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Spheals are round, baby seal-like Pokémon. Their plushy fur is a powdered blue color, with several white spots on its back and a beige underside. They have circular eyes, small tusks protruding from their upper jaw, stubby ears, beige flippers and a little flat tail. Curiously, its rounded, spherical appearance makes it bear resemblance to a balloon, or a ball.
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Spheals are round, baby seal-like Pokémon. Their plushy fur is a baby blue color, with several white spots on its back and a beige underside. They have circular eyes, small tusks protruding from their upper jaw, stubby ears, beige flippers and a little flat tail. Curiously, its rounded, spherical appearance makes it bear resemblance to a balloon, or a ball.
 
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Revision as of 11:46, 27 January 2013

Glalie #362: Glalie
Pokémon
#364: Sealeo Sealeo
Spheal
タマザラシ Tamazarashi
#363
363Spheal.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Ice Water
Category
Clap Pokémon
Abilities
Thick Fat or Ice Body Oblivious
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#173
Unova
#243
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-197
Oblivia
R-253 N-142
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
87.1 lbs.
Imperial
39.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F363.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Field groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 75 Battle Exp.: 751*

Spheal (Japanese: タマザラシ Tamazarashi) is a dual-type Ice/Water Pokémon.

It evolves into Sealeo starting at level 32, which evolves into Walrein starting at level 44.

Biology

Physiology

Spheals are round, baby seal-like Pokémon. Their plushy fur is a baby blue color, with several white spots on its back and a beige underside. They have circular eyes, small tusks protruding from their upper jaw, stubby ears, beige flippers and a little flat tail. Curiously, its rounded, spherical appearance makes it bear resemblance to a balloon, or a ball.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Spheal, and its evolution family, Sealeo and Walrein, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Ice Ball by level.

Behavior

Spheal always travels by rolling around on its ball-like body, for it is much faster than walking and because its body is poorly shaped for swimming. Despite this, it may dive into the sea, in which case its fur keeps it from feeling cold. When groups of Spheal eat, they all clap at once to show their pleasure. Because of this, their mealtimes are noisy.

Habitat

Spheal live in the Arctic seas and appear in Hoenn and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Spheal in the anime

Major appearances

Spheal first appeared in The Spheal of Approval alongside its evolved form. Both of them were at the Slateport City Oceanic Museum.

Minor appearances

A Spheal of North Petalburg appeared in A Double Dilemma.

A Spheal also appeared in Destiny Deoxys along with Sealeo and Walrein.

Spheal made a small appearance in The Rise of Darkrai as one of the Pokémon Darkrai hit with a Dark Void.

Multiple Spheal made brief cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A group of Spheal also appeared in Leading a Stray!.

A photograph of three Spheal appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG036 Spheal Ash's Pokédex Spheal, the Clap Pokémon. Spheal moves more quickly by rolling than by walking. They are sometimes known to cross oceans atop icebergs.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Glacia of the Elite Four has a Spheal that she uses, along with a Snorunt, to try to open Regice's seal to no avail. Several other Spheal are seen throughout following chapters.

In the TCG

Main article: Spheal (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Spheal stars in the Bonus Field Whiscash or Pelipper takes the player to. They will swim in the pool and occasionally try to climb up the ice slide. Hitting a Spheal at this time will send it to a Sealeo's nose, earning five times the points from just bouncing the Poké Ball.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Spheal is much faster rolling than walking to get around. When groups of this Pokémon eat, they all clap at once to show their pleasure. Because of this, their mealtimes are noisy.
Sapphire Spheal always travels by rolling around on its ball-like body. When the season for ice floes arrives, this Pokémon can be seen rolling about on ice and crossing the sea.
Emerald It is completely covered with plushy fur. As a result, it never feels the cold even when it is rolling about on ice floes or diving in the sea.
FireRed Its body is covered in fluffy fur. The fur keeps it from feeling cold while it is rolling on ice.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It rolls across ice floes to reach shore because its body is poorly shaped for swimming.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It crosses the oceans by rolling itself on drifting ice. Fluffy fur keeps it warm when the temperature is below freezing.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It rolls across ice floes to reach shore because its body is poorly shaped for swimming.
White
Black 2 They can't swim well yet, and they move much faster by rolling. When they're happy, they clap fins.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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
Common Shoal Cave
Emerald
Common Shoal Cave
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 226 and 230 (Pearl only)
Platinum
None Breed Sealeo or Walrein
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unknown Safari Zone
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon Undella Bay (Surf, Winter only)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Unknown
Undella Bay (Winter only)
Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from Egg
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8
Secret Storage 19
Endless Level 16
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (15F-24F)
Silver Trench (10F-19F)
Far-off Sea (10F-19F)
Marvelous Sea (B10-B19)
Fantasy Strait (B10-B19)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Craggy Coast (B1-B9)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave
Hia Valley
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Iceberg Zone

