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Surskit (Pokémon)

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Gardevoir #282: Gardevoir
Pokémon
#284: Masquerain Masquerain
Surskit
Pond Skater Pokémon
アメタマ
Ametama
#283
Surskit

Surskit

Surskit

Surskit
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Water
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Surskit

Mega Surskit Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 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
3.7 lbs. 1.7 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#283
Kanto
#000
Johto
#032
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#047
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
63
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
54
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F283.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Surskit (Japanese: アメタマ Ametama) is a dual-type Bug/Water Pokémon.

It evolves into Masquerain starting at level 22.

Biology

Surskit is a blue insectoid Pokémon. Its body is round and has four long, skinny legs extending from it. It secretes oil from the tips of its feet, which enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. It has a yellow cap with a single antenna that can secrete a thick, sugary syrup or a sweet scent. The syrup is exuded when danger is sensed, while the scent is used to attract prey. Its eyes are dark and circular, and have small semicircular pink markings under them. It is known to inhabit ponds, rivers, and similar wetlands, where is feeds on microscopic, aquatic organisms.

In the anime

Surskit in the anime

Major appearances

Surskit first appeared in Maxxed Out!. It was owned by a boy named Max, the doppelgänger‎ of May's little brother, who intends for it to be his starter Pokémon. This made May's brother jealous as he did not know what his starter Pokémon would be at that time.

In Destiny Deoxys, a Surskit was owned by Kathryn. The Pond Skater Pokémon's only major role was helping to rotate the fan blades of the windmills in LaRousse City.

May faced against a Surskit in the Izabe Island Contest during A Cacturne for the Worse. Harley tricked May into thinking that Surskit was an extremely slow Pokémon and nearly lost due to this lie.

A Coordinator named Brianna used a Surskit in the appeals round of the Pokémon Contest in Spontaneous Combusken.

A Surskit appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, under the ownership of Viola. It managed to defeat Ash's Pikachu with Signal Beam, but was defeated by Fletchling later. It reappeared in the next episode where it was now defeated by Pikachu. It appeared again in Breaking Titles at the Chateau! where it battled Grant's Onix at the Battle Chateau but was defeated.

Minor appearances

A Surskit appeared in Up Close and Personable!

Multiple Surskit made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Multiple Surskit appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, living in Crown City.

A group of Surskit also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG049 Surskit May's Pokédex Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokémon. Surskit inhabits ponds, rivers, and similar wetlands. They move about as though skating the water surface.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY005 Surskit Ash's Pokédex Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokémon. Surskit can walk on water as if it was skating. It attracts prey with a sweet aroma it produces.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In the manga

Art of Guile Hideout and his Surskit

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Guile Hideout owned a Surskit, which evolved into a Masquerain near the end of the Emerald story arc. Viola owns a Surskit in the X & Y chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Surskit (TCG)

Game data

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 From the tips of its feet, Surskit secretes an oil that enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. This Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms in ponds and lakes.
Sapphire If Surskit senses danger, it secretes a thick, sugary syrup from the tip of its head. There are some Pokémon that love eating this syrup.
Emerald They gather on puddles after evening downpours, gliding across the surface of water as if sliding. It secretes honey with a sweet aroma from its head.
FireRed They usually live on ponds, but after an evening shower, they may appear on puddles in towns.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It secretes a thick, sweet-scented syrup from the tip of its head. It lives on weed-choked ponds.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
White
Black 2 It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
White 2
Generation VI
X They usually live on ponds, but after an evening shower, they may appear on puddles in towns.
Y It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, and 120
Emerald
Routes 102, 114, 117, and 120 (Swarm)*
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Oasis Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Lake Verity (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 229 (Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Breed Masquerain
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Masquerain

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from Egg
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4
Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Waterfall Pond (4F-7F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley, Soothing Shore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLGE PokéPark Egg Surskit Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Surskit Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Defense: 32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 269   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
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
077 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1313 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1919 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
2525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
4646 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Surskit obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Surskit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Surskit
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Surskit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Surskit
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaClauncher
Clawitzer
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
KabutoKabutopsHeracrossCorsolaSewaddleKarrablast
Stunfisk
Endure Normal Status —% 10
BeedrillAriadosSkorupiDrapionLeavannyEscavalier Fell Stinger Bug Physical 30 100% 25
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmegaMudkipMarshtomp
Swampert
Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckPoliwag
PoliwhirlHorseaSeadraKingdraLaprasOmanyte
OmastarTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarill
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipPelipperLombre
MiloticHuntailGorebyssRelicanthPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadTirtougaCarracosta
AlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninjaSkrelpDragalge
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
NincadaNinjaskPoliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
Shuckle Power Split Psychic Status —% 10
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryMantine
DustoxMothimVivillonInkayMalamar
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
VenonatVenomothDewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine
VolbeatJoltikGalvantula
Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Surskit 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 Surskit in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Surskit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Surskit
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Surskit can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Surskit cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Surskit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Surskit
  • 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
 PinRS283.png PinRS283.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani283.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP283.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 3.8%
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Want to race me on water? I won't lose!
26%-50% HP I've already lost half my HP.
1%-25% HP Please, no... I'm wobbly on my feet...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Watch how slickly I can glide now!
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 Yay! I leveled up! Watch how slickly I can glide now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP283.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
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.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2283.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is quiet and gentle, but she also likes to experience the thrill of staying under an intense waterfall or being swept away by its force.
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

283Surskit.png
Unevolved
Surskit
 Bug  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 22
284Masquerain.png
First evolution
Masquerain
 Bug  Flying 

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 283.png Spr 3e 283.gif Spr 3r 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png
Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr 3e 283 s.gif Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4d 283.png
Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4d 283 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 283.png Spr 5b 283.png Spr b 5b 283.png
Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr b 5b 283 s.png
Surskit For other sprites and images, please see Surskit images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Surskit.
    • Surskit has the same two types that are most effective when using a Net Ball. However, it does not get a further bonus for having both.
    • Surskit is the only Pokémon with a unique type combination that loses this distinction upon evolution.
  • Surskit and its evolution are the only Pokémon to be in both the Bug and Water 1 Egg Groups.
  • Surskit is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 269.

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the water strider.

Name origin

Surskit is a combination of surface or surf and skitter (moving in a hurried or twitchy manner).

Ametama may be a combination of 雨 ame (rain) and 玉 tama (sphere) or 魂 tama (spirit). It may also involve アメンボ amenbo (pond skater) and 飴玉 amedama (candy).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アメタマ Ametama From ame, tama or tama, アメンボ amenbo and 飴玉 amedama
France Flag.png French Arakdo From arachnide and d'eau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Surskit Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gehweiher From gehen and Weiher
Italy Flag.png Italian Surskit Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비구술 Bigusul From bi and 구술 gusul


External links

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Pokémon
#284: Masquerain Masquerain


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