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Sharpedo (the Brutal Pokémon) is a relatively uncommon Water/Dark-type Pokémon found within oceanic environments across the world. Terribly destructive and almost impossible to stop in the water, Sharpedo are vicious monsters that have the ability to tear apart and devour everything and everyone that gets in their path without a second thought, which they do so gladly. Make sure to keep your eye out for these brutal creatures whenever you journey across the sea; friend or foe matters not to these creatures…only to eat or die trying!

For reasons still not completely understood, Sharpedo are almost completely absent from fresh water environments; evolution seems to have given them the ability to withstand the salinity of the oceans, which in turn has allowed them to spread across the globe and develop a taste for oceanic prey that are otherwise completely absent from the mainland. This may be directly related to their attitude towards hunting, as Sharpedo are well-known for using reckless and violent attacks against larger prey in an attempt to surprise and kill them before they can lash out (a tactic that they utilize quite efficiently). Although Sharpedo do not possess enough stamina to swim for very long distances or resist damage against attacks, their incredible speed and brute strength is more than enough to win most battles. By forcing water through their bodies, Sharpedo can utilize their Aqua Jet attack to slam into opponents at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (which is usually enough to break bones and most weak armors), which can in turn be used by trainers to Surf around at breakneck speeds unseen among almost all other Water-type Pokémon. This incredible movement speed is mainly due to their skin, which is designed to minimize drag while in the water; relatively few others are glad that Sharpedo are like this, however, as it also grants them the Rough Skin Ability. It is also interesting to note that evolution from Carvanha enables Sharpedo to utilize a host of nasty moves that are otherwise inaccessible to their pre-evolved form due to mental and anatomical differences, namely the Slash attack immediately after evolution and the Taunt, Skull Bash and Night Slash moves (though they also become unable to learn the Take Down attack as well).

Sharpedo possess incredibly strong jaws and teeth sharp enough to slice through iron sheets like they were paper; worse yet, their teeth grow back instantly if they snap off, so nothing is truly capable of outlasting their attacks forever. Unlike Carvanha, Sharpedo are large and strong enough to survive relatively easily on their own, so they are almost never seen among members of their own species; furthermore, Sharpedo have no need to be territorial because they mainly roam the seas as they wish, hunting whatever prey happens to be within their reach. This sort of tactic rarely proves to be an issue for Sharpedo, as their reputation precedes them everywhere; no matter where you go in the world, wild Pokémon fear Sharpedo because of their ruthless nature and barbaric hunting styles. These monsters will gladly devour anything from the old and dying to the newly born; to them, food is food. Unfortunately, this ruthless nature often puts Sharpedo into direct contact with humans aboard large sailing vessels and even oil tankers, which rarely goes well for the people; if Sharpedo become agitated enough, they will attack anything in sight, even if it isn't edible. A single determined Sharpedo can easily reduce a supertanker to scrap metal if even slightly agitated, so people and Pokémon alike tend to scatter when their volatile tempers flare up. Perhaps not surprisingly, their violent nature and cruel actions have led many people to nickname Sharpedo "The Bully of the Sea", a truly fitting title in practice.

It is lastly noted that Sharpedo is one of only 46 species of Pokémon known to be capable of undergoing Mega Evolution. With a Sharpedonite clutched in its jaw, Mega Evolution does not radically change the form of these beasts but it does increase their size considerably and make them even more of a dire threat than ever before. In Mega Evolution, these beasts grow considerably in size and their teeth and jaw structure are heavily reinforced, making it possible for them to bite and crunch through even the thickest of steel plates with little trouble and in turn devour just about any living creature that they decide to target for a meal. Their ability to move through the water is increased dramatically by the development of a special series of air-bladder-like organs in their back half that can store enormous amounts of water pressure before being released, rocketing these creatures from 0 to 125mph in an instant. Moreover, their longer snouts are outfitted with a series of retractable cartilaginous plates that have been hardened to the point of being even denser than bone. While these protrusions are usually hidden in the interior of their snout, when Sharpedo prepare to ram large objects, they project these protrusions outward the moment after releasing a burst of compressed water from their bodies, increasing the overall size of the hole they leave after ramming and in turn heavily magnifying the damage they can do. The yellow scar-like patterns in their body are actually spots where their outer layer of flesh has been reinforced from within, enabling them to take more damage than normal while doing so in style. Overall, these monsters are far fiercer than their normal form and can be extremely difficult to train and control, but those that can will find great favor with the speed and severity with which Mega Sharpedo can defeat their opposition. In terms of stats, this overall change in body structure has the effect of slightly increasing Mega Sharpedo’s base Speed stat, moderately increasing their base Attack and Special Attack stats, and considerably increasing their base Defense and Special Defense stats. In addition, the reinforcement of their jaw structure enables these beasts to bite down with substantially more power than normal without suffering severe jaw injuries, effectively granting them the Strong Jaw Ability and enabling them to easily make the most of attacks like Bite and Crunch.

