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Bruxish
Gnash Teeth Pokémon
ハギギシリ
Hagigishiri
#779
Bruxish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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Weight
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

Contents

Biology

Bruxish is a fish-like Pokémon 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 an 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 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. Prey, which includes Shellder and Mareanie are ground into mush and eaten.

When emitting psychic power, Bruxish grinds its teeth. 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]

Bruxish is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Psychic Fangs by leveling up.

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.

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.

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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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

In side games

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Razor Fang Razor Fang (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Razor Fang Razor Fang (5%)

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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Bruxish's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#801
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Mega Boost++
Fills the Mega Gauge of same type of Pokémon even more.


Evolution

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Unevolved
Bruxish
 Water  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
779MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Bruxish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bruxish may be based on reef triggerfish, the state fish of Hawaii. It may also be based on different 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 derive from some 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハギギシリ Hagigishiri From ha, カワハギ kawahagi, ぎっしり gisshiri, and 歯軋り hagishiri
France Flag.png French Denticrisse From dent, crisse, or a pun on dentifrice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bruxish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knirfish From knirschen and fish
Italy Flag.png Italian Bruxish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 치갈기 Chigalgi From 쥐치 jwichi, 치 (齒) chi and 갈기 galgi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 磨牙彩皮魚 Mòhngàhchóipèihyú From 磨牙 mòhngàh, chói, pèi, and
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 磨牙彩皮魚 / 磨牙彩皮鱼 Móyácǎipíyú From 磨牙 móyá, cǎi, , and 魚 / 鱼


Notes

External links

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