Dewgong (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Seel #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer Grimer
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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
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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
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
176
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

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

Main series

 
Dewgong in the anime

Major appearances

Dewgong (Cerulean Gym)

The Seel belonging to the Cerulean Gym evolved into a Dewgong in The Misty Mermaid, thus also marking the species' debut.

Goh's Dewgong

In A Test in Paradise!, Goh caught a Dewgong. It has a tendency to fall in love easily.

Other

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Neesha first used a Dewgong to travel to New Island. It was later captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Dewgong clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns. Neesha's Dewgong reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it played the same role.

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 official Gym battle with Pryce.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Dewgong lived in 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

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Dewgong were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory. They reappeared in The Rivalry Revival.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Dewgong was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Joy of Pokémon, a Dewgong living at an unnamed island played with Ash, but it almost caused him to drown in the process.

In The Mandarin Island Miss Match, Prima used her Dewgong to battle and defeat a Trainer's Marowak.

In The Power of One, multiple Dewgong sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

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.

In The Joy of Water Pokémon, two Dewgong were living in Lake Lucid, while a third was receiving special treatment in a salt bath tank in the Pokémon Center located near the lake.

In Around the Whirlpool, a Dewgong was stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Dewgong was at a Pokémon Center.

In Nice Pryce Baby, Pryce owns multiple Dewgong other than the one he used for battle. They were kept at the Mahogany Gym.

Multiple Dewgong appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Dewgong appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Marina Group employs multiple Dewgong for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

In PK19, a Dewgong was on the icy island.

In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Dewgong competed 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!.

In Alola, Kanto!, a Dewgong played with the balloon that Lana's Popplio created.

A Dewgong appeared in The Power of Us.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, three Dewgong were underwater outside Vermilion City.

In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, a Trainer's Dewgong competed in the Pokémon Iceberg Race.

In A Test in Paradise!, a Dewgong caught the attention of Goh's Dewgong, causing it to fall in love and chase after it, leading its Trainer and Ash into a storm.

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.

Pokémon Origins

 
Dewgong in Pokémon Origins

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

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Early-Evening Waves, multiple Dewgong were residents of a lake where Nessa was doing a photoshoot.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

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

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Three Dewgong appeared in JNM01.

Pokémon Adventures

Dewgong first appeared in Do Wrong, Dewgong!, under the ownership of Lorelei. 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.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Dewgong appeared in GDZ68.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Dewgong appeared in To the Pokémon League!!, under the ownership of Lorelei.

Professor Oak owns a Dewgong, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

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
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Rowlet Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Evolve Pryce's Seel
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Seel
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (2F-29F Mystery House)
New Snap
Shiver SnowfieldsDay Level 3, Night Level 2


Held items

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Dewgong's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.98 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#604
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 139 Base Defense: 177
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Iron Tail*, Ice Shard
Charged Attacks: Aurora Beam*, Water Pulse*, Blizzard, Aqua Jet, Icy Wind
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #179
Dewgong can swim incredibly fast thanks to its streamlined body, which has little drag in the water. On the snowfields, we saw one playing with a Spheal like it was playing with a ball.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Seel
 Water 
 
Level 34
 
First evolution
Dewgong
 Water  Ice 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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 Dewgong images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Dewgong, as its name implies, seems to be based on a dugong, sightings of which are thought to be the origin of the mythical mermaid. Although all current members of Sirenia inhabit warm waters, the extinct Steller's sea cow once inhabited the cold waters of the Bering Sea, which may explain Dewgong's Ice-type. It also shares characteristics with various aquatic mammals that live in the Arctic Ocean. Its face and white fur are similar to a harp seal pup. Its long, white body is similar to a beluga whale. Its horn may be inspired by a narwhal, and its tusks may be inspired by a walrus.

Name origin

Dewgong may be a portmanteau of dew (water droplets condensing on a cold surface) and dugong.

Jugon may be a corruption of dugong.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ジュゴン Jugon Corruption of dugong
  French Lamantine From lamantin and comptine
  Spanish Dewgong Same as English name
  German Jugong From Jurob and Dugong
  Italian Dewgong Same as English name
  Korean 쥬레곤 Juregon From a corruption of 듀공 dyugong and 드래곤 deuraegon
  Cantonese Chinese 白海獅 Baahkhóisī Means "White sea lion"
  Mandarin Chinese 白海獅 / 白海狮 Báihǎishī Means "White sea lion"


Related articles

External links

References


  #086: Seel
Pokémon
#088: Grimer  


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