Though they might be hard to control and even harder to satisfy, Sharpedo are powerful creatures that can easily devastate trainers if they are not prepared to deal with their brutal tactics. For Water-type specialists, these brutish beasts represent the ultimate challenge of patience and endurance; any trainer that can battle masterfully with one of these brutes is truly qualified to be considered a master of their type. If you dare to take on such a challenge, be careful about how you train them because with these brutes, the line between defeating an opponent and turning them into lunch is incredibly thin!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Brutal Pokemon, Sharpedo. Enjoy.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Writer
I got a Carvahna in Wonder Trade today that has Poison Fang and Speed Boost.

I did trade an Axew to get it.

That was fair, yes?

Would it be good for a team, given this?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Writer
It's definitely a decent fighter, yes, as long as it can survive more than a few turns in battle.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Writer
True, since their typing isn't exactly beneficial and has more flaws then ever...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Writer
Exactly. They just are not built to last very long...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Writer
D: I know!
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Veri (Blood) gets well along with Sota. :) (Smile)

Is it wrong to call Sharpedo Garchomp's cousin? People talk about that a lot.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, they do have a superficial resemblance, but they are not very closely related.
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about far related?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Writer
Quite far related.
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Ink-of-Ice Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew it.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Writer
It's a good thing I don't live near the sea...

But then again, Hoenn is mostly covered in water and these things dwell there...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Writer
And it happens to be one of the best places in the world to find them.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Writer
Indeed...it also happens to be the region in which 'Jaws' was inspired from, due to an incident with a Sharpedo that had become used to attacking and eating people...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Yeah, that doesn't surprise me. Oddly enough, if they had used real Sharpedo for that film, they wouldn't have had so many malfunction issues...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Writer
:iconjawsplz:
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Lucian05 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
ah my good old ace pokemon! It is AWESOME! and I love my Mega Sharpedo! she has saved so many battles!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Sounds like quite the partner. :)
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Ah, the joys of Surfing on a Mega Sharpedo.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I've heard Archie of former Team Aqua has won a Surfing race with his Mega Sharpedo. I've met the man - his aim is now to protect aquatic biomes and environments, which is a noble cause.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed. Time can heal all wounds and make everything right once more. :)
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
That's definitely true. :)
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014
hey professor!! i just discovered a mega evolution for this pokemon!! all i know is that its type is the same, and ALL of its stats get increased! and its ability is called "strong jaw" apparently
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed; I will be updating my reports once I get more information on this...
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
oh ok
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only time Bulltooth takes on his aggressive side is when Kyogre is brought up, as the legendary Pokemon's harsh weather made a rock slide take out a Luvdisc, his mate. Now he's very aggressive towards Kyogre and means to rip him apart.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Writer
I see...well, sometimes tragedies do happen, though even mindless aggression will do little to perturb the kind of power Kyogre has access to...
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Yami-Hydreigon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
My sharpedo is a little different than others due to the fact that she has the speed boost ability which she use to gain speed and rapidly smash into opponents in battle using waterfall or charge in with crunch she's an absolute monster in battle
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Good for you; Hidden Abilities are more than uncommon for Pokemon to possess.
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Skitty-Kat5024 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A once good friend of mine adored sharks, and she absolutely fell in love with Sharpedo. She had a two of them, both female, and they were the toughest things I have ever seen. One took down my Cacturne in minutes!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Writer
I see...very interesting...

Yes, Sharpdeo tend to be quite aggressive and difficult to take down without significant defenses, as they are fast and strong enough to tear apart lesser creatures fairly quickly.
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Skitty-Kat5024 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What angered me most was Cacturne had a type advantage, and yet he was taken down in the blink of an eye.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Type advantages and stats alone are never enough to guarentee a victory in any true battle.
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Skitty-Kat5024 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately you speak the truth. :D
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Writer
:)
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
*cue Jaws' theme*

I'd rather be in the company of the great white shark than a Sharpedo anytime. At least, that shark doesn't attack humans without a reason. :fear:
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine is highly agressive but we saved him from a fishing net so I guess he feels indebted to me...so I got lucky xD
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I would say so :)
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lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aieeee! I was supposed to submit my new discoveries to the professors board >.< I can't be wasting time!! busy busy!....
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah, life; it just never lets us rest. Oh well; such is the way we work. :)
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent report...My Sharpedo was actually caring and loving, until Luvdisc was crushed and lost due to the wrath of Kyogre...Since then, he's fit the report.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm sorry to hear that...
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
We're still looking for the Luvdisc.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, I wish you the best with that...
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poke-shapeshifter13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
man and to think i actually was able to train one, i must really be good with water types then! :) it would explain my excelent talents with my flotzel!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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poke-shapeshifter13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol, such a coincidence to find this out
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Writer
I would say so.
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poke-shapeshifter13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yep :p
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