Froakie (Pokémon)

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Froakie
Bubble Frog Pokémon
ケロマツ
Keromatsu
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Type
Water Unknown
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Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Protean
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
15.4 lbs. 7.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Froakie (Japanese: ケロマツ Keromatsu) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Frogadier starting at level 16, which evolves into Greninja starting at level 36.

Along with Chespin and Fennekin, Froakie is one of the three first partner Pokémon of Kalos available at the beginning of Pokémon X and Y.

Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Xerneas, and Yveltal, it was the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013, as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Biology

 
Froakie's bubble hood

Froakie is a quadrupedal, frog-like Pokémon. It has light-blue skin, white hands, and a dark blue stripe from the center of its oval head to its nose. It has three fingers and two toes on its hands and feet. Its eyes, which have yellow sclerae, black irises, and white pupils, protrude vertically from its head due to their size. Froakie produces a large mane of bubbles from its chest and back and has two small bubbles on its nose.

The delicate yet flexible bubbles, called Frubbles (Japanese: ケロムース Keromousse), reduce the damage Froakie takes from attacks. Despite its carefree attitude, it is vigilant of its surroundings. Froakie uses a happy-go-lucky look as an act to trick its enemies. It will suddenly drop the facade without warning and overwhelm its foes with its blinding speed. Froakie is both light and strong, making it capable of jumping incredibly high.[1] Upon jumping high, it will throw springy bubbles at the heads of foes. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Evolution

Froakie evolves into Frogadier, which evolves into Greninja.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Froakie
 Water 

 
First evolution
Frogadier
 Water 

 
Second evolution
Greninja
 Water  Dark 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #007
Hoenn
#—
X It secretes flexible bubbles from its chest and back. The bubbles reduce the damage it would otherwise take when attacked.
Y It protects its skin by covering its body in delicate bubbles. Beneath its happy-go-lucky air, it keeps a watchful eye on its surroundings.
Omega Ruby It secretes flexible bubbles from its chest and back. The bubbles reduce the damage it would otherwise take when attacked.
Alpha Sapphire It protects its skin by covering its body in delicate bubbles. Beneath its happy-go-lucky air, it keeps a watchful eye on its surroundings.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#215
Scarlet Its happy-go-lucky look is an act intended to fool its enemies. It will suddenly drop the facade and overwhelm its foes with its blinding speed.
Violet It utilizes its extraordinary jumping abilities to flummox its foes, throwing springy bubbles at them from above their heads.


 
Froakie in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
First partner Pokémon from Tierno in Aquacorde Town
Traded from Shauna in Vaniville Town after becoming Champion if the player chose Chespin
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Greninja
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Coastal Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 2
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Castle Moat (All Areas)
Super MD
Hero Pokémon, Partner Pokémon
Picross
Area 02: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 154
Event: Froakie Appears (Winking)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS Pokémon Center Tokyo Froakie All Japan 7 December 7, 2014

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
41
101 - 148 192 - 286
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Total:
314
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 IX, 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1010 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
1414 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1818 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2121 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2525 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2929 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
3535 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3939 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
4343 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4848 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Froakie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Froakie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM145  TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Froakie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Froakie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Spikes Ground Status —% 20
Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Froakie
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Froakie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Froakie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Baram Town
Connected to: Chespin, Fennekin, Frogadier
Connection Orb Set: 1

Phrases
Normal I secrete bubbles from my chest and back, but they aren't shampoo.
Low HP (< 50%) Blup... Time to bubble up to protect my skin...
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#175
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#175
 

Big Wave
Increases damage done by any Water types in the combo.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 121 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 84
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Pound, Bubble
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Aerial Ace, Surf

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Froakie
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Frogadier
 Water 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Greninja
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Froakie images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Froakie in the anime
 
A Froakie egg in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Ash's Froakie

Froakie debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. It appeared again in Lumiose City Pursuit!, where it helped Ash calm down a Garchomp. It then decided to follow Ash, allowing him to catch it and become Ash's first capture in Kalos. Froakie evolved into a Frogadier in A Stealthy Challenge! during a battle alongside Pikachu and Sanpei's Greninja against Saizo's Barbaracle.

Sanpei's Froakie

A Froakie appeared in a photo in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! as the unevolved form of Sanpei's Greninja.

