Samurott (Pokémon)

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Samurott
Formidable Pokémon
ダイケンキ
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Samurott
Hisuian Samurott
Hisuian Samurott



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Unknown
Samurott
Water Dark
Hisuian Samurott
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Hisuian Samurott
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Samurott
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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Hisuian Samurott
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Weight
208.6 lbs. 94.6 kg
Samurott
128.3 lbs. 58.2 kg
Hisuian Samurott
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
238
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Speed
Hisuian Samurott
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Shape
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Footprint
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Hisuian Samurott
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Samurott (Japanese: ダイケンキ Daikenki) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Dewott starting at level 36. It is the final form of Oshawott.

In Hisui, Samurott has a dual-type Water/Dark regional form. It evolves from Dewott starting at level 36. It is the final form of Oshawott in the Hisui region.

Biology

 
Poster showing Samurott standing on its hind legs and carrying its unsheathed seamitar

Samurott is a quadrupedal, blue Pokémon resemblant of an otter and a pinniped. It has two pairs of pointed teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower. Long, white whiskers extend from its snout and head, and it has a red nose and eyes. On the back of its head is a large, rounded beige helmet-like shell with spikes and a spear-like, pointed protrusion in the front. A dull bluish-gray seashell-like carapace covers its underbelly, and its limbs are covered with beige, sectioned bracer-like coverings, that appear to be made of seashells. The forelimbs' bracers contain swords called seamitars. The lower two segments of these bracers are the scabbards for the two swords, and the upper segment and spike make up the seamitar and its handle. Samurott possess three black digits on each limb, and a fin-like, splayed tail with the innermost section being beige. This tail resembles a war fan.

When in battle, Samurott can stand on its hind legs and use one of its blades as a sword to fight. In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs; one swing can fell an opponent. It can silence foes with a glare or a howl.

Hisuian Samurott is a rare form of Samurott born from the influences of the Hisui region. The shell on its head has two additional spikes on its sides, and it has a wavy protrusion at the front. Its whiskers are also wavy, with the bottom part being much longer than Unovan Samurott's whiskers. The shells covering its head and legs have sharper edges and are black with red accents, as do its seamitars, which have a wavy blade. There is one less layer of shell covering its hind legs compared to Unovan Samurott. The innermost section of its tail is longer and colored black, while its claws are red.

Hisuian Samurott is said to have a cold and hard-hearted nature, and is deft with its shell blades. Unlike its Unovan counterpart, which prefers fighting fair, Hisuian Samurott will do anything to win a battle, and prefers to use tricks such as surprise attacks and cheap shots. It remains still and silent until it sees an opponent. Then in the blink of an eye, Hisuian Samurott quickly draws out its two seamitars before instantly thrusting at its enemies. The attacks Hisuian Samurott unleashes are comparable to the ceaseless crashes of waves, and can confuse and overwhelm opponents. The wounds inflicted by Hisuian Samurott are said to take many years to fully recover from.[1]

Hisuian Samurott is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ceaseless Edge.

In the anime

Main series

 
Samurott in the anime

Major appearances

Samurott debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, under the ownership of Leeku. It fought and lost to Ash's Tepig during Eindoak Town's Harvest Festival battle tournament, after Tepig received a power boost from Victini's powers.

A female Samurott made her main series debut in The Road to Humilau!, under the ownership of Cameron. Cameron first used Samurott in his Gym match against Marlon and his Mantine, which he won. During the Vertress Conference, Samurott was used against Bianca and her Escavalier, which she defeated, but she then lost to Emboar. During Cameron's match against Ash, Samurott defeated Pignite but lost to Pikachu.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW094 Samurott Ash's Pokédex Samurott, the Formidable Pokémon and the final evolved form of Oshawott. Protected by armor, Samurott can defeat opponents with one sword swipe. Its glare can silence them as well.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

 
Samurott in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, Hugh's Samurott battled a Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper alongside Nate's Arcanine.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Bianca was seen with a Samurott in The Birth of the Best Pokémon Trainer!.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Both Cheren and Arata have Samurott, with the latter obtaining it as an Oshawott.

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Touya has a Samurott, which evolved from his Dewott.

Pokémon Adventures

Cedric Juniper has a Samurott that first appeared in At Liberty on Liberty Garden. It is used in the final battle with N, along with Black's Emboar and White's Serperior. It was formally an Oshawott intended to hand to starting trainers, until N came to attempt to liberate the starter Pokémon. The Oshawott remained, while the Tepig fled and N made off with the Snivy (the same Snivy who eventually joined White).

A Samurott appeared in a fantasy in Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!.

