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Frillish (Pokémon)

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#593: Jellicent Jellicent
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Frillish (disambiguation).
Frillish
Floating Pokémon
プルリル
Pururill
#592
Frillish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Cursed Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Frillish
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
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HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F592.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Frillish (Japanese: プルリル Pururill) is a dual-type Water/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Jellicent starting at level 40.

Contents

Biology

Frillish is a jellyfish-like Pokémon resembling young royalty. Regardless of gender, it has a round head with a crown-like tuft, and five tentacle-like appendages: two serving as arms and three as the lower half of its body. It has oval eyes with white pupils, and a collar around its neck. It has invisible poison spikes on its appendages. As a male Frillish, it is blue, with smooth appendages and a triangular crown. It has red eyes with blue sclerae and a straight eyelash on each eye, its collar is wavy, and it appears to be frowning, but in the anime it is shown to smile rarely. As a female Frillish, it is pink, with wavy appendages and a round crown. It has blue eyes with red sclerae and a curled eyelash on each eye, its collar is frilled, and it appears to be smiling. Female Frillish have slightly longer stingers, while male Frillish have bigger collars.

Frillish is a hadopelagic Pokémon which lives in dens about 5 miles (8 kilometers) under the sea surface. Because of this, it can cope with extremely dark and highly pressurized sea conditions. It is carnivorous; it gently floats around in waves until it can strike its prey. It makes its victim numb with the use of its poison spikes and takes it to its deep den. Its arms are filled with tens of thousands of poisonous stingers. There is a legend where Frillish are said to have been created from transformed residents of a sunken ancient city.

In the anime

A male Frillish in the anime
A female Frillish in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Frillish

Jessie owns a female Frillish, which debuted in New Places... Familiar Faces!. She eventually had to give Frillish to Giovanni as a sign that they accomplished something in Unova.

Other

A male Frillish debuted in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, under the ownership of Trip. He used Frillish in his match against Ash, and he was able to defeat both Pidove and Snivy, despite having a disadvantage against the latter in both type and gender.

A female Frillish debuted in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!. She took a liking to Ash after he fell into the canal. She was later hooked by Bianca during a fishing competition, and when she saw Team Rocket attempting to kidnap the prize Pokémon, she released them all back into the wild.

Both male and female Frillish appeared in The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!, under the ownership of Halsey. They were used to help rescue people from fires, and then to help put out the fires alongside Dewott.

Minor appearances

Both male and female Frillish appeared in the opening sequences of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram; the female Frillish was exclusive to the former movie and the male Frillish was exclusive to the latter.

Multiple male and female Frillish made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Both male and female Frillish made a cameo appearance in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!.

A female Frillish appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs! as a resident of Stonesthrow Town.

A male Frillish appeared in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

A female Frillish appeared in Fighting Back the Tears!. James attempted to catch one, but failed when Mareanie, seeing it as a rival for James' affections, scared it off with Spike Cannon.

A female Frillish appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, where it was among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW010 Frillish Ash's Pokédex Frillish, the Floating Pokémon. Frillish can constrict its foes using its veil-like tentacles and numb them with poison. It is said to live in dens some five miles below sea level.
BW037 Frillish Bianca's Pokédex Frillish, the Floating Pokémon. Frillish numbs its opponents with its poison as it binds its victim with its thin, veil-like tentacles.

In the manga

Male Frillish in Pokémon Adventures
Female Frillish in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Both male and female Frillish appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Both male and female Frillish debuted in A New Perspective and PS541.

Marlon owned a male Frillish, which went on to evolve into a Jellicent. He appeared in a flashback in The Tournament Continues.

A Team Plasma Grunt used a female Frillish in a flashback in Unforgettable Memories. She fought against Hugh's Purrloin and Trapinch after Hugh refused to listen to them when they convinced him that he was causing pain to his Pokémon. Frillish was able to weaken Purrloin, forcing Hugh's sister recall it to its Poké Ball, which was then taken by two Grunts afterwards.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

A Frillish appeared in RB41.

