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

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.

[edit] Statistics

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

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Bide Normal.gif ?? N/A Physical.png
Start Withdraw Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Rollout Dark.gif 30 90 Physical.png
8 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
11 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
18 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
21 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
25 Wide Guard Rock.gif N/A N/A Other.png
28 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
31 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
35 Curse Ghost.gif N/A N/A Other.png
40 Shell Smash Normal.gif N/A N/A 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 N/A N/A Other.png
61 Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

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
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 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 -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

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

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

Via Breeding
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

[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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