Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy


The Water type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Water-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.


Type effectiveness

Offensive Water Big.png Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Fire Big.png
Ground Big.png
Rock Big.png
½× Fire Big.png
Ice Big.png
Steel Big.png
Water Big.png
½× Dragon Big.png
Grass Big.png
Water Big.png
Electric Big.png
Grass Big.png
None None


Characteristics

Defense

Freeze-Dry is a unique Ice-type move that is super effective against Water, regardless of its actual type. The move Soak changes its target's type(s) to Water.

Water-type Pokémon fares well defensively, being weak to only Electric and Grass-type moves.

Offense

Almost all Water-type Pokémon can learn strong Ice-type moves to deal with Dragon and Grass types. Flying also has good coverage with Water attacks. Though not a type, Freeze-Dry has even better coverage with Water, as every type that resists water is weak to Freeze-Dry. A Pokémon can resist this combination only when aided by an Ability, such as Water Absorb.

Weather can affect Water-type moves, with rain boosting its power and harsh sunlight reducing it, while extremely harsh sunlight causes Water-type moves to fail completely.

Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

Disclamer 2: All Pokemon names and locations contain a hyperlink to their pages. Links have been colored black for design purposes. Please note that not all pages are of quality or even exist, work in progress.


Pure Water-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
007 Pokemon Squirtle.png Squirtle 5 - Extremely Rare
008 Pokemon Wartortle.png Wartortle 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Squirtle
009 Pokemon Blastoise.png Blastoise 5 - Extremely Rare
054 Pokemon Psyduck.png Psyduck 4 - Very Rare
055 Pokemon Golduck.png Golduck 4 - Very Rare
060 Pokemon Poliwag.png Poliwag 2 - Uncommon
061 Pokemon Poliwhirl.png Poliwhirl 3 - Rare
086 Pokemon Seel.png Seel 4 - Very Rare
090 Pokemon Shellder.png Shellder 3 - Rare
098 Pokemon Krabby.png Krabby 2 - Uncommon
099 Pokemon Kingler.png Kingler 2 - Uncommon
116 Pokemon Horsea.png Horsea 3 - Rare
117 Pokemon Seadra.png Seadra 4 - Very Rare
118 Pokemon Goldeen.png Goldeen 2 - Uncommon
119 Pokemon Seaking.png Seaking 4 - Very Rare
120 Pokemon Staryu.png Staryu 4 - Very Rare
129 Pokemon Magikarp.png Magikarp 1 - Common
134 Pokemon Vaporeon.png Vaporeon 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Eevee
158 Pokemon Totodile.png Totodile 5 - Extremely Rare
159 Pokemon Croconaw.png Croconaw 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Totodile
160 Pokemon Feraligatr.png Feraligatr 7 - Special Altering Cave (ER)
186 Pokemon Politoed.png Politoed 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Poliwhirl
223 Pokemon Remoraid.png Remoraid 3 - Rare
224 Pokemon Octillery.png Octillery 7 - Special Altering Cave (R)
245 Pokemon Suicune.png Suicune 6 - Legendary
258 Pokemon Mudkip.png Mudkip 5 - Extremely Rare
320 Pokemon Wailmer.png Wailmer 4 - Very Rare
321 Pokemon Wailord.png Wailord 4 - Very Rare
341 Pokemon Corphish.png Corphish 3 - Rare
349 Pokemon Feebas.png Feebas 5 - Extremely Rare
350 Pokemon Milotic.png Milotic 5 - Extremely Rare
351 Pokemon Castform Rainy.png Castform

Rainy

3 - Rare
366 Pokemon Clamperl.png Clamperl 4 - Very Rare
367 Pokemon Huntail.png Huntail 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Clamperl
368 Pokemon Gorebyss.png Gorebyss 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Clamperl
370 Pokemon Luvdisc.png Luvdisc 3 - Rare
382 Pokemon Kyogre.png Kyogre 9 - Not Available -
393 Pokemon Piplup.png Piplup 5 - Extremely Rare
394 Pokemon Prinplup.png Prinplup 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Piplup
418 Pokemon Buizel.png Buizel 4 - Very Rare
419 Pokemon Floatzel.png Floatzel 4 - Very Rare
422 Pokemon Shellos.png Shellos 2 - Uncommon
456 Pokemon Finneon.png Finneon 3 - Rare
457 Pokemon Lumineon.png Lumineon 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Finneon
489 Pokemon Phione.png Phione 5 - Extremely Rare
490 Pokemon Manaphy.png Manaphy 6 - Legendary
501 Pokemon Oshawott.png Oshawott 7 - Special Swarm (ER)
502 Pokemon Dewott.png Dewott 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Oshawott
503 Pokemon Samurott.png Samurott 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Dewott
515 Pokemon Panpour.png Panpour 7 - Special Swarm (R)
516 Pokemon Simipour.png Simipour 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Panpour
535 Pokemon Tympole.png Tympole 3 - Rare
550 Pokemon Basculin.png Basculin 3 - Rare
594 Pokemon Alomomola.png Alomomola 3 - Rare
656 Pokemon Froakie.png Froakie 7 - Special Casino
657 Pokemon Frogadier.png Frogadier 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Froakie
692 Pokemon Clauncher.png Clauncher 4 - Very Rare
693 Pokemon Clawitzer.png Clawitzer 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Clauncher

