Malamar is an amphibian Pokémon, who has purple skin. Unlike Inkay, it does not "wear a hat", but has a "costume", which is pink, white and purple colored. Its hands look like strips of cloth.
Malamar is the evolved form of Inkay. It evolves at level 30 when the 3DS is held upside down.
|It wields the most compelling hypnotic powers of any Pokémon, and it forces others to do whatever it wants.|
|It lures its prey close with hypnotic motions, then wraps its tentacles around it before finishing it off with digestive fluids.|
- Malamar is an up-side down version of Inkay. This is why player needs to hold the 3DS upside-down to evolve it at level 30.
The name "Malamar" is almost homophonous with the Malay word "Melamar". "Melamar" means "to engage or propose in terms of marriage" or simply "to propose one's hand in marriage".
It may also be derived from the word Calamari, as removing the 'i' leaves it with Calamar; a 'word' which sounds very similar to it's name.