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Horsea (Pokémon)

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Kangaskhan #115: Kangaskhan
Pokémon
#117: Seadra Seadra
Horsea
タッツー Tattu
#116
116Horsea.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Dragon Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Sniper
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#116
Johto
#186
Hoenn
#184
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
17.6 lbs.
Imperial
8.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F116.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 83 Battle Exp.: 831*

Horsea (Japanese: タッツー Tattu) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Seadra starting at level 32, which then evolves into Kingdra when traded holding a Dragon Scale.

Biology

Physiology

A small light blue Seahorse with tiny scales. Its belly and fin a cream colored.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Horsea can spray ink from their mouth, and can swim in any direction while still facing forward.

Behavior

Horsea are always known by being sensitive to their surroundings. If they sense trouble, they spit ink to those who causes it. Horsea do like swimming around, making them adept in using their fins. Horsea are also known for creating many nests at different corals reefs in the sea.

Habitat

Horsea are a very common sight in the ocean and ocean caverns. They tend to make their nests in coral.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Misty captures a male Horsea in Tentacool and Tentacruel.

A Horsea appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP019 Horsea Ash's Pokédex Horsea, a Dragon Pokémon. In this unique Pokémon species, thousands of eggs hatch every spring, and then the male raises them himself.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.

Pokémon Special

Blue of Pokémon Special had a Horsea on her team, using it in her crafty tricks such as cloaking areas with SmokeScreen or leaving ink trails. It was later transferred to Silver, and eventually evolved into Kingdra.

In the TCG

Main article: Horsea (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Known to shoot down flying bugs with precision blasts of ink from the surface of the water.
Blue
Yellow If it senses any danger, it will vigorously spray water or a special type of ink from its mouth.
Stadium Uses its tail to keep its balance while spraying ink from its mouth. The ink appears to be for shooting down bugs.
Generation II
Gold If attacked by a larger enemy, it quickly swims to safety by adeptly controlling its dorsal fin.
Silver Its big, developed fins move rapidly, allowing it to swim backward while still facing forward.
Crystal When they're in a safe location, they can be seen playfully tangling their tails together.
Stadium 2 If attacked by a larger enemy, it quickly swims to safety by adeptly controlling its dorsal fin.
Generation III
Ruby Horsea eats small insects and moss off of rocks. If the ocean current turns fast, this Pokémon anchors itself by wrapping its tail around rocks or coral to prevent being washed away.
Sapphire If Horsea senses danger, it will reflexively spray a dense black ink from its mouth and try to escape. This Pokémon swims by cleverly flapping the fins on its back.
Emerald By cleverly flicking the fins on its back side to side, it moves in any direction while facing forward. It spits ink to escape if it senses danger.
FireRed It maintains balance using its tail, which is wound up like a coil. It may spray ink from its mouth.
LeafGreen Known to shoot down flying bugs with precision blasts of ink from the surface of the water.
Generation IV
Diamond It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
Pearl It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
Platinum It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
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
Rare Routes 19, 20, and 21, Seafoam Islands and Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Routes 10, 11, 12, 13, and Vermilion City
Generation II
Gold Silver
Many Whirl Islands
Crystal
Many Whirl Islands
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Routes 132, 133, and 134 (Super Rod)
Emerald
Uncommon Routes 132, 133, 134, and Pacifidlog Town
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 4, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24 and Vermilion City
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Route 226 (Good Rod)
Platinum
Unknown Route 226 (Good Rod)
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 Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Secret Storage 18
Endless Level 6
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (10F-20F)
Grand Sea (10F-20F)
Fantasy Strait (B1-B10)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Dragon Scale (8%)
TM33 (Ice Punch)
(trade from Generation I)
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Dragon Scale (5%)
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Dragon Scale (5%)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 295   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 70.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Horsea, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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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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TCG-only moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 116.png Spr 1y 116.png Spr 1g 116.png Spr b g1 116.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 116.png Spr 2s 116.png Spr 2c 116.png Spr b 2g 116.png
Spr 2g 116 s.png Spr 2s 116 s.png Spr 2c 116 s.png Spr b 2g 116 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 116.png Spr 3e 116.png Spr 3f 116.png Spr b 3r 116.png
Spr 3r 116 s.png Spr 3e 116 s.png Spr 3f 116 s.png Spr b 3r 116 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 116.png Spr 4d 116.png Spr 4h 116.png Spr b 4d 116.png
Spr 4d 116 s.png Spr 4d 116 s.png Spr 4h 116 s.png Spr b 4d 116 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 116.png Spr 5b 116.png Spr b 5b 116.png
Spr 5b 116 s.png Spr 5b 116 s.png Spr b 5b 116 s.png
Horsea For other sprites and images, please see Horsea images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Horsea and its evolutions share the same species name with Dratini, its evolutions and Salamence. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Horsea claims that its Water Gun always hits. Water Gun's accuracy, however, can fall below 100%.
  • In its original artwork Horsea had a pair of fins instead of just one.

Origin

It is, obviously, based on a seahorse, though its ability to shoot ink resembles that of a squid.

Name origin

Horsea's name is based on seahorse and the diminutive word horsie. Its Japanese name is a misspelling of 竜 tatsu, dragon, which is part of the common name of a seahorse in Japanese, 竜の落し子 tatsu-no-otoshigo, lit. illegitimate child of a dragon.

In other languages

  • German: Seeper - From Seepferd (seahorse).
  • French: Hypotrempe - A play on hippocampe (seahorse) and trempé (soaked).
  • Korean: 쏘드라 Ssodeura

Related articles

External links

Notes


Kangaskhan #115: Kangaskhan
Pokémon
#117: Seadra Seadra
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