Carvanha #318

Evolution family

Carvanha is part of a two-member family.



#318 Carvanha

50 Carvanha_candy
#319 Sharpedo
200 Arrow_Bothways_DarkMega_icon
Mega Sharpedo



#318 Carvanha

50 Carvanha_candy
#319 Sharpedo
200 Arrow_Bothways_DarkMega_icon
Mega Sharpedo


  • Carvanha was released at the start of Holiday 2017 on December 21st, 2017.
    • Shiny_Pokemon_icon

    Shiny form of Carvanha was released at the start of Water Festival 2019 on August 23rd, 2019.

    • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon

    Shadow form of Carvanha was released on February 3rd, 2020.

    • Shiny form of Shadow Carvanha was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Celebration on February 2nd, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Dec 21Increased spawns in:
Water Festival 2022: May 12 – 20
Hoopa’s Arrival: 2021 Sep 5
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 17 – 18
Luminous Legends Y: 2021 May 18 – 24
Hoenn Celebration Event: 2021 Jan 19 – 24
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 – 26
Incense Day: Water and Dark Type: 2020 May 17 (Incense-only)
Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 – 30
Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 – 21
Earth Day 2018: Apr 22 – 30
583 Increased chance/Previously in:
5-km – 2019 Feb 13 – 2020 Oct 19
5-km – Summer Event: 2020 Jul 17 – 22
5-km – Water Festival 2019: Aug 23 – 30
5-km – 2017 Dec 21 – 2018 Dec 18
2-km – Water Festival 2018: Jun 7 – 21
2-km – Eggstravaganza 2018: Mar 22 – Apr 2
5-km – Hoenn Pokémon Eggs: 2018 Jan 23 – Feb 1
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,348Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
437 Field Research:
Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon: 2022 May
Hatch an Egg: Water Festival 2022
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt: Water Festival 2019
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Leaders:
2021 Feb 2 – May 18


 Best moveset for Carvanha

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Carvanha’s greatest moves are Snarl and Return. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Snarl 13.1 dps
  Return Purified 50 dps


  Snarl 13.1 dps
  Crunch 26.3 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 14.4
  Snarl 12 12.7 13.1
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Poison Fang 35 -19.4 20.6
  Aqua Jet 45 -12.7 20.8
  Crunch 70 -10.3 26.3
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Pokemon Carvanha – Pokemon of three generations, ranked 318 in the Pokedex… He lives in the Hohenn area and is of the dark and water kind. The Pokémon Carvanha develops into Sharpedo after consuming 50 sweets.

How to find and catch the Pokémon Carvanha?

Carvanha may be found at the cemetery, as well as in squares and parks. It may be found near any body of water, including the shores of ponds, rivers, and oceans, as well as near wetlands.

Carvanha is an uncommon sight on the map. Many gamers either hatched it from an egg or captured it during an event.

Carvanha Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Dark|Water 50


To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Bite Dark 6
Snarl Dark 12
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Crunch Dark 70 3
Poison Fang Poison 35 3
Aqua Jet Water 45 3
Hatches from: 5km Egg
  • Evolves Into: Sharpedo


Carvanha is a fish Pokémon with small, pointy denticles on its body. Its spherical body is blue on top and red on the bottom, with a yellow four-pointed star below its mouth. It features two yellow dorsal fins that mimic shark fins above its eyes, as well as a corresponding pelvic fin on its belly. It has yellow pectoral fins as well. The caudal fin is made up of two red spines connected by a thin yellow membrane.

It has strong jaws and razor-sharp teeth capable of chewing through solid steel, ripping apart boat hulls, and ripping wooden vessels to pieces. As a consequence, sailors do all they can to prevent having their boats damaged by it. Carvanha has been blamed for the ruin of several vessels that have come into touch with it. They swarm viciously at any intruder or prey that enters their domain, yet they grow fearful when left alone. It only attacks in groups of five or more, and it becomes immediately ferocious. Carvanha is lured to the odor of blood. It may be found in rivers that go through rainforests as well as temperate zones. Each Carvanha school has its own domain. It competes for food with Basculin.