Carvanha (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Carvanha
Savage Pokémon
キバニア
Kibanha
#0318
Carvanha



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rough Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Carvanha
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
45.9 lbs. 20.8 kg
Carvanha
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
88
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
61
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Carvanha
0
HP
1
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
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
35
External Links

Carvanha (Japanese: キバニア Kibanha) is a dual-type Water/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Sharpedo starting at level 30.

Biology

Carvanha is a fish Pokémon with a body covered in tiny, sharp denticles. The top half of its spherical body is blue, while the bottom half is red with a yellow, four-pointed star below its mouth. It has two yellow dorsal fins above its eyes that resemble shark fins, and a matching pelvic fin on its belly. Its pectoral fins are also yellow. The caudal fin is composed of two red spines with a thin yellow membrane stretched between them.

It has powerful jaws and razor-sharp teeth that are able to chew through solid steel, rip up boat hulls, and rip wooden boats to pieces. As a result, sailors avoid getting their boats dented by it at all costs. Carvanha has been responsible for the destruction of many boats that come into contact with it. They mercilessly swarm any intruder and prey that invades their territory, but they become timid when alone. It only attacks when in a group of five or more, becoming instantly vicious. Carvanha is drawn towards the scent of blood. It lives in rivers that course through jungles, as well as temperate regions. Each Carvanha school has its own territory. It competes with Basculin for food.

Prior to Generation V, Carvanha and its evolved form, Sharpedo, were the only known Pokémon that could have Rough Skin as an Ability.

Evolution

Carvanha evolves into Sharpedo.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#097
Kanto
#—
Ruby Carvanha's strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha's territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Emerald Carvanha attack ships in swarms, making them sink. Although it is said to be a very vicious Pokémon, it timidly flees as soon as it finds itself alone.
FireRed It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White
Black 2 They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #055
Hoenn
#102
X They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
Y It lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
Omega Ruby Carvanha's strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire If anything invades Carvanha's territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #264
Alola
 US  UM : #345
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun Each school has its own territory. Any intruders are mercilessly attacked with fangs bared.
Moon If they scent the faintest trace of blood, they rush to attack en masse. When alone, they're rather cowardly.
Ultra Sun They're such cowards that they won't hunt alone. When five or so of them get together, they suddenly turn ferocious!
Ultra Moon With its sturdy jaws and fangs, it can easily chomp wooden boats to splinters. It fights with Basculin over food.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #111
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It won't attack while it's alone—not even if it spots prey. Instead, it waits for other Carvanha to join it, and then the Pokémon attack as a group.
Shield These Pokémon have sharp fangs and powerful jaws. Sailors avoid Carvanha dens at all costs.
Brilliant Diamond They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


 
Carvanha in the Alola Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Emerald
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
Platinum
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Warm Beach
Generation V
Black White
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Village Bridge (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 22 (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 118 and 119 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Sharpedo
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Breaker Coast (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands (Fishing)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Great Marsh (Super Rod)
Grand Underground - Riverbank Cave, Fountainspring Cave, Still-Water Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Stormy Sea (35F-39F), Silver Trench (30F-39F), Far-off Sea (30F-39F), Fantasy Strait (B30)
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B14F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B14F)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Coral Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas), Silver Isles: Windy Sea (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Stormy Sea (30F-39F), Silver Trench (30F-39F), Far-Off Sea (30F-40F)
Fainted Pokémon: Northwind Field, Northern Range, Solar Cave, Marvelous Sea
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 591
Event: Pokémon Safari (First release)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Carvanha Egg All Japan 1 January 17 to March 1, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Carvanha Egg Japanese Region Japan 1 April 1 to 30, 2016

