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This Krookodile is a Ground/Dark-type Pokémon owned by Ash Ketchum. He is the ninth Pokémon he caught in Unova.

Originally a recurring Pokémon, Krookodile first debuted as a Sandile before evolving into a Krokorok. Despite losing to Ash's Pikachu, Krokorok later chose to join Ash's party and after evolving into Krookodile, He has since gone to become one of Ash's strongest Pokémon in Unova.

Personality

As a Sandile, he was mischievous that he caught Pikachu, Axew and Oshawott with his same kind. But he also has a caring side, in which he saved a group of wild Pokémon when he sensed danger. Like Ash's Squirtle before him, he was a capable leader leading a group of wild Sandile to make themselves a bridge and also took a liking to Ash before he joins Ash's team after he evolved into a Krokorok. He also has a desire to defeat Pikachu in battle to make him as his rival and it was his trait that he wanted to face Pikachu in battle head on while trying to follow Ash in his journey in both his pre-evolved forms. Sandile was seen as a calm and determined Pokémon but was also a coward when his sunglasses were either stolen or missing as seen in Dancing with the Ducklett Trio! and always sided with Ash just to retrieve his sunglasses back from them.

As a Krokorok, he continued to be compassionate and smart, but he became impulsive too, causing a lot of troubles that he didn't think about. But he still maintained his pre-evolved personality when he lost his sunglasses and his desire to battle Pikachu. After being defeated by Pikachu in battle, he became depressed until Ash let him join his team, much to his happiness.

Biography

As a wild Pokémon

Krookodile first appeared as a Sandile in A Sandile Gusher of Change! where he was given the nickname, the Sunglasses Sandile because of the sunglasses he wore. At the time, Sandile was also the leader of a group of fellow Sandile who all lived near a local spa resort with the Sandile group often causing trouble, all for the sake of getting attention from the owners. He was later revealed that the group was actually attempting to save the other Pokémon in the area because the Sandile themselves knew that in advance that a geyser would soon erupt. With the help of Ash, Iris, and the son of the spa resort owner, Dan, Sandile was able to save the Pokémon. In the end, Sandile was shown to have gained respect for Ash, and as such, began to follow him, presumably abandoning his fellow Sandile or leaving them to serve as guards for the spa.

Sandile returned in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! where he sought to battle Pikachu. Sandile attacked by randomly using Stone Edge, endangering the lives of a group of young children who were nearby. Both Pikachu and a wild Trubbish intervened as the former use Iron Tail to attack Sandile and finally get blasted off by the latter's Sludge Bomb.

Sandile reappeared in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, who is responsible for digging down the hole to make Ash and his Pikachu sliding down the mountain. Both Ash and Pikachu are soon confronted by Sandile whom Ash remembers back when he is trying to save both Pikachu and Oshawott. Sandile wants to battle Pikachu and it was the reason he dug the hole just to battle it which Pikachu confidently agrees. Both Sandile and Pikachu had an equal fight but is soon interuppted by one of the wild Ducklett trio who gets in the way. Sandile scolds it not to interfere until this Ducklett appears as a dimwitted and it checks on his mouth causing him to get cough. To make much worse, the Ducklett manages to tickle Sandile's nose causing him to sneeze and gets his sunglasses. Realizing how mischievous it is, Sandile cries in desperation to get his sunglasses back but the Ducklett hits him with Scold to knock him down temporarily much to both Ash and Pikachu's surprise.

With Ash and Pikachu assisting him, however, Sandile replaces Pikachu in battle after its Electric-type moves got overcharged due to the pink umbrella had thrown at him by the Ducklett trio and was able to beat the Ducklett trio in an handicap despite the type-disadvantage. Pikachu manages to deflect their moves but Sandile ends up getting pummeled by the Ducklett trio with their Steel Wing. When Ash, Pikachu and Sandile had enough of the trio's mischievous ways and its bullying, Pikachu unleashes its electricity due to overcharge but learns Electro Ball from its tail to angrily blasts the Ducklett trio off much to Ash's surprise. As Cilan, Iris, Scraggy and Oshawott reunite with Ash, the Ducklett trio returns to attack only to be blasted again by Pikachu from his Thunderbolt making Sandile reclaims his sunglasses back. After being healed with Pikachu at the Pokémon Center, Sandile finally resumes his battle with Pikachu while being watched by Cilan and Iris. Sandile dominated the battle right from the very beginning by using Stone Edge followed by two Digs making Pikachu take serious damage. Sandile seriously confronts the weaken Pikachu while it evolves into Krokorok. However, Pikachu gained the upper hand by blasting Krokorok off by using Electro Ball to deflect his Stone Edge to sending him flying away.

Ash and his friends found Krokorok with the latter helping them find Pikachu. A series of flashbacks then revealed that Krokorok had followed the group through various locations, including Nimbasa Town and Nimbasa City and it was also shown that Krokorok had been the one responsible for throwing a pen into a Klinklang during Evolution Exchange Excitement!.

After a long absence, Krokorok returned at the end of Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!, still harboring his dream of defeating Pikachu with his appearance startling Ash, Iris and Cilan.

In Battling the Bully!, Krokorok and Pikachu engaged in battle yet again with both Pokémon being sent flying off.

During a battle between three youngsters, Krokorok allowed Ash to use to help Mick learn the techniques associated with battling. Krokorok later teamed up with Pikachu under Mick's command in a Double Battle against a Seismitoad and Scolipede belonging to the father of a young boy, Sean. Krokorok and Pikachu eventually won while Krokorok later fought Pikachu with the intention of settling their rivalry once and for all. After a fiercely-fought battle, Pikachu eventually won despite the type disadvantage which left Krokorok greatly depressed by the loss. Krokorok then attempted to leave but Ash then offered Krokorok the chance to join his team with Krokorok happily accepting with Ash catching Krokorok in a Poké Ball seconds later.

With Ash

In An Amazing Aerial Battle!, with Krokorok now a permanent member of Ash's team, Krokorok was used in Ash's Gym battle against Skyla.

Krookodile battled against Skyla and her Swoobat and was defeated with Air Cutter. He and Ash did some training with Brycen and his Beartic. It was used in the Icirrus City Gym where he was used against Brycen's Vanillish but was quickly recalled. He was later used against Brycen's Beartic which he won, winning Ash the Freeze Badge. Since he was fully evolved, he became a real powerhouse in Ash's team, defeating Iris' Dragonite with his new power and his increased speed, along with Stephan's Liepard and Sawk.

Known moves

Move Episode
Ash Krookodile Stone Edge
Dig + A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Bite A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Stone Edge + Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
Crunch Battling the Bully!
Dragon Claw + Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!
Aerial Ace + Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Improvised Moves

Stone Edge Daggers

Voice actors

Trivia

  • He was set to appear in Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 1) but the episode, along with Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 2), was postponed and eventually cancelled.
  • Krookodile is currently Ash's only Dark-type Pokemon to have used/learned any Dark-type moves.
  • Prior to capture, Krookodile inherited the blast off gag from Team Rocket.
  • Krookodile, like other recurring Pokémon, has an item it carries around, its sunglasses, but was the first to have been caught by Ash.
  • Krookodile is the third Pokémon that Ash caught who had an accessory, the first being Squirtle (they both have Sunglasses) and the second being Sceptile (who had a twig).
  • When the sunglasses that Krookodile wears are knocked off, it seems to always have a nervous breakdown, suggesting it may be a comfort object.
  • Krookodile, like Ash's Primeape, evolved before it was caught.
  • Krookodile's sunglasses grew in size when he evolved.

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