Cilan's Stunfisk

Cilan's Stunfisk
デントのマッギョ Dent's Maggyo
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Cilan's Stunfisk
Debuts in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Caught at Route 4
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Cilan
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Stunfisk Unshō Ishizuka Bill Rogers

Cilan's Stunfisk (Japanese: デントのマッギョ Dent's Maggyo) was the second Pokémon that Cilan caught in the Unova region, and his third overall.

In the anime


Stunfisk in its debut

Pokémon the Series: Black & White


In Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, Stunfisk was inhabiting a lake with its friend Palpitoad and a group of Tympole. Palpitoad asked for Stunfisk's help to get rid of Ash and Oshawott as it viewed them as intruders. Stunfisk managed to get them out of the lake and planned to guard against them, but Cilan used his fishing skills with his special lure to catch and pull Stunfisk to shore. Palpitoad then appeared before the group and had Stunfisk fire Mud Bomb at the Pokémon Connoisseur but he managed to evade it. Cilan lifted his fishing rod in the air and started to spin Stunfisk around, keeping it at bay until Ash could defeat and capture Palpitoad. Once he did, Cilan dropped the Trap Pokémon to the ground, which knocked it out with the combination of dizziness, allowing Cilan to capture it.

Stunfisk and Palpitoad

In The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!, it battled Luke's Larvesta in the quarter finals of the Club Battle tournament, in which Stunfisk showed the remarkable ability to leap into the air and glide, flapping its fins as wings. Even though Stunfisk's Scald was super effective against Larvesta, Larvesta minimized the damage by covering itself in its own String Shot, acting as a shield. Larvesta then roasted Stunfisk with a powerful Flamethrower, knocking it out.

In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 Stunfisk was called out to battle Tornadus and Thundurus, blocking a Thunder attack aimed at Axew with its Mud Bomb, it then teamed up with Pikachu to battle. Stunfisk used its amazing jumping ability to get itself and Pikachu into the air so that they could launch a Thunder ShockThunderbolt combination at the two legendary Pokémon. However, Pikachu was knocked off Stunfisk's back and it was then struck by a powerful Hammer Arm attack, knocking it out.

In Cilan Takes Flight!, Cilan called upon Stunfisk to participate in Skyla's "Air Battle" simulation, during which she predicted that Stunfisk would be defeated by her Swoobat. However, by the time Stunfisk was sent out to battle her, Swoobat had already been defeated by Crustle. Stunfisk was sent out to fight Skyla's Swanna after Crustle was defeated. Despite Thunder Shock being extremely effective against Swanna, it was still able to throw Stunfisk off momentum and into the air with Hurricane. Cilan had Stunfisk take advantage of its situation and use Scald while spinning, showering Swanna in hot water, which burnt it. Stunfisk was then defeated after Swanna used Aqua Ring to heal the burn and hit it with Brave Bird.

In Crisis at Ferroseed Research!, Stunfisk helped a group of Ferroseed, who had become overcharged with electricity, by soaking up the excess electrical energy then releasing it outside.

Stunfisk and Cilan

In Battling Authority Once Again!, Stunfisk battled Horatio's Cinccino during the second round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. Stunfisk won the battle with its newly learned Sludge Bomb attack, allowing Cilan to advance to the semi-final round.

Decolore Islands

Stunfisk was called out in To Catch a Rotom! by Cilan to find out how its Thunder Shock attack would taste to a trio of Rotom. Much to Stunfisk's embarrassment, the Plasma Pokémon disliked the electricity it produced. When Team Rocket began their plan to capture the Rotom by feeding them electricity, Stunfisk volunteered to help by feeding them its own, but was shot down by Cilan. However, Stunfisk managed to rescue the Rotom alongside Krookodile and Excadrill by shielding them from the electricity, absorbing it as a Ground-type.


In BWS01, Stunfisk helped Ayumi perfect her partner Pikachu's Thunderbolt. After a few attempts, they finally landed a hit on Stunfisk, who giddily enjoyed absorbing the electricity. Stunfisk was later seen playing with Pikachu while Cilan, Brock, and Ayumi ate lunch.

Pokémon the Series: XY

In XYS06, Stunfisk defended Bonnie from a wild Clawitzer.

Personality and characteristics

Stunfisk crying after being stepped on
Stunfisk showing its ability to "fly"

Stunfisk was quite aggressive in its debut, like the other Pokémon living in the lake. However strong Stunfisk was, it still obeyed Palpitoad, proving it doesn't function well in a group without being a 'follower'. After Cilan caught Stunfisk, its personality did not change, as shown in Archeops In The Modern World!, when, after being brought out by Emolga's Volt Switch, it attacked a newly-revived, curious Archen with a Thunder Shock attack when Archen bit it, and subsequently laughed. However, it seems to have completely accepted Cilan as its Trainer, and new leader figure, as it shows him nothing but its utmost respect.

In Crisis at Chargestone Cave!, Stunfisk did not show any aggression towards the other Pokémon, even smiling as it watched Oshawott flirt with Emolga, showing that it is satisfied with its group. Stunfisk also dislikes being stepped on, and cries whenever it happens, as seen in The Lonely Deino! and To Catch a Rotom!.

Moves used

Using Mud Bomb
Move First Used In
Camouflage Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Thunder Shock  Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Mud Bomb  Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Scald  The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
Sludge Bomb  Battling Authority Once Again!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Stunfisk appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice and in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Stunfisk.

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