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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Oshawott (disambiguation).
Oshawott
Sea Otter Pokémon
ミジュマル
Mijumaru
#0501
Oshawott



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Oshawott
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
13.0 lbs. 5.9 kg
Oshawott
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Oshawott
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F0501.png F000.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Dewott starting at level 17, which evolves into Samurott starting at level 36.

In Hisui, it evolves into Dewott starting at level 17, which evolves into Hisuian Samurott starting at level 36.

Along with Snivy and Tepig, Oshawott is one of the three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

Oshawott is also one of the three starter Pokémon of Hisui in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, alongside Rowlet and Cyndaquil.

Biology

Oshawott is a bipedal sea otter-like Pokémon. It has a spherical white head with small, triangular dark-blue ears on the sides. Oshawott's eyes are dark, and its dark-orange nose is shaped like a horizontal oval. Several freckles cover its cheeks which may be premature whiskers, and two pointed teeth can be seen when it opens its mouth. The light blue fur on its body forms bubble shapes around its neck. Its arms are white and rounded, while its feet are dark blue with three toes each. It also possesses a rudder-like dark blue tail. It carries a pale yellow seashell called a "scalchop" on its belly.

This shell is made of the same material as its claws and is used for both battles and cracking hard berries. Oshawott wields the shell like a knife. It uses the scalchop to block the moves of its enemies before slashing back at them in swift retaliation. Oshawott learned to how maintain its scalchop with riverbed stones by copying the humans it observes using whetstones. If the scalchop is heavily damaged or lost, Oshawott can grow a new one from its navel.[1][2] It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Evolution

Oshawott evolves into Dewott, which evolves into Samurott.

In Hisui, it evolves into Dewott, which evolves into Hisuian Samurott.

Oshawott
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 

Dewott
First evolution
Dewott
 Water 

Samurott
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water 

Samurott
Second evolution
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 Water  Dark 

In the anime

Main series

Oshawott in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Oshawott

Ash's Oshawott debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, initially under the ownership of Professor Juniper. He began to admire Ash and decided to leave the lab and follow him wherever he went. He then rescued Ash and Iris from Team Rocket in Enter Iris and Axew!. In A Sandile Gusher of Change!, he officially joined Ash's party.

Other

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Professor Juniper offered an Oshawott for Nanette as a starter Pokémon. However, she chose Tepig instead.

In Crowning the Scalchop King!, multiple Trainers' Oshawott were taking part in the Scalchop King Competition at Scalchop Island in the Decolore Islands.

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1), Dawn temporarily caught an Oshawott while visiting a Sinnoh Fest in Canalave City.

In The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One, an Oshawott appeared under the ownership of Ann. Oshawott made additional appearances throughout Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, multiple Trainers' Oshawott were some of the Pokémon at a Poké Mart near Castelia City. A flashback of Burgundy's Dewott as an Oshawott was also shown, after it had been beaten by Cilan's Pansage in a Gym battle.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in the Poké Problem segment of When Regions Collide!.

In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Oshawott were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in the Poké Problem segment of Sparking Confusion!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

A young boy's Oshawott appeared in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW003 Oshawott Ash's Pokédex Oshawott, the Sea Otter Pokémon. Oshawott attacks and defends using the scalchop that can be removed from its stomach.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts, an Oshawott was the protagonist along with a Pikachu.

GOTCHA!

An Oshawott briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

An Oshawott briefly appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of a Lass who was listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott is Bianca's starter Pokémon in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Oshawott

Ash owns an Oshawott in the manga adaptations of the Pokémon the Series: Black & White movies.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Arata chose Oshawott as his starter Pokémon when it battled Roxie's Koffing. It evolved into Dewott and then into Samurott.

Pocket Monsters BW

An Oshawott appeared in PMBW01.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in BWGP01.

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Touya chose Oshawott as his starter Pokémon.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott, along with Tepig and Snivy, appear when Black accidentally drops his box containing the Pokémon. When Tep and Snivy begin fighting, Oshawott attempts to break them up, only to get hurt in the process. After getting annoyed, he attacks them and sends Tep running off. He was later chosen by Bianca because she thought he was cute. He first appeared in Fussing and Fighting.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in Battle at the Museum.

Cedric Juniper originally had one that was supposed to be given to new Trainers, but he decided to keep it after N failed to liberate it. It appeared in a flashback in A Wretched Reunion.

