Carvanha < Sharpedo > Mega Sharpedo
Species Type
Brutal Pokémon Water.gif Dark.gif
Number Ability
#319 Rough Skin
Speed Boost
Height Weight
5′11″ (1.8m) 195.8 lbs. (88.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Carvanha None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 2 60
Tier EV Yield
BL2 2 Attack Points

Sharpedo (サメハダー) is the 98th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Water/Dark Type, and is known as the Brutal Pokémon.

Sharpedo has the Rough Skin Ability. This Ability causes an opponent to lose one-sixteenth of its maximum HP by way of recoil when using an attack that requires physical contact against it. A second Ability is available to Sharpedo from the Dream World, the Speed Boost Ability. This Ability increases its Speed by one stage for each turn that it is in the battle except for the turn that it is switched into the battle.

Carvanha evolve into Sharpedo starting at Level 30.

Sharpedo is in the Water 2 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Sharpedo 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Sharpedo takes on the appearance of a blue shark with a white underbelly.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Sharpedo can be found fishing at many Ocean-based routes in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, along with Mossdeep City and Picifidlog Town.

Sharpedo can be found at Routes 213 and 222 in Diamond and Pearl.

Fishing is also how Sharpedo can be found in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 at Village Bridge.

Spin-off Games

Sharpedo can be obtained by evolving Carvanha in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Sharpedo appears at Endless Levels 55 & 71, Forever Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Sharpedo can only be obtained by evolving Carvanha in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. Sharpedo appears randomly at Miracle Sea B1-B18 & DP B1-DP B4 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Sharpedo is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Wave Seas 23F-29F.

Sharpedo appears at Saffra Sea during the Sea Capture Challenge in the first Pokémon Ranger game. Sharpedo appears at both Puel Sea and Sea of Wailord in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia; in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Sharpedo appears in the Dark section of Coral Sea, an area in which Sharpedo can only be detected by the red glow of their eyes.

Sharpedo can be found at Challengers' Ground Beach 1-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Sharpedo appears in nine sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers and Rising Rivals sets. Sharpedo is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (2), EX Deoxys (EX Card), Secret Wonders and Triumphant sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Wild Sharpedo would attack both May and Max in the episode Sharpedo Attack!!, and would pursue the group to a small cove. There, the leader of the Sharpedo group was trapped and challenged to battle, but faltered due to the effects of being poisoned by the Poison Tail attack of Jessie's Seviper. Brock spent the night nursing it back to health, earning the respect of the Sharpedo group.


Wild Sharpedo appear in the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival, along with the films Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Sharpedo's Manga info is unknown at this time.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Sharpedo finds itself in the Borderline 2 (BL2) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from the Rarelyused (RU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Underused (UU) tier. While overshadowed by its Mega Evolution, Sharpedo still retains a niche due to Speed Boost which can increase Sharpedo's Speed stat with each turn, a luxury that Mega Sharpedo lacks. This allows for Sharpedo to act as a decent cleaner with a Life Orb and its STAB attacks in Waterfall and Crunch. It can even use Destiny Bond to surprise a foe that it cannot take out on its own. However, Sharpedo suffers from having atrocious bulk, and priority attacks like Entei's Extreme Speed can knock it out with some prior damage. Sharpedo is usually forced to use Protect in order to gain a speed boost, and it is somewhat reliant on entry hazard support to nab certain KOs. While Sharpedo can perform a bit of a mixed attacking set with physical STABs and Ice Beam for coverage, Mega Sharpedo eclipses it with a stronger STAB Crunch and much better bulk to take priority attacks.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common (Fish) Route 103
Route 118
Route 122
Route 124
Route 125
Route 126
Route 127
Route 128
Route 129
Route 130
Route 131
Route 132
Route 133
Route 134
Mossdeep City
Pacifidlog Town
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD:Gale of Darkness None Evolve Carvanha
Diamond/Pearl 5% (Super Rod-Fish) Route 213
Route 222
Platinum]/Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade or Evolve Carvanha
Black/White 10% (Fish at Shaking Spots) Village Bridge
Black 2/White 2 10% (Fish at Shaking Spots) Village Bridge

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Nicknamed "the bully of the sea," Sharpedo is widely feared. Its cruel fangs grow back immediately if they snap off. Just one of these Pokémon can thoroughly tear apart a supertanker.
Sapphire Sharpedo can swim at speeds of up to 75 MPH by jetting seawater out its backside. This Pokémon's drawback is its inability to swim long distances.
Emerald The vicious and sly gangster of the sea. Its skin is specially textured to minimize drag in water. Its speed tops out at over 75 miles per hour.
FireRed The ruffian of the seas, it has fangs that crunch thorugh iron. It swims by jetting water from its rear.
LeafGreen The ruffian of the seas, it has fangs that crunch thorugh iron. It swims by jetting water from its rear.
IV Diamond Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
Pearl Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
Platinum Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
HeartGold They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
SoulSilver They form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
V Black Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
White Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
Black 2 Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
White 2 Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 MPH and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
VI X Its fangs rip through sheet iron. It swims at 75 mph and is known as "The Bully of the Sea."
Y It can swim at speeds of 75 mph by jetting seawater through its body. It is the bandit of the sea.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 250 344 .
220 245 339 372
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
76 85 179 196
175 195 289 317


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
11 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
16 Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 100 Physical.png
18 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
21 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
26 Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
28 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
30 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
34 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
40 Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
45 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Skull Bash Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
56 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.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
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 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
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.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

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Super Fang Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Carvanha Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
38 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Purifying Carvanha

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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