Qwilfish (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Qwilfish
Balloon Pokémon
ハリーセン
Harysen
#0211
Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Hisuian Qwilfish
Hisuian Qwilfish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Poison
Qwilfish
Dark Poison
Hisuian Qwilfish
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Swift Swim Cacophony
Hisuian Qwilfish
Cacophony
Intimidate
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Qwilfish
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08″ 0.5 m
Qwilfish
0'0" 0 m
Hisuian Qwilfish
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
8.6 lbs. 3.9 kg
Qwilfish
0 lbs. 0 kg
Hisuian Qwilfish
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
100
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
88
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Qwilfish
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Qwilfish
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
F0211.png F000.png
Hisuian Qwilfish
Pokédex color
Gray
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Qwilfish (Japanese: ハリーセン Harysen) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

In Hisui, Qwilfish has a dual-type Dark/Poison regional form. It evolves into Overqwil when leveled up while knowing Barb Barrage. These Qwilfish can now be found in colder parts of the world, including the Polar Biome of Blueberry Academy's Terarium.

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

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Qwilfish inflating its body

Qwilfish is a sea dwelling piscine Pokémon with a spherical body and a flat, paddle-shaped tail. The upper half of its body is dark teal and the lower half is light greenish-yellow. Its tail is tall and thin with a dark teal outline, light greenish-yellow inside, and two dark teal dots in the center that resemble the Japanese character ハ Ha. Its eyes are even with its body and are always seen slanted angrily. Below its eyes are its puffy pink lips. All around its body are sharp, conical spikes, which evolved from scales over time.

In order to attack, Qwilfish drinks over 2.6 gallons (10 litres) of water to inflate its body. It then uses the water pressure to shoot poisonous quills at its foe, which can cause fainting. Qwilfish is briefly left defenseless shortly after firing its quills; this is believed by some expert fishers to be the opportune moment to catch this Pokémon. Due to its round body, Qwilfish is not a great swimmer, and when filled with water it is even harder for it to swim. When Qwilfish faces a larger opponent, it will inflate its body to match its size as close as it can. If it is startled while inflated, it will spit out all its water, propelling itself away.

Forms

Qwilfish has a regional form: Hisuian Qwilfish.

In Hisui, its upper half is black, while its lower half is pale yellow. Its body is covered in spikes; the spikes on its upper body have dark purple tips, except for the two spikes on its forehead, which are also smaller in size. Hisuian Qwilfish can spray poison from these spines. There are crescent purple lines underneath Hisuian Qwilfish's eyes, and its lips are also colored purple. Its flat tail has a black outline with a light yellow inside, and a black pattern that resembles the lowercase letter "q."

Hisuian Qwilfish is despised by the fisherman of the region, due to its poison wreaking havoc in the seas it lives in. The poisonous spikes of Hisuian Qwilfish are thicker and shorter than the poisonous spikes of other regions’ Qwilfish. Hisuian Qwilfish absorbs poison from the food it consumes. The purple coloration on its body serves as evidence of its potent poison. In the present day, it's known to be found offshore in cold parts of the world and in Blueberry Academy, located somewhere in Unova's ocean, specifically in its Terarium's Polar Biome.

Hisuian Qwilfish and its evolved form, Overqwil, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Barb Barrage.

Evolution

In Hisui, Qwilfish has a regional form that evolves into Overqwil. Johtonian Qwilfish is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

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

0211Qwilfish-Hisui.png
Unevolved
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 Dark  Poison 

0904Overqwil.png
First evolution
Overqwil
 Dark  Poison 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#161
Gold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Silver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Crystal When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.
Stadium 2 To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Sapphire
Emerald A Qwilfish uses the pressure of water it swallows to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming to be somewhat challenging.
FireRed The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
LeafGreen To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#163
Diamond It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
SoulSilver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
White
Black 2 It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #038
Hoenn
#—
X To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water at once.
Y The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Omega Ruby Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#304
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#084
Sword When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.
Shield The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Brilliant Diamond It shoots the poison spikes on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
Shining Pearl
Hisuian Qwilfish
Legends: Arceus Fishers detest this troublesome Pokémon because it sprays poison from its spines, getting it everywhere. A different form of Qwilfish lives in other regions.
Generation IX Paldea
#331
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#146
Scarlet Be cautious if this Pokémon starts sucking in water—it will soon attack by scattering the toxic spikes that grow all over its body.
Violet Experienced fishers say they try to catch Qwilfish in the brief moment that these Pokémon become defenseless just after launching poisonous spikes.
Hisuian Qwilfish
Scarlet It lives just offshore in cold parts of the world. Its poisonous spikes are thicker and shorter than those of other regions’ Qwilfish.
Violet It absorbs toxins from the food it eats. The distinct purple spikes on its body are evidence of its potent poison.


