Floatzel (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Buizel #418: Buizel
Pokémon
#420: Cherubi Cherubi
Floatzel
Sea Weasel Pokémon
フローゼル
Floazel
#419
Floatzel



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Veil
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
3'07" 1.1 m
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Weight
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
178
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Floatzel (Japanese: フローゼル Floazel) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Buizel starting at level 26.

Biology

Floatzel is an orange Pokémon resembling an anthropomorphic otter or weasel with longer arms than legs. It has four fingers on each hand and three toes on each foot. Its feet are small in comparison to the rest of the body. It has two pointed blue fins on its arms, two aligned, backward-swept, pointed fins on its head, and two tails. The yellow flotation device, which seems to be made of rubber or a similar substance, gives the impression of an inflatable life vest. The flotation sac goes in a kind of ring behind its head, down in front of its arms, then back behind its back above the tails. When it lays on its back, the flotation sac could also be interpreted as a sort of inflatable dinghy using its tails as a propeller and its fins as oars. Its tails can infinitely spin around like propeller blades. Its forelimbs and tails are tipped in cream, and there is an orange teardrop shape near the bottom of its cream belly.

Floatzel also has a circular cream spot in the center of its head, cream eyelids, and a pattern of two black triangles on the edges of its cream muzzle. It has one cream, slightly protruding, oval-shaped spot on its back if it is female and two if it is male. It has small, sharp canine teeth, the top two of which can be seen when its mouth is closed. It can use its swimming capabilities to assist in the rescues of drowning people. To help it dive, Floatzel can deflate its flotation sac, and then inflate it once again when it wishes to surface. It is a freshwater Pokémon and tends to inhabit swift-moving rivers, where it pursues prey.

In the anime

Main series

 
Floatzel in the anime

Major appearances

Floatzel debuted in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1), where Kellyn used his Capture Styler on it so he could use it to escape from a group of Sharpedo that belonged to J's henchmen.

In A Crasher Course in Power!, Crasher Wake used a male Floatzel during his Gym battle against Ash. Floatzel battled Pikachu and defeated him before being defeated himself by Buizel's Water Pulse. He seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself against attacks, such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He reappeared briefly in flashbacks in For The Love Of Meowth and League Unleashed!; and during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions, where he was seen alongside his Trainer.

In Last Call — First Round!, Kenny used a male Floatzel in the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival along with Empoleon. Their Double Performance was going well until Empoleon's Flash Cannon sent Floatzel flying backwards. In Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!, he and Kenny were given advice by Jasmine before being targeted by Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, the Pokémon Summer Academy lent a Floatzel to Conway for use in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Floatzel competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Two Floatzel appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP083 Floatzel Ash's Pokédex Floatzel, the Sea Weasel Pokémon and the evolved form of Buizel. Its flotation sac developed as an aid in chasing aquatic prey. Floatzel can also carry people on its back.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

 
Floatzel (lower right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Crasher Wake's Floatzel was part of a team with its Trainer and Wulfric.

GOTCHA!

A Floatzel briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Crasher Wake.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In A Big Stink Over Stunky, a Floatzel is first seen acting as the motor jet for Professor Rowan and his assistant (Platinum's father) as they arrived in Canalave City.

In A Skuffle with Skorupi, Crasher Wake is seen with a Floatzel, which he used to battle Platinum's Empoleon, but after a close battle, lost. A few volumes later, under Wake's command, Pearl attempted to catch one himself, but failed to do so and resorted to catching the weaker Buizel.

Multiple Floatzel appeared in Besting Buizel I.

Two Floatzel appeared in a flashback in The Final Dimensional Duel X.

A Floatzel appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

In the TCG

Main article: Floatzel (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#057
Johto
#—
Diamond It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.
Pearl Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. It can double as a rubber raft.
Platinum It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.
HeartGold With its flotation sac inflated, it can carry people on its back. It deflates the sac before it dives.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #150
Black It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.
White
Black 2 It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #059
Hoenn
#—
X It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.
Y Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. It can double as a rubber raft.
Omega Ruby It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.
Alpha Sapphire Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. It can double as a rubber raft.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#057
Hisui
#042
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.
Shining Pearl Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. Floatzel carries people as if it were a rubber raft.
Legends: Arceus Has a long, rather splendid flotation sac, which prevents Floatzel from drowning even in stormy seas. One might glimpse this species around fishing hamlets from time to time.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 213, 218, 221, 222, 224, and 230, Fuego Ironworks, Victory Road
Platinum
Routes 218, 221, 222, 224, and 230, Fuego Ironworks, Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Generation V
Black White
Routes 11 and 14 (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 11, 14, and 23, Victory Road, Nature Preserve, Lostlorn Forest (Surfing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 15, 16, and 21, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Victory Road (Surfing)
Friend Safari (Water)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Water World)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 213, 218, 221, 222, 224, and 230, Fuego Ironworks, Victory Road


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Crossing (B1F-B7F)
MD Sky
Crystal Crossing (B1F-B7F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest, Union Road, Crystal Cave
Rumble
Bright Beach
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Seabreeze Trail (Post-ending), Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 1
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 145
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Greninja Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Crasher Wake's)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Wacan Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Wacan Berry (5%)
Black White   Wacan Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
495
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/21 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Floatzel is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1111 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1818 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2424 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2929 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3535 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4141 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100100% 15
4646 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
5151 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
5757 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Floatzel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Floatzel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM07  TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM08  TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM49  TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TM99  TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Floatzel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Floatzel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
   
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
      
      
      
     
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
      
      
      
  
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
     Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
      
      
      
      
      
 
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
      
      
     
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
      
  
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
      
      
   
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
      
  
Soak Water Status 100% 20
   Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Floatzel in Generation VIII
  • 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 Floatzel in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Floatzel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Floatzel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Floatzel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Floatzel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Floatzel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Floatzel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(River Flow ×1)
Browser entry R-056
It spits orbs and blobs of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Soak ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Water
Field move:
(past)
 
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-037/N-146
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Floatzel plays in the Beach Zone. Gyarados's Aqua Dash is the Attraction he specializes in, but he really likes Rayquaza's Balloon Panic, too!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#110
 

Stabilize
Sometimes erases one of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 198 Base Attack: 221 Base Defense: 114
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Waterfall
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Hydro Pump, Swift

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Buizel
 Water 
 
Level 26
 
First evolution
Floatzel
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 Floatzel images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Floatzel may be based on an otter or weasel combined with a life raft.

Name origin

Floatzel and Floazel may be combinations of float and weasel.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese フローゼル Floazel From float and weasel
  French Mustéflott From mustélidé and flotter
  Spanish Floatzel Same as English name
  German Bojelin From Boje and Hermelin
  Italian Floatzel Same as English name
  Korean 플로젤 Floazel Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 浮潛鼬 Fàuhchìhmyauh From 浮潛 fàuhchìhm and yauh
  Mandarin Chinese 浮潛鼬 / 浮潜鼬 Fúqiǎnyòu From 浮潛 / 浮潜 fúqiǎn and yòu


External links


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