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Carnivine
Bug Catcher Pokémon
マスキッパ
Muskippa
#455
Carnivine



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Carnivine
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
59.5 lbs. 27.0 kg
Carnivine
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
164
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Carnivine
0
HP
2
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
Shape
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F455.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Carnivine (Japanese: マスキッパ Muskippa) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

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

Contents

Biology

Carnivine with its mouth opened wide

Carnivine is a green Pokémon resembling a Venus flytrap. Its circular eyes have small pupils, and it has spiky teeth. Its stem is yellow with green spots, with red and green vines beneath with the appearance of tentacles. It can hang from tree branches using these vines, and it is said to look like a plant. It has two arms resembling leaves with three leafy 'fingers' each. Its mouth can open to about 180 degrees wide. With its mouth wide open, it attracts the prey it waits for with a sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey. It lives in forests and marshes. Its diet consists mostly of insects and small bugs.

In the anime

Carnivine in the anime

Major appearances

James's Carnivine

James has a Carnivine that debuted in Two Degrees of Separation!, where he retrieved it from one of his old mansions in Sinnoh. The episode also marked the species' debut. James was eventually forced to leave it at the Team Rocket HQ when he headed to Unova so that it wouldn't attract attention as a Pokémon not native to the region.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP004 Carnivine Ash's Pokédex Carnivine, the Bug Catcher Pokémon. It uses its sweet-smelling saliva to catch its prey.
DP143 Carnivine Khoury's Pokédex Carnivine, the Bug Catcher Pokémon. Carnivine latches onto trees in marshes and lures its prey with its sweet-smelling saliva.

In the manga

Carnivine in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Carnivine appeared in PMDP08.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Crafty Carnivine, while the main protagonists were in the Great Marsh catching Pokémon, a Carnivine began chasing Lax and Chatler.

A Trainer's Carnivine appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

A Carnivine liberated by Team Plasma appeared in PS547 as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

A Carnivine appeared in Pinsir Changes.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Carnivine made a cameo appearance as one of Team Galactic's Pokémon in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Carnivine appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

A Carnivine appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition, under the ownership of Magoichi.

In the TCG

Main article: Carnivine (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#131
Johto
#—
Diamond It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Pearl Hanging from branches using its tentacles, it looks like a plant. It awaits prey, mouth wide open.
Platinum It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
HeartGold It walks around on its tentacles in search of a tree branch where it can dangle down and ambush prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #289
Black It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
White
Black 2 Using its tentacles to lash itself to trees, it lies in wait for prey, luring it close with sweet-smelling drool.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #029
Hoenn
#—
X It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Y It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Omega Ruby It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva, then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Alpha Sapphire It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Sinnoh Sound)
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Route 18
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Northern Desert (7F-15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Northern Desert (7F-15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Conquest
Greenleaf
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Carnivine Crops Up!
Event: Carnivine Appears
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
454
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

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 ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

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


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Absorb Carnivine (Platinum 43)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 455.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-136
It shoots seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-238/N-052
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP455.png HP: ★★★ Move: Vine Whip
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Ekei and Yoshiaki
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT455.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#304
Shuffle455.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO455.png Base Stamina: 179 Base Attack: 187 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Vine Whip
Charged Attacks: Power Whip, Energy Ball, Crunch

Evolution

455Carnivine.png
Unevolved
Carnivine
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 455.png Spr b 4d 455.png Spr 4p 455.png Spr b 4p 455.png Spr 4p 455.png Spr b 4p 455.png
Spr 4d 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png Spr 4p 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png Spr 4p 455 s.png Spr b 4d 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 455.png Spr b 5b 455.png Spr 5b 455.png Spr b 5b 455.png
Spr 5b 455 s.png Spr b 5b 455 s.png Spr 5b 455 s.png Spr b 5b 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 455.png Spr b 6x 455.png Spr 6x 455.png Spr b 6x 455.png
Spr 6x 455 s.png Spr b 6x 455 s.png Spr 6x 455 s.png Spr b 6x 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 455.png Spr b 7s 455.png Spr 7s 455.png Spr b 7s 455.png
Spr 7s 455 s.png Spr b 7s 455 s.png Spr 7s 455 s.png Spr b 7s 455 s.png
Front Back Front Back
455MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Carnivine images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Toxic is depicted as two purple orbs spinning around each other towards the target. However, when Carnivine uses Toxic, the orbs travel erratically. The same animation is used for Spinda.
  • James's Carnivine is the only one of this species to have appeared in the anime.

Origin

Carnivine is based on a Venus flytrap.

Name origin

Carnivine is a combination of the words carnivore and vine.

Muskippa is a combination of Dionaea muscipula (the scientific name for the Venus Flytrap) and 空きっ腹 sukippara (hunger) or 喫飯 kippan (eating).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マスキッパ Muskippa From Dionaea muscipula and 空きっ腹 sukippara or 喫飯 kippan
France Flag.png French Vortente From carnivore and possibly tente
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carnivine Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Venuflibis From Venusfliegenfalle and Biss
Italy Flag.png Italian Carnivine Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무스틈니 Museuteumni From Dionaea muscipula, 틈새 teumsae, and 어금니 eogeumni
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尖牙籠 Jīmngàhlúhng Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尖牙籠 / 尖牙笼 Jiānyálóng Literally "Sharp-teethed cage"


Related articles

External links


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