Karrablast (Pokémon)

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Emolga #587: Emolga
Pokémon
#589: Escavalier Escavalier
Karrablast
Clamping Pokémon
カブルモ
Kaburumo
#588
Karrablast



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
No Guard
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Karrablast
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Weight
13.0 lbs. 5.9 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Karrablast
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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0
Def
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Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F588.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Karrablast (Japanese: カブルモ Kaburumo) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Escavalier when traded for a Shelmet, which evolves into Accelgor simultaneously. Neither evolves if at least one holds an Everstone during the trade.

Biology

Karrablast is a round, bipedal Pokémon with a primarily blue carapace that comprises a horn at the tip. Its black face has a teal patch on its forehead, a fanged mouth, and eyes with orange pupils and yellow sclerae. Its ridged underbelly, or plastron, is yellow, and its stubby arms and legs are black.

When it senses danger, it spews an acidic liquid from its mouth. It targets its rival Shelmet, so it can evolve through electrical-like energy. Shelmet is also its preferred prey of Karrablast as it eats the inside after melting the shell. It resides in forests and fields, and it often hides in trees or grass if threatened.

In the anime

Karrablast in the anime

Major appearances

Karrablast physically debuted in Evolution Exchange Excitement!, where Professor Juniper traded it to Bianca for her Shelmet so it could evolve. The trade ended with Karrablast evolving into Escavalier.

A Karrablast appeared in Unrest at the Nursery!. It was one of the residents of a Pokémon Day Care not far from Humilau City.

Minor appearances

Karrablast debuted in a fantasy in Crisis at Chargestone Cave!.

A Karrablast appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, under the ownership of Marris. It battled Ash in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup but lost to Leavanny in the first round.

A Trainer's Karrablast appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

A Karrablast appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad. It was among the Pokémon residing in a forest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW063 Karrablast Ash's Pokédex Karrablast, the Clamping Pokémon. Karrablast live in forests and fields, and often hide in trees or grass when threatened. They can also defend themselves by spitting acid.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Karrablast in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Big City Battles, a Karrablast was briefly seen under the ownership of one of Castelia City's residents.

A Karrablast appeared in Underground Showdown and Pinsir Changes.

Two Karrablast appeared in a fantasy in A Misunderstanding.

In Cold Storage Battle, a Karrablast was stolen from an executive member of the Autumn Choir Tournament in Castelia City. The thieves were part of Team Plasma's new faction, who ran into the Castelia Sewers. Karrablast was later abandoned at the sewers, along with the rest of the Pokémon that had been stolen.

A Karrablast was caught by Blake in PS543. In the same chapter, it was traded to Whitley for her Shelmet, subsequently evolved into Escavalier, and then traded back.

In the TCG

Main article: Karrablast (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #094
Unova
B2W2: #155
Black These mysterious Pokémon evolve when they receive electrical stimulation while they are in the same place as Shelmet.
White When they feel threatened, they spit an acidic liquid to drive attackers away. This Pokémon targets Shelmet.
Black 2 For some reason they evolve when they receive electrical energy while they are attacking Shelmet.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #022
Hoenn
#—
X These mysterious Pokémon evolve when they receive electrical stimulation while they are in the same place as Shelmet.
Y For some reason they evolve when they receive electrical energy while they are attacking Shelmet.
Omega Ruby These mysterious Pokémon evolve when they receive electrical stimulation while they are in the same place as Shelmet.
Alpha Sapphire For some reason they evolve when they receive electrical energy while they are attacking Shelmet.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#273
Sword Its strange physiology reacts to electrical energy in interesting ways. The presence of a Shelmet will cause this Pokémon to evolve.
Shield It spits a liquid from its mouth to melt through Shelmet's shell. Karrablast doesn't eat the shell— it eats only the contents.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 6 and 11
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6 and 11
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
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
Route 7

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore, World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 528
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Trade for Evolution! Karrablast Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
BW Summer 2011 Karrablast English Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Karrablast French Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Karrablast German Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Karrablast Italian Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Karrablast Spanish Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Bug Gem Bug Gem (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
315
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
088 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1616 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3232 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4444 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Karrablast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Karrablast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TR28Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Karrablast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Karrablast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CaterpieButterfreeShuckleNinjaskCombeeSkorupi
DrapionDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurant
GrubbinCharjabugVikavoltDewpiderAraquanidGolisopod
SizzlipedeCentiskorch
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Dwebble Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
SkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
SkorupiDrapion Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
NinjaskDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaGolisopod Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Karrablast 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 Karrablast in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Karrablast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Karrablast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Karrablast
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Karrablast
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2588.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is Pawniard's friend. He is busy playing, but someday he wants to be a strong knight to protect the Arbor Area.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT588.png

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

#666
Shuffle588.png

Final Effort
Deals a ton of damage when there are no more moves left.


Pokémon GO
GO588.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 137 Base Defense: 87
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Karrablast Candy 200 or Trade Evolution
Fast Attacks: Peck, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Signal Beam, X-Scissor, Drill Run, Aerial Ace

Evolution

588Karrablast.png
Unevolved
Karrablast
 Bug 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png Shelmet
Trade
for Shelmet
589Escavalier.png
First evolution
Escavalier
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 588.png Spr b 5b 588.png Spr 5b 588.png Spr b 5b 588.png
Spr 5b 588 s.png Spr b 5b 588 s.png Spr 5b 588 s.png Spr b 5b 588 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 588.png Spr b 6x 588.png Spr 6x 588.png Spr b 6x 588.png
Spr 6x 588 s.png Spr b 6x 588 s.png Spr 6x 588 s.png Spr b 6x 588 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 588.png Spr b 7s 588.png Spr 7s 588.png Spr b 7s 588.png
Spr 7s 588 s.png Spr b 7s 588 s.png Spr 7s 588 s.png Spr b 7s 588 s.png
Front Back Front Back
588MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Karrablast images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Karrablast and Shelmet are the only Pokémon that have to be traded for a specific Pokémon to evolve, having to be traded for each other.

Origin

Karrablast's name, its capacity of producing corrosive substances as a method of protection, and its penchant for attacking Shelmet suggest it is inspired by a ground beetle. In an interview, Ken Sugimori confirmed that the original idea for Karrablast, as suggested by Atsuko Nishida, was a snail-eating beetle based on the Carabus smaragdinus species.[1] Its appearance may also be based on some other beetle species, such as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle.

Karrablast and Shelmet may be a reference to coevolution, where the evolution of one species is influenced by changes in another species; in this case, the relationship between predator and prey.

Name origin

Karrablast may be a combination of Carabidae (the family of ground beetles) or κέρατο kérato (Greek for horn), and blast (referring to its defense mechanism).

Kaburumo is derived from 噛りつく kaburitsuku (to bite into or stick to, referring its species name).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブルモ Kaburumo From 齧る kaburu
France Flag.png French Carabing Possibly from scarabée
Spain Flag.png Spanish Karrablast Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Laukaps From lauern and Kapsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Karrablast Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 딱정곤 Ttakjeonggon From 딱정벌레 ttakjeongbeollae and 곤충 gonchoong
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蓋蓋蟲 / 盖盖虫 Gàigàichóng From gài and chóng


Notes

External links


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