Surskit (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Surskit
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
Surskit
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#283
Kanto
#000
Johto
#033
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#047
Kalos
#139
Alola
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
Surskit
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
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Footprint
F283.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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. There are semicircular pink markings under its dark, circular eyes. It has a round body with four long, skinny legs extending from it. On top of its head is a yellow cap with a single antenna that secretes a thick, sugary syrup or a sweet scent. The syrup is exuded as a defense mechanism, while the scent can attract prey. This Pokémon can also secrete oil from the tips of its feet, which enables it to walk on water as though skating. Surskit inhabits ponds, rivers, and similar wetlands, where it feeds on microscopic, aquatic organisms. However, it sometimes appears in puddles after a rainstorm.

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 XY series.

In the manga

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, which appeared in Lucky Lucario Was Here.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Surskit appeared in PMDP54 of Pocket Monsters DP.

In the TCG

Main article: Surskit (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII
Sun It moves as if skating on the surface of the water. It often fights with Dewpider over food.
Moon When this Pokémon senses danger, a sweet fluid oozes from the tip of its head. The taste of it disgusts bird Pokémon.

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 119 (Swarm)*
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 102, 114, and 117
Routes 111, 120, 123, and Petalburg City (Surfing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Brooklet HillNight

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 4, Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Waterfall Pond (4F-7F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley, Soothing Shore
PokéPark Wii
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 35
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG 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

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Honey Honey (5%)

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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
066 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
099 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1414 Water Sport Water Status 0000 00——% 15
1717 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2222 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3535 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
3838 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BibarelBuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
ClauncherClawitzerPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbugGrubbinCharjabug
VikavoltDewpiderAraquanidGolisopod
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
KabutoKabutopsHeracrossCorsolaSewaddleKarrablast
Stunfisk
Endure Normal Status —% 10
BeedrillAriadosSkorupiDrapionLeavannyEscavalier Fell Stinger Bug Physical 50 100% 25
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmegaMudkipMarshtomp
Swampert
Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckPoliwag
PoliwhirlHorseaSeadraKingdraLaprasOmanyte
OmastarTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarill
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipPelipperLombre
MiloticHuntailGorebyssRelicanthPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadTirtougaCarracosta
AlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninjaSkrelpDragalge
PopplioBrionnePrimarina
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
MothimDewpiderAraquanid Lunge Bug Physical 80 100% 15
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 VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 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 RS
PinRS283.png PinRSani283.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani283.png
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!
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 Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2283.png
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT283.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 10

#075
Shuffle283.png

Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.
Skill Swapper: Power of 4+

Evolution

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

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png Spr 3e 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png Spr 3r 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png
Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png Spr 3e 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4d 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4p 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4h 283.png
Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4d 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4p 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4p 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 283.png Spr b 5b 283.png Spr 5b 283.png Spr b 5b 283.png
Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr b 5b 283 s.png Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr b 5b 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 283.png Spr b 6x 283.png Spr 6x 283.png Spr b 6x 283.png
Spr 6x 283 s.png Spr b 6x 283 s.png Spr 6x 283 s.png Spr b 6x 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back
283MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Surskit images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite Surskit having the same two types that are most effective when using a Net Ball, it does not get a further bonus for having both.

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the water strider. Its distinctive colors and antenna are reminiscent of a curling stone.

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 溜溜糖球 Liūliūtángqiú Means "Skating candy"


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