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Dewgong (Pokémon)

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Seel #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer Grimer
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dewgong (disambiguation).
Dewgong
Sea Lion Pokémon
ジュゴン
Jugon
#087
Dewgong

Dewgong

Dewgong

Dewgong
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Ice Body
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dewgong

Mega Dewgong Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#087
Kanto
#179
Johto
#259
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#266
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
176
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F087.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Dewgong (Japanese: ジュゴン Jugon) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves from Seel starting at level 34.

Biology

Dewgong is a pinniped Pokémon resembling a sea lion. It has a snowy white, furry body, which renders it virtually invisible in snowy conditions. Its face has two black eyes with no visible sclera, a black button nose and two tusks extending from its upper jaw. It has a streamlined body with two front flippers and a long flowing tail. Even in extremely cold and ice-packed waters, its tail allows it to be a swift and agile swimmer at speeds of 8 knots. On top of its head is a sharp horn, which allows it to cut and plow through even the thickest of ice floes.

It lives on icebergs adrift in frigid ocean waters, as well as glaciers on land. It thrives in lower temperatures, becoming increasingly more active the colder the weather gets. By storing thermal energy within its body, it is completely unharmed by even the most intense freezing weather. During daylight hours, it sleeps on bitterly cold ice or under shallow water. However, at night when the temperature drops, it becomes a hunter and searches for prey.

In the anime

Dewgong in the anime

Major appearances

Dewgong

The Seel belonging to the Cerulean Gym evolved into Dewgong in The Misty Mermaid.

Other

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Dewgong owned by Neesha was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Dewgong clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

A Dewgong has also been used by Pryce in As Cold as Pryce and Nice Pryce Baby. He also owns several of them at his Gym.

A Dewgong also appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Minor appearances

Multiple Dewgong were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral and The Rivalry Revival.

A Dewgong appeared in The Joy of Pokémon where it plays with Ash, almost causing him to drown.

Three Dewgong appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon. Two were living in Lake Lucid, while the other one was receiving special treatment in a salt bath tank in the Pokémon Center near the lake.

A Dewgong was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle in Around the Whirlpool.

A Dewgong was seen at a Pokémon Center in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Dewgong also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Pokémon Heroes and Destiny Deoxys.

A Dewgong was owned by a family of traveling circus performers in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Another Dewgong appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!.

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP061 Dewgong Ash's Pokédex Dewgong, the Sea Lion Pokémon. The evolved form of Seel. This Water/Ice Pokémon can easily resist extreme cold.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dewgong in Pokémon Adventures

Lorelei uses a Dewgong in Pokémon Adventures. It first appeared in Do Wrong, Dewgong!, in which it combined its Ice Beam attack with Cloyster's Spike Cannon attack to try to bury Yellow and Bill alive. It is capable of using Ice Beam to create paths of solid ice on which it moves, similar to Iceman.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In Volume 4 of The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Rudy's sister is seen drowning with a Dewgong instead of a Seel like in the anime.

In the TCG

Main article: Dewgong (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Stores thermal energy in its body. Swims at a steady 8 knots even in intensely cold waters.
Blue
Yellow Its entire body is a snowy-white. Unharmed by even intense cold, it swims powerfully in icy waters.
Stadium It stores thermal energy inside its pure white, fur-covered body. It swims in frigid water at eight knots.
Generation II
Gold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Silver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Crystal It sleeps under shallow ocean waters during the day, then looks for food at night when it's cold.
Stadium 2 Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Generation III
Ruby Dewgong loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
Sapphire
Emerald It loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
FireRed Its body is covered with a pure white fur. The colder the weather, the more active it becomes.
LeafGreen It stores thermal energy in the body. It swims at a steady eight knots even in intensely cold waters.
Generation IV
Diamond In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
SoulSilver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Generation V
Black In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
White
Black 2 Its streamlined body has low resistance, and it swims around cold oceans at a speed of eight knots.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its body is covered with a pure white fur. The colder the weather, the more active it becomes.
Y Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Trade Growlithe on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Seel
Crystal
Evolve Seel
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands and Icefall Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Seel
Generation IV
Diamond
Routes 226 and 230 (Surfing)
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm and Seaside Cave (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ice)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Seel
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 30
Forever Level 79
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Seel
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B6-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: Frozen Tundra

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (50%) NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 475   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 95.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
00Start Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
1111 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1313 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1717 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2121 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3434 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
3939 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
4949 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5555 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
6161 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
6565 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dewgong obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 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 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 TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
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 Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 04040 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 HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 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 Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EkansArbokSeviperStunkySkuntank Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
BunearyLopunnyPanchamPangoro Entrainment Normal Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dewgong in Generation VI
  • 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 Dewgong in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dewgong can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dewgong cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
086 Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin087.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani087.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ice Floe Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP The colder it gets, the stronger I become!
26%-50% HP About half my HP's gone.
1%-25% HP It's no good... I can't get any power, even if it's cold.
Level up Yes! I leveled! I'll show you!
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! I leveled! I'll show you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: H
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
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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
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

086Seel.png
Unevolved
Seel
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 34
087Dewgong.png
First evolution
Dewgong
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 087.png Spr 1y 087.png Spr 1g 087.png Spr b g1 087.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 087.png Spr 2s 087.png Spr 2c 087.gif Spr b 2g 087.png
Spr 2g 087 s.png Spr 2s 087 s.png Spr 2c 087 s.gif Spr b 2g 087 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 087.png Spr 3e 087.gif Spr 3f 087.png Spr b 3r 087.png
Spr 3r 087 s.png Spr 3e 087 s.gif Spr 3f 087 s.png Spr b 3r 087 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 087.png Spr 4d 087.png Spr 4h 087.png Spr b 4d 087.png
Spr 4d 087 s.png Spr 4d 087 s.png Spr 4h 087 s.png Spr b 4d 087 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 087.png Spr 5b 087.png Spr b 5b 087.png
Spr 5b 087 s.png Spr 5b 087 s.png Spr b 5b 087 s.png
Dewgong For other sprites and images, please see Dewgong images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dewgong is based on the aquatic dwelling tropical mammal, the dugong. Its is of the same order as the manatee, which resides in the Western Hemisphere. The four known living members of the order all currently inhabit warm waters, a source of conflict with Dewgong's Ice-type affinity. However, an extinct closer evolutionary relative from the same family (Dugongidae), the Steller's Sea Cow, once existed in the cold Arctic waters of the Bering Sea. While it is suggested that Dewgong was partially inspired by other water dwelling aquatic polar mammals; seals, sea lions, the Harp Seal, the Hooded Seal, the ringed seal, et al.; the Sirenian fossil record suggests the prominence of enlarged incisors that are absent in the modern variants of the dugong, a feature that is noticeable in Dewgong.

Name origin

Dewgong is a portmanteau of dew and dugong (a relative of the manatee). Dew may refer to the natural phenomenon of water vapor condensing in the presence of a cold surface. Dew formation at sufficiently low temperatures turns into frost, a possible reference to Dewgong's dual type affinity.

Jugon is a corruption of dugong.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュゴン Jugon Corruption of dugong
France Flag.png French Lamantine From lamantin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dewgong Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Jugong From Dugong
Italy Flag.png Italian Dewgong Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쥬레곤 Jyooregon From a corruption of 듀공 dyugong and 드래곤 deuraegon


Related articles

External links

Notes


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