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Carvanha (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Carvanha
Savage Pokémon
キバニア
Kibanha
#318
Carvanha

Carvanha

Carvanha

Carvanha
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rough Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Carvanha

Mega Carvanha Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
45.9 lbs. 20.8 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#318
Kanto
#000
Johto
#097
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#055
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-117
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-071
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
88
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
61
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F318.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
35
External Links

Carvanha (Japanese: キバニア Kibanha) is a dual-type Water/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves into Sharpedo starting at level 30.

Biology

Carvanha is a fish Pokémon with a body covered in tiny, sharp denticles. The top half of its spherical body is blue, while the bottom half is red with a yellow, four-pointed star below its mouth. It has two yellow dorsal fins above its eyes that resemble shark fins, and a matching pelvic fin on its belly. Its pectoral fins are also yellow. The caudal fin is composed of two red spines with a thin yellow membrane stretched between them.

It has powerful jaws and razor sharp teeth that are able to chew through solid steel and rip up boat hulls. It swarms any intruder and prey that invade its territory, and becomes timid when it is alone. It lives in rivers that course through jungles.

In the anime

Carvanha in the anime

Major appearances

Carvanha first appeared in A Corphish Out of Water. When Ash had to take his sick Corphish to a Pokémon Center, he had to cross a river that was infested with Carvanha.

Over the series, Carvanha was one of the Pokémon used by Team Aqua.

Minor appearances

A Carvanha appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Carvanha appeared in Up Close and Personable!

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG024 Carvanha Ash's Pokédex Carvanha, the Savage Pokémon. Carvanha has powerful jaws and razor sharp teeth able to chew through solid steel. Carvanha will form packs and attack any invaders in its territory.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Carvanha was one of the Pokémon owned by Aqua Admin Amber. Amber used Carvanha's Rough Skin to wear down Sapphire's Torchic and Aron. It was later left behind at the Seafloor Cavern to cover for its Trainer as he made his escape.

In the TCG

Main article: Carvanha (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Carvanha's strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha's territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Emerald Carvanha attack ships in swarms, making them sink. Although it is said to be a very vicious Pokémon, it timidly flees as soon as it finds itself alone.
FireRed It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White
Black 2 They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White 2
Generation VI
X They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
Y It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Emerald
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
Platinum
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Warm Beach
Generation V
Black White
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 22 (Good Rod)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Ocean
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (35F-39F)
Silver Trench (30F-39F)
Far-off Sea (30-39F)
Fantasy Strait (B30)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Coral Sea
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD BlackGlasses BlackGlasses (100%)
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
Platinum
Black White DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 305   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
066 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
088 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1111 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1616 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
1818 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2121 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
2626 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2828 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3636 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3838 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Carvanha obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Relicanth Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
QwilfishWailmerWailordAlomomola Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
Qwilfish Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
RelicanthBasculin Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
GyaradosChinchouLanturnQwilfishRemoraidOctillery
WailmerWailordRelicanthLuvdiscAlomomola
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
Remoraid Swift* Normal Special 60 —% 20
GyaradosBasculin Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carvanha in Generation VI
  • 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 Carvanha in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Carvanha can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Carvanha cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Splash Team Aqua's Carvanha (EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 48)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS318.png PinRS318.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani318.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP318.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.9%
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can munch down a cow. No problem!
26%-50% HP This is looking bad... My health is down by half.
1%-25% HP It's grim... My fangs aren't working properly...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm going on an eating spree!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm going on an eating spree!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP318.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Carvanha chomps repeatedly with sharp fangs. Beware if they are in a pack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW318.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Carvanha are helping out with Gyarados's Aqua Dash in the Beach Zone. They wouldn't let Bidoof build any bridges.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

318Carvanha.png
Unevolved
Carvanha
 Water  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30
319Sharpedo.png
First evolution
Sharpedo
 Water  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 318.png Spr b 3r 318.png Spr 3e 318.gif Spr b 3r 318.png Spr 3r 318.png Spr b 3r 318.png
Spr 3r 318 s.png Spr b 3r 318 s.png Spr 3e 318 s.gif Spr b 3r 318 s.png Spr 3r 318 s.png Spr b 3r 318 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 318.png Spr b 4d 318.png Spr 4d 318.png Spr b 4d 318.png Spr 4d 318.png Spr b 4d 318.png
Spr 4d 318 s.png Spr b 4d 318 s.png Spr 4d 318 s.png Spr b 4d 318 s.png Spr 4d 318 s.png Spr b 4d 318 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 318.png Spr b 5b 318.png Spr 5b 318.png Spr b 5b 318.png
Spr 5b 318 s.png Spr b 5b 318 s.png Spr 5b 318 s.png Spr b 5b 318 s.png
Front Back Front Back
318MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Carvanha images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Carvanha is mostly based on piranhas.

Name origin

Carvanha may be a combination of carve or carnivore and piranha.

Kibanha may be a combination of 牙 kiba (fang) and piranha.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キバニア Kibanha From kiba and piranha
France Flag.png French Carvanha Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carvanha Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kanivanha From its English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Carvanha Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 샤프니아 Sharpnia From the English sharp and piranha


External links

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Last modified on 12 October 2014, at 22:51