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Template:ElementalTypes The Water type (Japanese: みずタイプ Water type) is one of the seventeen elemental types. Notable Trainers that specialize in the Water type include Misty of Cerulean City, Wallace and Juan of Sootopolis City, Crasher Wake of Pastoria City, and Cress of Striaton City. Prior to Generation IV, where moves are designated physical or special based on the move itself rather than its type, all Water-type moves were special.


Statistical averages


HP: 69
Attack: 70
Defense: 73
Sp.Atk: 69
Sp.Def: 67
Speed: 62
Total: 0

Fully evolved

HP: 85.27
Attack: 84.43
Defense: 85.69
Sp.Atk: 85.22
Sp.Def: 84.29
Speed: 70.41
Total: 0

Battle properties

Offensive Water Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Fire
½× Dragon
None None



Defensively, the Water type is very strong when combined with high defensive stats. As every Water-type, with the exception of Magikarp, can use Template:Type2 moves to counter Template:Type2s (although Magikarp can learn one Template:Type2 move, Bounce, which can also counter Grass-types), Electric is the only true threat to Water-types. That is not the case if the Pokémon in question are part Ground like  Quagsire, Swampert, Whiscash, Gastrodon, and Seismitoad in which their Electric weakness is nullified but their Grass weakness is more effective, or if they are part Electric, like Chinchou and its evolutionary line. Water-types often have the most balanced attributes, usually coming with decent Attack, Special Attack, and Defense stats, but below average Speed.


The Water type is also useful offensively. Water-type Pokémon can learn Ice Beam to deal with Dragon- and Template:Type2s, 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, Waterfall, and even Whirlpool or Dive, most Trainers usually have at least one Water-type in their party. Also, double weaknesses to Water are fairly common (largely due to the common Rock/Ground typing) while there are only five Pokémon that have a double resistance to Water (all of which are Water-types themselves).

When used in contests, Water-type moves typically become Beauty moves, but can also be any of the other four Contest types, excluding Cool.


As of Generation V, there are 110 Water-type Pokémon or 16.95% of all Pokémon, making it the most common of the seventeen elemental types. 

Pure Water-type Pokémon

# Name
007 Squirtle Squirtle
008 Wartortle Wartortle
009 Blastoise Blastoise
054 Psyduck Psyduck
055 Golduck Golduck
060 Poliwag Poliwag
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
086 Seel Seel
090 Shellder Shellder
098 Krabby Krabby
099 Kingler Kingler
116 Horsea Horsea
117 Seadra Seadra
118 Goldeen Goldeen
119 Seaking Seaking
120 Staryu Staryu
129 Magikarp Magikarp
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
158 Totodile Totodile
159 Croconaw Croconaw
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
183 Marill Marill
184 Azumarill Azumarill
186 Politoed Politoed
223 Remoraid Remoraid
224 Octillery Octillery
245 Suicune Suicune
258 Mudkip Mudkip
320 Wailmer Wailmer
321 Wailord Wailord
341 Corphish Corphish
349 Feebas Feebas
350 Milotic Milotic
351 Castform Castform*
366 Clamperl Clamperl
367 Huntail Huntail
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
382 Kyogre Kyogre
393 Piplup Piplup
394 Prinplup Prinplup
418 Buizel Buizel
419 Floatzel Floatzel
422 Shellos Shellos
456 Finneon Finneon
457 Lumineon Lumineon
489 Phione Phione
490 Manaphy Manaphy
501 Oshawott Oshawott
502 Dewott Dewott
503 Samurott Samurott
515 Panpour Panpour
516 Simipour Simipour
535 Tympole Tympole
550 Basculin Basculin
594 Alomomola Alomomola

Half Water-type Pokémon

Primary Water-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon  Water   Ground 
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting

Secondary Water-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
479 Rotom Rotom* Electric Water


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 target's Speed.
BubbleBeam Special Beauty 65 100% 20 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed.
Clamp Physical Tough 35 85%* 15* One foe Attacks for four to five turns.
Crabhammer Physical Tough 90 90%* 10 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio.
Dive Physical Beauty 80 100% 10 One foe In battle: User dives underwater on the first turn, then attacks in the second turn.
Out of battle: Allows the user to swim deep underwater.
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.
Razor Shell Physical ??? 75 95% 10 One foe Has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Scald Special ??? 80 100% 15 One foe Has 30% chance of burning the target.
Surf Special Beauty 95 100% 15 Everyone else In battle: Does double damage when target is using Dive.
Out of battle: Allows the user to travel on water.
Water Gun Special Cute 40 100% 25 One foe  
Water Pledge Special ??? 50 100% 10 One foe Can be combined with Fire Pledge or Grass Pledge.
Water Pulse Special Beauty 60 100% 20 One foe Has 20% chance of confusing the target.
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 35* 85%* 15 One foe In battle: Attacks for two to five turns.
Out of battle: Allows user to travel through 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.
Soak Status ??? 100% 20 One foe Changes the target's type to the Water-type.
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 All Weakens Template:Type2 moves while the user is in the battle.
Withdraw Status Cute —% 40 User Increases the user's Defense by one level.


  • Water is the most abundant type, with 109 Pokémon species (111 counting Castform and Rotom), comprising nearly 17% of the entire known National Pokédex. This may be a reference to how water is the most abundant substance on Earth, and how the majority of all species of life live in water.
  • Every generation has introduced Water-type Pokémon whose names begin with the letters P and S.
  • At least one dual-typed Water/Flying Pokémon has been introduced in each generation.
  • Every generation has introduced exactly one non-damaging Water-type move.
  • Each possible type combination that is doubly weak to Water (Rock/Ground, Fire/Ground, and Fire/Rock) has been used so far on at least one Pokémon. The same is true for Grass, Flying and Psychic.
  • Water has been paired with all types except for Fire. This means it has been paired with the highest number of types, tied with the Template:Type2.
  • Water-type moves are boosted by the most held items: Sea Incense, Wave Incense, Splash Plate, Mystic Water, and Water Gem.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese みず (水) Mizu
Mandarin Chinese Shuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Water
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vesi
French Canada Flag.png Canada Eau
France Flag.png Europe Eau
Germany Flag.png German Wasser
Greece Flag.png Greek Υδάτινου Idatinou
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מים Mayim
Italy Flag.png Italian Acqua
South Korea Flag.png Korean Mul
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vann
Poland Flag.png Polish Wodny
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Água
Aquático Aquatic
Russia Flag.png Russian Водяной Vodianoi
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Agua
Spain Flag.png Spain Agua