Krokorok (Japanese: ワルビル Warubiru) is a Ground/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

It is a bipedal crocodile-like Pokémon that is similar in many ways to its pre-evolution. Its body is the same shade of tan; it has a pink belly, with black striping showing through. It has become a biped, unlike its quadrupedal pre-evolution. Its tail is longer, and there are spikes along its spine. Its nostrils are more proportioned to the rest of the face than its pre-evolution, and its hind claws are now white. It has three clawed toes on each leg, and its teeth are more prominent, even when the mouth is closed. Its arms are less muscular now, presumably due to walking on only its back legs.

Evolution

Krokorok is the evolved form of Sandile as of level 29. Krokorok evolves into Krookodile at level 40.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Relic Castle Uncommon
Black 2 and White 2 Relic Castle Uncommon


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.

  • White

    The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings, even in darkness.

  • Black 2

    Protected by thin membranes, their eyes can see even in the dead of night. They live in groups of a few individuals.

  • White 2

    Protected by thin membranes, their eyes can see even in the dead of night. They live in groups of a few individuals.

  • X

    They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.

  • Y

    The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings even in darkness.

  • Omega Ruby

    They live in groups of a few individuals. Protective membranes shield their eyes from sandstorms.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    The special membrane covering its eyes can sense the heat of objects, so it can see its surroundings even in darkness.

  • Sun

    They move in groups of a few individuals. A female is often the leader of the group, and the males will gather food.

  • Moon

    Thanks to the special membrane covering its eyes, it can see its surroundings clearly, even in the middle of the night.

  • Ultra Sun

    Krokorok really hates it when its body gets cold. On nights when the temperature drops, it digs deep into the desert sands.

  • Ultra Moon

    It buries some of its prey in the sand to use as emergency meals when its hunts are unsuccessful.

  • Sword

    Krokorok has specialized eyes that enable it to see in the dark. This ability lets Krokorok hunt in the dead of night without getting lost.

  • Shield

    Although this Pokémon has specialized eyes that allow it to see in the dark, Krokorok won't move much at night—the desert gets cold after sunset.


Stats

Krokorok's Stats
HP
60
Attack
82
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
45
Speed
74
Total
351

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
32 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
36 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
40 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
44 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
48 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
52 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal 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 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 1 3 ♥
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
16 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
32 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
36 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
40 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
44 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
48 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
52 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 6 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
4 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
7 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
13 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
16 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
19 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
22 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
28 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
32 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
36 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
40 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
44 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
48 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
52 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock 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
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
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
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock 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 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Krokorok can learn, refer to Sandile.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
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 V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal 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.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Ash's Krokorok.

Main articles: Ash's Krookodile and Clay's Krokorok

A Krokorok first appeared in "Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!" after the Sunglasses Sandile, appearing in "A Sandile Gusher of Change!" and "Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!". evolved into a Krokorok during a battle with Ash's Pikachu. It was later captured by Ash in "Battling the Bully!" and has been become a core member of his team.

Clay, the Gym Leader of Driftveil, uses a Krokorok in his gym battles. Ash fought this Krokorok with his Oshawott and won.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Krokorok and its evolutionary relatives. As a result, they are the only Pokémon to receive STAB from the famous Earthquake-Crunch attack combination.
  • Krokorok was first revealed in the United States (along with many other non-released Pokémon) through pictures leaked onto Serebii.net by Japanese players who received their copies of Black and White early.
  • No other Pokémon has same type matchup of Ground/Dark-type except for Krokorok, it's pre-evolution and it's evolution.

Origin

Krokorok's design appears to be based on both that of a crocodile, and possibly the on the Baryonyx, a fish-eating, slender-snouted dinosaur which heavily resembled a crocodilian. More specifically, this Pokémon is likely based on a Nile crocodile or a literal interpretation of the mugger crocodile, an actual species of crocodile.

Etymology

Krokorok's English name is a combination of corruptions of the words "crocodile" and "rock" (due to its Ground typing).

Gallery

See also

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