Qwilfish (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Granbull #210: Granbull
Pokémon
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Qwilfish
Balloon Pokémon
ハリーセン
Harysen
#211
Qwilfish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Intimidate
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08″ 0.5 m
Qwilfish
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
8.6 lbs. 3.9 kg
Qwilfish
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
100
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
88
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Qwilfish
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body03.png
Footprint
F211.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Qwilfish (Japanese: ハリーセン Harysen) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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

Biology

Qwilfish is a sea dwelling Pokémon with a spherical body and a flat, paddle-shaped tail. The upper half of its body is dark teal and the lower half is very light yellow. Its tail is tall and thin with a dark teal outline, light yellow inside, and two dark teal dots in the center. Its eyes are even with its body and are always seen slanted angrily. Below its eyes are its puffy pink lips. All around its body are sharp, conical spikes, which evolved from scales over time. In order to attack, Qwilfish drinks over 2.6 gallons of water to inflate its body. It then uses the water pressure to shoot poisonous quills at its foe, which can cause fainting. Due to its round body, Qwilfish is not a great swimmer, and when filled with water it is even harder for it to swim.

In the anime

Main series

 
Qwilfish in the anime

Major appearances

In Dueling Heroes, Harrison's Qwilfish battled Misty and her Corsola but was soon defeated.

In Just Add Water, Dorian used a Qwilfish in a battle against Misty and her Goldeen, and it emerged victorious.

Minor appearances

Qwilfish debuted in Snorlax Snowman.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Qwilfish was at the Pokémon Center.

In Enlighten Up!, multiple Qwilfish were living in Lake Slowpoke.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a Trainer's Qwilfish competed in the Tour de Alto Mare.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Qwilfish were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

Multiple Qwilfish appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Hold the Phione!, multiple Qwilfish were living in Chocovine Town.

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

In An Undersea Place to Call Home!, Serena saw multiple Qwilfish underwater.

In Deceiving Appearances!, a Qwilfish was at Aether Paradise.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP216 Qwilfish Ash's Pokédex Qwilfish, the Balloon Pokémon. The quills covering the entire body have evolved from scales. A Qwilfish can cause its body to swell in order to shoot its needles in all directions.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Buddy, a Qwilfish puffed itself up in Nessa's hand. In Early-Evening Waves, it was revealed to have done this during one of Nessa's photoshoots.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Qwilfish appeared in Team Dim Sun.

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

A swarm of Qwilfish appeared in Querulous Qwilfish, where they were angered by pollution that occurred as a result of an accident that occurred during the construction of the Battle Tower. Crystal captured all of them with her skills. Afterwards, she found a baby Qwilfish stuck in the toxic waste; as she prepared to take it to a Pokémon Center, Suicune appeared, healing Qwilfish and purifying the seawater. It is unknown if the Qwilfish are still under Crystal's ownership or were released afterwards.

A Qwilfish appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

A Qwilfish was one of the aquarium Pokémon seen in Archie's collection in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I.

Platinum chapter

Much later, in Softening Up Kakuna, Uprooting Seedot, and Outlasting Ledian, a Qwilfish was one of the Pokémon that Platinum rented during the Battle Factory challenge.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS122 In order to attack the enemy all over the body with its poisonous sting, the Qwilfish has to take in a lot of water and expand up to several times of its actual size.*

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Three Qwilfish appeared in Let's Survive This Sea Battle.

In the TCG

Main article: Qwilfish (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#161
Gold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Silver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Crystal When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.
Stadium 2 To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Sapphire
Emerald A Qwilfish uses the pressure of water it swallows to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming to be somewhat challenging.
FireRed The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
LeafGreen To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#163
Diamond It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.
SoulSilver The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
White
Black 2 It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #038
Hoenn
#—
X To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water at once.
Y The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.
Omega Ruby Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#304
Sword When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.
Shield The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 12, 13, and 32 (Super Rod*)
Crystal
Routes 12, 13, and 32 (Super Rod*)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Memorial Pillar, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Water Labyrinth, Water Path (Super Rod)
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island (Super Rod)
Platinum
Iron Island (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 12 and 13 (Super Rod)
Route 32 (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Routes 17 and 18, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4, Virbank City, Virbank Complex (Fishing)
Route 4, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8 (Super Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field, Route 9
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 45, Forever Level 18, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (1F-9F), Grand Sea (1F-9F), Fantasy Strait (B1F-B9F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: SoA
Puel Sea
Ranger: GS
Eastern Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2We
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#5)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Lental Seafloor


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Double-Edge Qwilfish English United States 5 February 22 to March 14, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Qwilfish Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum   Poison Barb (100%)
Diamond Pearl   Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Poison Barb (5%)
Black White   Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Poison Barb (5%)
X Y   Poison Barb (5%)
Sword Shield   Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generations II-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
430
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.


Generation VII onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
440
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
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1212 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
3232 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3636 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4444 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
4848 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5252 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
5656 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
6060 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
6666 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Acid Spray* Poison Special 40 100% 20
      Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
   Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
     Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
      
  
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
   Haze* Ice Status —% 30
     Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
      
  
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Qwilfish 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 Qwilfish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • 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:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Bubble × Water Special 04040 100}}100% 30
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
  • 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 Qwilfish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Qwilfish
  • × 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 Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Serene Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Oh, you have to stay back! You might get stuck with a poison quill!
26%-50% HP Hey! There's only half my HP left!
1%-25% HP I'm sagging... I can't even inflate myself anymore...
Level up Yay! My level went up! Watch me pump myself up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-092
It shoots needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-273
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#336
 

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 184 Base Defense: 138
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Ice Beam, Sludge Wave, Acid Spray*, Fell Stinger*
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #113
Qwilfish swallows gallons of seawater to inflate itself to intimidate enemies. If it gets startled, it spits out all that water and sends itself flying to who knows where.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Qwilfish
 Water  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Qwilfish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Japanese sprites

  
Gold/Silver back

Trivia

Origin

Qwilfish seems to be based on pufferfish or porcupinefish, which inflate their bodies when threatened and are covered in spines. Many species are incredibly toxic when ingested, which explains Qwilfish's Poison type. However, its ability to directly inject venom through its spines is similar to a lionfish. It is also reminiscent of a naval mine due to its round body and ability to explode.

Name origin

Qwilfish may be a combination of quill and fish.

Harysen may be a shortening of 針千本 harisenbon (porcupinefish). An early version of Qwilfish was called Bukū, which may be a corruption of 河豚 fugu (pufferfish).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ハリーセン Harysen From 針千本 harisenbon
  French Qwilfish Same as English name
  Spanish Qwilfish Same as English name
  German Baldorfish From Ballon, Dorn and Fisch
  Italian Qwilfish Same as English name
  Korean 침바루 Chimbaru From 침 (針) chim, 바늘 baneul, and balloon
  Cantonese Chinese 千針魚 Chīnjāmyú From chīn, jām, and
  Mandarin Chinese 千針魚 / 千针鱼 Qiānzhēnyú From qiān, 針 / 针 zhēn, and 魚 / 鱼


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