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 290   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/16 ★★

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:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
077 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1313 Ice Ball Ice Physical 03030 09090% 20
1919 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2525 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Snore Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
4343 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 07070% 5
4949 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Spheal obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spheal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spheal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
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 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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
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 Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
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 TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 04040 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
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 Spheal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spheal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTorkoalBidoofBibarel
TirtougaCarracosta
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
ExcadrillStunfisk
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
SandshrewSandslashOmanyteOmastarCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionMarillAzumarillPhanpyDonphanBidoof
BibarelTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan
TirtougaCarracosta
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctillery
Mantine
Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor Swallow Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidOctilleryMantine
WingullPelipperWailmerWailordMiloticHuntail
GorebyssShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonOshawott
DewottSamurottDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoed
SeelDewgongLombreLudicoloSurskitMasquerain
MiloticPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBuizelFloatzel
OshawottDewottSamurottPanpourSimipourDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparce
KingdraSlakothVigorothSlakingRelicanthBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearSimisearMunna
Musharna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spheal 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 Spheal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spheal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spheal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
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 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Spheal can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Spheal cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spheal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spheal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Icy Cave Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Icy Cave Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Spheal can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spheal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spheal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS363.png PinRS363.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani363.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP363.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Ice Floe Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP My fur is thick and fluffy so I don't feel cold.
26%-50% HP My health has gone down halfway already...
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I don't think I can even roll anymore...
Level up Yippee! I leveled up! My fur coat feels even more luxurious!
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 Yippee! I leveled up! My fur coat feels even more luxurious!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP363.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
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:  Ice  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting hunks of ice.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ice  Ice Assist.png
( Ice )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes blizzards around itself that make Pokémon Stopped.
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
PPW363.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Spheal are always to be found playing in the Iceberg Zone. They all agree Empoleon's Snow Slide is their favorite Attraction.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP363.png HP: ★★★ Move: Powder Snow
Attack: Ability 1: Deep Sleep
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Skater
Speed: Ability 3: Thick Fat
Evolves into Sealeo when HP reaches 138
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Mitsutada, Yukimasa

Evolution

Spheal
Unevolved
Spheal
 Ice  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 32


Sealeo
First evolution
Sealeo
 Ice  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 44


Walrein
Second evolution
Walrein
 Ice  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
Spr 3r 363.png Spr 3e 363.png Spr 3r 363.png Spr b 3r 363.png
Spr 3r 363 s.png Spr 3e 363 s.png Spr 3r 363 s.png Spr b 3r 363 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 363.png Spr 4d 363.png Spr 4d 363.png Spr b 4d 363.png
Spr 4d 363 s.png Spr 4d 363 s.png Spr 4d 363 s.png Spr b 4d 363 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 363.png Spr 5b 363.png Spr b 5b 363.png
Spr 5b 363 s.png Spr 5b 363 s.png Spr b 5b 363 s.png
Spheal For other sprites and images, please see Spheal images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Spheal's evolution line, along with Dewgong, are the only Pokémon to have a "triple resistance," thanks to the Thick Fat Ability.
  • Spheal can be seen as a parallel to Seel. Spheal is an Ice/Water-type Pokémon, while Seel evolves into a Water/Ice-type Pokémon. Spheal is exclusive Pokémon Pearl, while Seel is exclusive Pokémon Diamond, with both found in the same locations in their respective versions. Additionally, both can only be obtained by breeding their evolved forms in Pokémon Platinum. Both Pokémon also appear to be based on Pinnipeds.
  • Spheal's evolution line are the only Pokémon with the Water/Ice combination to have Ice as its primary type.

Origin

Spheal is based on a seal with spherical shape.

Name origin

Spheal is a combination of sphere (referring to its round shape) and seal.

Tamazarashi is a combination of 球 tama (sphere) and 海豹 azarashi (seal).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タマザラシ Tamazarashi From 球 tama (sphere) and 海豹 azarashi (seal)
France Flag.png French Obalie From otarie and ballon or balle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spheal Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Seemops From Seehund and Mops
Italy Flag.png Italian Spheal Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대굴레오 Daegulleo


External links

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Pokémon
#364: Sealeo Sealeo


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