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#747: Mareanie Mareanie
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
{{{form3}}}
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
Solo Form
Body11.png
School Form
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.

Contents

Biology

Wishiwashi is a fish-like Pokémon. Even though an individual Wishiwashi is small and weak, the people of Alola still fear it and call it the "demon of the sea". This is because of Wishiwashi's powerful School Form, formed when a Wishiwashi is in danger and calls on its friends by shining its eyes seen as an SOS signal almost 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.[1][2] Wishawashi has numerous natural predators, including Dewgong, Wailmer, Wailord, Wingull, and Pelipper. However, even Gyarados flee from it when it enters School Form.

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 a 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.

In the anime

In the 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.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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

In the manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

Solo Form

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!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#155
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

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!‎.
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
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

In side games

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 
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png 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 
WailmerWailord Mist Ice Status —% 30
ChinchouLanturnQwilfishBasculin Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
GoldeenSeakingWailmerWailordBarboachWhiscash 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 20

#719
Shuffle746.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Wishiwashi in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Crowd Control+

Evolution

746Wishiwashi-Solo.png
Unevolved
Wishiwashi
 Water 

Forms

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




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

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 746.png Spr b 7s 746.png Spr 7s 746.png Spr b 7s 746.png
Spr 7s 746Sc.png Spr b 7s 746Sc.png Spr 7s 746Sc.png Spr b 7s 746Sc.png
Spr 7s 746 s.png Spr b 7s 746 s.png Spr 7s 746 s.png Spr b 7s 746 s.png
Spr 7s 746Sc s.png Spr b 7s 746Sc s.png Spr 7s 746Sc s.png Spr b 7s 746Sc s.png
Front Back Front Back
746MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Wishiwashi images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Of all Pokémon with multiple forms, Wishiwashi's base stat total undergoes by far the most drastic change.
    • Solo Form Wishiwashi has the lowest base stat total of all Pokémon at only 175.
    • School Form Wishiwashi is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 620.

Origin

Wishiwashi's Solo Form bears a resemblance to Pacific sardines. Its eyes' ability to light up may be derived from flashlight fish. 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨワシ Yowashi From 弱い yowai or 弱々しい yowayowashii and iwashi
France Flag.png French Froussardine From froussard and sardine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Wishiwashi Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lusardin From loser and Sardine
Italy Flag.png Italian Wishiwashi Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 약어리 Yageori From 약 (弱) yak and 정어리 jeong-eori
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 弱丁魚 Yeuhkdīngyú From ruò and 沙甸魚 sādihnyú
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 弱丁魚 / 弱丁鱼 Ruòdīngyú From ruò and 沙丁魚 / 沙丁鱼 shādīngyú


Solo Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Solovorm
France Flag.png French Forme Solitaire
Germany Flag.png German Einzelform
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Szóló Forma
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Individuale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단독의 모습 Dandog-ui Moseup
Russia Flag.png Russian Форма Соло Forma Solo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Individual
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างเดี่ยว
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hình thái đơn lẻ

School Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schoolvorm
France Flag.png French Forme Banc
Germany Flag.png German Schwarmform
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Raj Forma
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Banco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 군집의 모습 Gunjib-ui Moseup
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Ławicy
Russia Flag.png Russian Форма Стая Forma Staya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Banco
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างรวมฝูง
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hình thái tụ tập


Related articles

Notes

External links

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