Croconaw (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
#160: Feraligatr Feraligatr
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Croconaw (disambiguation).
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
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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
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HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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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.

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

Croconaw made its TV debut in The Legend of Thunder!, under the ownership of Marina and the nickname of Wani-Wani. 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

Croconaw made its main series debut in Mother of All Battles, under the ownership of Ranger Mason, who uses it to help 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

Croconaw debuted in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, under the ownership of Dundee. He used it 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

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Jō's Croconaw

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Gold's Croconaw

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

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond Once it bites down, it won't let go until it loses its fangs. New fangs quickly grow into place.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

In Pokémon Colosseum, only one Croconaw can be obtained per game without trading, regardless of location.

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)
Realgam Tower (if not snagged in Phenac City)
Snagem Hideout (if Rosso was battled in Phenac City)
Shadow PKMN Lab (if Verde was battled in Phenac City)
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Totodile
Legends: Arceus
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 EX
Evolve Kris's Totodile
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (23F-29F)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum   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

Croconaw is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1313 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2121 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
2424 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3030 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3939 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4848 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
5151 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5757 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
6060 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Croconaw
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Croconaw
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM02  TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM07  TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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
TM49  TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TM99  TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Croconaw
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Croconaw
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
      
     
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
   Block Normal Status —% 5
      
      
      
 
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
      
 
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
      Fake Tears* Dark Status 100% 20
    Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
      
      
      
      
      
      
  
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
  Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
      Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
      
  
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Croconaw 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 Croconaw in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Croconaw
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Croconaw
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - 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 Croconaw
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Croconaw
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves 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!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:   
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Water
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-091/N-020
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#586
 

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Totodile
 Water 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Croconaw
 Water 
 
Level 30
 
Second evolution
Feraligatr
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Croconaw images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Croconaw is the starter Pokémon with the shortest level gap between evolutions at 12, evolving from Totodile at level 18, and into Feraligatr at level 30.
  • Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames from being traded on the GTS, an English-language Croconaw cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White.
  • Croconaw has the same base stat values as Wartortle, but distributed differently. The same holds true for the other members of their respective evolutionary lines.

Origin

Croconaw appears to be based on a crocodilian. It appears to have a prehistoric theme as its head spikes and chest patterns seems to be based on the wild hair and animal-skin cloth worn by cavemen while its head resembles that of a theropod dinosaur.

Name origin

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

Alligates may be derived from alligator.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アリゲイツ Alligates From alligator
  French Crocrodil From crocodile and croc
  Spanish Croconaw Same as English name
  German Tyracroc From Tyrann and Krokodil
  Italian Croconaw Same as English name
  Korean 엘리게이 Alliga From alligator
  Mandarin Chinese 藍鱷 / 蓝鳄 Lán'è From 藍 / 蓝 lán and 鱷魚 / 鳄魚 èyú
  Cantonese Chinese 藍鱷 Làahmngohk From làahm and 鱷魚 ngohkyùh


Related articles

External links

  #158: Totodile
Pokémon
#160: Feraligatr  


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