Frillish (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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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.

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. Frillish preys on Magikarp and Lanturn.

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.

In The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!, Halsey used both male and female Frillish 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 appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Both male and female Frillish appeared in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!.

In Clash of the Connoisseurs!, a female Frillish was living in Stonesthrow Town.

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

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

In Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, a female Frillish was among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, a female Frillish was 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

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

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

Pokémon Adventures

Both male and female Frillish debuted in A New Perspective

Both male and female Frillish appeared in Pink Slip.

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.

A female Frillish appeared in a flashback in Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony.

Pokémon RéBURST

A Frillish appeared in RB41.

In the TCG

Main article: Frillish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

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.
Generation VIII Galar
#305
Galar
Isle of Armor #192
Male
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
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
Watchtower Ruins, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Lental SeafloorLevel 2+


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 
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR92  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 
  Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
  Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
      
      
  
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
   Mist* Ice Status —% 30
      
   
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
  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 EP 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Bind Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Bubble × Water Special 04040 100}}100% 30
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Constrict × Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Water Sport × Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Male Frillish

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#568
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 134
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Hex
Charged Attacks: Night Shade, Ice Beam, Ominous Wind
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #119
The Frillish drifting in the blue hole are on the lookout for food. Sometimes the males and females will work together to drag other Pokémon down to the depths of the sea.

Female Frillish

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#568
 

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


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 134
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Hex
Charged Attacks: Night Shade, Ice Beam, Ominous Wind
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #119
The Frillish drifting in the blue hole are on the lookout for food. Sometimes the males and females will work together to drag other Pokémon down to the depths of the sea.

Evolution

Male

 
Unevolved
Frillish
 Water  Ghost 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Jellicent
 Water  Ghost 


Female

 
Unevolved
Frillish
 Water  Ghost 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Jellicent
 Water  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  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.
  • Frillish and its evolution were designed by Mana Ibe.

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
  Japanese プルリル Pururill From プルプル purupuru, and フリル furiru
  French Viskuse From visqueux and méduse
  Spanish Frillish Same as English name
  German Quabbel From Qualle and schwabbeln
  Italian Frillish Same as English name
  Korean 탱그릴 Tengguril From 탱글탱글 taengeultaengeul and frill
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 輕飄飄 / 轻飘飘 Qīngpiāopiāo Means "Lightly floating"


Related articles

Notes

External links


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