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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
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Float Whale Pokémon
Abilities
Water Veil or Oblivious Pressure
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#100
Unova
#241
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
Field 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 Water-type 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 are based on whales. 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 Field 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 in the anime

Major appearances

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.

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

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.

A Wailord appeared in The Road to Humilau! under the ownership of Marlon.

Minor appearances

A Wailord appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

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

A Wailord made a cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Wailord appeared at the beginning of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Wailord appeared in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

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

File:Walo.png
Walo, Sapphire's Wailord

In the Pokémon Adventures 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. Walo was one of the keys to solving the mystery of the Sealed Chamber. While he still belongs to Sapphire, it was not seen in her party during the Emerald chapter, and is assumed to be at sea with her Relicanth, Relo, as of her latest appearance.

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
Generation IV
Diamond The biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is the largest of all identified Pokémon. They jump as a pack to herd their prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black The biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
White
Black 2 It can sometimes knock out opponents with the shock created by breaching and crashing its big body onto the water.
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
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 Evolve Pokéwalker Wailmer
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Undella Bay (Surfing spots)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Undella Bay
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)
Surrounded Sea (B16)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Rugged Flats (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS PCNY Halloween Week Wailord English United States 50 October 25 to 31, 2003
RS PCNY Halloween Week Wailord English United States 100 October 25 to 31, 2003

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

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Splash Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1111 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1414 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
1717 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
2121 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2424 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
2727 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3131 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3434 Water Spout Water Special 150150 100100% 5
3737 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
5454 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
6262 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
7070 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Wailord obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailord
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailord
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 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 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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 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 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 Wailord
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailord
  • 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 
GoldeenSeakingChinchouLanturnLuvdiscFinneon
LumineonAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SandshrewSandslashCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionDunsparce
PhanpyDonphanSphealSealeoWalreinBidoof
BibarelBunearyLopunnyTepigPigniteEmboar
MunnaMusharna
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
RattataRaticateCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionPhanpy
DonphanSkittyDelcattyNumelCameruptSpinda
RelicanthHippopotasHippowdonBasculinBasculinDeerling
Sawsbuck
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
DiglettDugtrioCameruptBarboachWhiscashHippopotas
HippowdonDrilburExcadrill
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigBarboachWhiscash
SphealSealeoWalrein
Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
PsyduckGolduckGoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctillery
FinneonLumineonBasculinBasculinAlomomola
Soak Water Status —% 20
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosGyaradosTeddiursa
UrsaringSpindaBlitzleZebstrikaBasculinBasculin
SandileKrokorokKrookodileDarumakaDarmanitanCubchoo
BearticBouffalant
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
AipomAmbipomWhiscashMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoink
GrumpigWhiscashMunnaMusharna
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wailord 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 Wailord in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailord
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailord
  • 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 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Wailord can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Wailord cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailord
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailord
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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
Attack ●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW321.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Wailord swims in the Beach Zone. The largest Pokémon in the PokéPark, he's well known to be well informed and well organized.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2321.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He has traveled all around PokéPark. He likes to learn something new. He recently learned the taste of honey in a Honey Jar, too.
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

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the blue whale, the largest known animal to ever exist. It also resembles a submarine, a blimp, and a torpedo.

Name origin

Wailord is a combination of whale, wail (referring to the sounds or songs that whales and this Pokémon might make), and lord.

Whaloh is a combination of whale, 吠える hoeru (to bellow), and 王 ō (king).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホエルオー Whaloh From whale, 吠える hoeru, , and ō
France Flag.png French Wailord Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Wailord Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Wailord Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Wailord Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고래왕 Goraewang Portmanteau of 고래 gorae and 왕 (王) wang. It is notable that 대왕고래 daewanggorae is the Korean name of the blue whale.


External links

Wailmer #320: Wailmer
Pokémon
#322: Numel Numel


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