Gorebyss (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Gorebyss
South Sea Pokémon
サクラビス
Sakurabyss
#368
Gorebyss



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
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Weight
49.8 lbs. 22.6 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
178
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
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Def
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gorebyss (Japanese: サクラビス Sakurabyss) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Clamperl when traded while holding a Deep Sea Scale. It is one of Clamperl's final forms, the other being Huntail.

Biology

Gorebyss is a pink, serpentine Pokémon with a long, thin mouth. This pointed mouth is used to stab prey and drain their body fluids. However, it has also been known to feed on seaweed that grows between stones. Its pink skin becomes brighter in the spring and after it has fed. Its body color changes with water temperature, with Gorebyss found in Alola having blindingly vivid coloration. A long, purple-tipped fin extends from the top of its head, and there is a thin, pointed fin extending beneath its head. There are two purple shells on its chest, causing it to somewhat resemble a mermaid. The tail has a purple, circular fin at the tip, and two white bands near its base.

This Pokémon's body is durable enough to withstand high-pressure levels in the deep sea, where it lives. Additionally, this adaptation allows it to withstand powerful attacks.

In the anime

Main series

 
Gorebyss in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Gorebyss made their main series debut in The Evolutionary War, under the ownership of the residents of the A-B-C Islands. In that particular episode, a person has to be on Island B to evolve Clamperl into a Gorebyss. One such Gorebyss was owned by Nancy.

In The Great Eight Fate!, a Gorebyss was part of Juan's Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan's other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape.

Four Gorebyss were chased by a Huntail in On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!. In the end of the episode, one of them fell in love with the Huntail, much to Goh's Dewgong's disappointment.

Minor appearances

Gorebyss debuted in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Gorebyss appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the Marina Group used a Gorebyss for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Gorebyss was living in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Gorebyss were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

A Gorebyss appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Two Gorebyss appeared in The Power of Us.

A Gorebyss appeared in a fantasy in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!.

A Gorebyss appeared in Looking Out for Number Two!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG095 Gorebyss May's Pokédex Gorebyss, the South Sea Pokémon. Gorebyss is the evolved form of Clamperl. A powerful swimmer and beautiful to watch.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP089 Gorebyss Conway Gorebyss, the South Sea Pokémon. Its long, beautiful pink body is more vivid in the springtime.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN063 Gorebyss Goh's Rotom Phone Gorebyss, the South Sea Pokémon. A Water type. Gorebyss live near the seafloor. In spring, when the water starts to warm up, their bodies turn a vivid pink.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a Gorebyss was in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gorebyss first appeared in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III. When crossing the boundary between the respective influence areas of Kyogre and Groudon, Sapphire spots, among other Pokémon, a Gorebyss stranded on the land dried up by Groudon's Drought and throws it back into the sea.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 4, Amber owns a Gorebyss capable of forming a Hydro Pump attack from ripples in the water. He first battled Blaise's Slugma, destroying the illusions of Matt and Shelly that were created by Slugma. Eventually, he helped Amber and Blaise bait Hoopa into luring out Kyogre and Groudon. Gorebyss also defeated Ruby's Feefee with ease, allowing himself and his Trainer to escape from the scene.

A Gorebyss belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Regeneration!! The Power of the Sun and the Moon!.

In the TCG

Main article: Gorebyss (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#178
Kanto
#—
Ruby Gorebyss lives in the southern seas at extreme depths. Its body is built to withstand the enormous pressure of water at incredible depths. Because of this, this Pokémon's body is unharmed by ordinary attacks.
Sapphire Although Gorebyss is the very picture of elegance and beauty while swimming, it is also cruel. When it spots prey, this Pokémon inserts its thin mouth into the prey's body and drains the prey of its body fluids.
Emerald A Gorebyss siphons the body fluids of prey through its thin, tubular mouth. Its light pink body color turns vivid when it finishes feeding.
FireRed Its swimming form is exquisitely elegant. With its thin mouth, it feeds on seaweed that grows between rocks.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its pink body becomes more vivid with the rise of water temperatures in the springtime.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
White
Black 2 It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #143
Hoenn
#187
X It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
Y Its swimming form is exquisitely elegant. With its thin mouth, it feeds on seaweed that grows between rocks.
Omega Ruby Gorebyss lives in the southern seas at extreme depths. Its body is built to withstand the enormous pressure of water at incredible depths. Because of this, this Pokémon's body is unharmed by ordinary attacks.
Alpha Sapphire Although Gorebyss is the very picture of elegance and beauty while swimming, it is also cruel. When it spots prey, this Pokémon inserts its thin mouth into the prey's body and drains the prey of its body fluids.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #142
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun The color of its body changes with the water temperature. The coloration of Gorebyss in Alola is almost blindingly vivid.
Ultra Moon It sucks bodily fluids out of its prey. The leftover meat sinks to the seafloor, where it becomes food for other Pokémon.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It lives at the bottom of the sea. In the springtime, its pink body turns more vivid for some reason.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Emerald
Evolve Clamperl
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Clamperl
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Clamperl
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black
Evolve Clamperl
White
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2
Evolve Clamperl
White 2
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X
Evolve Clamperl
Y
Route 12 (Super Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 15, Melemele SeaDay (SOS Battle, fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Clamperl
Trozei!
Endless Level 59, Forever Level 9, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Clamperl
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
Ranger: SoA
Sea of Wailord
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Echo Valley (post-ending)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3We
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 398
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secret Cove (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 3 Gorebyss English United States 20 July 31 to August 6, 2004

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White   DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black 2 White 2   DeepSeaScale (5%)
X Y   Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Deep Sea Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
114
107 - 182 209 - 359
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Total:
485
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
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★


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

Gorebyss is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
011 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
011 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
055 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
099 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1111 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
1414 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1616 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
2626 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
2929 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3434 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4545 Coil Poison Status 0000 —% 20
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07  TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM99  TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
  
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
      
    
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
   Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
       Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
      
 
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gorebyss 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 Gorebyss in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Gorebyss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gorebyss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I want to live elegantly, whatever the occasion.
26%-50% HP Oh, dear... My health has slipped to half...
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I have little power left to even swim...
Level up I've earned a level! I shall swim with more grace!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move:  
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-233
It attacks by spitting orbs of psychic power.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-066
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.45 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#540
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 211 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Psychic, Water Pulse

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Clamperl
 Water 
  +  
Trade
holding Deep Sea Scale
 
First evolution
Gorebyss
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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 Gorebyss images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Gorebyss may have been based on the snipe eel. It also resembles a pipefish as well as an oarfish and a chimaera.

Name origin

Gorebyss may be a combination of gore (bloodshed; to pierce), gorgeous, and abyss.

Sakurabyss may be a combination of 桜 sakura (cherry blossom) and abyss.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サクラビス Sakurabyss From sakura and abyss
  French Rosabyss From rose and abyss
  Spanish Gorebyss Same as English name
  German Saganabyss From Sága, Nāga, and abyss
  Italian Gorebyss Same as English name
  Korean 분홍장이 Bunhongzangi From 분홍 (粉紅) bunhong and 장어 (長魚) jang-eo
  Mandarin Chinese 櫻花魚 / 樱花鱼 Yīnghuāyú From 櫻花 / 樱花 yīnghuā and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 櫻花魚 Yīngfāyùh From 櫻花 yīngfā and yùh


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