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Seel #086: Seel
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dewgong (disambiguation).
Dewgong
Sea Lion Pokémon
ジュゴン
Jugon
#087
Dewgong



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Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Ice Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Dewgong
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
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
Dewgong
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
176
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Dewgong
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
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
Body style
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F087.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Dewgong (Japanese: ジュゴン Jugon) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Seel starting at level 34.

Contents

Biology

Dewgong is a pinniped Pokémon with a snowy white, furry body. Its fur renders it virtually invisible in snowy conditions. Its face has two black eyes, a black nose, and two tusks extending from its upper jaw. It has a streamlined body with two front flippers and a long flowing tail. Even in extremely cold and ice-packed waters, its tail allows it to be a swift and agile swimmer at speeds of 8 knots. On top of its head is a sharp horn, which allows it to cut through the thickest ice floes.

It lives on icebergs adrift in frigid ocean waters. It thrives in lower temperatures, becoming increasingly more active the colder the weather. By storing thermal energy within its body, it is completely unharmed by even the most intense freezing weather. During daylight hours, it sleeps on bitterly cold ice or under shallow water. However, at night when the temperature drops, it becomes a hunter and searches for prey such as Wishiwashi. Following a meal, it sunbathes on the beach. This raises its body temperature and aids in digestion.

In the anime

In the main series

Dewgong in the anime

Major appearances

Dewgong (Cerulean Gym)

The Seel belonging to the Cerulean Gym evolved into Dewgong in The Misty Mermaid.

Other

A Dewgong appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Neesha. She first used it to travel to New Island. It was later one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Dewgong clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

A Dewgong appeared under the ownership of Pryce in Rage of Innocence, As Cold as Pryce, and Nice Pryce Baby. It was first used in an unofficial battle against Ash's Phanpy and won. It was later defeated by Cyndaquil during Ash's Gym battle with Pryce.

A Dewgong appeared in Up Close and Personable! as a resident of the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy. Ash and Angie stumbled upon it, and Ash decided to use the opportunity to draw it.

Minor appearances

Multiple Dewgong appeared in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where they were among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory. They reappeared in The Rivalry Revival.

A Dewgong appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Dewgong appeared in The Joy of Pokémon as a resident of an unnamed island. It played with Ash but instead almost caused him to drown.

A Dewgong briefly appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss Match, under the ownership of Prima. It was seen defeating a Trainer's Marowak in a battle.

Multiple Dewgong appeared in The Power of One.

A Dewgong appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

A Dewgong appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

Multiple Dewgong appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Three Dewgong appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon. Two were living in Lake Lucid, while the other one was receiving special treatment in a salt bath tank in the Pokémon Center located near the lake.

A Dewgong appeared in Around the Whirlpool as one of the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

A Dewgong appeared in The Legend of Thunder! as one of the Pokémon seen at a Pokémon Center.

Multiple Dewgong appeared in Nice Pryce Baby, under the ownership of Pryce. They were seen at the Mahogany Gym.

Multiple Dewgong appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Dewgong appeared in Harley Rides Again.

A Dewgong appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, under the ownership of Lizabeth and her family. It was among the Water-type Pokémon used for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

A Dewgong appeared in PK19 as a resident of an icy island.

A Coordinator's Dewgong appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!, where it was seen competing in the Arrowroot Town Pokémon Contest.

A Dewgong appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Dewgong appeared in I Choose You!.

A Dewgong appeared in Alola, Kanto!, where it played with a balloon that Lana's Popplio created.

A Dewgong appeared in The Power of Us.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP061 Dewgong Ash's Pokédex Dewgong, the Sea Lion Pokémon. The evolved form of Seel. This Water/Ice Pokémon can easily resist extreme cold.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

Dewgong in Pokémon Origins

Lorelei used a Dewgong in the Pokémon League in File: 4 Charizard, where it battled Red and lost.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dewgong first appeared under the ownership of Lorelei in Do Wrong, Dewgong!, in which she combined her Ice Beam attack with Cloyster's Spike Cannon attack to try to bury Yellow and Bill alive. She is capable of using Ice Beam to create paths of solid ice on which she moves.

A Trainer's Dewgong appeared in Clobbering Claydol.

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Rudy's sister is seen drowning with a Dewgong instead of a Seel like in the anime.

In the TCG

Main article: Dewgong (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#087
Red Stores thermal energy in its body. Swims at a steady 8 knots even in intensely cold waters.
Blue
Yellow Its entire body is a snowy-white. Unharmed by even intense cold, it swims powerfully in icy waters.
Stadium It stores thermal energy inside its pure white, fur-covered body. It swims in frigid water at eight knots.
Generation II Johto
#177
Gold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Silver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Crystal It sleeps under shallow ocean waters during the day, then looks for food at night when it's cold.
Stadium 2 Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#087
Ruby Dewgong loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
Sapphire
Emerald It loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
FireRed Its body is covered with a pure white fur. The colder the weather, the more active it becomes.
LeafGreen It stores thermal energy in the body. It swims at a steady eight knots even in intensely cold waters.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#179
Diamond In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
SoulSilver It loves frigid seas with ice floes. It uses its long tail to change swimming direction quickly.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #266
Black In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
White
Black 2 Its streamlined body has low resistance, and it swims around cold oceans at a speed of eight knots.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Its body is covered with a pure white fur. The colder the weather, the more active it becomes.
Y Its streamlined body has little drag in water. The colder the temperature, the friskier it gets.
Omega Ruby Dewgong loves to snooze on bitterly cold ice. The sight of this Pokémon sleeping on a glacier was mistakenly thought to be a mermaid by a mariner long ago.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #116
Kanto
#087
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun & Moon.
Ultra Sun It swims through the ocean at a speed of eight knots, searching for Pokémon that will become its prey. It's especially fond of Wishiwashi.
Ultra Moon It sunbathes on the beach after meals. The rise in its body temperature helps its digestion.
Let's Go Pikachu Its entire body is a snowy white. Unharmed by even intense cold, it swims powerfully in icy waters.
Let's Go Eevee

