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Wishiwashi (ヨワシ, Yowashi) is a water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.



Wishiwashi is a small blue-and-white fish Pokémon. It has bright blue markings on its flanks, white teardrop-shaped patterns on its sides and its large eyes have blue puddle-shaped pupils inside.

In its School Form, Wishiwashi combines with numerous others to create a school shaped like a much larger fish. The individual fish in the school are much less detailed, and are of varying shades of blue with glowing eyes.


Small and weak on its own, Wishiwashi is targeted by many predators that see it as an easy meal. In order to defend itself, large numbers of Wishiwashi come together into their massive and terrifying School Form, and their combined power surpasses that of even Gyarados. Alolan sea folk fear Wishiwashi, speaking of it as the "demon of the sea". However, even in large schools Wishiwashi still falls prey to Wailord.

Natural Abilities

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Routes 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, Akala Outskirts, Brooklet Hill, Kale'e Bay, Melemele Sea, Secluded Shore, Tapu Village (fishing) Uncommon

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    Solo Form: When it's in trouble, its eyes moisten and begin to shine. The shining light attracts its comrades, and they stand together against their enemies.
    School Form: Weak Wishiwashi school together to concentrate their power. Their united force makes them the demon of the sea, feared near and far.

  • Moon

    Solo Form: It's awfully weak and notably tasty, so everyone is always out to get it. As it happens, anyone trying to bully it receives a painful lesson.
    School Form: At their appearance, even Gyarados will flee. When they team up to use Water Gun, its power exceeds that of Hydro Pump.

  • Ultra Sun

    Solo Form: They’re weak, so they move in schools. However, they can also often be seen all alone, having strayed from the school.
    School Form: Wishiwashi assemble in this formation to face off against strong foes. It boasts a strength that earned it the name "demon of the sea."

  • Ultra Moon

    Solo Form: When it's in a jam, its shining eyes attract others of its kind. The light from its eyes is visible almost 25 miles away.
    School Form: Called "demon of the sea" by some, when Wishiwashi are injured in battle and their numbers dwindle, they become a regular school.

  • Sword

    Solo Form: Individually, they're incredibly weak. It's by gathering up into schools that they're able to confront opponents.
    School Form: On their own, they're very weak. But when Wishiwashi pool their power together in a school, they become a demon of the sea.

  • Shield

    Solo Form: When it senses danger, its eyes tear up. The sparkle of its tears signals other Wishiwashi to gather.
    School Form: When facing tough opponents, they get into formation. But if they get wounded in battle, they'll scatter and become solitary again.

Stats (Solo form)

Wishiwashi's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def

Stats (Schooling form)

Wishiwashi's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
9 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
14 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
17 Aqua Ring —% 20 Water Status
22 Tearful Look —% 20 Normal Status
25 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
30 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
33 Beat Up 100% 10 Dark Physical
38 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
41 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
46 Soak 100% 20 Water Status
49 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
54 Hydro Pump 110 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.


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
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
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
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water 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.


Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Mist Wailmer, Wailord —% 30 Ice Status
Muddy Water Barboach, Whiscash 90 85% 10 Water Special
Water Pulse Goldeen, Seaking, Wailmer, Wailord, Barboach, Whiscash, Alomomola 60 100% 20 Water Special
Water Sport Goldeen, Seaking, Remoraid, Barboach, Whiscash, Luvdisc, Finneon, Lumineon, Alomomola —% 15 Water Status
WhirlpoolUSUM Wailmer, Wailord, Finneon, Lumineon, Alomomola 35 85% 15 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.
* 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 Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
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.




  • When its health drops below 20%, Wishiwashi reverts to its Solo form.
  • Wishiwashi is similar to Magikarp in that it is a small, weak fish Pokémon that turns into a more powerful form dreaded and feared by many. However, in Wishiwashi's case, its larger form is merely due to schooling and not an actual evolution.
  • Wishiwashi Solo Form has the worst Base Stat Total and Base Stat Average with its Total being 175 and its Average being 29.17.
  • Out of all Pokémon that undergo a form change, Wishiwashi has the greatest stat change. Its Solo Form, with a BST of 175, gets a stat boost of 445, growing its BST to 620.


Wishiwashi is based on a sardine or other small schooling fish. Its School Form references how schools of fish band together in large numbers to deter and confuse predators or appear bigger. Wishiwashi's Schooling Form resembles a submarine, shark, or Dunkleosteus. Its Shiny coloration may reference canned sardines, as they usually grow a yellowish-orange color due to oxidation.


Wishiwashi is a play of the term Wishy Washy, meaning to be weak when alone. It may also incorporate fishy, wash, and iwashi (Japanese for sardine).

Its Japanese name, Yowashi, may come from yowai (weak), iwashi (sardine), and yowayowashii (frail).

Names in other languages

  • Its French name, Froussardine, comes from froussard (cowardly) and sardine.

Names in other languages

  • English: Wishiwashi
  • Japanese:  ヨワシ Yowashi
  • Korean: 약어리 Yageori
  • French: Froussardine
  • German: Lusardin