Wishiwashi (Pokémon)

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Wishiwashi
Small Fry Pokémon
ヨワシ
Yowashi
#746
Solo Form
Solo Form
School Form
School Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
School Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Schooling Cacophony
School Form
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
School Form
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Solo Form
26'11" 8.2 m
School Form
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg
Solo Form
173.3 lbs. 78.6 kg
School Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Solo Form
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
School Form
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
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
School Form
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Wishiwashi (Japanese: ヨワシ Yowashi) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Wishiwashi can change forms with its Schooling Ability if it has reached level 20.

Biology

Wishiwashi is a fishlike Pokémon. It has two different forms depending on the situation.

In its Solo Form, Wishiwashi resembles a small fish. It has large, light blue eyes with irises that resemble puddles of water and dark blue eyelids. The head and tail are both white. There is a line of white teardrop-shapes on each side of its body with the teardrop nearest the head being slightly larger. The top half of its body is dark blue and has a short, rounded dorsal fin. The lower half of its body is gray with two pectoral fins. This tiny Pokémon is both the shortest and lightest Water-type.

In its School Form, Wishiwashi resembles a large fish roughly formed from various smaller fish with glowing eyes. Starting with its head, its body is divided into four bands that each becomes a slightly darker shade of blue. A ring of bright blue glowing spots lines the front edge of the two middle bands. The centers of its "eyes" are formed by a single white fish with glowing eyes for pupils. Surrounding the white fish is a dark blue recess, and at the rear edge of the "eye" is a raised white area for eyelids. Above each eye is a single, dark blue fish shape. Wishiwashi's mouth gapes wide open, apparently unable to close fully due to gaps on each side. Its lips in the front are lined with glowing spots, and many more spots dot the inside of its mouth.

On each side of the School Form's body, in the second band, there is a pair of dark blue fish-shaped recesses. Wishiwashi is able to fire fish-shaped torpedoes from this area. Its pectoral fins are the same color as its head and have three finger-like projections. There are glowing spots at the base of each "finger" and at the base of the fins themselves. On top of its head are two short projections shaped like fishtails, one behind the other. Additionally, Wishiwashi has a large dorsal fin that is darker around the base and has two glowing spots at the tip. The third section of its body has a ring of four spike-like fins around it. Three spikes encircle the tip of its tail, each with two glowing dots at the base. Dark fish shapes float freely a short distance from the end of each spike, all with two more dots on them. Finally, the tip of its tail is a rounded teardrop-shape with a single dot on each side.

An individual Wishiwashi is small, weak, and notably tasty. As a result Wishiwashi has numerous natural predators, including humans, Dewgong, Wailmer, Wailord, Wingull, and Pelipper. While Wishiwashi are known to move in schools, they're more often seen alone. Wishiwashi also gather when confronting opponents. It can call on its friends by shining its eyes seen as an SOS signal almost 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.[1][2]

The people of Alola and Galar, however, still fear Wishiwashi and call it the "demon of the sea" due to its School Form. Even the fearsome Gyarados and Wailord are known to flee from it when it enters School Form. Wishiwashi assumes this form whenever a Wishiwashi is in danger or is bullied. Wishiwashi can concentrate their powers when assembled. The School Form's Water Gun is said to be more powerful than a Hydro Pump move. Should it get wounded in School Form, Wishiwashi will split into a regular school before fleeing.

In the anime

Main series

 
Solo Form Wishiwashi in the anime
 
School Form Wishiwashi in the anime

Major appearances

A Totem Wishiwashi appeared in both its School and Solo Forms in Big Sky, Small Fry!, which also served as the debut for the species' School Form. Lana managed to defeat it with her Popplio and was subsequently rewarded with a Waterium Z.

Minor appearances

Three Solo Form Wishiwashi debuted in A Shivering Shovel Search!.

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Aether Paradise.

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!.

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Dewpider Ascending!. One swam past a Dewpider, whilst a group of them were later scared away by a Sharpedo.

Four Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared during a flashback in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, as they were set free into a body of water by two Aether Foundation Employees.

Five Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Battling the Beast Within!.

Five Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Evolving Research!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM033 Wishiwashi Rotom Pokédex Wishiwashi, the Small Fry Pokémon. A Water type. When in a tough spot, their eyes tear up, which gives it the look of crying.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Early-Evening Waves as residents of a lake where Nessa was doing a photoshoot.

In the manga

 
Solo Form Wishiwashi in Pokémon Adventures
 
School Form Wishiwashi in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Wishiwashi debuted in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill. At Brooklet Hill, Sun encountered a wild Solo Form Wishiwashi that he befriended and nicknamed Quarter. Quarter, along with several other Wishiwashi, would combine together into their School Form, the Totem of Brooklet Hill. After defeating the Totem, Sun caught Quarter.

Multiple Solo Form Wishiwashi appeared in Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", where they responded to Quarter's call with his Ability Schooling.

