Krokorok (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Krokorok (disambiguation).
Krokorok
Desert Croc Pokémon
ワルビル
Waruvile
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Krokorok



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Moxie Cacophony
Cacophony
Anger Point
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
73.6 lbs. 33.4 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
123
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Krokorok (Japanese: ワルビル Waruvile) is a dual-type Ground/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Sandile starting at level 29 and evolves into Krookodile starting at level 40.

Biology

Krokorok is a reptilian Pokémon with a mostly tan body, pink stomach, black back, and long tail. It is classified as a quadruped, though it is more often seen on two legs. It has six thick, black stripes on its body: one at shoulder level, one around its midsection, one around its hips, and three on its tail. Each stripe is topped with a triangular spike on its back. The stripes around its midsection cross two spikes, one on each side of its back. Its arms are short and thin, with a black band around them at the elbow. Each hand contains three short fingers, each with a white claw. Its legs are thick with a band around each ankle, and a stripe above the knee that does not wrap around. Its flat feet each have three white claws. Krokorok's head is ovoid with a long snout, and small eyes surrounded by a thick black membrane. Two of its front and rear teeth are visible overlapping its lower jaw. A black stripe sits on the bridge of the snout just behind its large nostrils.

Krokorok prefers to live in the desert, usually in small groups. The black membrane surrounding its eyes protects them from sandstorms and acts as a thermal detector. This allows Krokorok to see the temperature of different objects, which also gives it exceptional night vision. This enables it to hunt in the dead of night without getting lost. However, it never moves much during the night. A group of Krokorok usually consists of a few individuals. The group is led by a female Krokorok while the males gather food. Krokorok dislikes feeling cold, so it burrows into the desert sand at night. It tends to bury its prey in the sand to preserve them in the event of an unsuccessful hunt.

In the anime

Main series

 
Krokorok in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Krokorok

Krokorok debuted in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, where he evolved from the Sunglasses Sandile that had been following Ash and his friends. He evolved while battling Ash's Pikachu. Ash later caught him in Battling the Bully!. Later, in Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three!, he evolved into a Krookodile.

Other

In Battling the King of the Mines!, Clay used a Krokorok in his Gym battle against Ash; it battled Oshawott, but lost to its Razor Shell.

Minor appearances

A Krokorok appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

A Trainer's Krokorok appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Krokorok competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

In Securing the Future!, five Trainers' Krokorok joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Krokorok appeared in Trial on a Golden Scale! under the ownership of one of Nito’s henchmen.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW020 Krokorok Ash's Pokédex Krokorok, the Desert Croc Pokémon, and the evolved form of Sandile. The special membrane that covers Krokorok's eyes detects heat, which allows it to see in the dark.

Pokémon Generations

In The Uprising, Team Plasma Grunts used multiple Krokorok to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Krokorok appeared in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!, under the ownership of Togari. It was used in Togari's first battle against Shin, who was rescuing a girl's Cottonee from him.

A Krokorok appeared in The King's Identity...!!.

Pokémon Adventures

A Krokorok appeared in a fantasy in Letting Go.

In Defeating Stoutland, Clay's Krokorok was guarding the Dark Stone along with Clay's other Pokémon.

A Trainer's Krokorok appeared in Drawing Bridges.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Krokorok appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori, under the ownership of Masanori.

In the TCG

Main article: Krokorok (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #058
Unova
B2W2: #100
Black They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.
White The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings, even in darkness.
Black 2 Protected by thin membranes, their eyes can see even in the dead of night. They live in groups of a few individuals.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #044
Hoenn
#—
X They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.
Y The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings even in darkness.
Omega Ruby They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.
Alpha Sapphire The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings even in darkness.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #233
Alola
USUM: #302
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They move in groups of a few individuals. A female is often the leader of the group, and the males will gather food.
Moon Thanks to the special membrane covering its eyes, it can see its surroundings clearly, even in the middle of the night.
Ultra Sun Krokorok really hates it when its body gets cold. On nights when the temperature drops, it digs deep into the desert sands.
Ultra Moon It buries some of its prey in the sand to use as emergency meals when its hunts are unsuccessful.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #177
Sinnoh
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword Krokorok has specialized eyes that enable it to see in the dark. This ability lets Krokorok hunt in the dead of night without getting lost.
Shield Although this Pokémon has specialized eyes that allow it to see in the dark, Krokorok won't move much at night—the desert gets cold after sunset.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Relic Castle
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Sandile
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Sandile
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Sandile
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Haina Desert
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Potbottom Desert (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Terrera, Yaksha
MD GTI
Forest of Shadows (1F-14F), Grove of Whispers (1F-9F), Freezing Pillar (1F-14F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Mt. Travail (8F-15F)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest, Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 346
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Zygarde Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Black Glasses (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
Total:
351
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 ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Krokorok is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Trip Dark Physical 02020 100100% 10
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
099 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2727 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3232 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
4242 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4747 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • 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 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • 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 
     Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
      
      
 
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
     Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Krokorok 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 Krokorok in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • 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 Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 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 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Me First × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI 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 Krokorok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Krokorok
  • × 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

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:  
PokéPark Pad entry:
He admires Krookodile and became roguish. He is like a big brother to Sandile.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Bite
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Moxie
Ability 3: Disgust
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Sandile when its Attack is 80 or higher
Evolves into Krookodile when its Attack is 110 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Isuke, Masanori, and Yukitaka
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#463
 

Astonish
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 155 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   100
Fast Attacks: Bite, Mud-Slap
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Crunch, Bulldoze

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Sandile
 Ground  Dark 
 
Level 29
 
First evolution
Krokorok
 Ground  Dark 
 
Level 40
 
Second evolution
Krookodile
 Ground  Dark 


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
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Krokorok images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Krokorok and its evolutionary relatives.
  • Krokorok is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 351.
  • Almost all of Krokorok's stats are ten points higher than Sandile's stats; the only exception is Speed, which is just higher by 9 points.

Origin

Krokorok seems to be based on a crocodile, more specifically a slender-snouted crocodile and the nile crocodile. It could also be based on the Baryonyx, a fish-eating, slender-snouted dinosaur which heavily resembled a crocodilian. Its eyes, pose, and stripes make it appear to be a criminal, which is supported by its Dark type. It could also be a reference to Sobek, a half-crocodile deity also associated with violence and even robbery.

Name origin

Krokorok is a combination of corruptions of crocodile and rock.

Waruvile may be a combination of 悪い warui (bad/evil/sinful), evil, vile, and crocodile. It may also derive from gavial.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ワルビル Waruvile From 悪い warui, evil, vile, and crocodile. May also derive from gavial.
  French Escroco From escroc and crocodile
  Spanish Krokorok Same as English name
  German Rokkaiman From Rocker or rock and Kaiman
  Italian Krokorok Same as English name
  Korean 악비르 Akbir From 악어 akeo and vile. May also from ak and villain.
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 混混鱷 / 混混鳄 Hùnhun'è From 混混 hùnhùn and è.


Related articles

External links


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