Swirlix < Inkay > Malamar
Revolving Pokémon
Dark.gif Psychic.gif
1'4" (0.4m)
7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Inkay (マーイーカ) is the 10th Pokémon in the Kalos Coastal Pokédex. It is a Dark/Psychic-Type, and is known as the Revolving Pokémon.

Inkay can use one of two Abilities: Contrary, which reverses the intended effects of moves that adjust its Statistics; or Suction Cups, which prevents it from being forced out of battle via an opponent's attack. Inkay's Hidden Ability is Infiltrator, which ignores the protections and increased Statistics caused by defensive screens such as Reflect or Safeguard.

Inkay gain the opportunity to evolve into Malamar starting at Level 30 whilst holding the Nintendo 3DS upside-down.

Inkay is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Water 2, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 steps to hatch. It takes Inkay One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Inkay takes on the appearance of a small, bluish-purple squid with six small tentacles and two tendrils attached to its head. The top of its head has light spots on it.

Gender Differences

Inkay doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Inkay can be found at Route 8 and Azure Bay in Pokémon X and Y. It can also be found in the Friend Safari.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Inkay can be found in the wild at Route 1, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Gauntlet and Poni Wilds.

Spin-Off Games

Inkay has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Inkay is listed twice in the XY Set; once as a Common card and once as an Uncommon Card.

Anime/Manga Information


James would capture an Inkay in an upcoming episode that has yet to receive a title outside of Japan.


Inkay has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.


Inkay has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Inkay's Competitive Battling Information will be updated once Competitive Battling Tiers are released.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y 15% Route 8 (Grass & Yellow Flowers), Azure Bay (Grass)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 15% Poni Gauntlet
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 20% Ancient Poni Path, Poni Wilds
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 30% Route 1: Hau'oli Outskirts

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X Opponents who stare at the flashing of the light-emitting spots on its body become dazed and lose their will to fight.
Y It flashes the light-emitting spots on its body, which drains its opponent's will to fight. It takes the opportunity to scuttle away and hide.
Omega Ruby Opponents who stare at the flashing of the light-emitting spots on its body become dazed and lose their will to fight.
Alpha Sapphire It flashes the light-emitting spots on its body, which drains its opponent's will to fight. It takes the opportunity to scuttle away and hide.
VII Sun Not Available
Moon Not Available
Ultra Sun It draws prey near with its blinking lights and then wraps them up in its long tentacles and holds them in place.
Ultra Moon When exchanging information with others of its kind, it flashes the light-emitting spots on its body in a complex rhythm.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 216 310 .
101 113 207 227
99 111 205 225
Sp. Atk
71 79 173 190
Sp. Def
87 97 191 210
85 95 189 207


For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
4 Reflect Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
8 Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
12 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
13 Psywave Psychic.gif ?? 100 Special.png
15 Topsy-Turvy Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
18 Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
21 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
23 Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
27 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
31 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
35 Pluck Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
39 Psycho Cut Psychic.gif 70 100 Physical.png
43 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
46 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
48 Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.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
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Camouflage Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Destiny Bond Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Flatter Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Guard Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Power Split Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Simple Beam Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

* Guard Swap is exclusive to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Via Move Tutor

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ally Switch Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Telekinesis Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 175 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 140*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30
(Holding the 3DS Upside-Down)

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Psychic.gif Bug.gif

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