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Golisopod (グソクムシャ, Gusokumusha) is a bug/water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.



Golisopod is a blue and purple bipedal, arthropod-like Pokémon. It has a domed carapace on its head and back, six arms (two large and clawed, and the other four are tiny and vestigial) and a section of exoskeleton on its lower body resembling a sumo wrestler's loincloth.


Natural abilities


Golisopod evolves from Wimpod at level 30.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Wimpod None

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    With a flashing slash of its giant sharp claws, it cleaves seawater—or even air—right in two.

  • Moon

    It battles skillfully with its six arms, but spends most of its time peacefully meditating in caves deep beneath the sea.

  • Ultra Sun

    The shell covering its body is as hard as diamond. This Pokémon will do anything it takes to win.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its claws, which it can extend and retract at will, are its greatest weapons. Golisopod is sometimes accompanied by Wimpod.

  • Sword

    It will do anything to win, taking advantage of every opening and finishing opponents off with the small claws on its front legs.

  • Shield

    They live in sunken ships or in holes in the seabed. When Golisopod and Grapploct battle, the loser becomes the winner's meal.


Golisopod's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 First Impression 90 100% 10 Bug Physical
1 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
4 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
7 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
10 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
13 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
16 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
21 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
26 Razor Shell 75 95% 10 Water Physical
31 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
36 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
41 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
48 Liquidation 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


To see the Egg Moves that Golisopod can learn, refer to Wimpod.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Drill Run USUM 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.





  • Golisopod is considered the Alolan counterpart to Gyarados:
    • Both evolve from weak Pokémon that are hard to train, Wimpod and Magikarp.
    • Both are one of the strongest Pokémon in each of their generations.
    • Both are used by leaders of villainous teams.
  • Despite its stronger, more threatening form it is implied that Golisopod is equally as cowardly as Wimpod: its ability Emergency Exit is practically the same as Wimp Out and its signature move First Impression involves it making a quick cheap shot at its opponent.
  • Contrary to what its Pokédex entry in Pokémon Sun says, Golisopod is unable to learn the move Air Slash.


Golisopod resembles a giant isopod or trilobite, with elements of sumo wrestlers and a set of samurai armor.

Its appearance, fighting style (as shown in the anime: spinning quickly, blocking, using its multiple arms and claws as swords), and cowardly personality (relying on cheap shots often, toying with weaker opponents, and running from opponents who are stronger than it expected) are partially based on General Grievous from the Star Wars franchise. Even its performance in the Alola league (anime only) show it to be a bulky strong lackey who will cowardly run and let its allies get destroyed angering Guzma (similarly to Grievous' relationship with Count Dooku).


Golisopod may be a combination of Goliath and isopod.

Names in other languages

  • English: Golisopod
  • Japanese: Gusokumusha
  • French: Sarmuraï
  • German: Tectass