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Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Psychic
Species Overturning Pokémon
Abilities Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator (DW)
Pokédex
Inkay ← 687 → Binacle
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 011
Evolves From Inkay
Evolves Into None
Malamar
687
カラマネロ Karamanero
687Malamar
Generation VI
Evolutionary Line
686687
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
103.6 lbs. 47.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Water 1
Water 2
Body Style Footprint
Body05
F687
Cry

Malamar (Japanese: カラマネロ Karamanero) is a Dark/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

Biology

Physiology

Malamar is an amphibious Pokémon that resembles an upside-down squid. It has sinister-looking yellow eyes with light purple eyelids that have a squinted appearance. It has a magenta beak for a mouth. Malamar has a fringe of bluish tentacles sprouting from its head, and an oblong deep purple body with yellow patches and spots that form a pattern on its belly. Two long arm-like tentacles sprout from its shoulders; they are magenta and pastel purple in color, with white fins at the tips. Malamar stands upright on two large white sharp-edged fins on either side of its lower body, which it uses as legs.

Evolution

Malamar is the evolved form of Inkay. Its evolution method is very unique, as it evolves from Inkay at level 30 only when the 3DS is held upside down.

Game info

Game locations

Malamar Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
X/Y Evolve Inkay None
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
X
It wields the most compelling hypnotic powers of any Pokémon, and it forces others to do whatever it wants.
Y
It lures its prey close with hypnotic motions, then wraps its tentacles around it before finishing it off with digestive fluids.


Learnset

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical


1 Reversal - 100% 15 Fighting Physical


1 Tackle 50 100% 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 - 90% 15 Normal Status


13 Psywave - 100% 15 Psychic Special


15 Topsy-Turvy - 100% 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.

3D Models

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Malamar XY MalamarSpriteBack XY
MalamarSpriteShiny XY MalamarSpriteBackShiny XY

Appearances

Three Malamar appeared in the very first episode of the XY series, swimming along with some Water-type Pokémon.

A Malamar made its appearance as an evil, rogue Pokémon who used its hypnotic abilities to put Ash's friends, Pikachu, Team Rocket, Officer Jenny, and several other Pokémon in a trance in A Conspiracy to Conquer!. This very same Malamar will appear again facing off against James' Inkay in XY054 and this time it will partner up with three other evil Malamar.

Trivia

  • Despite living in water and being based on a cuttlefish and a squid, Malamar, along with its pre-evolution, Inkay is not a Water-type
  • Its appearance is that of a squid, upside-down.

Etymology

Malamar's name comes from the words 'malicious' and 'calamar' (Spanish for squid or cuttlefish).

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