Pokédex Image Qwilfish SV.png Pokédex Image Qwilfish SV Blueberry.png
Qwilfish in the Paldea Pokédex Hisuian Qwilfish in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 12, 13, and 32 (Super Rod*)
Crystal
Routes 12, 13, and 32 (Super Rod*)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Memorial Pillar, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Water Labyrinth, Water Path (Super Rod)
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island (Super Rod)
Platinum
Iron Island (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 12 and 13 (Super Rod)
Route 32 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Routes 17 and 18, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4, Virbank City, Virbank Complex (Fishing)
Route 4, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8 (Super Rod)
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
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field, Route 9
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Iron Island (Super Rod)
Grand Underground - Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Swampy Cave, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: near Ramanas Island (Hisuian Form)
Cobalt Coastlands: near Bathers' Lagoon, near Hideaway Bay, near Tombolo Walk, near Sand's Reach, Tranquility Cove, Islespy Shore and nearby (additional Alpha icon.png), Lunker's Lair, near Seagrass Haven, near Firespit Island, massive mass outbreaks (Hisuian Form)
Unobtainable (Johtonian Form)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: South Paldean Sea (Johtonian Form)
East Province: East Paldean Sea (Johtonian Form)
West Province: West Paldean Sea (Johtonian Form)
North Province: North Paldean Sea (Johtonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (3★) (Johtonian Form)
Trade (Hisuian Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Polar Biome (Hisuian Form)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 45, Forever Level 18, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (1F-9F), Grand Sea (1F-9F), Fantasy Strait (B1F-B9F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: SoA
Puel Sea
Ranger: GS
Eastern Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2We
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Silver Trench (1F-9F), Grand Sea (1F-9F), Marvelous Sea (14F-15F), Fantasy Strait (14F-15F)
Fainted Pokémon: Fantasy Strait
New Snap
Lental Seafloor (Johtonian Form)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#5)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Double-Edge Qwilfish English United States 5 February 22 to March 14, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Qwilfish Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Qwilfish

Games Held items
Colosseum
Poison Barb Poison Barb (100%)
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black White
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Hisuian Qwilfish

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Pop Pod Pop Pod (35%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base Stats

Qwilfish
Generations II-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
430
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.
Generation VII onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
440
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.
Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Qwilfish has the same base stats as Johtonian Qwilfish. Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Qwilfish

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

Hisuian Qwilfish

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1212 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
3232 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3636 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
4444 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4848 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5252 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5656 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hisuian Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Barb Barrage Poison Physical 06060 100100% 10
3232 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3636 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
4444 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4848 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5252 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5656 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish

By TM

Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 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
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
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
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison 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
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
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
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM196Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM200Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM214Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Hisuian Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 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
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
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
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM200Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Qwilfish

By breeding

Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM Poison*
Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
BasculinBasculinBasculegionAlomomolaBruxishArrokudaBarraskewdaFinizenPalafinVeluza
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
BruxishFinizenPalafin
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
QwilfishOverqwil
Barb Barrage Poison Physical 60 100% 10
ChinchouLanturn
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
MagikarpGyaradosChinchouLanturnLuvdiscBasculinBasculinBasculegionDondozo
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Finizen
Haze* Ice Status —% 30
Mirror Herb*
Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200 100% 5
ChinchouLanturnFinizenPalafinDondozo
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BarboachWhiscashLuvdiscFinneonLumineonAlomomolaVeluzaTatsugiri
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Qwilfish
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Hisuian Qwilfish
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM Poison*
Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
BasculinBasculinBasculegionAlomomolaBruxishArrokudaBarraskewdaFinizenPalafinVeluza
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
GyaradosQwilfishBarboachWhiscashBruxishFinizenPalafinDondozo
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
BruxishFinizenPalafin
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
ChinchouLanturn
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
MagikarpGyaradosChinchouLanturnLuvdiscBasculinBasculinBasculegionDondozo
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Finizen
Haze* Ice Status —% 30
Mirror Herb*
Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200 100% 5
ChinchouLanturnFinizenPalafinDondozo
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BarboachWhiscashLuvdiscFinneonLumineonAlomomolaVeluzaTatsugiri
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Qwilfish
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish

