Carracosta (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
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Carracosta



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
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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
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Weight
178.6 lbs. 81.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
2
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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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.

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 or knock out a foe. It once lived in the sea millions of years ago and is now considered extinct. It hides in its shell to imitate 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. This diet allows Carracosta to develop a thick and sturdy shell. Carracosta is an active hunter on both land and sea. However, it moves slowly on land, so once it finds prey on land, Carracosta drags it into the water to finish it off. 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.

A Carracosta appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage.

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon RéBURST

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 Carracosta completely devours its prey—bones, shells, and all. Because of this, Carracosta's own shell grows thick and sturdy.
Shield This Pokémon emerges from the water in search of prey despite the fact that it moves more slowly on land.


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
Frigid Sea (Wanderer)


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
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Masters EX
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 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM83  TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  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 EP 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Flail Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#617
 

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


Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
 
Level 37
 
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Carracosta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Carracosta and its pre-evolved form are the only Fossil Pokémon to have Rock as their secondary type instead of their primary type.
  • Carracosta and its pre-evolved form have only been obtainable with their Hidden Ability in the Pokémon Dream World. Due to the closure of the Pokémon Global Link, they could no longer be obtained with their Hidden Ability except through breeding. The Tirtouga family's Hidden Ability can currently be obtained via the Ability Patch.

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
  Japanese アバゴーラ Abagoura From 暴れる abareru, abara and 甲羅 kōra
  French Mégapagos From méga- and tortue des Galápagos
  Spanish Carracosta Same as English name
  German Karippas From Karibik, Rippe and Carapax
  Italian Carracosta Same as English name
  Korean 늑골라 Neukgolra From 늑골 neukgol and 라 ra may be from its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 肋骨海龜 / 肋骨海龟 Lèigǔhǎiguī From 肋骨 lèigǔ and 海龜 hǎiguī


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