Tirtouga < Carracosta > Archen

Species Type
Prototurtle Pokémon Water.pngRock.png
Number Ability
#565 Sturdy/Solid Rock
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
NU/RU/UU/OU 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'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 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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Carracosta can be obtained by evolving a Tirtouga in Black and White.

[edit] Spin-off Games

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

[edit] Trading Card Game

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

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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

[edit] Movies

Wild Carracosta appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Carracosta's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Carracosta is a viable option to appear in the Never-Utilized, Rarely-Utilized, Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Each of its Abilities has its uses depending on the team. Move-wise, Carracosta can be used as a tank, sweeper or wall-buster, depending on the move set, and in a team setting, can use its low Speed to its advantage with Trick Room support.

Regardless, there are common ways to beat it tier disregarding: Grass-Type moves and/or Pokémon with a high Special Attack, which can beat a Carracosta with relative ease.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Tirtouga
Black2/White2 None Evolve Tirtouga

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red
Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow

II Pokémon Gold
II Pokémon Silver
II Pokémon Crystal

III Pokémon Ruby
III Pokémon Sapphire
III Pokémon Emerald
III Pokémon FireRed
III Pokémon LeafGreen

IV Pokémon Diamond
IV Pokémon Pearl
IV Pokémon Platinum
IV Pokémon HeartGold
IV Pokémon SoulSilver

V Pokémon 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.
V Pokémon White Incredible jaw strength enables them to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey.
V Pokémon 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.
V Pokémon 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 Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 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

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Bide Normal.png ?? N/A Physical
Start Withdraw Water.png N/A N/A Status
Start Water Gun Water.png 40 100 Special
Rollout Dark.png 30 90 Physical
8 Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
11 Protect Normal.png N/A N/A Status
15 Aqua Jet Water.png 40 100 Physical
18 Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100 Special
21 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
25 Wide Guard Rock.png N/A N/A Status
28 Brine Water.png 65 100 Special
31 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
35 Curse Ghost.png N/A N/A Status
40 Shell Smash Normal.png N/A N/A Status
45 Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90 Physical
51 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
56 Rain Dance Water.png N/A N/A Status
61 Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM55 Scald Water.png 80 100 Special
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical
HM05 Waterfall Water.png 80 100 Physical
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Water Pulse Water.png 60 100% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Rock Throw Rock.png 50 90% Physical
Slam Normal.png 80 75% Physical
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Flail Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Whirlpool Water.png 35 85% Special
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Bide Normal.png  ?? --% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Tirtouga Carracosta
Level 37

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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