Side game data

Qwilfish

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani211.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Serene Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Oh, you have to stay back! You might get stuck with a poison quill!
26%-50% HP Hey! There's only half my HP left!
1%-25% HP I'm sagging... I can't even inflate myself anymore...
Level up Yay! My level went up! Watch me pump myself up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 211.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 211.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Item delivery
Connected to: Poliwhirl
Connection Orb Set: 13

Phrases
Normal Do I look prickly? I am NOT prickly! OK?
Low HP (< 50%) My spikes are growing weak...
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-092
It shoots needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-273
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush211Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT211.png

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

#336
Shuffle211.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO211.png Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 184 Base Defense: 138
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Ice Beam, Sludge Wave, Acid Spray*, Fell Stinger*, Scald*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS211.png
Photodex entry #113
Qwilfish swallows gallons of seawater to inflate itself to intimidate enemies. If it gets startled, it spits out all that water and sends itself flying to who knows where.

Hisuian Qwilfish

Pokémon GO
GO211H.png Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 184 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Qwilfish Candy 50
+ GO Buddy icon.png Win 10 raids
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Ice Beam, Sludge Bomb, Dark Pulse, Shadow Ball

Evolution data

Qwilfish

0211Qwilfish.png
Unevolved
Qwilfish
 Water  Poison 



Hisuian Qwilfish

From Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's 3.0.0 update onward, Hisuian Qwilfish evolves into Overqwil when leveled up while knowing Barb Barrage.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Hisuian Qwilfish evolves into Overqwil after it has used Barb Barrage 20 times in the strong style.

0211Qwilfish-Hisui.png
Unevolved
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 Dark  Poison 
Rare Candy + Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png
Level up
knowing Barb Barrage
Mastery scroll.pngBag TM Poison SV Sprite.png
Use Barb Barrage
in the strong style 20 times
 LA  only
0904Overqwil.png
First evolution
Overqwil
 Dark  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 211.png Spr b 2g 211.png Spr 2s 211.png Spr b 2s 211.png Spr 2c 211.png Spr b 2c 211.png
Spr 2g 211 s.png Spr b 2g 211 s.png Spr 2s 211 s.png Spr b 2s 211 s.png Spr 2c 211 s.png Spr b 2c 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Gold (Japan) Silver (Japan)
Spr 2g 211 jp.png Spr b 2g 211 jp.png Spr 2s 211 jp.png Spr b 2g 211 jp.png
Spr 2g 211 s jp.png Spr b 2g 211 s jp.png Spr 2s 211 s jp.png Spr b 2g 211 s jp.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 211.png Spr b 3r 211.png Spr 3e 211.png Spr b 3e 211.png Spr 3f 211.png Spr b 3f 211.png
Spr 3r 211 s.png Spr b 3r 211 s.png Spr 3e 211 s.png Spr b 3e 211 s.png Spr 3f 211 s.png Spr b 3f 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 211.png Spr b 4d 211.png Spr 4p 211.png Spr b 4p 211.png Spr 4h 211.png Spr b 4h 211.png
Spr 4d 211 s.png Spr b 4d 211 s.png Spr 4p 211 s.png Spr b 4p 211 s.png Spr 4h 211 s.png Spr b 4h 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 211.png Spr b 5b 211.png Spr 5b2 211.png Spr b 5b2 211.png
Spr 5b 211 s.png Spr b 5b 211 s.png Spr 5b2 211 s.png Spr b 5b2 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 211.png
Spr b 6x 211.png
Spr 6o 211.png
Spr b 6o 211.png
Spr 6x 211 s.png
Spr b 6x 211 s.png
Spr 6o 211 s.png
Spr b 6o 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 211.png
Spr b 7s 211.png
Spr 7s 211.png
Spr b 7s 211.png
Spr 7s 211 s.png
Spr b 7s 211 s.png
Spr 7s 211 s.png
Spr b 7s 211 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 211.png
Spr 8s 211 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 211H.png
Spr 8a 211H s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0211.png HOME0211 s.png
HOME0211H.png HOME0211H s.png
211MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Qwilfish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Qwilfish in the anime

Major appearances

In Dueling Heroes, Harrison's Qwilfish battled Misty and her Corsola but was soon defeated.

In Just Add Water, Dorian used a Qwilfish in a battle against Misty and her Goldeen, and it emerged victorious.

