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Merkid
Merkind Pokémon
#217
MerkidMFront.png
Male
MerkidFFront.png
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
Head and arms
Footprint
BodyUnknown.png
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70

Merkid is a pure Water-type Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Merkid is a Pokémon based on a young mermaid/merman. They have two light aquamarine arms with no visible fingers, a tail that's yellow and either blue or pink, depending on its gender, a light aquamarine chest and belly area, and its light aquamarine head has two light aquamarine ears with either blue or pink insides, two white eyes with either blue or pink irises and black pupils, blue or pink hair, and a gold shell near one of its ears that looks a little bit like a prince/princess's crown. They also have a gold fin at their backs.

Gender Differences

A female Merkid has colored Pink, while a male Merkid is colored Blue. The female also has longer hair than the male and the yellow part at the female's chest looks more like a shirt, compared to the male's, which simply looks like a neck ring.

Special Abilities

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.

Behavior

Merkid were believed to be a myth until they were discovered in Rainbow Reef. They move in schools and sing a hypnotic song to make people leave them be.

Habitat

Wild Merkid are found by Surfing in Rainbow Reef and at Lake Bliss, and also by Fishing with the Good/Super Rod at Lake Bliss.

Shiny Coloration Differences

For Shiny Merkid, the pink on the females turn light lavender, the blue on the males turns sea green, while the skin on both turns light orange.

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.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMIce.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMIce.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMPsychic.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMPsychic.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMGrass.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMFairy.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM101 Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMWater.png TM110 Ripple Wave Water Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TMWater.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png 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 Red Shard1
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Red Shard1
Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Red Shard3
Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Red Shard3
Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5 Red Shard5
Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Blue Shard1
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Blue Shard2
Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Blue Shard4
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Blue Shard4
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Blue Shard4
Acupressure Normal Status —% 10 Yellow Shard2
Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Yellow Shard2
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20 Yellow Shard4
Defog Flying Status —% 15 Green Shard1
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Green Shard2
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Green Shard3
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Green Shard3
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.png
Unevolved
Merkid
 Water 
Shiny Stone
Shiny Stone
(Female)

MermarineFront.png
First evolution
Mermarine
 Water  Fairy 

Shiny Stone
Shiny Stone
(Male)

MersidonFront.png
First evolution
Mersidon
 Water  Electric 


Sprites

Merkid male

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

Merkid female

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

Trivia

  • Prior to Version 1.0.1, Merkid uses Clampearl's cry.
  • Their older designs had them more fish-like in appearance and they also had a different face and appear to have a collar or frill on them. They also had 2 shells instead of only 1.
  • Merkid is one of the only Pokemon in Solar Light and Lunar to be in a branched evolution line, with Baawool and Guppish being the other 2.
    • Unlike Guppish and Baawool, however, Merkid can be captured in the Wild and is a Gender-based Evolution, similar to the official Pokémon, Burmy.
  • Its name is similar to the name of a Fakemon from Pokémon Uranium.

Origin

Merkid is based off of a young mermaid/merman. The ears might hint that they are also based on elves. Their designs may also be based off of princesses and princes due to the shell on their heads resembling a crown.

Name Origin

Merkid's name comes from the words Mermaid or Merman, and kid.

Merkid Old Sprite(Male) 5.0

Merkid Old Sprite(Female) 5.0

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japanese
German
Spanish
French
Italian


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