Water (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable Pokémon trainers that specialize in the Water-type include Misty of Cerulean City, Wallace and Juan of Sootopolis City and Crasher Wake of Pastoria City.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 69
129 - 176 248 - 342
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Sp.Atk: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Sp.Def: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Speed: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Total: 410   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.

Battle properties

Water-type moves:

  • Are super effective against: Fire, Ground, Rock
  • Are not very effective against: Dragon, Grass, Water
  • Have no effect against: None

Water-type Pokémon:


Defensively, the Water-type is very strong when combined with high defensive stats. It has no weaknesses to any types which usually use physical moves, Grass-type attacks are rare and a Water-type Pokémon can simply switch away from any Electric-type attacks. However, switching is unnecessary if the Pokémon in question are part Ground like Quagsire, Swampert, Whiscash, and Gastrodon.

The Water-type is also useful offensively. A good amount of Water-type Pokémon can learn Ice Beam to deal with Dragon and Grass-types, which would make their resistance to Water-type attacks irrelevant. It can be extremely useful to be super-effective against Ground- and Template:Type2s when traveling through caves, etc. As a result of these advantages, as well as having to get through water routes using Surf, most trainers usually have at least one Water-type in their party.


Pure Water-type Pokémon

# Name
007 File:007MS.gif Squirtle
008 File:008MS.gif Wartortle
009 File:009MS.gif Blastoise
054 File:054MS.gif Psyduck
055 File:055MS.gif Golduck
060 File:060MS.gif Poliwag
061 File:061MS.gif Poliwhirl
086 File:086MS.gif Seel
090 File:090MS.gif Shellder
098 File:098MS.gif Krabby
099 File:099MS.gif Kingler
116 File:116MS.gif Horsea
117 File:117MS.gif Seadra
118 File:118MS.gif Goldeen
119 File:119MS.gif Seaking
120 File:120MS.gif Staryu
129 File:129MS.gif Magikarp
134 File:134MS.gif Vaporeon
158 File:158MS.gif Totodile
159 File:159MS.gif Croconaw
160 File:160MS.gif Feraligatr
183 File:183MS.gif Marill
184 File:184MS.gif Azumarill
186 File:186MS.gif Politoed
223 File:223MS.gif Remoraid
224 File:224MS.gif Octillery
245 File:245MS.gif Suicune
258 File:258MS.gif Mudkip
320 File:320MS.gif Wailmer
321 File:321MS.gif Wailord
341 File:341MS.gif Corphish
349 File:349MS.gif Feebas
350 File:350MS.gif Milotic
366 File:366MS.gif Clamperl
367 File:367MS.gif Huntail
368 File:368MS.gif Gorebyss
370 File:370MS.gif Luvdisc
382 File:382MS.gif Kyogre
393 File:393MS.gif Piplup
394 File:394MS.gif Prinplup
418 418MS.png Buizel
419 419MS.png Floatzel
422 422MS.png Shellos
456 456MS.png Finneon
457 457MS.png Lumineon
489 489MS.png Phione
490 490MS.png Manaphy

Half Water-type Pokémon

Primary Water-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
062 File:062MS.gif Poliwrath WaterIC.gif FightingIC.gif
072 File:072MS.gif Tentacool WaterIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
073 File:073MS.gif Tentacruel WaterIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
079 File:079MS.gif Slowpoke WaterIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
080 File:080MS.gif Slowbro WaterIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
087 File:087MS.gif Dewgong WaterIC.gif IceIC.gif
091 File:091MS.gif Cloyster WaterIC.gif IceIC.gif
121 File:121MS.gif Starmie WaterIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
130 File:130MS.gif Gyarados WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
131 File:131MS.gif Lapras WaterIC.gif IceIC.gif
170 File:170MS.gif Chinchou WaterIC.gif ElectricIC.gif
171 File:171MS.gif Lanturn WaterIC.gif ElectricIC.gif
194 File:194MS.gif Wooper WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
195 File:195MS.gif Quagsire WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
199 File:199MS.gif Slowking WaterIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
211 File:211MS.gif Qwilfish WaterIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
222 File:222MS.gif Corsola WaterIC.gif RockIC.gif
226 File:226MS.gif Mantine WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
230 File:230MS.gif Kingdra WaterIC.gif DragonIC.gif
259 File:259MS.gif Marshtomp WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
260 File:260MS.gif Swampert WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
270 File:270MS.gif Lotad WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
271 File:271MS.gif Lombre WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
272 File:272MS.gif Ludicolo WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
278 File:278MS.gif Wingull WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
279 File:279MS.gif Pelipper WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
318 File:318MS.gif Carvanha WaterIC.gif DarkIC.gif
319 File:319MS.gif Sharpedo WaterIC.gif DarkIC.gif
339 File:339MS.gif Barboach WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
340 File:340MS.gif Whiscash WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
342 File:342MS.gif Crawdaunt WaterIC.gif DarkIC.gif
369 File:369MS.gif Relicanth WaterIC.gif RockIC.gif
395 File:395MS.gif Empoleon WaterIC.gif SteelIC.gif
423 423MS.png Gastrodon WaterIC.gif GroundIC.gif
458 458MS.png Mantyke WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
484 484MS.png Palkia WaterIC.gif DragonIC.gif

