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[[File:Type Water/Poison.gif|link=Water/Poison type]]  
Species Balloon Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Dream World)
None ← 211 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(ハリーセン Harīsen)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Grey>Grey</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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.

Game info

Game locations

Qwilfish Locations
Version(s) Location 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



Generation II

Main article: Qwilfish/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Qwilfish/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Qwilfish/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Spikes —% 20 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


9 Harden —% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


9 Minimize —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


17 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


21 Toxic Spikes —% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


25 Stockpile —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


25 Spit Up ?? 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special


29 Revenge 60 100% 10 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


33 Brine 65 100% 10 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


37 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


41 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


45 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Physical Physical


49 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


53 Destiny Bond —% 5 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Status Status


57 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special 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.


  • 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 Swin.
  • 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 the Japanese word for pufferfish and the dish prepared from it.


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