Lotad (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
#271: Lombre Lombre
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lotad (disambiguation).
Lotad
Water Weed Pokémon
ハスボー
Hassboh
#270
Lotad



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Grass
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rain Dish Cacophony
Cacophony
Own Tempo
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Grass
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Lotad
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
5.7 lbs. 2.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
74
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
44
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Lotad
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Lotad (Japanese: ハスボー Hassboh) is a dual-type Water/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Lombre starting at level 14, which evolves into Ludicolo when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Lotad is a small, blue Pokémon with six stubby legs. It has large eyes and a wide, yellow mouth similar to a bill. A large leaf that resembles a lilypad covers its back. This large leaf allows Lotad to float across ponds, and it will sometimes ferry smaller Pokémon on its back in this manner. However, the leaf will wilt if Lotad becomes dehydrated. Its size and weight prevent Lotad from living on land, but on rare occasions, it travels on land in search of clean water.

In the anime

Main series

 
Lotad in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Lotad

In The Lotad Lowdown, three sisters named Natalie, Nicole, and Rita owned a flower shop and a horde of Lotad. One of these Lotad were given to Brock. This particular Lotad was a bit slow and sometimes stared blankly for a few seconds before attacking. In Take the Lombre Home, it evolved into a Lombre. It then evolved into a Ludicolo in Once in a Mawile.

Other

In Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!, Forsythia's Lotad was the only one that knew her normally shy Roserade was the one secretly and fearlessly protecting her Berry garden. It later saved Forsythia from Team Rocket's mecha and then convinced Roserade to continue fighting Team Rocket without its red scarf — the only thing that gave it the confidence to act.

In One for the Goomy!, multiple Lotad were startled when James's Inkay attacked the river with Psybeam. They subsequently attacked Team Rocket, as well as Ash and his friends, with Energy Ball, thus separating the groups from each other.

Multiple Lotad living at Goodra's marsh made semi-regular appearances in Pokémon the Series: XY, starting with Defending the Homeland!.

Minor appearances

Lotad debuted in Johto Photo Finish, where it was seen in Harrison's description of the Hoenn region.

A Coordinator's Lotad appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, a Lotad was at the S.S. St. Flower's Pokémon Center.

A Coordinator's Lotad appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Coordinator's Lotad appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Lotad.

In The Island of Illusions!, a Lotad was living in Grand Spectrala Islet.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Lotad were living in Pokémon Hills.

A Lotad appeared in a flashback in A Slippery Encounter!.

Two Lotad appeared in a flashback in One for the Goomy! and An Oasis of Hope!.

A Trainer's Lotad appeared in Thawing an Icy Panic! and Under the Pledging Tree!. In the latter episode, it was among the Pokémon present during the Coumarine City Festival.

Four Lotad appeared in a flashback in Good Friends, Great Training!.

A Trainer's Lotad appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Lotad appeared in Goodbye, Friend!.

A Lotad appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG012 Lotad Ash's Pokédex Lotad, the Water Weed Pokémon. Lotad inhabit peaceful wetlands, like lakes and ponds.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Lotad was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

A Lotad appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, under the ownership of a Beauty. Alongside Erika's Vileplume and a Lass's Whimsicott, it battled Scottie's Pikachu, Brock's Onix, and Rosa's Snivy. Despite initially having the upper hand, injuring Snivy with its Energy Ball, Lotad was quickly defeated with the rest of its teammates by Pikachu's Thunder.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Trainer's Lotad appeared in Buddy.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Brock's Lotad

Brock owns a Lotad in Ash & Pikachu.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Lotad appeared in JNM07.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Lotad appeared in PMDP54.

Pokémon Adventures

A Lotad was one of the wild Pokémon that attacked Ruby in Nixing Nuzleaf. It made a few other cameos, but had no important role.

Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Omega owned a Lotad.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Trainer's Lotad appeared in Let's Try To Be Idols!, where it was used in a Pokémon Contest.

