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HydrogonMini #216: Hydrogon
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#218: Mermarine MermarineMini
MerkidMini
Merkid
Merkind Pokémon
#217
MerkidMFront
Male
MerkidFFront
Female
Type
Water
Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Friend Guard
Gender ratio
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
140 (18.3%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Water 2 and Human-Like
Hatch time
6630 steps
Height
0.9 m
0 m
Weight
34.4 kg
0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#217
Rikoto
Base experience yield
61
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04
Footprint
BodyUnknown
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70

Merkid is a Water Pokémon.

Merkid's evolution is gender dependent: Female Merkid evolve into Mermarine and male Merkid evolve into Mersidon, both when exposed to a Shiny Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Gender Differences

A female Merkid has coloured Pink, while a male Merkid is coloured Blue.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Game data

Pokédex entries

Pokédex entry
They were once believed to be myths until their discovery in Rainbow Reef. Moving in schools, they would hypnotize people with their voices and make them leave them be.

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common
Uncommon Lake Bliss (good rod, super rod)
Fossil
Rare Rainbow Reef, Lake Bliss (Surf)
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 315   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Start Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Start Play Fight Normal Physical 30 100% 20
7 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
10 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 100% 30
14 Play Nice Normal Status —% 20
18 Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
21 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
25 Sing Normal Status 55% 15
29 Soak Water Status 100% 20
32 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10
36 Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
40 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
45 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
49 Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
53 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Merkid obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Merkid
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Merkid

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMPoison TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMIce TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMIce TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMIce TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMPsychic TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TMNormal TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMPsychic TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPsychic TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMGrass TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMWater TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMNormal TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMFairy TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal TM101 Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMWater TM110 Ripple Wave Water Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TMWater HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMWater HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMWater HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Merkid
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Merkid

By breeding

By tutoring

By Move Tutor
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Cost 
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 20 Bag Red Shard Sprite1
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Bag Red Shard Sprite1
Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Bag Red Shard Sprite3
Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Bag Red Shard Sprite3
Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5 Bag Red Shard Sprite5
Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Bag Blue Shard Sprite1
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Bag Blue Shard Sprite2
Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Bag Blue Shard Sprite4
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Bag Blue Shard Sprite4
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Bag Blue Shard Sprite4
Acupressure Normal Status —% 10 Bag Yellow Shard Sprite2
Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Bag Yellow Shard Sprite2
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20 Bag Yellow Shard Sprite4
Defog Flying Status —% 15 Bag Green Shard Sprite1
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Bag Green Shard Sprite2
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Bag Green Shard Sprite3
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Bag Green Shard Sprite3
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 None
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Merkid
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Merkid

Evolution

MerkidMFront
Unevolved
Merkid
 Water 
Bag Shiny Stone Sprite
Shiny Stone
(Female)

MermarineFront
First evolution
Mermarine
 Water  Fairy 

Bag Shiny Stone Sprite
Shiny Stone
(Male)

MersidonFront
First evolution
Mersidon
 Water  Electric 

Sprites

Merkid male

Front Back
GenderM MerkidMFront MerkidMBack
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM MerkidMFrontShiny MerkidMBackShiny

Merkid female

Front Back
GenderM MerkidFFront MerkidFBack
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM MerkidFFrontShiny MerkidFBackShiny

Trivia

  • Their older designs had them more fish-like and they also had a different face and appear to have a collar or frill on them.
  • Merkid is one of the only Pokemon in Solar Light to be in a branched evolution line, with Baawool and Guppish being the other 2. Unlike Guppish and Baawool, Merkid can be captured in the wild and is a Gender based evolution, similar to the canonical Pokemon, Burmy.
  • It's name is similar to the name of a Fakemon from Pokemon Uranium.

Origin

It is based off a Mermaid. The ears might hint that they they also based on elves. The Shell on their heads forming a crown shaped hair clip is a reference to princesses and princes.

Name origin

The name comes from Mermaid or Merman and Kid.

Merkid Old Sprite

Merkid Old Sprite(Male) 5.0

Merkid(Female) Old Sprite

Merkid Old Sprite(Female) 5.0

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japanese
German
Spanish
French
Italian


HydrogonMini #216: Hydrogon
Pokémon
#218: Mermarine MermarineMini
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