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Trade Growlithe at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Seel
Crystal
Evolve Seel
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands and Icefall Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Seel
Generation IV
Diamond
Routes 226 and 230 (Surfing)
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm and Seaside Cave (Surfing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ice)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Shoal Cave (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Seel
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Seel
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 30, Forever Level 79, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Seel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Brine Cave (B6F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F)
MD Sky
Brine Cave (B6F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 1
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 408
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Frosty Alps (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
FireRed LeafGreen Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (50%) NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
475
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 95.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 00——% 5
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1212 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2626 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3232 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100100% 15
4242 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5252 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
6262 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM03Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM03 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM19Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM25Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM25 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM47Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM47 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM57 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM58 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM60Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM60 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
011 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
Evo.Evo. Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
1111 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1313 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1717 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2121 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3939 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
4949 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5555 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
6161 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
6565 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - 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
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 —}}—% 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
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM67Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM67 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 —}}—% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM79Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
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 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EkansArbokGrumpigSeviperStunkySkuntank Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowking Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SeelDewgongSlakothVigorothSlakingSpheal
SealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccino
EmolgaPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
BunearyLopunnyPanchamPangoroDedenneDewpider
Araquanid
Entrainment Normal Status 100% 15
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianLombreNuzleaf
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard
MienfooMienshaoEspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
Sandslash Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
EkansNidoran♂MeowthGrowlitheRhyhornDratini
SentretMareepZangooseSeviperFeebas
Pachirisu
StunkySnivyPatratMinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
SnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaringSeviperKecleon
PansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipour
HeatmorFroakieFrogadierGreninjaLittenTorracat
Incineroar
Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
LaprasPolitoedAbsol Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctillery
Mantine
Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurret
WooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanSnivyServine
SerperiorPatratWatchogMinccinoKomala
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmorKomala Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmorKomala Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmorKomala Swallow Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasVaporeonRemoraidMantine
WingullPelipperWailmerWailordMiloticHuntail
GorebyssShellosGastrodonOshawottDewottSamurott
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dewgong in Generation VII
  • 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 Dewgong in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
S M US UM Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
S M US UM Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Liquidation Water Physical 85 100% 10
S M US UM Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dewgong can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dewgong cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
086 Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dewgong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dewgong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin087.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani087.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ice Floe Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP The colder it gets, the stronger I become!
26%-50% HP About half my HP's gone.
1%-25% HP It's no good... I can't get any power, even if it's cold.
Level up Yes! I leveled! I'll show you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP087.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
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#604
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Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
GO087.png Base Stamina: 180 Base Attack: 139 Base Defense: 184
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Ice Shard*, Iron Tail*
Charged Attacks: Icy Wind*, Aurora Beam*, Aqua Jet*, Water Pulse*, Blizzard

Evolution

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Unevolved
Seel
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Dewgong
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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087MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dewgong images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dewgong is based on a dugong. Its is of the same order as the manatee, which resides in the Western Hemisphere. The four known living members of the order all currently inhabit warm waters, a source of conflict with Dewgong's Ice-type affinity. However, an extinct closer evolutionary relative from the same family (Dugongidae), the Steller's sea cow, once existed in the cold Arctic waters of the Bering Sea. While it is suggested that Dewgong is partially inspired by polar earless seals like the harp seal, the ringed seal, et al.; the Sirenian fossil record suggests the prominence of enlarged incisors that are absent in the modern variants of the dugong, a feature that is noticeable in Dewgong.

It may also draw inspiration from narwhals, a toothed whale with a protruding tusk and lives in the Arctic Ocean.

Name origin

Dewgong is a portmanteau of dew and dugong (a relative of the manatee). Dew may refer to the natural phenomenon of water vapor condensing in the presence of a cold surface. Dew formation at sufficiently low temperatures turns into frost, a possible reference to Dewgong's dual type affinity.

Jugon is a corruption of dugong.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュゴン Jugon Corruption of dugong
France Flag.png French Lamantine From lamantin and comptine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dewgong Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Jugong From Dugong
Italy Flag.png Italian Dewgong Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쥬레곤 Juregon From a corruption of 듀공 dyugong and 드래곤 deuraegon
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 白海獅 Baahkhóisī Means "White sea lion"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 白海獅 / 白海狮 Báihǎishī Means "White sea lion"


Related articles

External links

Seel #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer Grimer


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