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Qwilfish (Japanese: ハリーセン Harīsen) is a Water/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Qwilfish resembles a pufferfish. It has a Bluish Greenish top, and a pale underside. Noticeable features of Qwilfish are its toxic spikes, its paddle-like tail, and its round shape. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, you can catch it out in the water you can get to out of Iron Island. And its eyes are straight and serious.

Evolution

Qwilfish does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Route 12, Route 32 Rare
Crystal Route 12, Route 32 Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, etc. (FireRed only) Common
Diamond/Pearl Iron Island (Super Rod) Rare
Platinum Iron Island (Super Rod) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 12, Route 13, Route 32 Rare
Black/White Route 17, 18, P2 Laboratory Uncommon


Pokédex entries

  • Gold

    To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.

  • Silver

    The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.

  • Crystal

    When faced with a larger opponent, it swallows as much water as it can to match the opponent's size.

  • Ruby

    Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.

  • Sapphire

    Qwilfish sucks in water, inflating itself. This Pokémon uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming somewhat challenging.

  • FireRed

    The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.

  • LeafGreen

    To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.

  • Emerald

    A Qwilfish uses the pressure of water it swallows to shoot toxic quills all at once from all over its body. It finds swimming to be somewhat challenging.

  • Diamond

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • Pearl

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • Platinum

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • HeartGold

    To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.

  • SoulSilver

    The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.

  • Black

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • White

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • Black 2

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • White 2

    It shoots the poison spines on its body in all directions. Its round form makes it a poor swimmer.

  • X

    To fire its poison spikes, it must inflate its body by drinking over 2.6 gallons of water all at once.

  • Y

    The small spikes covering its body developed from scales. They inject a toxin that causes fainting.


Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
9 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
9 Minimize —% 20 Normal Status
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
17 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
21 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
25 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status
25 Spit Up  ?? 100% 10 Normal Special
29 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
37 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
41 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
45 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
49 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
53 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
57 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 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.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Qwilfish XY
Qwilfish XY Shiny Sprite
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Trivia

  • Despite it's reputation as a bad swimmer, it is able to learn the HM moves Surf, Dive, and Waterfall and one of its abilities is Swift Swim.
  • In an early design for what would became Qwilfish (Japanese: ハリーセン Harysen), it was called Bukū, which was possibly a corruption of the word fugu (河豚, meaning "river pig"), which both are the Japanese word for pufferfish and the dish prepared from it.
  • It shares the same species with Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff and Drifloon.

See also

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