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Croconaw
Big Jaw Pokémon
アリゲイツ
Alligates
#159
Croconaw



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Croconaw
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Weight
55.1 lbs. 25.0 kg
Croconaw
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
143
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Croconaw
0
HP
1
Atk
1
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
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Footprint
F159.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Croconaw (Japanese: アリゲイツ Alligates) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Totodile starting at level 18 and evolves into Feraligatr starting at level 30.

Contents

Biology

Croconaw is a bipedal, crocodilian Pokémon. It has well-developed, rounded jaws with two fangs visible in the corners of the lower jaw even when closed. Its eyes are red with black markings around them. There are three clusters of red spikes on its body: one with three points on top of its head, one with two points between its shoulders, and a diamond-shaped one near the tip of its tail. While most of its body is blue, its lower jaw is yellow and there is an asymmetrical, yellow-and-blue pattern around its chest that resembles a spotted animal skin.

Although Croconaw is described as always having forty-eight fangs lining its mouth, only six are discernible. The tips of its teeth are slanted backward similar to a barbed fish hook; this makes them impossible to remove once embedded in something. If it loses any teeth, they will quickly grow back. Croconaw can rarely be found near water.

In the anime

Croconaw in the anime

Major appearances

Wani-Wani

Marina's Croconaw, nicknamed Wani-Wani, appeared in The Legend of Thunder!. She obtained it as a Totodile from Professor Elm. In A Stand-Up Sit-Down!, it was revealed to have evolved into a Feraligatr.

Khoury's Croconaw

In Bagged Then Tagged!, Khoury's Totodile evolved during a Tag Battle against Ash's Monferno and Dawn's Cyndaquil, where it was partnered with Lyra's Chikorita. Despite the evolution, they were defeated.

Other

In Mother Of All Battles, a Croconaw helps Ranger Mason protect her reserve. It also battled the Pokémon Poacher Brothers when they targeted a Larvitar and its mother Tyranitar.

In The Champ Twins!, Bryan used a Croconaw in a battle against Ash and Dawn alongside his twin brother Ryan and his Quilava. The twins were initially able to defeat Ash's Turtwig and Dawn's Piplup due to the latter two having a lack of teamwork, but they were defeated in the rematch.

In The Pirates of Decolore!, a Croconaw abandoned by its Trainer had become the leader of a group of pirate Pokémon, which consisted of an Azumarill, Octillery, and Ducklett. After losing in a Double Battle between Ash, Snivy, and Pignite, Croconaw, and the other pirates stopped stealing and joined Officer Jenny's coast guard after apologizing to everybody they stole from.

Minor appearances

In Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, Dundee used a Croconaw to battle Ash's Pikachu, but they lost to Pikachu's Thunder Shock.

A Croconaw appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai hit a Croconaw with a Dark Void.

A Croconaw appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Croconaw appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

In The Power of Us, a Trainer's Croconaw competed in the Pokémon Catch Race. A second Trainer's Croconaw was seen in a flashback.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP029 Croconaw Dawn's Pokédex Croconaw, the Big Jaw Pokémon, and the evolved form of Totodile. It opens its mouth wide and attacks, and if it loses its teeth, they regrow quickly.
DP147 Croconaw Lyra's Pokédex Croconaw, the Big Jaw Pokémon, and the evolved form of Totodile. Once it bites down on something, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. But new fangs grow back quickly.
DP147 Croconaw's attacks Khoury's Pokédex The moves Croconaw is able to use are: Bite, Aqua Tail, Superpower, and Hydro Pump.

In the manga

Croconaw in The Golden Boys

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Main article: Jō's Croconaw

In Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure, owned a Totodile that evolved into Croconaw, and then into Feraligatr.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Silver's Croconaw

Silver's Totodile evolved into a Croconaw in Totodile Rock, which then evolved into a Feraligatr with the other two starter Pokémon whilst fighting the powerful, angry Lugia of the Whirl Islands.

A Croconaw appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Gold's Croconaw

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Gold's Totodile evolves into a Croconaw.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

A Croconaw was one of the Pokémon that Lunick asked for help in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One.