Held items

Games Held items
XD
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
Black White
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
305
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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Carvanha is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
088 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2828 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
4444 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM16 TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23 TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26 TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27 TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33 TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35 TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36 TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45 TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52 TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM55 TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57 TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67 TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79 TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85 TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 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
TR12 TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13 TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TR32 TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35 TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58 TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR84 TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR97 TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR98 TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03 TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07 TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM12 TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13 TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14 TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17 TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18 TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM32 TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM41 TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42 TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44 TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46 TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM49 TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55 TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58 TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66 TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM78 TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM79 TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82 TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90 TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95 TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM99 TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carvanha 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 Carvanha in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
Swift* Normal Special 60 —% 20
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Carvanha 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 Carvanha in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Refresh Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • 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 Carvanha
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Carvanha
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Carvanha (Secret Wonders 81)
Splash Team Aqua's Carvanha (EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 48)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.9%
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can munch down a cow. No problem!
26%-50% HP This is looking bad... My health is down by half.
1%-25% HP It's grim... My fangs aren't working properly...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm going on an eating spree!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Rescue
Connected to: Tentacruel
Connection Orb Set: 4

Phrases
Normal I feel like sinking my teeth into things!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm getting sore from swimming...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-117
Carvanha chomps repeatedly with sharp fangs. Beware if they are in a pack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-071
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 36 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Carvanha are helping out with Gyarados's Aqua Dash in the Beach Zone. They wouldn't let Bidoof build any bridges.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#227
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 39
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Bite, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Crunch, Poison Fang, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Carvanha
 Water  Dark 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Sharpedo
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Carvanha images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Carvanha in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Carvanha debuted in A Corphish Out of Water. When Ash had to take his sick Corphish to a Pokémon Center, he had to cross a river that was infested with them.

In The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, James tried to catch a Carvanha with a bazooka-powered net, only for it to bite through the net and escape.

In The Cuteness Quotient!, Jessie pulled a Carvanha from the Rocket Prize Master during their scheme to steal the Pokémon participating in the Friendship Festival.

Minor appearances

In A Three Team Scheme!, Shelly's Carvanha was swimming in a lake located underground in a Secret Base built by Keanu.

A Carvanha appeared in Whiscash and Ash.

A Carvanha appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Pinch Healing!, multiple Carvanha were living in Fennel Valley.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Carvanha was living in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

Multiple Carvanha appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Carvanha appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Two Carvanha appeared in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, during a fantasy.

A Carvanha appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG024 Carvanha Ash's Pokédex Carvanha, the Savage Pokémon. Carvanha has powerful jaws and razor-sharp teeth able to chew through solid steel. Carvanha will form packs and attack any invaders in its territory.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Carvanha was in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Carvanha appeared in PMDP17.

Pokémon Adventures

Carvanha was one of the Pokémon owned by Aqua Admin Amber, first appearing in Lombre Larceny. Amber used Carvanha's Rough Skin to wear down Sapphire's Torchic and Aron. It was later left behind at the Seafloor Cavern to cover for its Trainer as he made his escape.

A Carvanha appeared in Goodra Spits, under the ownership of a Team Aqua Grunt.

In Kyogre Returns, a second Matt appears using a Carvanha at Mossdeep City to attack Sapphire to prevent her from stopping Zinnia's plan.

In the TCG

Main article: Carvanha (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Carvanha appears to be based on a piranha, with its red underside particularly bringing to mind the red-bellied piranha. The star on its underside may allude to sharks like starspotted smooth-hound or starry smooth-hound.

Name origin

Carvanha may be a combination of carve or carnivore and piranha. It may also involve Carcharodon carcharias (scientific name of the great white shark).

Kibanha may be a combination of 牙 kiba (fang) and piranha.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese キバニア Kibanha From kiba and piranha
  French Carvanha Same as English name
  Spanish Carvanha Same as English name
  German Kanivanha From carnivore and Piranha
  Italian Carvanha Same as English name
  Korean 샤프니아 Sharpnia From sharp and piranha
  Mandarin Chinese 利牙魚 / 利牙鱼 Lìyáyú From , , and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 利牙魚 Leihngàh'yùh From leih, , and yùh


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