main article: Carvanha (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#097
Kanto
#—
Ruby Carvanha's strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha's territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Emerald Carvanha attack ships in swarms, making them sink. Although it is said to be a very vicious Pokémon, it timidly flees as soon as it finds itself alone.
FireRed It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White
Black 2 They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #055
Hoenn
#102
X They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
Y It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
Omega Ruby Carvanha's strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha's territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #264
Alola
USUM: #345
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Each school has its own territory. Any intruders are mercilessly attacked with fangs bared.
Moon If they scent the faintest trace of blood, they rush to attack en masse. When alone, they're rather cowardly.
Ultra Sun They're such cowards that they won't hunt alone. When five or so of them get together, they suddenly turn ferocious!
Ultra Moon With its sturdy jaws and fangs, it can easily chomp wooden boats to splinters. It fights with Basculin over food.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #111
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It won't attack while it's alone—not even if it spots prey. Instead, it waits for other Carvanha to join it, and then the Pokémon attack as a group.
Shield These Pokémon have sharp fangs and powerful jaws. Sailors avoid Carvanha dens at all costs.
Brilliant Diamond They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Emerald
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
Platinum
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Warm Beach
Generation V
Black White
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 22 (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Sharpedo
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Breaker Coast (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands (Fishing)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
Grand Underground - Riverbank Cave, Fountainspring Cave, Still-Water Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Stormy Sea (35F-39F), Silver Trench (30F-39F), Far-off Sea (30F-39F), Fantasy Strait (B30)
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B14F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B14F)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Coral Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 591
Event: Pokémon Safari (First release)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas), Silver Isles: Windy Sea (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Carvanha Egg All Japan 1 January 17 to March 1, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Carvanha Egg Japanese Region Japan 1 April 1 to 30, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD BlackGlasses BlackGlasses (100%)
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
Platinum
Black White DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
X Y Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
305
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Carvanha is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
088 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2828 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
4444 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM16Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM55Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR97Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM12Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM41Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM49Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM79Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM99Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Relicanth Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Qwilfish Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
RelicanthBasculinWishiwashiArrokudaBarraskewda Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
GyaradosWhiscashBasculin Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
GoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctilleryWailmerWailord
BarboachWhiscash
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carvanha 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 Carvanha in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Relicanth Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Qwilfish Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Relicanth Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
GyaradosChinchouLanturnQwilfishRemoraidOctillery
WailmerWailordRelicanthLuvdisc
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
RemoraidOctillery Swift* Normal Special 60 —% 20
GyaradosWhiscash Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carvanha 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 Carvanha in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Refresh Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Carvanha (Secret Wonders 81)
Splash Team Aqua's Carvanha (EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 48)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS318.png PinRSani318.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani318.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.9%
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can munch down a cow. No problem!
26%-50% HP This is looking bad... My health is down by half.
1%-25% HP It's grim... My fangs aren't working properly...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm going on an eating spree!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 318.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-117
Carvanha chomps repeatedly with sharp fangs. Beware if they are in a pack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-071
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush318Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 36 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW318.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Carvanha are helping out with Gyarados's Aqua Dash in the Beach Zone. They wouldn't let Bidoof build any bridges.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT318.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#227
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Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO318.png Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 39
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Carvanha Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bite, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Crunch, Poison Fang, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

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Unevolved
Carvanha
 Water  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Sharpedo
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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318MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Carvanha images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Carvanha is mostly based on piranhas.

Name origin

Carvanha may be a combination of carve or carnivore and piranha. It may also involve Carcharodon carcharias (scientific name of the great white shark).

Kibanha may be a combination of 牙 kiba (fang) and piranha.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キバニア Kibanha From kiba and piranha
France Flag.png French Carvanha Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carvanha Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kanivanha From carnivore and Piranha
Italy Flag.png Italian Carvanha Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 샤프니아 Sharpnia From sharp and piranha
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 利牙魚 / 利牙鱼 Lìyáyú From , , and 魚 / 鱼
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 利牙魚 Leihngàh'yùh From leih, , and yùh


External links


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