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Dewgong (Pokémon)

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Seel #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer Grimer
Dewgong
ジュゴン Jugon
#087
087Dewgong.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Ice
Category
Sea Lion Pokémon
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration Ice Body
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#087
Johto
#179
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 shape allows Dewgong to swim up to 8 knots, even in bitterly cold waters. Its fins are larger, stronger, and more fish-like and its tail also more fish-like and developed than its pre-evolution's. 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. Dewgong also has a small black nose, and fangs or small tusks protruding out of its upper jaw.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Dewgong's pure white fur allows it to camouflage with the snow. They are capable of turning with surprising precession. Dewgong are capable of learning many Ice- and Template:Type2 moves. Dewgong is one of the very few Pokémon capable of having the Hydration ability.

Behavior

Dewgong are very active in bitterly cold temperatures. 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. Their natural range includes Kanto and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Dewgong in the anime

Major appearances

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

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

Minor appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Dewgong owned by Neesha was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo.

A Dewgong appeared in The Joy of Pokémon where it plays with Ash, almost causing him to drown.

A Dewgong also appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Another Dewgong appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP061 Dewgong Ash's Pokédex Dewgong, the Sea Lion Pokémon. The evolved form of Seel. This Water/Ice Pokémon can easily resist extreme cold.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Lorelei uses a Dewgong in Pokémon Adventures. It first appeared in Do wrong, Dewgong!, In which it combined it's Ice Beam attack with Cloyster's Spike Cannon attack to try and bury Yellow and Bill alive. 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
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
Platinum
HeartGold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
SoulSilver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Generation V
Black ぜんしんが まっしろな たいもうに おおわれているため ゆきの なかでは てんてきに みつからないのだ。
White
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
Rare Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Seafoam Islands, Trade Growlithe on Cinnabar Island
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 and Icefall Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Seel
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Routes 226 and 230 (Diamond only)
Platinum
Common Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Seafoam Islands
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 Pinball Evolve Seel
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 30
Forever Level 79
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Seel
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B6-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (50%) NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/14 ★★

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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
00Start Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
1111 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1313 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1717 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2121 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3434 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 –% 5
3939 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
4949 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5555 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100100% 10
6161 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
6565 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dewgong obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Ice Breath Ice Special 04040 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowking Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SeelDewgongSlakothVigorothSlakingSpheal
SealeoWalreinMijumaruFutachimaruDaikenkiChillarmy
ChillaccinoEmonga
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MeowthPersianLombreLudicoloNuzleafShiftry
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyChoronekoLepardas
KojofuKojondo
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
Doryuzu
Horn Drill Normal Physical –% 5
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineCorsola Icicle Spear* Ice Physical 25 100% 30
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMeowth
PersianGrowlitheArcanineRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
DratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretMareep
FlaaffyAmpharosZangooseSeviperFeebasMilotic
PachirisuStunkySkuntankTsutarjaJanovyJalorda
MinezumiMiruhogChillarmyChillaccinoEmonga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
SnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaringSeviperKecleon
YanappuYanakkieBaoppuBaokkieHiyappuHiyakkie
Kuitaran
Lick Ghost Physical 20 100% 30
LaprasPolitoedAbsol Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctillery
Mantine
Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
PikachuRaichuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentret
FurretMarillAzumarillWooperQuagsirePhanpy
DonphanTsutarjaJanovyJalordaMinezumiMiruhog
ChillarmyChillaccino
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileKuitaran Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileKuitaran Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
EkansArbokPelipperMawileKuitaran Swallow Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidOctilleryMantine
WingullPelipperWailmerWailordMiloticHuntail
GorebyssShellosGastrodonMijumaruFutachimaruDaikenki
KoaruhieSwannaMamanbou
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dewgong in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dewgong in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dewgong can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dewgong cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin087.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani087.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ice Floe Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP The colder it gets, the stronger I become!
26%-50% HP About half my HP's gone.
1%-25% HP It's no good... I can't get any power, even if it's cold.
Level up Yes! I leveled! I'll show you!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! I leveled! I'll show you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Seel
Unevolved
Seel
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Dewgong
First evolution
Dewgong
 Water  Ice 

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.
  • Dewgong and Spheal's evolution line are the only Pokémon to have a "triple resistance", thanks to the Thick Fat ability.

Origin

Dewgong is based on the aquatic dwelling tropical mammal, the dugong. Its is of the same order as the manatee, which resides in the Western Hemisphere. The four known living members of the order all currently inhabit warm waters, a source of conflict with Dewgong's Template:Type2 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

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Notes


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