Pokémon Try Adventure

An Oshawott first appeared in TA39.

In the TCG

Main article: Oshawott (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Oshawott appears as a Poké Ball summon. It behaves similarly to Piplup in Brawl.

Oshawott trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Oshawott also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: Oshawott carries a little weapon on its stomach known as a scalchop, which can be used to either defend or attack. Its Surf move can knock opponents off the stage, but if you use a reflecting move at just the right moment, you can turn the tide against it!

PAL: Oshawott carries a little shell on its stomach known as a scalchop, which can either be used as a weapon or to defend against attacks. Its Surf move can knock you right off the stage, but if you reflect it just at the right moment, that could really turn the tide back in your favour.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Oshawott returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game. It also appears as a Spirit.

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

Oshawott in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the player

Oshawott appears as one of the player characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's a self-proclaimed investigator for the Cove Area. At first, he is suspicious of Pikachu and attempts to interrogate him until Piplup tells Oshawott that Pikachu is a friend. Oshawott later chases after Pikachu and Piplup after they enter the Wish Park and narrowly escapes from Cofagrigus with Pikachu. Oshawott's boss and mentor, Samurott, then orders Oshawott to work together with Pikachu to investigate the Wish Park and anyone involved and to rescue Piplup. His special skill is to swim across bodies of water.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Oshawott is also playable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. The player may choose to be transformed into Oshawott, or have the partner be one.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#007
Black It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
White The scalchop on its stomach is made from the same element as claws. It detaches the scalchop for use as a blade.
Black 2 The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Y It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Omega Ruby The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle—it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Alpha Sapphire It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#007
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon from the Unova region uses the shell on its belly as a weapon to cut down its foes. Thus, I've conferred upon this shell the name "scalchop."
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#206
Scarlet It wields the scalchop on its stomach like a knife, blocking the moves of its enemies before slashing back at them in swift retaliation.
Violet It’s said that Oshawott learned to maintain its scalchop with riverbed stones by mimicking humans it saw using whetstones.


Pokédex Image Oshawott SV Blueberry.png
Oshawott in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Received from Professor Birch on Route 101 after completing the Delta Episode
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Samurott
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Jubilife Village: Starter Pokémon from Professor Laventon, Received from Professor Laventon (after completing Mission 18, if the player did not choose Oshawott)
Alabaster Icelands: (Space-time distortions (after completing Mission 18), massive mass outbreaks after completing Request 102)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Chargestone Cavern, Polar Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Polar Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Seabreeze Trail, Echo Valley, Rugged Flats
Conquest
Fontaine
MD GTI
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road), Scalchop Beach (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 1
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (All Areas)
Picross
Area 01: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 537
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Hilbert & Oshawott
Café ReMix
Complete Gossifleur Combo Plate recipe


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Max EV Oshawott Worldwide hide 5 May 18, 2022 onwards

Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Oran Berry Oran Berry (35%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
308
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1111 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
1313 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1717 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
1919 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
2323 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2525 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
2929 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3131 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
3535 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3737 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
4141 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4343 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM145Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM196Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mirror Herb*
Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 15
Mirror Herb*
Aqua Cutter Water Physical 70 100% 20
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonLucario
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
TorchicCombuskenBlazikenZangooseLucarioMienfooMienshao
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
DonphanZoruaZoruaZoroarkZoroarkGrookeyThwackeyRillaboomMeowscaradaShroodleGrafaiai
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianZangooseStunkySkuntankWeavileZoroarkMeowscarada
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
Mirror Herb*
Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 90 100% 15
EkansArbokMeowthMeowthMeowthPersianPersianPerrserkerPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeAipomAmbipomUmbreonDunsparceDudunsparceSneaselSneaselWeavileSneaslerSeviperStunkySkuntankLucarioGrookeyThwackeyRillaboom
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Oshawott
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush501Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP501.png HP: ★★ Move: Water Gun
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Parry
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Dewott when its Attack is 54 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Chikayasu and Morichika
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT501.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#264
Shuffle501.png

Whirlpool
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Final Effort


Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#264
Shuffle501Winking.png

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Hammering Streak


Pokémon GO
GO501.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 117 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Oshawott Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Water Pulse, Night Slash