Pokémon RéBURST

Fraud has a Samurott, which he can use as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Samurott (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#009
Black One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
White Part of the armor on its anterior legs becomes a giant sword. Its cry alone is enough to intimidate most enemies.
Black 2 In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
Y One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
Omega Ruby In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
Alpha Sapphire One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#009
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.
Hisuian Samurott
Legends: Arceus Hard of heart and deft of blade, this rare form of Samurott is a product of the Pokémon's evolution in the region of Hisui. Its turbulent blows crash into foes like ceaseless pounding waves.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Dewott
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Dewott
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Dewott
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Wilds (Island Scan)Fr
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
Evolve Dewott
Space-time distortions - Alabaster Icelands (Massive Mass Outbreak) (after beating the main story)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Evolve Dewott
MD GTI
Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within (Boss), Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower (Co-Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX47
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Hilbert's Dewott


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Samurott Japanese Japan 100 June 26 to July 2, 2013;
July 3 to 7, 2013
ORAS Hidden Ability Present Samurott Japanese region Online 50 January 16 to November 30, 2015
ORAS Hidden Ability Present Samurott American region Online 50 February 9 to November 30, 2015
ORAS Hidden Ability Present Samurott PAL region Online 50 February 9 to November 30, 2015

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Expert Belt (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Samurott

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
528
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.

Hisuian Samurott

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
528
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

Samurott

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

Hisuian Samurott

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

Learnset

Hisuian Samurott is available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
Evo. 35 Night Slash Dark Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
6 15 Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
11 20 Swords Dance Normal Status —% —% 20
18 28 Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
21 31 Ceaseless Edge Dark Physical 65 80 50 90% 100% 15
25 35 Slash Normal Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
34 45 Aqua Tail Water Physical 85 105 65 90% 100% 10
40 51 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100 60 —% —% 10
43 54 Hydro Pump Water Special 100 120 80 85% 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Samurott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Samurott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA False Swipe Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Focus Energy Normal Status —% —% 20
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
LA X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 120 80 75% 90% 5
LA Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Icy Wind Ice Special 60 75 45 95% 100% 20
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Aqua Tail Water Physical 85 105 65 90% 100% 10
LA Megahorn Bug Physical 100 120 80 85% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100 60 —% —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Samurott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Samurott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.4 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:   
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is the Area Keeper of the Cove Area. He is very calm and serious. All Pokémon in the Area respect him.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Aqua Tail
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Conqueror
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Dewott when its Attack is 104 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Chikayasu, Morichika, and Motochika
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 70 - 130   15

#266
 

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 212 Base Defense: 157
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Waterfall
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Megahorn, Razor Shell*, Hydro Cannon

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 
 
Level 17


 
First evolution
Dewott
 Water 
 
Level 36
(Outside of Hisui)


 
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water 
 
Level 36
(In Hisui)


Hisuian Form
 
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Samurott images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Samurott in Pokémon Battle Chess

Origin

Compared to its pre-evolved forms, Samurott seems to be based more on the North American river otter than the sea otter. Samurott's design is also heavily based on a sea lion and an armored samurai.[3][4] While it was decided that Oshawott would be based on an otter, the designers had issues in creating a fully evolved form which was more interesting than just a bigger otter standing on two legs. At that point Yusuke Ohmura went to see real-life otters at an exhibit, but his attention was rather caught by the strength displayed by some sea lions at a nearby sea lion show, and thus decided to incorporate the body shape of the latter animal into the design. Furthermore, to represent the variety in the human population of Unova, it was decided that the evolutionary families of the starter Pokémon would be based on the West, China and Japan. In the case of the Oshawott family, it had to represent Japan, and thus was based on Japanese samurai.[4] Samurott's inspiration might also come from the lifespan of a samurai, from a child (Oshawott) to a military commander (Samurott).

Samurott's tail may be based on a Japanese war fan. The "helmet" over its head appears to be based on the rare-spined murex shell. The markings on its chest make it reminiscent of a giant otter. Its ability to withdraw, attack with, and return its blade may be a reference to iaido, a Japanese martial art that uses similar swordplay in combat. Its whiskers bear a great deal of similarity to the facial hair found in some menpō, a type of facial armor employed by samurai.

Hisuian Samurott may be based on the extinct Japanese otter and the sea otter. Its anthropomorphic aspect may come from a rōnin, which is a samurai without a lord or master to serve. The kanji 浪 from 浪人 (rōnin) literally means wave, which might have been the inspiration for the wave-like designs all over Hisuian Samurott's body. Being a rōnin was regarded as dishonorable in traditional samurai culture, and many of them end up becoming mercenaries, which may explain Hisuian Samurott's Dark type. The seamitars it keeps on its arms resemble flame-bladed swords, also known as wave-bladed swords, such as the flamberge or kris.

Name origin

Samurott may be a combination of samurai and otter.

Daikenki may be a combination of 大 dai (great), 剣 ken (sword), 鬼 ki (demon), and 剣鬼 kenki (devilish swordsman).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ダイケンキ Daikenki From dai, ken, ki, and 剣鬼 kenki
  French Clamiral From clam and amiral
  Spanish Samurott Same as English name
  German Admurai From Admiral and Samurai
  Italian Samurott Same as English name
  Korean 대검귀 Daegeomgwi From 대 (大) dae, 검 (劍) geom, and 귀 (鬼) ki
  Mandarin Chinese 大劍鬼 / 大剑鬼 Dàjiànguǐ From , 劍 / 剑 jiàn, and guǐ
  Cantonese Chinese 大劍鬼 Daaihgimgwái From daaih, gim, and gwái


Related articles

Notes

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