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. Its Hidden Ability is Speed Boost, which 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.
Sharpedo doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
In Pokémon X and Y, Sharpedo can be caught in the wild at Route 22 by fishing with the Super Rod. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it appears at Route 118 and Route 119 by fishing with the Super Rod.
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.
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.
Sharpedo's Manga info is unknown at this time.
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.
Carvanha Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM72: Avalanche
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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