Minor appearances

Qwilfish debuted in Snorlax Snowman.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Qwilfish was at the Pokémon Center.

In Enlighten Up!, multiple Qwilfish were living in Lake Slowpoke.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a Trainer's Qwilfish competed in the Tour de Alto Mare.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Qwilfish were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

Multiple Qwilfish appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Hold the Phione!, multiple Qwilfish were living in Chocovine Town.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Qwilfish were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

In An Undersea Place to Call Home!, Serena saw multiple Qwilfish underwater.

In Deceiving Appearances!, a Qwilfish was at Aether Paradise.

Two Qwilfish appeared in As Long as I'm with My Friends.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP216 Qwilfish Ash's Pokédex Qwilfish, the Balloon Pokémon. The quills covering the entire body have evolved from scales. A Qwilfish can cause its body to swell in order to shoot its needles in all directions.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Buddy, a Qwilfish puffed itself up in Nessa's hand. In Early-Evening Waves, it was revealed to have done this during one of Nessa's photoshoots.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Qwilfish appeared in Team Dim Sun.

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A swarm of Qwilfish appeared in Querulous Qwilfish, where they were angered by pollution that occurred as a result of an accident that occurred during the construction of the Battle Tower. Crystal captured all of them with her skills. Afterwards, she found a baby Qwilfish stuck in the toxic waste; as she prepared to take it to a Pokémon Center, Suicune appeared, healing Qwilfish and purifying the seawater. It is unknown if the Qwilfish are still under Crystal's ownership or were released afterwards.

A Qwilfish appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

A Qwilfish was one of the aquarium Pokémon seen in Archie's collection in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt! I.

Platinum arc

Much later, in Softening Up Kakuna, Uprooting Seedot, and Outlasting Ledian, a Qwilfish was one of the Pokémon that Platinum rented during the Battle Factory challenge.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS122 In order to attack the enemy all over the body with its poisonous sting, the Qwilfish has to take in a lot of water and expand up to several times of its actual size.*

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Three Qwilfish appeared in Let's Survive This Sea Battle.

In the TCG

Main article: Qwilfish (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Qwilfish seems to be based on pufferfish or porcupinefish, which inflate their bodies when threatened and are covered in spines. Many species are incredibly toxic when ingested, which explains Qwilfish's Poison type. However, its ability to directly inject venom through its spines is similar to a lionfish. It is also reminiscent of a naval mine due to its round body and ability to explode.

The horn-like spikes on Qwilfish's forehead along with its general body shape may also be a reference to boxfish and cowfish species like the longhorn cowfish. When stressed, cowfish can exude a deadly toxin in the mucous secretions of their skin, similar to how Hisuian Qwilfish is known for spraying poison and getting it everywhere.

Hisuian Qwilfish's Dark-type and poisonous diet may be based on the illegalisation of the fugu dish, due to its toxicity, and the following illegal preparation and consumption of said dish. The law was put in place a few times in Japanese history (and eventually repealed each time), including the 1800's, when Pokémon Legends: Arceus appears to take place. The illegal fugu market continued and thrived for so long that the governing shogunate became incapable of enforcing the law, which might have inspired Hisuian Qwilfish being troublesome for fishermen, and could be a parallel to the lionfish's invasive status, as neither the dish, the lionfish, nor the Pokémon could be controlled. Hisuian Qwilfish and Overqwil appear to be rarer in recent times, which could be a reference to porcupinefish being threatened due to overfishing for the fugu dish.

The marking on Hisuian Qwilfish's tail looks like the lowercase "q" letter. On its evolved form, Overqwil, the same marking turns into the uppercase "Q". These may stand for their English names.

Name origin

Qwilfish may be a combination of quill and fish.

Harysen may be derived from 針千本 harisenbon (porcupinefish). The character 千 sen in 針千本 harisenbon means thousand, and this numerical theming is continued with Overqwil's Japanese name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハリーセン Harysen From 針千本 harisenbon
France Flag.png French Qwilfish Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Qwilfish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Baldorfish From Ballon, Dorn, and Fisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Qwilfish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 침바루 Chimbaru From 침 (針) chim, 바늘 baneul, and balloon
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 千針魚 / 千针鱼 Qiānzhēnyú From qiān, 針 / 针 zhēn, and 魚 / 鱼
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 千針魚 Chīnjāmyùh From chīn, jām, and yùh


See also

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