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Oshawott (Pokémon)

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Emboar #500: Emboar
Pokémon
#502: Dewott Dewott
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Oshawott (disambiguation).
Oshawott
ミジュマル Mijumaru
#501
501Oshawott.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black 2 and White 2
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Sea Otter Pokémon
Abilities
Torrent Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#007 #007
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
13 lbs.
Imperial
5.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F501.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 28 Battle Exp.: 281*

Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Dewott starting at level 17, which evolves into Samurott starting at level 36.

Along with Snivy and Tepig, Oshawott is one of three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.

Biology

Physiology

Oshawott is a bipedal sea otter-like Pokémon, primarily light blue, dark blue, and white in coloration. Oshawott has a rounded, spherical white head, with small, triangular dark-blue ears to the sides. Oshawott's eyes are large, dark, and ovoid in shape; its dark-orange nose is shaped like an oval on its side. Oshawott also possesses speckles to the sides of its face, most likely meant to be a stylistic implication of short whiskers in the common manner of cartoon canines, and light blue bubble-esque features composing a "collar" around its neck. Oshawott's torso is light blue, and decorated with a pale yellow seashell feature in the center. Made out of keratin, this appendage, called a "scalchop", can be removed and used in various ways; mainly, as a weapon. Its small, digit-less and somewhat rounded arms are white in coloration, with its feet—having, unlike its forearms, discernible digits—colored dark blue. Oshawott also possesses a slightly plank-shaped dark blue tail and a pair of fangs unseen until it opens its mouth.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It can fight skillfully by detaching the scalchop on its belly. The scalchop can be used for a variety of different purposes, such as a sword, shield, and boomerang. It also uses it to break open hard berries. The scalchop grows from its bellybutton.

Behavior

If Oshawott is attacked, it will fight back using its scalchop without any hesitation. When eating, Oshawott uses its forepaws to move food to its mouth, rather than going down on all fours to eat it.

Habitat

Oshawott mainly live in water but may come to land.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Oshawott uses its scalchop to open hard berries.

In the anime

Oshawott in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Oshawott

Ash's Oshawott first appears in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, under the ownership of Professor Juniper. He begins to admire Ash and decides to leave the lab and follow him wherever he goes. He then saves Ash and Iris from Team Rocket in Enter Iris and Axew! and reappears again in A Sandile Gusher of Change! where he officially joins Ash's party.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge! multiple Trainers' Oshawott were seen at a Poké Mart.

Later, a flashback of Burgundy's Dewott as an Oshawott was shown after it had been beaten by Cilan's Pansage.

Another Oshawott appeared in BW109 as a starter Professor Juniper offered for Nonomi. However, she chose Tepig instead.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW003 Oshawott Ash's Pokédex Oshawott, the Sea Otter Pokémon. Oshawott attacks and defends using the scalchop that can be removed from its stomach.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Oshawott in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott, along with Tepig and Snivy appear when Black accidentally drops his box containing the Pokémon. When Tep and Snivy begin fighting, Oshawott attempts to break them up, only to get hurt in the process. After getting annoyed, it attacks them and sends Tep running off. It was later chosen by Bianca because she thought it was cute.

Cedric Juniper originally had one that was supposed to be given to new Trainers, but he decided to keep it after N failed to liberate it.

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott is Bianca's starter Pokémon in the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga series.

In the TCG

Main article: Oshawott (TCG)

Game data

Oshawott as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the player

Oshawott appears as one of the player character in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's a self-proclaimed investigator for the Cove Area. At first he is suspicious of Pikachu and attempts to interrogate him, until Piplup tells Oshawott that Pikachu is a friend. Oshawott later chases after Pikachu and Piplup after they enter the Wish Park, and narrowly escapes from Cofagrigus with Pikachu. Oshawott's boss and mentor, Samurott then orders Oshawott to work together with Pikachu to investigate the Wish Park and anyone involved, and to rescue Piplup.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
White The scalchop on its stomach is made from the same element as claws. It detaches the scalchop for use as a blade.
Black 2 The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
One Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Playable Pokémon, Water-colored Beach, Dreaming Island
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Seabreeze Trail, Echo Valley, Rugged Flats

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 308   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.


