Ash's Krookodile

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Ash's Krookodile
サトシのワルビアル Satoshi's Waruvial
Ash's Krookodile
Trainer: Ash
Gender: Male
Ability: Unknown
Debut: BW003: A Sandile Gusher of Change
Episode captured: BW067: Battling the Bully!
Caught where: Unova
Current location: In Rotation
Evolved: 17 episodes as a Sandile
74 episodes as a Krokorok
Evolves In: BW020: Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! (to Krokorok)
BW094: Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! (to Krookodile)
Original Trainer: Ash

Ash's Krokorok is a Pokémon belonging to Ash Ketchum that was his ninth Pokémon captured in Unova. It frequently reappeared as a recurring character until its capture in Battling the Bully! as a Krokorok.


Krookodile first appeared as a Sandile, known as Sunglasses Sandile because of the sunglasses it wore, in A Sandile Gusher of Change and Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! until it evolved into Krokorok in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! while battling Ash's Pikachu. It blasted off after getting defeated in both BW012 and BW020, sparking a rivalry with Pikachu. It was also set to reappear in BW023, however it was postponed.

Krookodile reappeared in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! and was captured by Ash in Battling the Bully!, officially making him part of the team and the ninth Pokémon Ash caught in Unova.

In An Amazing Aerial Battle!, Krookodile battled against Skyla and her Swoobat and was defeated with an Air Cutter. In Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, he and Ash did some training with Brycen and his Beartic. In Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!, 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 where he won, winning Ash the Freeze Badge.

In Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!, it battled for Ash in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, where it nearly lost to Iris' Dragonite in the semi-final battle. It evolved into Krookodile just in time to gain the upper hand with its new Dragon Claw move and then stopped Dragonite's rampage, giving Ash the win and moving him on to the finals.

Known Moves

Move Episode
Using Dragon Claw
Bite {{{3}}}
Dig + {{{3}}}
Stone Edge + {{{3}}}
Crunch {{{3}}}
Dragon Claw + {{{3}}}
Aerial Ace + {{{3}}}
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.



  • Prior to capture, Krookodile seemed to have 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 Ash's second Dark Pokémon.
  • It is the second pre-evolved Pokémon Ash caught in Unova.
  • 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, which is supported in BW067.
  • Krookodile is the second Pokémon owned by a main character to always wear something, the first being Dawn's Buneary who wore a sleeveless jacket outside of battle.
  • Krookodile is the fourth Pokémon to follow Ash around before being captured.