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Misty's Horsea
カスミのタッツー Kasumi's Tattu
Poké Ball
Misty Horsea.png
Misty's Horsea
Debuts in Tentacool & Tentacruel
Caught at Porta Vista
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerulean Gym
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Horsea Machiko Toyoshima Rachael Lillis

Misty's Horsea (Japanese: カスミのタッツー Kasumi's Tattu) was the fourth Pokémon acquired by Misty in the Kanto region, and the first she caught within the series.


In the anime


Original series

Horsea first appeared in Tentacool & Tentacruel. Brock, Ash, and Misty were trying to return to the mainland when Misty noticed an injured Horsea near the coast at Porta Vista. The little seahorse squirted out a warning in ink that Ash and his friends didn't understand. Later, the group learned that a woman named Nastina was trying to build an underwater resort in the local reefs, and that her workers were being attacked by many Tentacool. A strange chain of events lead to the community being attacked by a gigantic Tentacruel, who was angry at the humans demolishing the reef. Horsea and Misty's pleading saved the city, and Horsea then joined Misty's team.

Horsea next appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers, swimming in a fountain. Horsea is later captured by Team Rocket alongside the rest of the gang's Pokémon. Using its ability to spray ink Horsea leaves a trail on the ground so everyone will be able to follow them, which Ash's Pidgeotto notices. Horsea later sprays ink on Jessie to distract her when the gang shows up to rescue them.

Much later, in The Misty Mermaid, Horsea was feeling ill because Misty wasn't letting it out enough to get any exercise. With no ocean nearby, Misty decided to take it home to Cerulean City, where it could play and swim in her Gym's many aquariums. After participating in a water ballet, Misty left Horsea and her Starmie in the care of her sisters.

Advanced Generation series

In Cerulean Blues, Misty was reunited with Horsea and Starmie upon becoming the official Cerulean Gym Leader. Horsea was seen saving Misty from the whirlpool her Gyarados had created. It was also seen being fed Pokémon food by Misty in The Blue Badge of Courage and A Date With Delcatty.

Personality and characteristics

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As shown in its debut, Horsea prefers to use words before battling head on. Horsea, like Goldeen, has trouble functioning on land, so Misty didn't use it much in her battles. However, when it is used, it proves to be very resourceful - using ink to draw pictures or leave trails. It, like the rest of its species, prefers large bodies of water to swim in, hence, it grew sad and ill when it was forced to swim in small puddles of water, and Misty left it in the Cerulean Gym, so that it could swim to its heart's content in the Gym pool.

Moves used

Misty Horsea SmokeScreen.png
Using Smokescreen
Move First Used In
Bubble The Purr-fect Hero
Smokescreen The Misty Mermaid
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Misty's Horsea only appears during the Pokémon Stadium Round 1 battle against her.

Pokémon Stadium
Round 1
Water Unknown
Horsea Lv.50-100
Ice Beam

In the manga

Horsea in Pokémon Zensho

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Misty's Horsea appeared in Cerulean City where it was seen in her Gym.

In the TCG

Horsea was featured in the TCG as one of Misty's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Misty's Horsea.

Misty's Horsea
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Heroes Common 86/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Horsea Water Gym Challenge Common 87/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  


HanadaCityGymDeck.jpg Misty Duel TCG.jpg
Artwork from the
Hanada City Gym Theme Deck
Horsea and Misty

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Horsea.

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