Skwovet (Pokémon)

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Skwovet
Cheeky Pokémon
ホシガリス
Hoshigarisu
#819
Skwovet



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Cheek Pouch Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
5.5 lbs. 2.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
55
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Skwovet
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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HP
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0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
External Links

Skwovet (Japanese: ホシガリス Hoshigarisu) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Greedent starting at level 24.

Biology

Skwovet is a squirrel-like Pokémon. It is grayish-brown in color, with a large fluffy tail, which is dark-grayish-brown at the top. Skwovet has a light-grayish-brown underbelly, and the color extends to its mouth and parts of its cheeks. Its cheeks are normally stuffed with Berries. It has two orange freckles underneath each eye and an orange nose. Its ears are similar in color to its tail, and they have orange insides.

Skwovet can stuff a tremendous amount of food using its special cheeks, which can stretch to many times its normal volume. It normally stashes berries in its cheeks, but if it is feeling full, it can temporarily keep the extra food in its tail fur. Skwovet's habit of eating berries nonstop has made it more resilient than it appears. If its cheeks are ever completely empty of berries, it becomes very uneasy; it may even stuff its cheeks with pebbles if it can't find any berries nearby. Skwovet will appear on farms, looking for more berries to eat. When they are not eating berries, they spit out the seeds in the rich soil in order to cultivate berry trees. It has a habit of hiding and adding to its food storage, as it is always anxious about getting hungry. Gumshoos is its natural predator.

Skwovet and its evolved form, Greedent, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Stuff Cheeks.

In the anime

Main series

Skwovet in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Skwovet

Skwovet debuted in The Climb to Be the Very Best!, where it was lured in by Ash's scones and then caught by Goh. In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, it evolved into a Greedent.

Minor appearances

Two Skwovet appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Skwovet appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, two Skwovet were seen in the Wild Area.

A Trainer's Skwovet appeared in Grabbing the Brass Ring!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN013 Skwovet Goh's Rotom Phone Skwovet, the Cheeky Pokémon. A Normal type. Skwovet keeps Berries in its cheeks, but if its stomach is already full, it can temporarily store food in the tufts of fur on its tail.
JN023 Skwovet Goh's Rotom Phone Skwovet, the Cheeky Pokémon. A Normal type. Hiding and building up food stores is Skwovet's signature behavior.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Two Skwovet appeared in Buddy, with one under the ownership of a Schoolgirl and the other under the ownership of a Trainer.

POKÉTOON

A Skwovet appeared in Snorunt's Summer Vacation.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Skwovet debuted in a flashback in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment, where it was in the Slumbering Weald.

In the TCG

Main article: Skwovet (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#024
Galar
Isle of Armor #009
Galar
Crown Tundra #005
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Found throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon becomes uneasy if its cheeks are ever completely empty of berries.
Shield It eats berries nonstop—a habit that has made it more resilient than it looks. It'll show up on farms, searching for yet more berries.
Generation IX Paldea
#29
Scarlet It stores berries in its cheeks. When there are no berries to be found, Skwovet will stuff pebbles into its cheeks to stave off its cravings.
Violet No matter how much it stuffs its belly with food, it is always anxious about getting hungry again. So, it stashes berries in its cheeks and tail.


Pokedex Image Skwovet SV.png
Skwovet in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 1 and 2, Slumbering Weald
Routes 3, 4, and 5, Rolling Fields, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Dappled Grove, Watchtower Ruins (Berry trees)
Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Trade Bunnelby in Motostoke
Expansion Pass
Stepping-Stone Sea, Ballimere Lake
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands, Workout Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Ballimere Lake (Berry trees)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 November 20 to 22, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 60ShinyVIIIStar.png November 20 to 22, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total:
275
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
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1010 Stuff Cheeks Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
1515 Swallow Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2525 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
3030 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3535 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
4040 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 09090% 10
4545 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skwovet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skwovet

By TM

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
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skwovet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skwovet

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skwovet in Generation IX
  • 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 Skwovet in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skwovet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skwovet

Side game data

Pokémon GO
GO819.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 95 Base Defense: 86
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Skwovet Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bite, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Body Slam, Crunch

Evolution

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Unevolved
Skwovet
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 24
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First evolution
Greedent
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
HOME819.png HOME819 s.png
819MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Skwovet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Icon for No. 1 Pharmacy

Origin

Skwovet appears to be based on an Eastern gray squirrel, an invasive species in Great Britain. Its Shiny coloration may allude to the Eurasian red squirrel, which is endangered in real life.

Name origin

Skwovet may be a combination of squirrel and covet.

Hoshigarisu may be a combination of 欲しがる hoshigaru (to desire) and 栗鼠 risu (squirrel).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホシガリス Hoshigarisu From 欲しがる hoshigaru and 栗鼠 risu.
France Flag.png French Rongourmand From ronger or rongeur and gourmand
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skwovet Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Raffel From raffgierig or raffen and squirrel
Italy Flag.png Italian Skwovet Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탐리스 Tamrisu From 탐 (貪) tam and a partial transcription of its Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 貪心栗鼠 / 贪心栗鼠 Tānxīnlìshǔ From 貪心 / 贪心 tānxīn and 栗鼠 lìshǔ
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 貪心栗鼠 Tāamsāmleuhtsyú From 貪心 tāamsām and 栗鼠 leuhtsyú


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External links

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