Tirtouga < Carracosta > Archen
Species Type
Prototurtle Pokémon Water.gif Rock.gif
Number Ability
#565 Solid Rock/Sturdy
Swift Swim
Height Weight
3′11″ (1.2m) 178.6 lbs. (81kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Tirtouga None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1/Water 3 45
Tier EV Yield
BL4 2 Defense Points

Carrracosta (アバゴーラ) is the 71st Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water/Rock Type, and it is known as Prototurtle Pokémon.

Carracosta's Ability Sturdy prevents OHKO moves and prevents it from being KO'd while its HP is at maximum, while its other Ability Solid Rock reduces damage from Super Effective moves by 25%. Its Hidden Ability is Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed when it is raining. This does not take effect on the same turn in which is starts to rain, however.

Tirtouga can evolve into Carracosta at level 37.

Carracosta is in the Water 1 and Water 3 Egg Groups, and it will take approximately 7,680 Steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Carracosta One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Carracosta takes on the appearance of an ancient bipedal Sea Turtle. Its most noticeable and prominent feature is its massive sturdy shell, along with its well-developed fin-like arms.

Gender Differences

Carracosta doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Carracosta is to evolve a Tirtouga.

Spin-off Games

Carracosta appears at World Axle Lake B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Carracosta is listed as a Rare Card in the Noble Victories set.

Anime/Manga Information


Wild Carracosta appear during two episodes that take place at Twist Mountain.


Wild Carracosta appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Carracosta's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Carracosta is in the Borderline 4 (BL4) tier of competitive battling, which means that it is banned from the PU tier but not used enough to be a part of the Neverused (NU) tier. With an excellent Defense stat and a decent typing, Carracosta can check numerous threats in the NU tier, such as Archeops, Tauros, Scyther, Pyroar, and other various physical attackers. This allows for it to be a solid Stealth Rock setter, and with Solid Rock, super effective hits do less than they normally would. Carracosta can also run a Shell Smash set, and with the best boosting move in the game and solid mixed attacking stats, Carracosta can blast through certain Pokémon with boosted special or physical attacks like Hydro Pump or Stone Edge. However, Carracosta has a very low Speed stat, even at +2, so it is outsped by a decent chunk of Pokémon and can be revenge killed. It also has a low Special Defense stat and some glaring weaknesses to Grass, Electric, and Fighting. It faces competition from Barbaracle as a Shell Smash user, which has a much better Speed stat and Tough Claws to boost its physical attacks.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Tirtouga
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Tirtouga
X/Y None Evolve Tirtouga
Omega Ruby None Transfer or Trade
Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Tirtouga
Sun None Evolve Tirtouga
Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
Black 2 It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
White 2 It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
VI X They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Y It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
Omega Ruby They can live both in the ocean and on land. A slap from one of them is enough to open a hole in the bottom of a tanker.
Alpha Sapphire It could knock out a foe with a slap from one of its developed front appendages and chew it up, shell or bones and all.
VII Sun It constructed its sturdy shell by crunching and swallowing the hard shells or bones of its prey.
Moon Active both on land and in the sea, this Pokémon drags its land-based prey into the water to finish it off.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 258 352 .
198 221 315 346
243 271 365 401
Sp. Atk
153 171 265 291
Sp. Def
121 135 229 251
62 69 163 179


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Bide Normal.gif ?? -- Physical.png
Start Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
5 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
8 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
11 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
18 Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
21 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
25 Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
28 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
31 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
35 Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Shell Smash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
45 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
51 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
56 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
61 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bide Normal.gif  ?? -- Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Guard Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Liquidation Water.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 37

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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