|#565|| Sturdy/Solid Rock|
|3′11″ (1.2m)||178.6 lbs. (81kg)|
|Male: 87.5%||Female: 12.5%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|Water 1/Water 3||45|
|BL4||2 Defense Points|
Carrracosta (Unova Pokédex. It is a Water/Rock Type, and it is known as Prototurtle Pokémon.) is the 71st Pokémon in the
Carracosta'a ability Sturdy prevents OHKO moves and prevents it from being KO'd while it's HP is at maximum, while its other ability Solid Rock reduces damage from Super Effective moves by 25%. Its Dream World 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 takes on the appearance of an ancient bipedial Sea Turtle. It's 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
 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
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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