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Wailord (Pokémon)

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Wailmer #320: Wailmer
Pokémon
#322: Numel Numel
Wailord
ホエルオー Whaloh
#321
321Wailord.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water '
Category
Float Whale Pokémon
Abilities
Water Veil or Oblivious
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#100
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-238
Height
47'07"
Imperial
14.5 m
Metric
Weight
877.4 lbs.
Imperial
398.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F321.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground and
Water 2 groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 206 Battle Exp.: 2061*

Wailord (Japanese: ホエルオー Whaloh) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Wailmer starting at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Wailord are mammalian Pokémon that are well known as the largest Pokémon discovered so far. They have small beady eyes, a huge mouth, a throat that is lined with grooves and four white spots aligned on its back. It has two pairs of fins along its side and a horizontal tail at the back. It's vaguely shaped like a torpedo or a blimp.

Despite its enormous size, it is able to breed with many land-based Pokémon that are much smaller. This is due to it being in the Ground Egg Group, a reference to how whales are classified as mammals.


Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Wailord are able to take in large amounts of air and dive to incredible depths with just one massive breath. Since it is based on a whale and has a blowhole, it is one of the few Pokémon that are able to use Water Spout. With their large mouths, they are able to eat extreme quantities of food.

Behavior

Wailord are known to live in large packs, called pods, for traveling as well as finding prey. When chasing prey, Wailord herds them by leaping out of the water and making a humongous splash.

Habitat

The only habitat that's expansive enough for these gigantic Pokémon is the open ocean.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Despite being so large, they probably feed on some of the smallest creatures in the ocean, swallowing entire schools in a single gulp.

In the anime

Wailord first appeared in Having a Wailord of a Time. The Float Whale Pokémon was stuck on a beach near a Pokémon Center. Team Rocket tried to haul it away, but a Combusken foiled their plans.

File:WailordAnime.jpg
Wailord in the anime

A Wailmer that befriended a man named Robin evolved into a Wailord in Island Time. This Wailord transported Ash and friends across the ocean until they came across a ship heading for Ever Grande City.

Along with their pre-evolved form, Wailord appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

In Leading a Stray!, a family of Wailord appeared. One Wailmer was separated from its family, and Ash helped it get back. By the end of the episode, this Wailmer evolved into a Wailord.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG034 Wailord Ash's Pokédex Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord is the largest Pokémon yet discovered. When diving out of the water in pursuit of its prey, it makes quite an impressive sight.
AG124 Wailord Ash's Pokédex Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord is the largest Pokémon yet to be discovered. It is jump high into the air, creating gigantic pillars of water.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP109 Wailord Dawn's Pokédex Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord can dive nearly ten-thousand feet on one breath.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Sapphire has a Wailord nicknamed Walo. He is kept at sea so that she and her father can use him for sea travel. However, later she returns him to his Poké Ball and carries him as part of her party.

In the TCG

Main article: Wailord (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: A Wailord is seen in the Sea of Wailord that was trapped by Team Dim Sun. The player must free it by deactivating the traps. Later on in the game, it is seen attacking Kincaid's submarine. After the player captures Darkrai for the fist time, and then goes to Haruba Desert's dock, Wailord will ferry the player to the Capture Arena.

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 Wailord is the largest of all identified Pokémon up to now. This giant Pokémon swims languorously in the vast open sea, eating massive amounts of food at once with its enormous mouth.
Sapphire When chasing prey, Wailord herds them by leaping out of the water and making a humongous splash. It is breathtaking to see this Pokémon leaping out of the sea with others in its pod.
Emerald It breathes through nostrils that it raises above the sea. By inhaling to its maximum capacity, a Wailord can dive close to 10,000 feet beneath the waves.
FireRed It is among the largest of all Pokémon. It herds prey in a pack then swallows the massed prey in one gulp.
LeafGreen It is among the largest of all Pokémon. It herds prey in a pack then swallows the massed prey in one gulp.
Generation IV
Diamond The biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
Pearl The biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
Platinum The biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
HeartGold It is the largest of all identified Pokémon. They jump as a pack to herd their prey.
SoulSilver It is the largest of all identified Pokémon. They jump as a pack to herd their prey.
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 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
Few Route 129 (Surfing)
Emerald
Few Route 129 (Surfing)
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Routes 223 and 230 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Routes 223 and 230 (Super 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 Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Wailmer
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Wailmer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord (during mission)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 170
230 - 277 450 - 544
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 500   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
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
14/18 ★★

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

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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:#9DB7F5" | 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS321.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani321.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP321.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Serene Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm the biggest of all Pokémon!
26%-50% HP Oh, not good! I've gone and lost half my HP already.
1%-25% HP It's no good... I've lost every bit of power...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! Watch me grow bigger!
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 Yes! Leveled up! Watch me grow bigger!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP321.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -12%
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:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon is gargantuan. It is far too big to capture.
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
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Wailmer
Unevolved
Wailmer
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Wailord
First evolution
Wailord
 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 321.png Spr 3e 321.png Spr 3r 321.png Spr b 3r 321.png
Spr 3r 321 s.png Spr 3e 321 s.png Spr 3r 321 s.png Spr b 3r 321 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 321.png Spr 4d 321.png Spr 4d 321.png Spr b 4d 321.png
Spr 4d 321 s.png Spr 4d 321 s.png Spr 4d 321 s.png Spr b 4d 321 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 321.png Spr 5b 321.png Spr b 5b 321.png
Spr 5b 321 s.png Spr 5b 321 s.png Spr b 5b 321 s.png
Wailord For other sprites and images, please see Wailord images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Wailord is by far the tallest Pokémon in existence, but only the tenth heaviest.
    • Wailord is the only Pokémon which was the tallest in the generation of its debut that was not outdone in the following generation (as happened to Onix and Steelix).
    • Despite the fact that real-life fully grown blue whales weigh nearly 120 tons, Wailord does not even weigh more than a half ton, less than one sixth the weight of a real blue whale's tongue.
  • A Wailord, along with a Relicanth, is necessary in the party in order to unleash the three legendary golems from their sleeping places within the Sealed Chamber in the Generation III games.
    • This should mean that Wailord have existed for a long time, since the Regi have been sealed away a long time ago, and Relicanth lived a long time ago.
  • Wailord is well known for the HSOWA joke.
  • Wailord has the fourth highest base HP stat of all Pokémon, after Blissey, Chansey, and Wobbuffet, in that order.
  • In the games Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Colosseum, Wailord was resized to fit in the battlefield. In Pokémon Battle Revolution, however, its size matches its Pokédex entry.
  • Wailord is the only Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia that doesn't need to be captured to be added to the Browser.
    • Additionally, its Browser entry states that it is too big to capture.

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the blue whale, the largest known animal to currently exist.

Name origin

Wailord's name is a combination of whale and lord. Wail may also refer to the sounds or songs that whales and this Pokémon might make.

Whaloh is probably a combination of whale and 王 ō, king.

In other languages

External links

Wailmer #320: Wailmer
Pokémon
#322: Numel Numel
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