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Dhelmise
Sea Creeper Pokémon
ダダリン
Dadarin
#781
Dhelmise



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Grass
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Steelworker Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
12'10" 3.9 m
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Weight
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
181
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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0
Speed
0
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0
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0
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0
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Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Dhelmise (Japanese: ダダリン Dadarin) is a dual-type Ghost/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Contents

Biology

Dhelmise is a Pokémon made up of an anchor and ship's wheel, held together by a mass of green seaweed. The anchor is a rusty brown mottled with blackish spots. The seaweed, which is Dhelmise's true body, partially envelops the thick, curved bottom of the anchor in a zigzag fashion, leaving empty spaces that look like sharp teeth. The seaweed continues upward to cover the anchor's thin shank and the spindle of the wheel. Five individual strands of seaweed trail off this small hub is a star-shape.

The ship's wheel is lavender on the outside with a yellow inner rim. It is affixed to the back of the spindle by its center and able to rotate freely. The noticeably damaged wheel features six spokes and four handles, all of which are yellow. There are two lavender stubs where the other handles should be. A simple compass, resembling an eye, is set into a yellow ring-shaped component on one side of the wheel; mirroring this is an identical ring on the opposite side, though nothing is set into it.

Dhelmise prefers large prey, such as Wailmer and Wailord. The heavy anchor can be swung with enough force to knock out its prey in a single blow. The victim is then enveloped in seaweed, which can be stretched hundreds of yards, and its life-force drained. In addition to hunting, this Pokémon maintains itself by adding new detritus and seaweed to its body. It is known to get along well with Skrelp and Dragalge.

Dhelmise is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Anchor Shot.

In the anime

In the main series

Dhelmise in the anime

Major appearances

Dhelmise debuted in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, where it was protecting a Mystic Water that Kanoa was trying to get for Ida. It was eventually defeated by Lana's Popplio, who used Hydro Vortex.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM040 Dhelmise Rotom Pokédex Dhelmise, the Sea Creeper Pokémon. A Grass and Ghost type. The anchor Dhelmise throws around can smash even the hardest of rocks.

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Dhelmise appeared in Moonlight.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dhelmise debuted in PASM35, under the ownership of Acerola.

In the TCG

Main article: Dhelmise (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #263
Alola
USUM: #344
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Swinging its massive anchor, it can KO Wailord in a single blow. What appears to be green seaweed is actually its body.
Moon The soul of seaweed adrift in the waves became reborn as this Pokémon. It maintains itself with new infusions of seabed detritus and seaweed.
Ultra Sun It wraps its prey in green seaweed and sucks away their vitality. It only likes to go after big prey like Wailord.
Ultra Moon Its chain-like green seaweed can stretch outward for hundreds of yards. For some reason, it gets along well with Skrelp.
Generation VIII Galar
#360
Sword After a piece of seaweed merged with debris from a sunken ship, it was reborn as this ghost Pokémon.
Shield After lowering its anchor, it waits for its prey. It catches large Wailord and drains their life-force.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Seafolk Village (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seafolk Village (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach (Fishing)

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Dhelmise Appears

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
517
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
088 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
2424 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3232 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
3636 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4040 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4444 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5252 Anchor Shot Steel Physical 08080 100100% 20
5656 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
6060 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
6464 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dhelmise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dhelmise

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR72Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR79Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dhelmise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dhelmise

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dhelmise 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 Dhelmise in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dhelmise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dhelmise

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dhelmise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dhelmise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#778
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Hitting Streak+
Deals even more damage the more times in a row it is triggered.
Skill Swapper: Shadow Shock

Evolution

781Dhelmise.png
Unevolved
Dhelmise
 Ghost  Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 781.png Spr b 7s 781.png Spr 7s 781.png Spr b 7s 781.png
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Front Back Front Back
781MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Dhelmise images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dhelmise appears to be a cluster of seaweed holding together the anchor and a helm of a wrecked ship. Its behaviour may be a reference to two famous captains in classic literature, Captain Ahab the main protagonist in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that dies tied to his own harpoon while trying to kill a whale, and the captain of the ghost ship Demeter, that in Bram Stoker's Dracula is found tied to the helm of the ship after being drained by the protagonist.

The type of seaweed it is based on is possibly the Codium fragile, also known as "dead man's fingers". Dhelmise's concept as a seaweed-based monster is reminiscent of the works of William Hope Hodgson, particularly his Sargasso Sea Stories. It may also draw inspiration from giant and colossal squids, which are preyed upon by sperm whales.

Name origin

Dhelmise may be a combination of demise and helm.

Dadarin may be a combination of 祟り tatari (cursed) and 舵輸 darin (rudder wheel).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ダダリン Dadarin From 祟り tatari and 舵輸 darin
France Flag.png French Sinistrail From sinistre and gouvernail
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dhelmise Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Moruda From mors, modrig, and Ruder
Italy Flag.png Italian Dhelmise Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타타륜 Tataryun From 타륜 (舵輪) taryun
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 破破舵輪 Popotòhlèuhn From po and 舵輸 tòhlèuhn
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 破破舵輪 / 破破舵轮 Pòpòduòlún From and 舵輸 / 舵轮 duòlún


External links

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