In the TCG

Main article: Lotad (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#019
Kanto
#—
Ruby Lotad live in ponds and lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occasions, this Pokémon travels on land in search of clean water.
Sapphire Lotad is said to have dwelled on land before. However, this Pokémon is thought to have returned to water because the leaf on its head grew large and heavy. It now lives by floating atop the water.
Emerald This Pokémon lives in ponds with clean water. It is known to ferry small Pokémon across ponds by carrying them on the broad leaf on its head.
FireRed It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it began to live floating in the water.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.
White
Black 2 It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #055
Hoenn
#019
X It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.
Y It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
Omega Ruby Lotad live in ponds and lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occasions, this Pokémon travels on land in search of clean water.
Alpha Sapphire Lotad is said to have dwelled on land before. However, this Pokémon is thought to have returned to water because the leaf on its head grew large and heavy. It now lives by floating atop the water.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#036
Sword It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
Shield Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it began to live floating in the water.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade
Sapphire
Routes 102 and 114
Emerald
Routes 102 and 114
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 203, 204, 205, 212 (Sapphire)
Platinum
Routes 203, 204, 205, 212 (Sapphire)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Breed Lombre or Ludicolo
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Lombre or Ludicolo
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Route 102
Route 114 (Horde Encounter)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Lombre or Ludicolo
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Route 2, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 1, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Waterfall Pond (1F-3F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F), Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F), Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Silver Falls
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore, Sun-Dappled Bank
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 351
Rumble World
Black Realm: Soothing Shore (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Castform Sea, Rayquaza Sea


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Lotad Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Mental Herb (5%)
Sword Shield   Mental Herb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
220
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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2020 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3333 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
3838 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4343 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lotad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lotad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lotad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lotad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
      
      
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
      
      
    
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
      
      
      
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
      
      
      
 
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
   Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lotad 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 Lotad in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lotad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lotad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lotad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lotad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Bubble × Water Special 04040 100}}100% 30
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lotad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lotad
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Water Sport Lotad (Secret Wonders 92)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Psybeam  Psychic  A Diamond in the Rough!
Hydro Pump  Water  A Diamond in the Rough!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8%
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP I have to be careful to not let my big leaf wilt...
26%-50% HP Oh, this is not good. My health is down by one-half.
1%-25% HP I've had it... My leaf is dried out...
Level up Look! I've leveled up! My big leaf is lush and green, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 16 Max. exp.: 19
Browser entry R-132
Lotad hides in water, disguised as a plant. It spits bubbles when it jumps up.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-243
It attacks by shooting seeds.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 62 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Lotad plays in the Meadow Zone. His favorite Attractions are Bulbasaur's Daring Dash and Gyarados's Aqua Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
Maybe it's due to their innocent and carefree nature, but they are even friends with the shy Squirtle.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#508
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 77
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Energy Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Lotad
 Water  Grass 
 
Level 14
 
First evolution
Lombre
 Water  Grass 
 
Water Stone
 
Second evolution
Ludicolo
 Water  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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
  For other sprites and images, please see Lotad images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Lotad appears to be based on a lily pad and the kappa, a Japanese yōkai that has a water-filled dish on its head and a turtle-like beak.

Name origin

Lotad may be a combination of lotus and lily pad, tad (a small amount), or tadpole (a young amphibian).

Hassboh may be a combination of 蓮 hasu (lotus) and 赤ん坊 akanbō (baby) or 帽子 bōshi (hat).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ハスボー Hassboh From hasu, 赤ん坊 akanbō, and 帽子 bōshi
  French Nénupiot From nénuphar and loupiot
  Spanish Lotad Same as English name
  German Loturzel From Lotus and Wurzel
  Italian Lotad Same as English name
  Korean 연꽃몬 Yeonkkotmon From 연 (蓮) yeon, kkot, 모자 (帽子) moja, and possibly monster
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 蓮葉童子 / 莲叶童子 Liányètóngzǐ Literally "Lotus leaf lad"


Related articles

External links


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