Bruxish (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Bruxish
Gnash Teeth Pokémon
ハギギシリ
Hagigishiri
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Bruxish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Psychic
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Dazzling or Strong Jaw Cacophony
Cacophony
Wonder Skin
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
80 (18.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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Weight
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
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Bruxish (Japanese: ハギギシリ Hagigishiri) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

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

Biology

 
Bruxish's flower-like protuberance

Bruxish is a fishlike Pokémon with a thick skin covered in colorful scales and fins. The front of its body is light blue with large, dark purple lips and a mouth full of sharp teeth. The upper half of its body is mostly light purple, while the lower half is mostly yellow. The purple portion of its body is dotted with light blue spots. The yellow underside extends up around its eyes, which are light purple with light blue pupils. Its eyelids are dark purple with long, light blue eyelashes. Its fins are all dark purple, light blue, or a combination of the two colors: the pectoral fins are mostly dark purple with a short line blue line along the bottom, the dorsal fin is light blue, the ventral fin is dark purple, and the tail fin is dark purple with a light blue, heart-shaped marking in the middle. On top of its head is a protuberance with a dark purple bulb at the tip. The bulb is able to open like a flower, which reveals a light blue orb in the center.

This Pokémon buries itself on the seafloor, leaving only the growth on its head exposed. By emitting a low level of psychic power, it serves as a radar to detect prey. Additionally, the protuberance can emit a strong psychic power. Opponents bathed in this power are stricken with terrible headaches and fall unconscious.[1] Prey, which includes Shellder and Mareanie, are ground into mush and eaten. Toxapex is a rival of Bruxish in warm ocean currents.

When emitting psychic power, Bruxish grinds its teeth, which stimulates its brain and creates psychic energy. This sound is enough to send nearby Pokémon fleeing immediately. In the Alola region, lifeguards allow this Pokémon to remain in their area to prevent other, dangerous Water Pokémon from gathering.[1] Any sunlight reflecting on Bruxish's ripples will cause the water to shine brightly.

Bruxish is the only known Pokémon that can have Dazzling as an Ability. In Generation VII, Psychic Fangs was its signature move, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

In the anime

 
Bruxish in the anime

Major appearances

A Bruxish appeared in The Island Whisperer!, where it used its Psychic powers to trap a Wailmer near a rock formation in the sea. It then left the scene after Olivia and her Lycanroc scared it away with Rock Slide.

In All Out, All of the Time!, a Bruxish was caught by Goh during the Pokémon Catch Adventure Race.

Minor appearances

Bruxish debuted in Alola to New Adventure!, where Lana hooked one up while fishing.

A Bruxish appeared in The One That Didn't Get Away!. Mallow caught it whilst fishing, leading Tsareena to attack it before it left.

In All Out, All of the Time!, the All-Out Brothers attempted to catch a Bruxish during the Pokémon Catch Adventure Race, but it got away. They later caught one off-screen.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM031 Bruxish Rotom Pokédex Bruxish, the Gnash Teeth Pokémon. A Water and Psychic type. When the appendage on its head radiates psychic power, it gives off the sound of grinding teeth.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN076 Bruxish Goh's Rotom Phone Bruxish, the Gnash Teeth Pokémon. A Water and Psychic type. When Bruxish produces psychic power from the protrusion on its head, the gnashing of its teeth can create a painful grating sound.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Bruxish debuted in Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", where it attacked Professor Kukui's yacht.

A Bruxish appeared in a flashback in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart.

A Bruxish debuted in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar, under the ownership of Faba.

In the TCG

Main article: Bruxish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #243
Alola
USUM: #320
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun When it unleashes its psychic power from the protuberance on its head, the grating sound of grinding teeth echoes through the area.
Moon It stuns its prey with psychokinesis and then grinds them to mush with its strong teeth. Even Shellder's shell is no match for it.
Ultra Sun It burrows beneath the sand, radiating psychic power from the protuberance on its head. It waits for prey as it surveys the area.
Ultra Moon Its skin is thick enough to fend off Mareanie's spikes. With its robust teeth, Bruxish crunches up the spikes and eats them.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#335
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#55
Scarlet It grinds its teeth with great force to stimulate its brain. It fires the psychic energy created by this process from the protuberance on its head.
Violet When sunlight reflects on the ripples created by a Bruxish grinding its teeth, the water all around sparkles brilliantly.


     
Bruxish in the Alola Pokédex Bruxish in the Paldea Pokédex Bruxish in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 13, 14, and 15, Secluded Shore (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 13, 14, and 15 (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: East Paldean Sea
West Province: West Paldean Sea
Tera Raid Battles (3★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VII side games.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.


Held items

Games Held items
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Total:
475
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1717 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
2828 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3636 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4141 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100100% 10
4444 Wave Crash Water Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bruxish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bruxish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM183  TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bruxish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Bruxish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bruxish
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bruxish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bruxish

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#801
 

Mega Boost++
Fills the Mega Gauge of same type of Pokémon even more.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 169 Base Attack: 208 Base Defense: 145
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Water Gun, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Psychic Fangs, Aqua Tail

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Bruxish
 Water  Psychic 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Bruxish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Reference sheet by James Turner
  • Bruxish was designed by an unknown female designer. The design was finalized by James Turner, who also drew its reference sheet.[2][3]

Origin

Bruxish may be based on the reef triggerfish — also known as the humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa — the state fish of Hawaii. It may also be based on other species of triggerfish (such as the queen triggerfish, which bears similar coloration) or filefish.

Its colorful pattern resembles some styles of stereotypical psychedelic art. Its signature Ability suggests it is also related to dazzle camouflage.

Name origin

Bruxish may be a combination of bruxism and fish.

Hagigishiri may be a combination of 歯 ha (tooth), カワハギ kawahagi (filefish), ぎっしり gisshiri (densely packed), and 歯軋り hagishiri (bruxism).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ハギギシリ Hagigishiri From ha, カワハギ kawahagi, ぎっしり gisshiri, and 歯軋り hagishiri
  French Denticrisse From dent, crisse, or a pun on dentifrice
  Spanish Bruxish Same as English name
  German Knirfish From knirschen and fish
  Italian Bruxish Same as English name
  Korean 치갈기 Chigalgi From 쥐치 jwichi, 치 (齒) chi and 갈기 galgi
  Mandarin Chinese 磨牙彩皮魚 / 磨牙彩皮鱼 Móyácǎipíyú From 磨牙 móyá, cǎi, , and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 磨牙彩皮魚 Mòhngàhchóipèihyùh From 磨牙 mòhngàh, chói, pèi, and yùh


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Bruxish
  2. @JamesTurner_42 on Twitter: "Well spotted...the concept of Bruxish was by a different artist in Game Freak, but I was asked to finalize the design and draw the reference sheet..." (Posted on January 10, 2018).
  3. Archive of deleted tweet by @JamesTurner_42 (Posted on January 29, 2018).

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