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Karrablast (Pokémon)

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

Karrablast

Karrablast

Karrablast
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
No Guard
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Karrablast

Mega Karrablast Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 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
13.0 lbs. 5.9 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
#588
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#094/#155
Unova
Mountain
#022
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
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
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F588.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 scleras. 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 Shelmet, so it can evolve. 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 made its anime debut in Crisis at Chargestone Cave! as part of a fantasy. It appeared in the flesh in Evolution Exchange Excitement! where Professor Juniper traded it to Bianca so it could evolve.

A Karrablast made an appearance in Unrest at the Nursery!.

Minor appearances

A Karrablast appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup! participating in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup.

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

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

In the TCG

Main article: Karrablast (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
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
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.

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
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore, World Axle - B2F

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
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 315   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.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
044 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
088 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1313 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1616 Fury Attack Normal Physical 04040 08585% 20
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2525 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
2828 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4444 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4949 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5252 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Karrablast obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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 Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
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 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
BeedrillPinecoForretress Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
Crustle
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
Heracross Horn Attack Normal Physical 65 100% 25
GligarGliscorSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
HeracrossScolipede Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibrava
FlygonKricketuneVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeJoltik
Galvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Karrablast 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 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Karrablast can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Karrablast cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2588.png Strong: Weak:
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.
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

588Karrablast.png
Unevolved
Karrablast
 Bug 
Pal Pad616
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
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 may be based on the Japanese Snail-eating Beetle (Carabus blaptoides blaptoides) due to its penchant for attacking Shelmet, a snail-like Pokémon.

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

Name origin

Karrablast may be a combination of κέρατο kérato (Greek for horn) and plastron (the underside of a shelled creature). It may also be a corruption of Carabidae, the family of ground beetles.

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



External links

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Pokémon
#589: Escavalier Escavalier


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Last modified on 8 November 2014, at 20:43