In the TCG

Main article: Croconaw (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#008
Gold If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Silver It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
Crystal The tips of its fangs are slanted backward. Once those fangs clamp down, the prey has no hope of escape.
Stadium 2 If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Once Croconaw has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in.
Sapphire
Emerald Once its jaws clamp down on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like fishhooks, they become irremovably embedded.
FireRed It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
LeafGreen If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#008
Diamond Once it bites down, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
SoulSilver It opens its huge jaws wide when attacking. If it loses any fangs while biting, they grow back in.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Once it bites down, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
White
Black 2 Once it bites down, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X If it loses a fang, a new one grows back in its place. There are always 48 fangs lining its mouth.
Y Once it bites down, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
Omega Ruby Once Croconaw has clamped its jaws on its foe, it will absolutely not let go. Because the tips of its fangs are forked back like barbed fishhooks, they become impossible to remove when they have sunk in.
Alpha Sapphire
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 II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Totodile
Crystal
Evolve Totodile
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Totodile
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Phenac City (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Totodile
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Totodile
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Totodile
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Totodile
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Huge Storage 2, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Northwind Field (27F-29F), Mt. Faraway (30F-39F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B15F)
MD Stormy
Evolve Totodile
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 437
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Rippling Shoal (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Masters
Evolve Kris's Totodile

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Total:
405
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
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

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


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Croconaw (Neo Genesis 32)
Croconaw (Expedition 74)
Take Down Croconaw (Expedition 74)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani159.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Rub-a-Dub River
Phrases
51%-100% HP It doesn't matter if I lose my fangs--they grow back in!
26%-50% HP My health is getting down to around half.
1%-25% HP I'm exhausted... I can't open my jaws...
Level up Leveled up! I can feel more fangs growing in!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 159.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 30 Max. exp.: 55
Browser entry R-074
Croconaw attacks with globs of water. Beware of puddles on the ground, too!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-091/N-020
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush159Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT159.png

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

#586
Shuffle159.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO159.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 150 Base Defense: 142
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Totodile Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Scratch
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Ice Punch, Water Pulse

Evolution

158Totodile.png
Unevolved
Totodile
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 18
159Croconaw.png
First evolution
Croconaw
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
160Feraligatr.png
Second evolution
Feraligatr
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 159.png Spr b 2g 159.png Spr 2s 159.png Spr b 2g 159.png Spr 2c 159.png Spr b 2c 159.png
Spr 2g 159 s.png Spr b 2g 159 s.png Spr 2s 159 s.png Spr b 2g 159 s.png Spr 2c 159 s.png Spr b 2c 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 159.png Spr b 3r 159.png Spr 3e 159.png Spr b 3r 159.png Spr 3r 159.png Spr b 3r 159.png
Spr 3r 159 s.png Spr b 3r 159 s.png Spr 3e 159 s.png Spr b 3r 159 s.png Spr 3r 159 s.png Spr b 3r 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 159.png Spr b 4d 159.png Spr 4d 159.png Spr b 4p 159.png Spr 4h 159.png Spr b 4h 159.png
Spr 4d 159 s.png Spr b 4d 159 s.png Spr 4d 159 s.png Spr b 4p 159 s.png Spr 4h 159 s.png Spr b 4p 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 159.png Spr b 5b 159.png Spr 5b 159.png Spr b 5b 159.png
Spr 5b 159 s.png Spr b 5b 159 s.png Spr 5b 159 s.png Spr b 5b 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 159.png Spr b 6x 159.png Spr 6x 159.png Spr b 6x 159.png
Spr 6x 159 s.png Spr b 6x 159 s.png Spr 6x 159 s.png Spr b 6x 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 159.png Spr b 7s 159.png Spr 7s 159.png Spr b 7s 159.png
Spr 7s 159 s.png Spr b 7s 159 s.png Spr 7s 159 s.png Spr b 7s 159 s.png
Front Back Front Back
159MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Croconaw images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Croconaw is based on a crocodilian. Also, its head spikes and chest patterns seem to be based on the wild hair and animal-skin cloth worn by cavemen.

Name origin

Croconaw is a combination of crocodile and gnaw, though it may also involve maw or jaw.

Alligates is derived from alligator.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アリゲイツ Alligates From alligator
France Flag.png French Crocrodil From crocodile and croc
Spain Flag.png Spanish Croconaw Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tyracroc From Tyrann and Krokodil
Italy Flag.png Italian Croconaw Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 엘리게이 Elligei From alligator
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 藍鱷 Làahm'ngohk Means "Blue crocodilian"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 藍鱷 / 蓝鳄 Lán'è Means "Blue crocodilian"


Related articles

External links

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#160: Feraligatr Feraligatr


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