Part Water-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
062 Pokemon Poliwrath.png Poliwrath
Water
Fighting
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Poliwhirl
072 Pokemon Tentacool.png Tentacool
Water
Poison
1 - Common
073 Pokemon Tentacruel.png Tentacruel
Water
Poison
1 - Common
079 Pokemon Slowpoke.png Slowpoke
Water
Psychic
4 - Very Rare
080 Pokemon Slowbro.png Slowbro
Water
Psychic
4 - Very Rare
087 Pokemon Dewgong.png Dewgong
Water
Ice
4 - Very Rare
091 Pokemon Cloyster.png Cloyster
Water
Ice
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Shellder
121 Pokemon Starmie.png Starmie
Water
Psychic
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Staryu
130 Pokemon Gyarados.png Gyarados
Water
Flying
1 - Common
131 Pokemon Lapras.png Lapras
Water
Ice
7 - Special Pokemon Box
170 Pokemon Chinchou.png Chinchou
Water
Electric
4 - Very Rare
171 Pokemon Lanturn.png Lanturn
Water
Electric
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Chinchou
183 Pokemon Marill.png Marill
Water
Fairy
2 - Uncommon
184 Pokemon Azumarill.png Azumarill
Water
Fairy
2 - Uncommon
194 Pokemon Wooper.png Wooper
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
195 Pokemon Quagsire.png Quagsire
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
199 Pokemon Slowking.png Slowking
Water
Psychic
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Slowpoke
211 Pokemon Qwilfish.png Qwilfish
Water
Poison
3 - Rare
222 Pokemon Corsola.png Corsola
Water
Rock
4 - Very Rare
226 Pokemon Mantine.png Mantine
Water
Flying
4 - Very Rare
230 Pokemon Kingdra.png Kingdra
Water
Dragon
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Seadra
259 Pokemon Marshtomp.png Marshtomp
Water
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Mudkip
260 Pokemon Swampert.png Swampert
Water
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
270 Pokemon Lotad.png Lotad
Water
Grass
3 - Rare
271 Pokemon Lombre.png Lombre
Water
Grass
3 - Rare
272 Pokemon Ludicolo.png Ludicolo
Water
Grass
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Lombre
278 Pokemon Wingull.png Wingull
Water
Flying
2 - Uncommon
279 Pokemon Pelipper.png Pelipper
Water
Flying
2 - Uncommon
318 Pokemon Carvanha.png Carvanha
Water
Dark
4 - Very Rare
319 Pokemon Sharpedo.png Sharpedo
Water
Dark
4 - Very Rare
339 Pokemon Barboach.png Barboach
Water
Ground
4 - Very Rare
340 Pokemon Whiscash.png Whiscash
Water
Ground
4 - Very Rare
342 Pokemon Crawdaunt.png Crawdaunt
Water
Dark
3 - Rare
369 Pokemon Relicanth.png Relicanth
Water
Rock
4 - Very Rare
395 Pokemon Empoleon.png Empoleon
Water
Steel
5 - Extremely Rare
423 Pokemon Gastrodon.png Gastrodon
Water
Ground
2 - Uncommon
458 Pokemon Mantyke.png Mantyke
Water
Flying
4 - Very Rare
484 Pokemon Palkia.png Palkia
Water
Dragon
9 - Not Available
536 Pokemon Palpitoad.png Palpitoad
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
537 Pokemon Seismitoad.png Seismitoad
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
564 Pokemon Tirtouga.png Tirtouga
Water
Rock
7 - Special Fossil
565 Pokemon Carracosta.png Carracosta
Water
Rock
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Tirtouga
580 Pokemon Ducklett.png Ducklett
Water
Flying
2 - Uncommon
581 Pokemon Swanna.png Swanna
Water
Flying
2 - Uncommon
592 Pokemon Frillish.png Frillish
Water
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
593 Pokemon Jellicent.png Jellicent
Water
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
647 Pokemon Keldeo.png Keldeo
Water
Fighting
7 - Special Clan War Prize Shop
658 Pokemon Greninja.png Greninja
Water
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Frogadier
138 Pokemon Omanyte.png Omanyte
Rock
Water
7 - Special Fossil
139 Pokemon Omastar.png Omastar
Rock
Water
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Omanyte
140 Pokemon Kabuto.png Kabuto
Rock
Water
7 - Special Fossil
141 Pokemon Kabutops.png Kabutops
Rock
Water
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Kabuto
283 Pokemon Surskit.png Surskit
Bug
Water
2 - Uncommon
363 Pokemon Spheal.png Spheal
Ice
Water
5 - Extremely Rare
364 Pokemon Sealeo.png Sealeo
Ice
Water
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Spheal
365 Pokemon Walrein.png Walrein
Ice
Water
7 - Special Altering Cave (ER)
400 Pokemon Bibarel.png Bibarel
Normal
Water
3 - Rare
479 Pokemon Rotom Wash.png Rotom

Wash

Electric
Water
4 - Very Rare
688 Pokemon Binacle.png Binacle
Rock
Water
4 - Very Rare
689 Pokemon Barbaracle.png Barbaracle
Rock
Water
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Binacle
690 Pokemon Skrelp.png Skrelp
Poison
Water
4 - Very Rare
721 Pokemon Volcanion.png Volcanion
Fire
Water
7 - Special Summer event (L), Cherish Ball
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