Goh's Froakie

Goh caught a Froakie in The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!. It evolved into a Frogadier in Catching the Aura of Fate!.

Other

Multiple Froakie appeared in a flashback in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. They saw one of their own, who would later become Ash's, as a disturbance to their group due to its strange and distant behavior, and attacked it as a result.

A Mirror World Froakie appeared in a flashback in The Cave of Mirrors!, under the ownership of Mirror Ash. It was used in a battle against Mirror Serena's Fennekin, but it was defeated.

Minor appearances

A Froakie appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! and A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, where Professor Sycamore offered it to Serena as her first partner Pokémon before she chose Fennekin.

A first partner Froakie appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!.

A Froakie appeared alongside a Chespin and Fennekin in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, during which all three first partner Pokémon were seen evolving into their first and then final evolved forms.

Two Froakie appeared in Till We Compete Again!. One was a first partner Pokémon that was offered as a choice for a Youngster to choose from. The second was seen on a video screen in the Lumiose City airport.

Three Froakie appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, with one of them under the ownership of a Trainer and the other two being wild.

A Froakie appeared in a fantasy alongside the other first partner Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Two Froakie appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), under the ownership of students of Indigo Academy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY004 Froakie Serena's Pokédex Froakie, the Bubble Frog Pokémon. From its chest and back, Froakie creates bubbles called Frubbles, which act as a cushion and soften the blow of an opponent's attack.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN103 Froakie Goh's Rotom Phone Froakie, the Bubble Frog Pokémon. A Water type. Froakie protects its body with tiny bubbles. Although it may appear defenseless, it constantly checks its surroundings.

GOTCHA!

A Froakie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Froakie briefly appeared in The Visionary, where one was shown inside the Sycamore Pokémon Lab.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Froakie

Ash's Froakie appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pocket Monsters XY

Froakie debuted in PMXY01.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Croaky

In An X-cuse to Come Out and Play, Professor Sycamore gave Trevor three first partner Pokémon so that X might choose one and stop his shut-in behavior. After battling with Y several times, Froakie was taken by her and named Croaky. He later evolved into a Frogadier.

In the TCG

Main article: Froakie (TCG)

Trivia

  • Froakie and its evolutions are the only Water-type first partner Pokémon line to only be in one Egg Group (Water 1).
  • Froakie was created by Yusuke Ohmura.[2]

Origin

Froakie is based on a frog.[3] Its bubbling white foam is a reference to frog foam nests, created by some species such as the Tungara frog and grey foam-nest tree frog to protect eggs.

Froakie's foam resembles a "backpack" of sorts, and has also been used in the anime as a makeshift hood, which is more than likely a reference to dorobō (burglars or thieves). In Japanese folklore and culture, dorobō use furoshiki cloth bags to hold stolen goods and mask their identity, referenced in Froakie's usage of its foam. Considering its evolutions, its characteristics, as well as its association with thievery, Froakie may also be based on a ninja.

Name origin

Froakie may be a combination of frog, froth, croak, and rookie.

Keromatsu is a combination of ケロケロ kerokero (onomatopoeia for a frog's croaking) and 沫 matsu (bubble or foam) or 飛沫 himatsu (spray or splash).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ケロマツ Keromatsu From ケロケロ kerokero, matsu, and 飛沫 himatsu
  French Grenousse From grenouille and mousse
  Spanish Froakie Same as English name
  German Froxy From Frosch and Proxy
  Italian Froakie Same as English name
  Korean 개구마르 Gaegumaru From 개구리 gaeguri, 개굴개굴 gaegul-gaegul, and 말 (沫) mal
  Mandarin Chinese 呱呱泡蛙 Guāguāpàowā From 呱呱 guāguā, pào, and
  Cantonese Chinese 呱呱泡蛙 Gwāgwāpóuhwā From 呱呱 gwāgwā, póuh, and


See also

References

  1. Pokémon X and Y site | Starters (Archived)
  2. Creator profile on Yusuke Ohmura in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Collection, p. 183: "He has created numerous popular characters such as Piplup, Oshawott, and Froakie." (archive)
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine - Interview: Game Freak on the origins of Pokémon X & Y (Archived)

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