Grafaiai (Pokémon)

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0944MS.png #0944: Shroodle
Pokémon
#0946: Bramblin 0946MS.png
Grafaiai
Toxic Monkey Pokémon
タギングル
Taggingru
#0945
Grafaiai



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Normal
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Unburden or Poison Touch Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
60.0 lbs. 27.2 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Grafaiai
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
50
External Links

Grafaiai (Japanese: タギングル Taggingru) is a dual-type Poison/Normal Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Shroodle starting at level 28.

Biology

Grafaiai paints trees in its territory

Grafaiai is a short primate Pokémon resembling a lemur — such as the aye-aye — or a loris. The top half of its body is mostly black and somewhat resembles a hoodie, while its forearms and the bottom half of its body are dark bluish-gray in color, with white stripes on its thighs and bushy tail, and two white toes on its feet. It has a white face with large ears, huge yellow-green eyes, purple eyelids, and a short snout with four nostrils and sharp incisors. It also has four tufts of blonde hair above its forehead. Grafaiai's most notable physical feature is its hands: they have three fingers each, with the middle finger being several times longer than the other two. These fingers are coated with Grafaiai's poisonous saliva, with the finger on its right hand always seen with two drops of the saliva hanging from it.

Grafaiai has a moody temperament and is attentive to detail. It is a solitary species, and often gets into territorial fights with other Pokémon, including other Grafaiai. Grafaiai's saliva is brightly colored and poisonous, and its color changes depending on Grafaiai's diet, which includes Berries and Bug-type Pokémon.[1][2] Grafaiai uses this poisonous saliva to attack foes, either by spitting the saliva at them or by coating its hands with the saliva before slashing at them. Should Grafaiai sense danger, its poison becomes more concentrated and can immobilize a victim for about three days once absorbed.[2]

Grafaiai is nocturnal. During the night, it licks its hands and fingers with its poisonous saliva, before using them to draw patterns on trees. This not only marks Grafaiai's territory, but it also draws in Bug-type Pokémon with its sweet scent. The poison causes Grafaiai's prey to be immobilized and trapped until Grafaiai goes to collect them at dawn.[2] Each Grafaiai has its own signature pattern, which it will paint over and over throughout its life.

Grafaiai is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Doodle.

Evolution

Grafaiai evolves from Shroodle.

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

0944Shroodle.png
Unevolved
Shroodle
 Poison  Normal 

0945Grafaiai.png
First evolution
Grafaiai
 Poison  Normal 


In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Grafaiai (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#203
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet The color of the poisonous saliva depends on what the Pokémon eats. Grafaiai covers its fingers in its saliva and draws patterns on trees in forests.
Violet Each Grafaiai paints its own individual pattern, and it will paint that same pattern over and over again throughout its life.


Pokédex Image Grafaiai SV.png
Grafaiai in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Tagtree Thicket
North Province: Area Two, Casseroya Lake
East Province: Tagtree Thicket (Bug Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (4★, 6★)

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
63
123 - 170 236 - 330
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
485
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Doodle Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
055 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
088 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1111 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
1414 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
1818 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2525 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
3737 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4040 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
5151 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grafaiai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grafaiai

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
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 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
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM214Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grafaiai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Grafaiai

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonLucario
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
Grafaiai*
Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
PachirisuDedenneYungoosGumshoosSkwovetGreedent
Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
MeowthPerrserkerMankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeTaurosTaurosTaurosTaurosPoochyenaMightyenaNuzleafShiftrySlakingSeviperPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonShinxLuxioLuxraySandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyBearticLittenTorracatIncineroarMaschiffMabosstiff
Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
WooperWooperQuagsireClodsireStunkySkuntank
Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grafaiai
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grafaiai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grafaiai

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Shroodle (Pokémon)#Learnset Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grafaiai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grafaiai

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Copycat Normal Status —% 20
Wild Tera Pokémon Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 100% 20
Wild Tera Pokémon X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Grafaiai can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grafaiai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grafaiai

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0945.png Base HP: 160 Base Attack: 199 Base Defense: 149
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Mud-Slap
Charged Attacks: Acid Spray, Poison Fang, Sludge Bomb

Evolution data

0944Shroodle.png
Unevolved
Shroodle
 Poison  Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 28
0945Grafaiai.png
First evolution
Grafaiai
 Poison  Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0945.png HOME0945 s.png
945MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Grafaiai images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Grafaiai and its pre-evolved form.
  • Grafaiai was first teased on August 29, 2022, through the official Pokémon Twitter account by showing pictures of the patterns it paints.[3] It got a second teaser on August 30, 2022, revealing its name and showing it as an obscured shadow,[4] before being properly revealed on September 1, 2022.[1][5]

Origin

Grafaiai, as evidenced by its name, seems to be based on the aye-aye, a lemur species with large eyes and ears. The aye-aye is known for its long, skinny middle fingers, which it uses to poke into the insides of trees and catch insects. It also seems to be based on another species of primate: the slow loris, which is the only known venomous primate. Like Grafaiai, the slow loris has large eyes and venom that it mixes with its saliva. Grafaiai's black, grey, and white coloration brings to mind the ring-tailed lemur, which has scent glands on its wrists that allow it to mark its territories.

Grafaiai's behavior of painting trees with its saliva seems to be inspired by graffiti art. With its connection to graffiti, along with its "hoodie" and hair sticking out of it, Grafaiai may also be partially inspired by stereotypes of various youth subcultures, namely hip hop and punk. Additionally, the patterns it paints on trees may reference the Oma forest, a public work of art by Agustín Ibarrola consisting of trees painted with bright colors and elaborate patterns, located in the Urdaibai natural reserve in Basque Country, Spain.

Grafaiai's evolutionary line may be inspired by the fact that the slow loris and certain species of shrews are among the few examples of venomous mammals. Additionally, it may reference modern phylogenetics: its evolution from a rodent or a treeshrew-based Pokémon seems to be based on the fact that primates, rodents, and treeshrews are all members of the Euarchontoglires superorder of mammals. It may also reference early naturalists mistakenly classifying the aye-aye as a rodent due to its continually growing incisors.

Name origin

Grafaiai may be a combination of graffiti and aye-aye. It may also be derived from Urdaibai (natural reserve home to the painted Oma forest).

Taggingru may be a combination of tagging (form of graffiti signature) and 猿 saru (monkey). It may also involve ジャングル janguru (jungle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タギングル Taggingru From tagging, saru, and possibly jungle
France Flag.png French Tag-Tag From tag with the name formatted similarly to aye-aye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grafaiai Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Affiti From Affe and Graffiti
Italy Flag.png Italian Grafaiai Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 태깅구르 Taeginggureu From tagging and the transcription of the Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 塗標客 / 涂标客 Túbiāokè From 塗鴉 / 涂鸦 túyā, 標籤 / 标签 biāoqiān, and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 塗標客 Tòuhbīuhaak From 塗鴉 tòuh'ā, 標籤 bīuchīm, and haak


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References

External links

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