Krookodile, known as the Intimidation Pokémon, is a large brick-colored crocodile. It has black stripes with pointed ends. It has large teeth and claws. Around its eyes, there is a black area resembling a bandit's mask, or a stylized pair of sunglasses. Its belly has gray scales. It somewhat resembles the dinosaur Baryonyx or Tyrannosaurus rex.
Its name comes from a misspelling of Crook, and the word crocodile.
Despite being named Krookodile, it is actually modelled after the Gavial, a species related to the crocodile. This is also reflected in its Japanese name, which is a combination of Waru, form the word warui, meaning bad, and Vial, from Gavial.
Krookodile has the highest base stat total of any non-legendary Ground-type Pokémon released in the Fifth Generation (509), edging out Excadrill's 508 base stat total by one point. Not counting Hydreigon among Dark-types, Krookodile is in-turn only edged out by Zoroark in terms of base stat totals by one point (510).