Skrelp #690

Evolution family

Skrelp is part of a two-member family.


Skrelp  Skrelp_shiny
#690 Skrelp

50 Skrelp_candy
Dragalge Dragalge_shiny
#691 Dragalge


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2021 Apr 13Increased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale: Aug 27
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Jun 4 – 5
Rivals’ Week: 2021 Apr 13 – 18
607 12-km Eggs since 2022 Jan 24
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,382Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
455 Field Research:
Win a raid: Rivals’ Week


  • Skrelp was originally intended to have the highest evolution cost in the game, 400 Candy. However, just before its publication, this was altered to 50 Candy.

Best moveset for Skrelp

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Skrelp’s greatest attacks are Acid and Sludge Bomb. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Acid 13.5 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Acid 13.5 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Acid 9 10 13.5
  Water Gun 5 10 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Aqua Tail 50 -17.4 31.6
  Twister 45 -11.8 16.1
  Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
  Water Pulse 70 -15.6 26.3

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


Skrelp is a brown aquatic Pokémon that looks like a sea dragon. It features a purple face and neck, black-rimmed red eyes, a tubular, upturned snout, a leaf-like pectoral fin on each side of its head, and a huge, roundish mass on top of its head. A slender brown stalk connects a bright blue, spherical growth to the rear of its head. It has a small hunch on its back and a blunt spike. It has a striated, purple belly and a circular, light blue fin on either side of its body. It has three leaf-like fins on its tail.

Skrelp is a lousy swimmer, so it disguises itself as seaweed to avoid detection while conserving energy for evolution. Skrelp travels the water by riding the seaweed. It also employs this strategy to conceal itself from prey, which it sprays with liquid poison when approached. However, rotting seaweed is its primary dietary source. Skrelp is reported to get along well with Dhelmise.