Evolution data

Oshawott
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 17
Dewott
First evolution
Dewott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
outside of Hisui
Samurott
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water 
Rare Candy + Hisui Ribbon IX.png
Level 36
in Hisui
Samurott
Second evolution
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 Water  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 501.png Spr b 5b 501.png Spr 5b2 501.png Spr b 5b2 501.png
Spr 5b 501 s.png Spr b 5b 501 s.png Spr 5b2 501 s.png Spr b 5b2 501 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 501.png
Spr b 6x 501.png
Spr 6o 501.png
Spr b 6o 501.png
Spr 6x 501 s.png
Spr b 6x 501 s.png
Spr 6o 501 s.png
Spr b 6o 501 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 501.png
Spr b 7s 501.png
Spr 7s 501.png
Spr b 7s 501.png
Spr 7s 501 s.png
Spr b 7s 501 s.png
Spr 7s 501 s.png
Spr b 7s 501 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 501.png
Spr 8a 501 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0501.png HOME0501 s.png
501MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Oshawott images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Oshawott and its fellow Unova starter Pokémon were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010 episode of Pokémon Sunday. They were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Oshawott has the lowest base stat total of all Water-type starter Pokémon.
  • Oshawott's evolutionary line is the only Water-type starter Pokémon evolutionary line that is not part of the Water 1 Egg Group.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, Oshawott, along with Snivy and Tepig, has the lowest experience yield of all Pokémon, with a base value of 28. This was done specifically for the first two battles of the games, so the player's starter wouldn't level up after defeating Bianca and thus have a level advantage over Cheren.
  • Oshawott is the only starter Pokémon in Legends: Arceus to not have either of its evolution levels changed, as they were already 17 and 36, which the other two starters changed to in order to match.
  • Oshawott and its evolutions are the only pre-Generation VIII Pokémon in Legends: Arceus to have not been available in previous Generation VIII games.
  • Oshawott and its evolutions were designed by Yusuke Ohmura.[3][4] It was also the last Generation V starter Pokémon to be created, with the staff noting that they always have some difficulty coming up with concepts for the Water-type starters.[4]
  • According to Ken Sugimori in an interview, Oshawott's Japanese name was originally ラッコマル Rakkomaru.[5] The name may be a combination of ラッコ rakko (sea otter) and 丸 maru (a common suffix in male Japanese names).

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Oshawott is based on a sea otter pup and samurai.[4][5] Sea otters are known for using tools, including clam shells, with their forelimbs; the placement of Oshawott's scalchop is reminiscent of the way a sea otter looks when cracking open its prey against the tool on its stomach. This scalchop also holds similarities with Japanese war fans, which were often used by samurai for defensive purposes.

Oshawott's evolutionary line as a whole is based on the lifespan of a samurai: from a child (Oshawott), to a young samurai (Dewott), to a military commander (Samurott).[5] Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott's evolutionary lines are collectively based on Western, Chinese, and Japanese culture respectively, to represent the diversity of the Unova region.[4]

Name origin

Oshawott may be a combination of ocean, shell, water, wash, and otter.

Mijumaru may be a combination of 水 mizu (water) or 未熟 mijuku (naive or immature) and 丸 maru (round; a common suffix in male Japanese names). According to Ken Sugimori, suffixes such as -maru or -suke were considered for Oshawott's Japanese name to make it sound more typically Japanese.[5] Miju may also refer to an otter named Mijbil, the subject of an autobiographical novel and movie called Ring of Bright Water.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミジュマル Mijumaru From mizu or 未熟 mijuku and maru
France Flag.png French Moustillon From moussaillon and mustélidé
Spain Flag.png Spanish Oshawott Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ottaro From Otter and 太郎 tarō
Italy Flag.png Italian Oshawott Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수댕이 Sudaengi From 수 (水) su, 수달 (水獺) sudal, and ~이 -i
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 水水獺 / 水水獭 Shuǐshuǐtà / Shuǐshuǐtǎ From shuǐ and 水獺 / 水獭 shuǐtà / shuǐtǎ
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 水水獺 Séuiséuichaat From séui and 水獺 séuichaat


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References

  1. Pokémon Black and White: "The extremely hard shell that forms over Oshawott's navel can be used as a tool." —Oshawott Anatomy, Nacrene Gym
  2. Pokémon Adventures, PS470
  3. Pokémon Peer interview (Translation by Pokebeach)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Nintendo Dream Vol. 201, January 2011 (Translation by Dr. Lava)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Page 5 of interview with Game Freak, hosted on Nintendo's official website (Japanese, archived)

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