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Kartana
Drawn Sword Pokémon
カミツルギ
Kamiturugi
#798
Kartana



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Steel
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Ability
Beast Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
0.2 lbs. 0.1 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Kartana
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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0
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0
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
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Kartana (Japanese: カミツルギ Kamiturugi) is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

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

It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-04 Blade (Japanese: UB04 Slash).

Contents

Biology

Kartana is a small Ultra Beast that resembles an origami human. It appears to be folded out of a sheet of paper which is white on one side and orange on the other. Its head is folded slightly inside its body and has a four-sided star in the center, but no discernible facial features. Its head opens and closes similar to a paper fortune teller and seems to function as both an eye and a mouth. On top of its head are two short antennae or horns that are wider at the top. It has long, thin arms that resemble katanas with a yellow, sheath-like structure around the upper area. The sheath connects to a red, slightly raised hexagon on its torso. Extending up and out from the base of each sheath are three yellow projections that are nearly as long as its arms. Its legs appear creased with areas of red visible along the edges. Kartana's light, thin build makes it one of the lightest Pokémon in existence.

Despite its small size compared to the other Ultra Beasts, Kartana is extremely dangerous, as every edge of its body is incredibly sharp. It is able to cut down a gigantic steel tower with one stroke of the blades on its arms, and any opponents that try to attack it will be similarly cut apart. According to Wicke of the Aether Foundation, its light, paper-like body allows it to evade most attacks by simply floating out of the way, but it also makes it highly vulnerable to fire and moisture. As seen in the anime, Kartana can open Ultra Wormholes. For a brief time, it was the only Pokémon that could learn Cut by leveling up.

In the anime

In the main series

Kartana in the anime

Major appearances

Kartana (anime)

Kartana debuted in Living on the Cutting Edge!, appearing in Alola through an Ultra Wormhole. It started slicing through various objects across Melemele Island, prompting Ash and his classmates to embark on their eighth mission as the Ultra Guardians. Their efforts to catch it ended in failure, and were soon overshadowed by a meteor falling towards the Pokémon School. Unexpectedly, Kartana sliced the meteor into small, harmless pieces before it could hit the building, saving the school from being damaged. Afterwards, it created itself a new Ultra Wormhole by repeatedly slicing the air in rapid succession, and then returned itself home.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM124 Kartana Rotom Pokédex Kartana, the Drawn Sword Pokémon. A Grass and Steel type. Its paper-like body can change into swords capable of cutting anything.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Kartana briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kartana debuted as a silhouette in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!.

Kartana physically debuted in a flashback in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where it attacked Kahili at Melemele Meadow. It reappeared in additional flashbacks in Flash and Cosmog's Secret and Confusion and Monsters from Another World. It later physically appeared in Thieving and Boss Crabominable, where it attacked Hala, Olivia, and Nanu at Iki Town.

A silhouetted Kartana appeared in a fantasy in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull.

Multiple Kartana appeared in Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun.

In the TCG

Main article: Kartana (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #298
Alola
USUM: #398
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This Ultra Beast came from the Ultra Wormhole. It seems not to attack enemies on its own, but its sharp body is a dangerous weapon in itself.
Moon One of the Ultra Beast life-forms, it was observed cutting down a gigantic steel tower with one stroke of its blade.
Ultra Sun This Ultra Beast's body, which is as thin as paper, is like a sharpened sword.
Ultra Moon Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Route 17, Malie Garden (only four for either location)
Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Forest
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one, requires unlocking the They Came From The Ultra Beyond! adventure)

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Kartana Appears

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
59
119 - 166 228 - 322
181
167 - 256 330 - 507
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
31
32 - 91 60 - 177
109
102 - 177 200 - 348
Total:
570
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 ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100100% 30
055 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1010 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1515 Cut Normal Physical 05050 09595% 30
2020 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
2525 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
3030 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
3535 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5050 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
5555 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
6060 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
6565 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
7070 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kartana
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kartana

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM12Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
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
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM96Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR50Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kartana
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kartana

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 Kartana 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 Kartana in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kartana
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kartana

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kartana
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kartana
  • 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:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • 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 Kartana
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kartana
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 116 Raise Max Level.png 7

#773
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Extinction
Rarely deals a ton of damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Beast Power

Evolution

798Kartana.png
Unevolved
Kartana
 Grass  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 798.png Spr b 7s 798.png Spr 7s 798.png Spr b 7s 798.png
Spr 7s 798 s.png Spr b 7s 798 s.png Spr 7s 798 s.png Spr b 7s 798 s.png
Front Back Front Back
798MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Kartana images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Kartana may be based on origami and samurai. In particular, it may be based on noshi, a ceremonial origami attached to gifts for congratulatory occasions as a token of good luck, or shikigami, paper figurines cut into the shape of a person or animal and imbued with spiritual power, often used by priests to ward off negative energy. Its sharp, paper-like qualities may be a reference to paper cuts.

Name origin

Kartana may be a combination of katana and card or charta (Latin for paper). It may also involve Curtana (British ceremonial sword used at the coronations for kings and queens) and कर्तन kartana (Sanskrit for cutting).

Kamiturugi may be a combination of 紙 kami (paper), 神 kami (deity), and 剣 tsurugi (sword).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カミツルギ Kamiturugi From kami, kami and tsurugi
France Flag.png French Katagami From katana and origami
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kartana Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Katagami From katana and origami
Italy Flag.png Italian Kartana Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 종이신도 Jong-isindo From 종이 jong-i and 신도 (神刀) sindo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 紙御劍 Jíyuhgim From and 御劍 yuhgim
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 紙御劍 / 纸御剑 Zhǐyùjiàn From 紙 / 纸 zhǐ and 御劍 / 御剑 yùjiàn


UB-04 Blade

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese UB04:劈斬 UB04: Pīkjáam
Mandarin UB04:劈斬 / UB04:劈斩 UB04: Pǐzhǎn
France Flag.png French UC-04 Lame
Germany Flag.png German UB-04 Schwerthieb
Italy Flag.png Italian UC 04 Sectio
South Korea Flag.png Korean UB04 슬래시 UB04 Slash
Russia Flag.png Russian УЧ-04 Лезвие UCH-04 Lezviye
Spain Flag.png Spanish UE-04 Tajo

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