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*Dewgong is the first {{t|Ice}} Pokémon in [[National Pokédex]] order.
 
*Dewgong is the first {{t|Ice}} Pokémon in [[National Pokédex]] order.
 
*Despite several of Dewgong's Pokédex entries referring to it having pure white fur, all of its sprites since Generation I have been slightly blue, a bit like those of Seel. However, Dewgong's shiny sprite is pure white.
 
*Despite several of Dewgong's Pokédex entries referring to it having pure white fur, all of its sprites since Generation I have been slightly blue, a bit like those of Seel. However, Dewgong's shiny sprite is pure white.
**Also, Desptie several of Dewgong's pokedex pokedex enrites mention it;s pure white fur obscuring it from predators in snow, it does not have the {{a|Snow Cloak}} trait.
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**Also, Desptie several of Dewgong's pokedex pokedex enrites mention it's pure white fur obscuring it from predators in snow, it does not have the {{a|Snow Cloak}} trait.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
Dewgong is based on the aquatic dwelling tropical mammal, the ''{{wp|dugong}}''. It's is of the same {{wp|Sirenia|Order}} as the {{wp|manatee}}, which resides in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Dewgong is based on the aquatic dwelling tropical mammal, the ''{{wp|dugong}}''. It's is of the same {{wp|Sirenia|Order}} as the {{wp|manatee}}, which resides in the Western Hemisphere.

Revision as of 18:26, 11 April 2009

Seel #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer Grimer
Dewgong
ジュゴン Jugon
#087
087Dewgong.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Ice
Category
Sea Lion Pokémon
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#087
Johto
#177
Hoenn
#259
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
264.6 lbs.
Imperial
120.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F087.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 176 Battle Exp.: 1761*

Dewgong (Japanese: ジュゴン Jugon) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves from Seel starting at level 34.

Biology

Physiology

It resembles a seal. Its body is extremely streamlined. Its streamlined allows Dewgong to swim up to 8 knots, even in bitterly cold waters. Its fins are larger and stronger and its tail more developed than Template:P2. Its long tail is able to change swimming direction quickly, when needed. It is covered in pure white coat of fur that obscures it from view of predators, when in the snow. It also has a layer of Thick Fat, that allows it to store thermal energy and protects it from intensely cold water and air.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Dewgong can either have the abilities Thick Fat or Hydration

Behavior

Dewgong are very active in bitterly cold tempretures. At night, Dewgong go out hunting for food, after sleeping most of the day. It loves to sleep under shallow ocean waters or on ice floes.

Habitat

Dewgong usually live in frigid seas filled with ice floes.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Nice Pryce Baby.jpg
Dewgong in the anime

The Seel belonging to the Cerulean Gym evolved into Dewgong in The Misty Mermaid.

A Dewgong was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

A Dewgong has also been used by Pryce in As Cold as Pryce and Nice Pryce Baby.

A Dewgong appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

In the manga

Lorelei uses a Dewgong in Pokémon Special. It is capable of using Ice Beam to create paths of solid ice on which it moves, similar to Iceman.

In Volume 4 of The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Rudy's sister is seen drowning with a Dewgong instead of a Seel like in the anime.

In the TCG

Main article: Dewgong (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Stores thermal energy in its body. Swims at a steady 8 knots even in intensely cold waters.
Blue
Yellow Its entire body is a snowy-white. Unharmed by even intense cold, it swims powerfully in icy waters.
Stadium It stores thermal energy inside its pure white, fur-covered body. It swims in frigid water at eight knots.
Generation II
Gold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Silver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Crystal It sleeps under shallow ocean waters during the day, then looks for food at night when it's cold.
Stadium 2 Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Generation III
Ruby Dewgong loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
Sapphire Dewgong loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
Emerald It loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
FireRed Its body is covered with a pure white fur. The colder the weather, the more active it becomes.
LeafGreen It stores thermal energy in the body. It swims at a steady eight knots even in intensely cold waters.
Generation IV
Diamond In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
Pearl In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
Platinum In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Seel
Crystal
None Evolve Seel
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Seafoam Islands
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Seel
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Routes 226 and 230 (Diamond only)
Platinum
Common Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 30
Forever Level 79
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Seel
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B6-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 475   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 95.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 087.png Spr 1y 087.png Spr 1g 087.png Spr b g1 087.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 087.png Spr 2s 087.png Spr 2c 087.gif Spr b 2g 087.png
Spr 2g 087 s.png Spr 2s 087 s.png Spr 2c 087 s.gif Spr b 2g 087 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 087.png Spr 3e 087.png Spr 3f 087.png Spr b 3r 087.png
Spr 3r 087 s.png Spr 3e 087 s.png Spr 3f 087 s.png Spr b 3r 087 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 087.png Spr 4d 087.png Spr 4h 087.png Spr b 4d 087.png
Spr 4d 087 s.png Spr 4d 087 s.png Spr 4h 087 s.png Spr b 4d 087 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 087.png Spr 5b 087.png Spr b 5b 087.png
Spr 5b 087 s.png Spr 5b 087 s.png Spr b 5b 087 s.png
Dewgong For other sprites and images, please see Dewgong images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • "Manaty" was the original English name for Dewgong.
  • Dewgong is the first Ice Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Despite several of Dewgong's Pokédex entries referring to it having pure white fur, all of its sprites since Generation I have been slightly blue, a bit like those of Seel. However, Dewgong's shiny sprite is pure white.
    • Also, Desptie several of Dewgong's pokedex pokedex enrites mention it's pure white fur obscuring it from predators in snow, it does not have the Snow Cloak trait.

Origin

Dewgong is based on the aquatic dwelling tropical mammal, the dugong. It's is of the same Order as the manatee, which resides in the Western Hemisphere.

The four known living members of the Order (Sirenia) all currently inhabit warm waters, and is a source of conflict with Dewgong's Ice-type affinity. However, an extinct closer evolutionary relative from the same Family (Dugongidae), the Steller's Sea Cow, once existed in the cold Arctic waters of the Bering Sea.

While it is suggested that Dewgong was partially inspired by other water dwelling aquatic polar mammals; seals, sea lions, the Harp Seal, the Hooded Seal, the ringed seal, et al.; the Sirenian fossil record suggests the prominence of enlarged incisors that are absent in the modern variants of the dugong, a feature that is noticeable in Dewgong.

Name origin

Dewgong's name is a portmanteau of dew and dugong, as well as a corruption of the dugong; a relative of the manatee. Jugon is also a corruption of dugong.

The Dew may refer to the natural phenomenon of water vapor condensing in the presence of a cold surface. Dew formation at sufficiently low temperatures turns into frost; a perfect symbol of Dewgong's dual type affinity.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes


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#088: Grimer Grimer
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