Quaxly (Pokémon)

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Quaxly
Duckling Pokémon
クワッス
Kuwassu
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Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
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Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Water 1
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
13.4 lbs. 6.1 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
50
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Quaxly (Japanese: クワッス Kuwassu) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves into Quaxwell starting at level 16, which evolves into Quaquaval starting at level 36.

Along with Sprigatito and Fuecoco, Quaxly is one of the three first partner Pokémon of Paldea available at the beginning of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They were also the first Generation IX Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 27, 2022, through a Pokémon Presents video presentation.

Biology

 
Quaxly with a messy, unkempt coif

Quaxly is a white duckling-like Pokémon. It has a yellow beak and blue eyes. It has teal webbed feet and a large teal coif-like crest that covers its head, with a feathery tuft in the front and a white curvy line shaped like a wave. Quaxly's coif has a smooth feel thanks to the rich, moist cream that holds it. The coif can become unkempt should it get dry.[1]

Quaxly is an earnest and tidy Pokémon, and tends to overthink things. Quaxly's feathers secrete a glossy gel which protects its body against water and grime. It hates getting itself dirty, especially on its head. Quaxly's strong legs allow it to swim without issues, even in strong currents. It also uses its legs to repeatedly kick its foes with swift speed.[1] Although found in Paldea, Quaxly is not native to the region, instead having migrated from faraway places a long time ago.

Evolution

Quaxly evolves into Quaxwell, which evolves into Quaquaval.

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

 
Unevolved
Quaxly
 Water 

 
First evolution
Quaxwell
 Water 

 
Second evolution
Quaquaval
 Water  Fighting 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#7
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon migrated to Paldea from distant lands long ago. The gel secreted by its feathers repels water and grime.
Violet Its strong legs let it easily swim around in even fast-flowing rivers. It likes to keep things tidy and is prone to overthinking things.


 
Quaxly in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
First partner Pokémon from Clavell in Cabo Poco


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Egg event (A Lively Trio!): Scottie/Bettie & QuaxlyEgg


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Hidden Ability Quaxly Worldwide hide 5 May 30, 2023 onwards


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
310
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:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
077 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1313 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1717 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
2121 Aqua Cutter Water Physical 07070 100100% 20
2424 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2828 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
3131 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
3535 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Quaxly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Quaxly

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
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
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070* Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103* Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM145  TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Quaxly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Quaxly

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Roost Flying Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Quaxly
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Quaxly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Quaxly

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 120 Base Defense: 86
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Aerial Ace, Liquidation

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Quaxly
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Quaxwell
 Water 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Quaquaval
 Water  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Quaxly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Quaxly in the anime

Major appearances

Dot's Quaxly

Dot's Quaxly first appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), where he appeared in one of her Nidothing videos. It was revealed in the next episode that he resides aboard the Brave Olivine and makes frequent appearances on the ship and during Nidothing's online videos. He is also frequently seen together with Ludlow. He was caught by Dot in Quaxly, We Can Do It.

Minor appearances

A Quaxly appeared in a post-episode segment that aired with JN135.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
HZ007 Quaxly Roy's Rotom Phone Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon. A Water type. Quaxly is an excellent swimmer, even in strong waters. It is very particular and holds strong opinions.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Quaxly appeared in Breathe Out, under the ownership of Hohma. It evolved into Quaxwell in Take a Breath, during an impromptu training session at Caph Squad's Base.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Quaxly (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Quaxly appears to be based on a duckling of the crested duck or a South American crested duck. The crest itself resembles a beret, a turban, or a pompadour hairstyle. The teal colorations on its feet and crest may be inspired by the blue-footed booby, or a visual pun on the teal (a type of duck). Its behaviour may also be based on hornpipe dancing.

Quaxly's Pokédex entry in Scarlet could be a reference to the exotic origin of aforementioned species in regard to Iberia. The crested breed of ducks was introduced from the Dutch East Indies and popularized in North America. Crested ducks and blue-footed boobies are native to South America. Given the carnival theme in its evolutions, this may also refer to the Rio Carnival.

Name origin

Quaxly may be a combination of quack, wax (referring to hair wax), and duckling.

Kuwassu may be derived from クワック kuwakku (quack) and an anagram of ワックス wakkusu (wax).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese クワッス Kuwassu From クワック kuwakku and an anagram of ワックス wakkusu
  French Coiffeton From coiffe or coiffure and caneton
  Spanish Quaxly Same as English name
  German Kwaks From Quak and Wachs
  Italian Quaxly Same as English name
  Korean 꾸왁스 Kkuwakseu From 꽥꽥 kkwaek-kkwaek and 왁스 wakseu
  Mandarin Chinese 潤水鴨 / 润水鸭 Rùnshuǐyā From 潤 / 润 rùn, shuǐ, 鴨 / 鸭 , and 水鴨 shuǐyā
  Cantonese Chinese 潤水鴨 Yeuhnséuiaap From yeuhn, séui, aap, and 水鴨 séuiaap


See also

References

External links


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