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*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Jurob - possibly from ''jung'' (young) and ''Robbe'' (seal).
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Otaria - ''Otarie'' means sealion.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Otaria - ''Otarie'' means sealion.
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 쥬쥬 ''Jyujyu''
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 쥬쥬 ''Jyujyu''

Revision as of 05:39, 5 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Dodrio
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Dewgong 000
Seel
パウワウ Pawou
#086
086Seel.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Sea Lion Pokémon
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#086
Johto
#176
Hoenn
#258
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′07″
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
198.4 lbs.
Imperial
90.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F086.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 100 Battle Exp.: 1001*

Seel (Japanese: パウワウ Pawou) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Dewgong at level 34.

Biology

Physiology

The horn on Seel's head is exceptionally hard, and its made of toughened bone. Seel lives in the frigid waters of the arctic, surviving because of its thick Template:A2.

This hide of fat looks like its covered with snow-white fur from a distance, but when magnified, the fur is actually a very light blue, that gives it a sea-water tinge whilst swimming. Seel's streamlined, curving body helps it to effortlessly swim through the cold seas, and its flippers propel it with ease. The flippers can also pull its body onto shore, but can only support its weight for a short time.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Seel uses its horn to puncture ice so it can breathe. It Template:A2. Its coarse hair can trap water and air to conserve body heat.

Behavior

The horn on the tip of Seel's head is used to chip away ice at the surface of the sea to create breathing holes. The small tusks can chip away at the ice too, and sometimes they engage in territorial fights where these tusks can be applied as weapons.

During the day, Seel can usually be spotted in shallow seas asleep on the sea bed, however it is additionally active during the evening hours, when it hunts and pursues prey effortlessly through the water. The colder the sea, the more active it is. When swimming, its nostrils close tightly when it swims. Seel only comes on land to give birth or socialize with others of its kind - it's exceptionally clumsy on land.

Habitat

Seel loves to live in extremely cold seas, such as in the Arctic, which are often 40 degrees below 0. The frigid climate it lives in are full of ice floes. It exceptionally loves iceberg-filled oceans, where herds of Seel converge to play and socialize.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Mahri.jpg
Mahri and her Seel, caught in the whirlpool

Multiple Seel are owned by Misty and her sisters at the Cerulean Gym.

A Seel appeared in Misty Meets Her Match, under the ownership of Rudy's sister Mahri.

A Seel is also briefly seen in Once More With Reeling!, in the Terracotta Town contest. It created an ice sculpture of a Glalie using Ice Beam.

A Seel appeared in DP089.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Seel is the first Pokémon Lorelei owned. As a child, Lorelei saw her Seel become poisoned due to the effects of nearby industrialization. Agatha, who was passing by, healed the Seel using her Gastly. This encounter with the negative effects that humanity had on Pokémon would be the motivation Lorelei had to join the Elite Four in a plot to destroy all humanity years later.

In the TCG

Main article: Seel (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Seel is a Pokéfloat. After the second half of Venusaur is revealed, the screen moves continually to the right without stopping and so fighting does not stay on Seel for very long.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The protruding horn on its head is very hard. It is used for bashing through thick ice.
Blue
Yellow Loves freezing cold conditions. Relishes swimming in a frigid climate of around 14F degrees.
Stadium It boasts a thick hide covered with light blue fur. It plows through ice floes even in water 40 degrees below 0.
Generation II
Gold Although it can't walk well on land, it is a graceful swimmer. It especially loves being in frigid seas.
Silver In daytime, it is often found asleep, on the seabed in shallow waters. Its nostrils close while it swims.
Crystal The light blue fur that covers it keeps it protected against the cold. It loves iceberg filled oceans.
Stadium 2 Although it can't walk well on land, it is a graceful swimmer. It especially loves being in frigid seas.
Generation III
Ruby Seel hunts for prey in the frigid sea underneath sheets of ice. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the Ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
Sapphire Seel hunts for prey in the frigid sea underneath sheets of ice. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the Ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
Emerald Seel hunt for prey in frigid, ice-covered seas. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
FireRed Covered with light blue fur, its hide is thick and tough. It is active in bitter cold of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
LeafGreen The protruding horn on its head is very hard. It is used for bashing through thick icebergs.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
Pearl A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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
Common Dark Cave (Route 44 entrance)
Crystal
Common Dark Cave (Route 44 entrance)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Seafoam Islands
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 226 and 230 (Diamond Only)
Platinum
None Trade
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! Phobos Submarine
Endless Level 25
Forever Level 25
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Mt. Freeze (3F-7F)
Stormy Sea (9F-14F)
Silver Trench (6F-14F)
Far-off Sea (6F-14F)
Marvelous Sea (B6-B14)
Fantasy Strait (B6-B14)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Brine Cave (B1-B5)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 325   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
Notes:

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Seel, 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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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | 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.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 23+ Purified moves
Shadow Mist Shadow Box XD 086.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Wave Shadow Surf Water
-- Safeguard Normal
-- Ice Beam Ice

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 086.png Spr 1y 086.png Spr 1g 086.png Spr b g1 086.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 086.png Spr 2s 086.png Spr 2c 086.png Spr b 2g 086.png
Spr 2g 086 s.png Spr 2s 086 s.png Spr 2c 086 s.png Spr b 2g 086 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 086.png Spr 3e 086.png Spr 3f 086.png Spr b 3r 086.png
Spr 3r 086 s.png Spr 3e 086 s.png Spr 3f 086 s.png Spr b 3r 086 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 086.png Spr 4d 086.png Spr 4h 086.png Spr b 4d 086.png
Spr 4d 086 s.png Spr 4d 086 s.png Spr 4h 086 s.png Spr b 4d 086 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 086.png Spr 5b 086.png Spr b 5b 086.png
Spr 5b 086 s.png Spr 5b 086 s.png Spr b 5b 086 s.png
Seel For other sprites and images, please see Seel images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Its Generation I back sprite doesn't show its tail and instead shows its tongue out. Its tongue is visible in all the frontal sprites.
  • Seel's muzzle was originally white in the Generation I and Generation II games. Starting in Generation III, its muzzle turned a peach color.
  • Seel is one of the three non-Ice-types which evolve into an Ice-type, together with Shellder and Eevee.
  • Even though the Pokédex states that Seel swims in water as cold as -40C, the Arctic Ocean's water temperature is usually around the freezing point for sea water, which is -1.8C.

Origin

Seel is based on seal cups, bearing resemblance to a newborn Harp Seal.

Name origin

Seel's name is a corruption of the sea creature seal. Its Japanese name may come from the onomatopoeia of a seal bark. It could also involve paw, the foot of many mammals.

In other languages

  • German: Jurob - possibly from jung (young) and Robbe (seal).
  • French: Otaria - Otarie means sealion.
  • Korean: 쥬쥬 Jyujyu

Related articles

External links

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