Secondary Water-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
138 File:138MS.gif Omanyte RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
139 File:139MS.gif Omastar RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
140 File:140MS.gif Kabuto RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
141 File:141MS.gif Kabutops RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
283 File:283MS.gif Surskit BugIC.gif WaterIC.gif
363 File:363MS.gif Spheal IceIC.gif WaterIC.gif
364 File:364MS.gif Sealeo IceIC.gif WaterIC.gif
365 File:365MS.gif Walrein IceIC.gif WaterIC.gif
400 File:400MS.gif Bibarel NormalIC.gif WaterIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Aqua Jet Physical Beauty 40 100% 20 One foe Always attacks first.
Aqua Tail Physical Cute 90 90% 10 One foe
Brine Special Smart 65 100% 10 One foe Does double damage when the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Special Cute 20 100% 30 Both foes Has a 10% chance of lowering the opponent's Speed.
BubbleBeam Special Beauty 65 100% 20 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the opponent's Speed.
Clamp Physical Tough 35 75% 10 One foe Attacks for two to five turns.
Crabhammer Physical Tough 90 85% 10 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio.
Dive Physical Beauty 80 100% 10 One foe User dives underwater on the first turn, then attacks in the second turn.
Hydro Cannon Special Beauty 150 90% 5 One foe Attacks on the first turn but must rest on the second turn.
Hydro Pump Special Beauty 120 80% 5 One foe
Muddy Water Special Tough 95 85% 10 Both foes May lower target's accuracy by one stage.
Octazooka Special Tough 65 85% 10 One foe May lower target's accuracy by one stage.
Surf Special Beauty 95 100% 15 Everyone else In battle: Does double damage when foe is using Dive.
Out of battle: Allows the user to travel on water.
Water Gun Special Cute 40 100% 25 One foe
Water Pulse Special Beauty 60 100% 20 One foe May confuse opponent.
Water Spout Special Beauty 150 100% 5 Both foes The lower the user's HP, the lower the power of the move.
Waterfall Physical Tough 80 100% 15 One foe In battle: Has 10% chance of making the target flinch.
Out of battle: Allows the user to climb waterfalls.
Whirlpool Special Beauty 15 70% 15 One foe In battle: Attacks for two to five turns.
Out of battle: Clears whirlpools.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Aqua Ring Status Beauty —% 20 User The user envelops itself in a veil made of water. It regains some HP on every turn.
Rain Dance Status Tough —% 5 All The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
Water Sport Status Cute —% 15 User Weakens Template:Type2 moves while the user is in the battle.
Withdraw Status Cute —% 40 User Increases the user's Defense by 1 level.


  • Of all seventeen types, the Water-type is the most abundant, with 92 Pokémon species, nearly 19% of the entire known Pokédex, being of the Water-type. This probably reflects all the different species of lifeforms that inhabit the real world's oceans, lakes and rivers.
  • All Generation I Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric moves because there were no dual Dragon-, Electric-, or Template:Type2s to neutralize the weakness and dual Water/Template:Type2 Pokémon were not introduced until Generation II.
  • Every main protagonist in the anime (with the obvious exception of Max) has had at least one Water-type Pokémon. Ash has Squirtle, Kingler, Totodile, Corphish and Buizel, all of Misty's Pokémon except Togetic and Azurill are Water-types, Brock has Ludicolo and Marshtomp, Tracey has Marill, May has Wartortle, Dawn has Piplup and used to have Buizel, Jessie had Shellder and Magikarp, and James had Gyarados.
  • Although Misty stats in the games that she prefers an all out offense using water Pokémon, most Water Pokémon in the game usually tend to have higher defenses, gaining the title "Bulky Water" Pokémon. Some examples include Slowbro, Slowking, Suicune, and Gyarados.

In other languages

  • French: Eau
  • German: Wasser
  • Italian: Acqua
  • Spanish: Agua
  • Korean: mul
  • Hebrew: מים mayim