In the TCG

Main article: Frillish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Frillish

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #098
Unova
B2W2: #180
Black With its thin, veil-like arms wrapped around the body of its opponent, it sinks to the ocean floor.
White They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Black 2 If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Y If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
Omega Ruby They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
Alpha Sapphire If its veil-like arms stun and wrap a foe, that foe will be dragged miles below the surface, never to return.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #318
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It wraps its veillike arms and legs around prey swimming by and drags them down to the depths of the ocean.
Ultra Moon Using the invisible poison spikes on its veillike arms and legs, it paralyzes its enemies and causes them to drown.

Male Frillish
Generation VIII Galar
#305
Galar
Isle of Armor #192
Sword It envelops its prey in its veillike arms and draws it down to the deeps, five miles below the ocean's surface.
Shield Legend has it that the residents of a sunken ancient city changed into these Pokémon.

Female Frillish
Generation VIII Galar
#305
Galar
Isle of Armor #192
Sword It envelops its prey in its veillike arms and draws it down to the deeps, five miles below the ocean's surface.
Shield Its thin, veillike arms have tens of thousands of poisonous stingers. Females have slightly longer stingers.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 4, 17, and 18, Driftveil City, P2 Laboratory (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 4, 13, 17, 18, and 21, Virbank City, Virbank Complex, Undella Town, Undella Bay, Seaside Cave, Humilau City, P2 Laboratory (Surfing)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133 and 134 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 14 (Surfing)
Route 14 (One)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
East Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, West Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror
Isle of Armor
Stepping-Stone Sea

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Chill Battle: Unidentified Flying Objects
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1 (Male)
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2 (Female)
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 421 (Male)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 643 (Male)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Ninth release; Female)
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Female)
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
335
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 ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
088 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1212 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1616 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
2020 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3232 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4141 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4444 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Water Spout Water Special 150150 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
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
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
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 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
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Jellicent Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
Pincurchin Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarDuskullDusclopsDusknoir
LitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPumpkaboo
Gourgeist
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Shellos Mist* Ice Status —% 30
SolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampentChandelure
PumpkabooGourgeistMimikyu
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
Drifblim Strength Sap Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Frillish 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 Frillish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frillish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frillish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2592.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
The Frillish on the beach are good friends. They speak politely to each other, but they want to enjoy honest conversation, too.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT592.png

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT592F.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#568
Shuffle592.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#568
Shuffle592F.png

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Pokémon GO
GO592.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 134
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Hex
Charged Attacks: Night Shade, Ice Beam, Ominous Wind

Evolution

592Frillish.png
Unevolved
Frillish
 Water  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 40
593Jellicent.png
First evolution
Jellicent
 Water  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
592MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Frillish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Dream World artwork of female Frillish
  • Although female Dream World artwork exists, any Frillish or Jellicent uploaded to the Global Link will use the male artwork, regardless of their gender.
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Frillish and its evolved form.

Origin

Frillish and its evolved form were most likely inspired by the Nurarihyon, a jellyfish yōkai that is either shown as a demonized jellyfish or as a jellyfish-like man who wears refined, sometimes regal, clothing. It is also possible that they was inspired by the Kurage no Hinotama, a type of jellyfish-like will-o'-the-wisp. The two larger arms Frillish possesses are more similar to those of squids than the tentacles of real jellyfish, however.

Frillish's design is inspired by the jellyfish and Victorian-style monarch attire: the male form's appearance based on a prince's while the female's is based on a princess'. The moon jellyfish appears to be what inspired Frillish's Ghost type. Frillish and its evolved form also have traits in common with sea monsters like the Kraken, most notably their rumored penchant for destroying ships and feeding on the crew.

Name origin

Frillish may be a combination of frill and jellyfish.

Pururill may be a combination of プルプル purupuru (soft) and rill or frill.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プルリル Pururill From プルプル purupuru, and フリル furiru
France Flag.png French Viskuse From visqueux and méduse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Frillish Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quabbel From Qualle and schwabbeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Frillish Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탱그릴 Tengguril From 탱글탱글 taengeultaengeul and frill
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 輕飄飄 / 轻飘飘 Qīngpiāopiāo Means "Lightly floating"


Related articles

Notes

External links


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