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Inkay
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マーイーカ Maaiika
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Generation VI
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Psychic
Species Revolving Pokémon
Abilities Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator (DW)
Pokédex
Slurpuff ← 686 → Malamar
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 010
Alola 026
Evolves from None
Evolves into Malamar
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
7.7 lbs. 3.5 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 1
Water 2
Shape Footprint
Shape10
F686
Cry

Inkay (マーイーカ Maaiika) is a Dark/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

Biology

Physiology

Inkay is a small amphibious Pokémon that resembles a cuttlefish. Its body is round and blue in color, with a fringe of short tentacles forming its underside. Inkay has very large round black eyes and a small pink beak-like smiling mouth. It has a pinkish white-finned cap-like feature with four bioluminescent yellow spots atop its head. Two short white arm-like tentacles sprout from either side of its cap. When in battle, Inkay uses the luminescent yellow patches on its pink cap to hypnotize its foes.

Evolution

Inkay can be evolved to a Malamar at level 30 while having a Pokémon Battle while holding the 3DS upside-down.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X/Y Route 8, Azure Bay Common
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
Sun
Moon
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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
53
Attack
54
Defense
53
Sp. Atk
37
Sp. Def
46
Speed
45
Total
288

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
8 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
12 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
13 Psywave 100% 15 Psychic Special
15 Topsy-Turvy —% 20 Dark Status
18 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
21 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
23 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
27 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
35 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
39 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
43 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
46 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
48 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
4 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
8 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
12 Swagger 90% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
13 Psywave 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 0
15 Topsy-Turvy 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
18 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥
21 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
23 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
27 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
35 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
39 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
43 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
46 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
48 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Camouflage Stunfisk, Skrelp, Dragalge —% 20 Normal Status
Destiny Bond Qwilfish —% 5 Ghost Status
Flatter * Totodile 100% 15 Dark Status
Guard SwapUSUM * Wooper —% 10 Psychic Status
Power Split * Surskit, Dewpider —% 10 Psychic Status
Simple Beam * Psyduck 100% 15 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Camouflage Stunfisk, Skrelp, Dragalge —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 0
Destiny Bond Qwilfish —% 5 Ghost Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
Flatter * Totodile 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
Power Split * Surskit —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
Simple Beam * Psyduck 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 0
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

3D Models

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Inkay XY Inkay XY InkaySpriteBack XY
InkaySpriteShiny XY InkaySpriteShiny XY InkaySpriteBackShiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: James' Inkay

Inkay appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, when James caught him.

Trivia

  • Despite its cuttlefish-like appearance, it isn't a Water-type.
  • Inkay's method of evolution is the most unusual of all evolution methods. Its method is the only evolution method that need the player to do something with the platform, rather than the program.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Inkay is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Topsy-Turvy.

Etymology

Inkay’s name is derived from the words ink and okay.

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