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Pokémon
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Daikenki
ダイケンキ Daikenki
#503
184px
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Dignity Pokémon
Abilities
Torrent Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#009
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
208.6 lbs.
Imperial
94.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F503.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 238 Battle Exp.: 2381*

(Japanese: ダイケンキ Daikenki) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Futachimaru starting at level 36. It is the final form of Oshawott.

Biology

Poster showing Daikenki standing on its hind legs and carrying its unsheathed sword

Physiology

Daikenki is a quadruped, blue sea lion-like Pokémon. Long, white whiskers extend from its snout and head, and on the back of its head is a large, rounded beige helmet-like shell with spikes and a spear-like, pointed protrusion in the front. Its underbelly is covered by a dull bluish gray seashell-like carapace, and its limbs are covered with beige, sectioned bracer-like coverings, looking as if comprised of seashells with the forelimbs’ bracers being the swords that it uses in battle. The lower two segments of these bracers are the scabbards for the two swords. The upper segment and spike make up the sword and its handle, respectively. Daikenki possess three navy digits on each limb, and a fin-like, splayed tail with the innermost section being beige like the seashell-like portions of its body.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Part of the armor on its forefeet is a sword; one swing of it can beat opponents. It can silence foes with its glare alone and can dominate foes simply by howling. When in battle, Daikenki can stand on its hind legs and use one of its blades as a sword to fight.

Behavior

It glares and howls at opponents to silence and dominate them.

Habitat

Diet

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Daikenki (TCG)

Game data

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 よろいに しこまれた つるぎの ひとふりで あいてを たおす。ひとにらみで てきを だまらせる。
White まえあしの よろいの いちぶが おおきな つるぎに なっている。ほえる だけで てきを いあつする。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Evolve Futachimaru
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 528   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 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
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
2020 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
2525 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2828 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
3333 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3838 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
4545 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5050 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
5757 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6262 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Daikenki obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Daikenki
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Daikenki
  • 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 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 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 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 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 Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 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 Daikenki
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Daikenki

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dWoobatKokoromori Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 20
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile
TepigChaobooEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobat
KokoromoriSandileWaruvileWaruvial
Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
SeelDewgongWailmerWailordPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonPanpourKumasyunTsunbear
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
SkittySpinda Copycat Normal Status —% 20
ZangooseAbsolLucarioPatratWatchogKojofu
Kojondo
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 Daikenki 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 Daikenki in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Daikenki
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Daikenki

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Water Oath Water Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Daikenki can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Daikenki cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Daikenki
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Daikenki

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Oshawott
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 17


Futachimaru
First evolution
Futachimaru
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Daikenki
Second evolution
Daikenki
 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 503.png Spr 5b2 503.png Spr b 5b 503.png
Spr 5b 503 s.png Spr 5b2 503 s.png Spr b 5b 503 s.png
Daikenki For other sprites and images, please see Daikenki images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Daikenki is based on a sea lion with characteristics of a samurai or shogun.[1] Daikenki's tail may be based on a Japanese war fan. The "helmet" over its head is based on the Murex altispira shell.

Name origin

Daikenki's name seems to come from 大 dai, meaning large, and 剣 ken, meaning sword. Similarly 大剣 taiken also means large or long sword. The latter half of the name, kenki, may also come from 剣鬼 – a word used to refer to a very skilled swordsman, literally meaning sword-wielding demon. The 大 dai in Daikenki's name may imply a lineage within its final evolutionary line, with Daikenki being the eldest of the brothers.

References

  1. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/interview/irbj/sp/index5.html
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