Skrelp (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Skrelp
Mock Kelp Pokémon
クズモー
Kuzumo
#0690
Skrelp



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Water
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Poison Point or Poison Touch Cacophony
Cacophony
Adaptability
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
16.1 lbs. 7.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Skrelp (Japanese: クズモー Kuzumo) is a dual-type Poison/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Dragalge starting at level 48.

Biology

Skrelp is a brown aquatic Pokémon that resembles a common sea dragon. It has a purple face and neck, red eyes rimmed with black, a tubular, upturned snout, a leaf-like pectoral fin on either side of its head, and a large, roundish lump on top of its head. A light blue, round growth is attached to the back of its head by a thin brown stem. Its back has a slight hunch with a blunt spike. On either side of its body is a rounded, light blue fin and it has a striated, purple belly. Its tail is composed of three leaf-like fins.

Skrelp is a poor swimmer, and gets easily washed away by storms. Skrelp rides seaweed as a form of traveling the ocean. It camouflages itself as the seaweed to hide from enemies while storing power for evolution. It also uses this technique to hide from prey, which it sprays with liquid poison when approached. However, its main source of food is rotten seaweed, which it uses to create its poison. Skrelp is known to coexist well with Dhelmise.

Evolution

Skrelp evolves into Dragalge.

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

 
Unevolved
Skrelp
 Poison  Water 

 
First evolution
Dragalge
 Poison  Dragon 


In the anime

 
Skrelp in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Skrelp debuted in An Undersea Place to Call Home!. Ash and his friends were fishing when Ash accidentally hooked one of them, which ended up leaving Pikachu badly poisoned. The other Skrelp were among the Pokémon who made their home in the wreckage of the S.S. Cussler.

Minor appearances

A Skrelp appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY024 Skrelp Ash's Pokédex Skrelp, the Mock Kelp Pokémon. Skrelp camouflages itself as rotten kelp while it stores up energy until it's able to evolve.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Connecting with Gardevoir, Team Flare Admin Chalmers used multiple Skrelp along with a Dragalge to attack Gurkinn.

In the TCG

Main article: Skrelp (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #030
Hoenn
#—
X Camouflaged as rotten kelp, they spray liquid poison on prey that approaches unawares and then finish it off.
Y It looks just like rotten kelp. It hides from foes while storing up power for its evolution.
Omega Ruby Camouflaged as rotten kelp, they spray liquid poison on prey that approaches unawares and then finish it off.
Alpha Sapphire It looks just like rotten kelp. It hides from foes while storing up power for its evolution.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #347
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It vanishes into seaweed and remains perfectly still to avoid attacks from large Pokémon. Rotten seaweed is its main food source.
Ultra Moon It's not good at swimming, so it clings to the seaweed. In the Alola region, it's often found near Dhelmise.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #194
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It drifts in the ocean, blending in with floating seaweed. When other Pokémon come to feast on the seaweed, Skrelp feasts on them instead.
Shield Skrelp looks like a piece of rotten seaweed, so it can blend in with seaweed drifting on the ocean and avoid being detected by enemies.
Generation IX Paldea
#337
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Skrelp evades its enemies by hiding amid drifting seaweed. It eats rotten seaweed to create its poison.
Violet This Pokémon is a poor swimmer. If it's caught in a fierce storm, it will sometimes get washed far away and become unable to return to its home.


   
Skrelp in the Alola PokédexUSUM Skrelp in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Trade
Y
Route 8, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby
Routes 105, 106, 107, 108, and 109 (hidden Pokémon*)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Breed Dragalge
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Sea, Honeycalm Island
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet
South Province: South Paldean Sea
East Province: East Paldean Sea
West Province: West Paldean Sea
North Province: North Paldean Sea
Tera Raid Battles (2★)
Violet
Union Circle
Tera Raid Battle Search (2★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 3
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Zygarde Sea, Greninja Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 364


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
320
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 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 IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
055 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
1010 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2020 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
2525 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100100% 25
3030 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4545 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5050 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
5555 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skrelp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skrelp
  • 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
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013  TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026  TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 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
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM214  TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skrelp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Skrelp
  • 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 
Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skrelp
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skrelp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skrelp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#532
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 109
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Acid
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Water Pulse, Twister, Sludge Bomb

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Skrelp
 Poison  Water 
 
Level 48
 
First evolution
Dragalge
 Poison  Dragon 


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
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Skrelp images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Skrelp appears to be based on the common seadragon (also known as the weedy seadragon), a species related to the seahorse. Its Poison-type and its sickly body shape and colors may be a reference to water pollution.

Name origin

Skrelp may be a combination of scrawny and kelp. It may also involve scrap as in seaweed scraps.

Kuzumo may be a corruption of クサモドキ kusamodoki (pseudo-grass) or 藻屑 mokuzu (seaweed scraps).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese クズモー Kuzumo Possibly from 藻屑 mokuzu or a corruption of クサモドキ kusamodoki
  French Venalgue From venin and algue
  Spanish Skrelp Same as English name
  German Algitt From Alge and igitt
  Italian Skrelp Same as English name
  Korean 수레기 Suregi From 수 (水) su and 쓰레기 sseu'regi
  Mandarin Chinese 垃垃藻 Lèlèzǎo / Lālāzǎo From 垃圾 lèsè / lājī and zǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 垃垃藻 Laahplaahpjóu From 垃圾 laahpsaap and jóu


External links

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