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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1111 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
1313 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1717 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
1919 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
2323 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2525 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
2929 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3131 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
3535 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3737 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
4141 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Oshawott obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
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 Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
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 Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dWoobatSwoobat Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 20
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile
TepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobat
SwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
SeelDewgongWailmerWailordPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonPanpourCubchooBeartic
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
SkittySpinda Copycat Normal Status —% 20
ZangooseAbsolLucarioPatratWatchogMienfoo
Mienshao
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
EkansArbokMeowthPersianPsyduckGolduck
MankeyPrimeapeAipomAmbipomUmbreonDunsparce
SneaselWeavileSeviperKecleonStunkySkuntank
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
Eevee Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Oshawott 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 Oshawott in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Water Pledge Water Special 50 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Oshawott can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Oshawott cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP501.png HP: ★★ Move: Water Gun
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Defense: Ability 2: Wave Rider
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Parry
Evolves into Dewott when Attack reaches 54
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Chikayasu, Morichika

Evolution

Oshawott
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 17


Dewott
First evolution
Dewott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Samurott
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 501.png Spr 5b2 501.png Spr b 5b 501.png
Spr 5b 501 s.png Spr 5b 501 s.png Spr b 5b 501 s.png
Oshawott For other sprites and images, please see Oshawott images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Oshawott and its fellow Unova starter Pokémon were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010 episode of Pokémon Sunday. They were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Oshawott is the only Water-type starter Pokémon to be based on a mammal.
  • Oshawott is the only starter Pokémon whose name begins with a vowel, discounting Eevee.
  • Oshawott and its evolutions are the only Water-type starter Pokémon that are not in any of the Water Egg Groups, being exclusive to the Field Egg Group.
  • Oshawott has the lowest base stat total of all Water-type starter Pokémon.
  • Oshawott, along with Snivy and Tepig, has the lowest base experience yield, with a base of 28.
  • Ken Sugimori said that Oshawott and its evolutions were the hardest for the team to design during production, as conceptualizing its evolutions were difficult. They eventually settled on a samurai theme and making its final form a sea lion after a trip to an aquarium.[citation needed]
  • Oshawott, along with the other two Unova starter Pokémon, are the only starter Pokémon to evolve at an odd number: 17.
  • Oshawott's evolutionary line and Turtwig's evolutionary line are the only starter Pokémon evolutionary lines that share Hidden Abilities.
  • Oshawott is the only Pokémon introduced in Generation V whose name starts with O.

Origin

Oshawott is based on a sea otter pup and samurai[1]. The way that Oshawott's scalchop rests on its belly resembles the way otters look when cracking open shells to eat. This scalchop also holds similarities with Japanese war fans, which were often used by samurai for defensive purposes.

Name origin

Oshawott may be a combination of ocean, shell, water, and otter. It may be a reference to Oshawa, Canada, as Canada contains many protected areas in which sea otters reside, the name of which comes from the Ojibwa word aazhaway ("crossing the river" or "to leave one's canoe behind"). It may also derive from George Ohsawa, a famed dietitian born into a poor samurai family during the Meiji Restoration of Japan.

Mijumaru may be a combination of 水 mizu (water) or 未熟 mijuku (naive or immature) and 丸 maru (round). Maru is also a common suffix in male Japanese names. Miju may also refer to an otter named Mijbil, the subject of an autoboigraphical novel and movie called Ring of Bright Water.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミジュマル Mijumaru From mizu or 未熟 mijuku and maru
France Flag.png French Moustillon From moussaillon and mustélidé
Spain Flag.png Spanish Oshawott Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ottaro From Otter
Italy Flag.png Italian Oshawott Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수댕이 Sudaeng'i From 수달 sudal


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Notes

  1. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/interview/irbj/sp/index5.html (dead link)

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