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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Carracosta (disambiguation).
Carracosta
Prototurtle Pokémon
アバゴーラ
Abagoura
#565
Carracosta



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Carracosta
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
178.6 lbs. 81.0 kg
Carracosta
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Carracosta
0
HP
0
Atk
2
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F565.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Carracosta (Japanese: アバゴーラ Abagoura) is a dual-type Water/Rock Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Tirtouga starting at level 37, after it is revived from a Cover Fossil.

Contents

Biology

Carracosta is a reptilian Pokémon resembling a bipedal, blue-colored sea turtle. Its stomach is pale blue. It has deep blue rocky structures encrusted on its face, back, and the sides of its chest forming a "mask" and shell. Its flippers are long with black finger-like protrusions at the tips. Carracosta has a thick tail and short legs with two-toed feet.

Carracosta's flippers have enough power to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker with one slap. It once lived in the sea millions of years ago and is now considered extinct. It hides in its shell to imitate as a boulder in order to ambush prey. Carracosta has extremely strong jaws, allowing it to eat steel frames and rocks, in addition to prey, devouring every last piece of flesh and bone. It preys on Omanyte and Omastar.

In the anime

Carracosta in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Carracosta made their main series debut in a flashback in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1. They defended a young Ferris and a Tirtouga from a flock of attacking Archen. They physically appeared in the follow-up episode, where the Tirtouga that Ferris befriended also evolved into one after being forcefully revived by Dr. Zager.

Minor appearances

Carracosta debuted in the opening sequence of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW076 Carracosta Ash's Pokédex Carracosta, the Prototurtle Pokémon and the evolved form of Tirtouga. Living in the sea and on land, Carracosta has incredibly strong jaws and is capable of destroying a giant boulder with one powerful slap.

In the manga

Carracosta in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Costa

A Carracosta appeared in a fantasy in Mine Mayhem.

In A Cold Reception, Black's Tirtouga, nicknamed Costa, evolved into a Carracosta during his Gym battle against Brycen. This allowed Costa to defeat Brycen's Beartic and win the battle.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Zengai has a Carracosta that he can use as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Carracosta (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Carracosta is the adoptive father of the partner Pokémon. He is stern and strict, but means well.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #071
Unova
B2W2: #127
Black They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
Black 2 It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They can live in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Y It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Omega Ruby They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Alpha Sapphire It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #195
Alola
USUM: #242
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It constructed its sturdy shell by crunching and swallowing the hard shells or bones of its prey.
Moon Active both on land and in the sea, this Pokémon drags its land-based prey into the water to finish it off.
Ultra Sun Its jaws are terrifyingly powerful. It could eat Omastar and Omanyte whole and not be bothered in the slightest by their shells.
Ultra Moon Carracosta eats every last bit of the prey it catches, even the shells and bones, to further strengthen its sturdy shell.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #148
Sword
Shield

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tirtouga
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Tirtouga
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tirtouga
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tirtouga
Generation VII
Sun
Evolve Tirtouga
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Tirtouga
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
MD GTI
Tyrian Maze (B1-B11), Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Scalchop Beach (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Carracosta Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Marlon's)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
133
124 - 203 243 - 401
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total:
495
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 ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
1212 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2121 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2727 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3030 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
3333 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4141 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4646 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5151 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Block Normal Status —% 5
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 90% 15
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carracosta in Generation VIII
  • 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 Carracosta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carracosta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carracosta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT565.png

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

#617
Shuffle565.png

Paralysis Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO565.png Base Stamina: 179 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 197
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Surf, Ancient Power, Body Slam

Evolution

564Tirtouga.png
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37
565Carracosta.png
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 565.png Spr b 5b 565.png Spr 5b 565.png Spr b 5b 565.png
Spr 5b 565 s.png Spr b 5b 565 s.png Spr 5b 565 s.png Spr b 5b 565 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 565.png Spr b 6x 565.png Spr 6x 565.png Spr b 6x 565.png
Spr 6x 565 s.png Spr b 6x 565 s.png Spr 6x 565 s.png Spr b 6x 565 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 565.png Spr b 7s 565.png Spr 7s 565.png Spr b 7s 565.png
Spr 7s 565 s.png Spr b 7s 565 s.png Spr 7s 565 s.png Spr b 7s 565 s.png
Front Back Front Back
565MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Carracosta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Carracosta appears to draw inspiration from Archelon, the largest known species of sea turtle from the Late Cretaceous period. Its blue skin and dark gray carapace give it the same color scheme as the leatherback sea turtle. The fact it eats steel beams draws from the fact that sea turtles are able to bend metal bars with their jaws. The front of its shell also bears resemblance to a bulletproof vest.

Name origin

Carracosta may be a combination of carapace (a hard, protective covering, i.e. a shell) and costa (Latin, Spanish and Portuguese for coast, a reference to its habitat). Carra may also refer to the Carrara fossil formation, which contains numerous trilobite fossils.

Abagoura may be a combination of 暴れる abareru (to thrash or act violently), 肋 abara (rib cage), and 甲羅 kōra (shell).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アバゴーラ Abagoura From 暴れる abareru, abara and 甲羅 kōra
France Flag.png French Mégapagos From mega and Galápagos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carracosta Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karippas From Karibik and/or Carapax
Italy Flag.png Italian Carracosta Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 늑골라 Neukgolra From 늑골 neukgol and 라 ra may be from its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 肋骨海龜 / 肋骨海龟 Lèigǔhǎiguī From 肋骨 lèigǔ and 海龜 hǎiguī


Related articles

External links


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