In the TCG

Main article: Wishiwashi (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #110
Alola
USUM: #133
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Solo Form
Sun When it's in trouble, its eyes moisten and begin to shine. The shining light attracts its comrades, and they stand together against their enemies.
Moon It's awfully weak and notably tasty, so everyone is always out to get it. As it happens, anyone trying to bully it receives a painful lesson.
Ultra Sun They're weak, so they move in schools. However, they can also often be seen all alone, having strayed from the school.
Ultra Moon When it's in a jam, its shining eyes attract others of its kind. The light from its eyes is visible almost 25 miles away.
School Form
Sun Weak Wishiwashi school together to concentrate their power. Their united force makes them the demon of the sea, feared near and far.
Moon At their appearance, even Gyarados will flee. When they team up to use Water Gun, its power exceeds that of Hydro Pump.
Ultra Sun Wishiwashi assemble in this formation to face off against strong foes. It boasts a strength that earned it the name “demon of the sea.”
Ultra Moon Called “demon of the sea” by some, when Wishiwashi are injured in battle and their numbers dwindle, they become a regular school.
Generation VIII Galar
#155
Galar
Isle of Armor #110
Solo Form
Sword Individually, they're incredibly weak. It's by gathering up into schools that they're able to confront opponents.
Shield When it senses danger, its eyes tear up. The sparkle of its tears signals other Wishiwashi to gather.
School Form
Sword On their own, they're very weak. But when Wishiwashi pool their power together in a school, they become a demon of the sea.
Shield When facing tough opponents, they get into formation. But if they get wounded in battle, they'll scatter and become solitary again.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Brooklet Hill, Akala Outskirts, Secluded Shore (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Brooklet Hill, Akala Outskirts (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9, Hulbury, West Lake Axewell, East Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye
East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Both forms)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Maricopia Islands Illumina Spot (Both forms)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#7) (Solo Form)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Solo Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
175
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.


School Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
620
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
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 VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
088 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
1212 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
1616 Tearful Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
2424 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3636 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4444 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4848 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wishiwashi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wishiwashi

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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
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
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 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
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wishiwashi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wishiwashi

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Mist Ice Status —% 30
      
 
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
      
  
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wishiwashi 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 Wishiwashi in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wishiwashi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wishiwashi

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wishiwashi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wishiwashi
  • 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:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VII Water Sport × Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 Wishiwashi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wishiwashi
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Solo Form

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 30 - 120   20

#719
 

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Wishiwashi in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Crowd Control+
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 57 Base Defense: 37 Base Speed: 60
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #122
We found this Illumina Pokémon deep in the sea, where even Captain Vince never traveled. Wishiwashi usually only school together when they’re threatened—maybe they’re different in the Maricopia Islands.

School Form

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.63 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 64 Base Speed: 60
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #122
These Illumina Wishiwashi have grouped together into their School Form. As soon as they gathered, we picked up an Illumina energy reading that was absolutely enormous.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Wishiwashi
 Water 


Forms

Schooling
Lv < 20 or
HP < 25%
 
Solo Form
Wishiwashi
 Water 




Schooling
Lv ≥ 20 and
HP > 25%
 
School Form
Wishiwashi
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Wishiwashi images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Wishiwashi's Solo Form bears a resemblance to Pacific sardines. Its eyes' ability to light up may be derived from flashlight fish. Its bioluminescence, great abundance, and overall shape may also reference the lanternfish. Its School Form bears some resemblance to a submarine and the extinct Dunkleosteus.

Name origin

Wishiwashi may be a combination of wishy-washy, describing the weak state of its Solo Form; wash, in reference to its Water typing; and 鰯 iwashi (sardine).

Yowashi may be a combination of 弱し yowashi (weak, the classical Japanese form of 弱い yowai) or 弱々しい yowayowashii (frail) and 鰯 iwashi (sardine).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヨワシ Yowashi From 弱い yowai or 弱々しい yowayowashii and iwashi
  French Froussardine From froussard and sardine
  Spanish Wishiwashi Same as English name
  German Lusardin From loser and Sardine
  Italian Wishiwashi Same as English name
  Korean 약어리 Yageori From 약 (弱) yak and 정어리 jeong-eori
  Cantonese Chinese 弱丁魚 Yeuhkdīngyú From ruò and 沙甸魚 sādihnyú
  Mandarin Chinese 弱丁魚 / 弱丁鱼 Ruòdīngyú From ruò and 沙丁魚 / 沙丁鱼 shādīngyú


Solo Form

Language Title
  Japanese たんどくのすがた Solo Form
Chinese Cantonese 單獨的樣子 Dāanduhk-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 單獨的樣子 / 单独的样子 Dāndú-de Yàngzi
  Dutch Solovorm
  French Forme Solitaire
  German Einzelform
  Hungarian Szóló Forma
  Italian Forma Individuale
  Korean 단독의 모습 Dandog-ui Moseup
  Russian Форма Соло Forma Solo
  Spanish Forma Individual
  Thai ร่างเดี่ยว
  Vietnamese Hình thái đơn lẻ

School Form

Language Title
  Japanese むれたすがた School Form
Chinese Cantonese 魚群的樣子 Yùhkwàhn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 魚群的樣子 / 鱼群的样子 Yúqún-de Yàngzi
  Dutch Schoolvorm
  French Forme Banc
  German Schwarmform
  Hungarian Raj Forma
  Italian Forma Banco
  Korean 군집의 모습 Gunjib-ui Moseup
  Polish Forma Ławicy
  Russian Форма Стая Forma Staya
  Spanish Forma Banco
  Thai ร่างรวมฝูง
  Vietnamese Hình thái tụ tập


Related articles

Notes

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