Garganacl (Pokémon)

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0933MS.png #0933: Naclstack
Pokémon
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Garganacl
Rock Salt Pokémon
キョジオーン
Kyojiohn
#0934
Garganacl



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Purifying Salt or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Clear Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
7'07" 2.3 m
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Weight
529.1 lbs. 240.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
250
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Garganacl
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HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Atk
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Def
0
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Garganacl (Japanese: キョジオーン Kyojiohn) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Naclstack starting at level 38. It is the final form of Nacli.

Biology

Garganacl is a large, bipedal Pokémon primarily made up of rock salt and sedimentary rock. Its head has a rugged look and two eyes shaped like right angles. Each of the eyes are orange in color with yellow squares at their centers, and they can glow an orange-red. Garganacl's shoulders comprise tall three-stepped structures made up of blocks of white rock salt, below which its arms connect to. These stepped structures completely cover Garganacl's head from the sides. A taller block of salt is also present behind Garganacl's head.

Garganacl's arms and legs are rugged and blocky, and they are similar in appearance and length, with the arms reaching close to the ground due to their location on the body. The upper limbs are dark brown at the base, while the forelimbs are decorated in stripes of lighter brown, before ending in white. Garganacl's hands have three fingers each. Garganacl's torso is really short in comparison to its limbs; it is brown and about as large as its head, with a white block of rock salt on the pelvic area that its legs connect to. Square patches of salt dot the entirety of Garganacl's body.

Garganacl's salt is rich in minerals and known to have medicinal properties. Garganacl will scrape its fingertips together to share its salt with injured Pokémon, which can heal them quickly. Many Pokémon gather around Garganacl in hopes to lick up its salt.

Garganacl and its pre-evolved form, Naclstack, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Salt Cure. Garganacl and its pre-evolved forms are also the only known Pokémon that can have Purifying Salt as an Ability.

Evolution

Garganacl evolves from Naclstack and is the final form of Nacli.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's Evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0932Nacli.png
Unevolved
Nacli
 Rock 

0933Naclstack.png
First evolution
Naclstack
 Rock 

0934Garganacl.png
Second evolution
Garganacl
 Rock 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#131
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Garganacl will rub its fingertips together and sprinkle injured Pokémon with salt. Even severe wounds will promptly heal afterward.
Violet Many Pokémon gather around Garganacl, hoping to lick at its mineral-rich salt.


Pokédex Image Garganacl SV.png
Garganacl in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

In events

Games Event Region/Language Location Level Distribution period
SV Jiseok Lee's Garganacl All Online 50 February 16 to 20, 2023

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
500
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
Evo.Evo. Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
055 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
077 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
1010 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
1313 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
1616 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Salt Cure Rock Physical 04040 100100% 15
3030 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3434 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4040 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4949 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5454 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6060 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garganacl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garganacl

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM220Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM225Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garganacl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Garganacl

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RolycolyCarkolCoalossalGlimmetGlimmora
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
BergmiteAvaluggAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Cufant
Fissure* Ground Physical 30% 5
NosepassProbopassGlimmetGlimmora
Power Gem Rock Special 80 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Garganacl
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garganacl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garganacl

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garganacl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garganacl

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0934.png Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 212
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Smack Down, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Rock Blast, Rock Tomb, Ancient Power

Evolution data

0932Nacli.png
Unevolved
Nacli
 Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 24
0933Naclstack.png
First evolution
Naclstack
 Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 38
0934Garganacl.png
Second evolution
Garganacl
 Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
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934MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Garganacl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Garganacl in the anime

Major appearances

Garganacl debuted in Reunion at the Ancient Castle!, under the ownership of Sidian. In the next episode, it was used to take out the wild Pokémon living at the ancient castle before facing off against Liko and Roy. It reappeared in HZ043 in order to battle Liko's Sprigatito.

Minor appearances


Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Garganacl appeared in Breathe In, under the ownership of Aliquis. It battled and defeated Nemona's Kilowattrel, but lost to her Combat Breed Paldean Tauros.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Garganacl (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Garganacl is based on rock salt crystals and sedimentary layers of bedrock,[2] as evidenced by its arms and legs having the layered pattern of strata. Garganacl's physique resembles a large bipedal creature, perhaps specifically Hebrew golems given its role as a gentle earth-based creature. The structures on Garganacl's shoulders resemble a ziggurat or a Canary pyramid like the Pyramids of Güímar, although they could also reference how salt can form hopper crystals or pyramid crystals, which are often found in high-end brands of coarse salt. Garganacl's glowing eyes may be based on Himalayan salt lamps.

Garganacl being able to heal injured Pokémon with its salt may be a play on both the term "salt curing" (the word "cure" meaning to restore health, as well as to preserve food) and the idiom "to rub salt in the wound", meaning to make worse an injury or ailment. It may also be inspired by historical and modern medical uses for salt.

Name origin

Garganacl may be a combination of gargantuan and NaCl (chemical formula for sodium chloride; table salt). It may also borrow from tabernacle.

Kyojiohn may be a combination of 巨人 kyojin (giant), 塩 shio (salt), and geo- (prefix for earth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キョジオーン Kyojiohn From 巨人 kyojin, shio, and geo-
France Flag.png French Gigansel From gigantesque and sel
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garganacl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Saltigant From Salz and Gigant
Italy Flag.png Italian Garganacl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콜로솔트 Kollosolteu From colossal and salt
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鹽石巨靈 / 盐石巨灵 Yánshíjùlíng From 石鹽 / 石盐 shíyán, , and 靈 / 灵 líng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鹽石巨靈 Yìhmsehkgeuihlìhng From 石鹽 sehkyìhm, geuih, and lìhng


Related articles

References

External links

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