Oshawott (Pokémon)

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Oshawott
Sea Otter Pokémon
ミジュマル
Mijumaru
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Type
Water Unknown
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Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
13.0 lbs. 5.9 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Dewott starting at level 17, which evolves into Samurott starting at level 36.

Along with Snivy and Tepig, Oshawott is one of three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. It also acts as one of the three starters for the Hisui region in Legends: Arceus alongside Rowlet and Cyndaquil.

Biology

Oshawott is a bipedal sea otter-like Pokémon. It has a spherical white head with small, triangular dark-blue ears on the sides. Oshawott's eyes are dark and its dark-orange nose is shaped like a horizontal oval. Several freckles cover its cheeks which may be premature whiskers, and two pointed teeth can be seen when it opens its mouth. The light blue fur on its body forms bubble shapes around its neck. Its arms are white and rounded, while its feet are dark blue with three toes each. It also possesses a rudder-like dark blue tail. It carries a pale yellow seashell called a "scalchop" on its belly. This shell is made of the same material as its claws, and is used for both battle and cracking hard berries. If the scalchop is heavily damaged or lost, Oshawott can grow a new one from its navel.[1][2]

In the anime

Main series

 
Oshawott in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Oshawott

Ash's Oshawott debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, initially under the ownership of Professor Juniper. He began to admire Ash and decided to leave the lab and follow him wherever he went. He then rescued Ash and Iris from Team Rocket in Enter Iris and Axew!. In A Sandile Gusher of Change!, he officially joined Ash's party.

Other

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Professor Juniper offered an Oshawott for Nanette as a starter Pokémon. However, she chose Tepig instead.

In Crowning the Scalchop King!, multiple Trainers' Oshawott were taking part in the Scalchop King Competition at Scalchop Island in the Decolore Islands.

In JNS01, Dawn temporarily caught an Oshawott while visiting a Sinnoh Fest in Canalave City.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, multiple Trainers' Oshawott were some of the Pokémon at a Poké Mart near Castelia City. A flashback of Burgundy's Dewott as an Oshawott was also shown, after it had been beaten by Cilan's Pansage in a Gym battle.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in the Poké Problem segment of When Regions Collide!.

In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Oshawott were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in the Poké Problem segment of Sparking Confusion!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Oshawott appeared in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

A young boy's Oshawott appeared in JN099.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW003 Oshawott Ash's Pokédex Oshawott, the Sea Otter Pokémon. Oshawott attacks and defends using the scalchop that can be removed from its stomach.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts, an Oshawott was the protagonist along with a Pikachu.

GOTCHA!

An Oshawott briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

An Oshawott briefly appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of a Lass who was listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott is Bianca's starter Pokémon in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Oshawott

Ash owns an Oshawott in the manga adaptations of the Pokémon the Series: Black & White movies.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Arata chose Oshawott as his starter Pokémon when it battled Roxie's Koffing. It evolved into Dewott and then into Samurott.

Pocket Monsters BW

An Oshawott appeared in PMBW01.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in BWGP01.

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Touya chose Oshawott as his starter Pokémon.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawott, along with Tepig and Snivy, appear when Black accidentally drops his box containing the Pokémon. When Tep and Snivy begin fighting, Oshawott attempts to break them up, only to get hurt in the process. After getting annoyed, he attacks them and sends Tep running off. He was later chosen by Bianca because she thought he was cute. He first appeared in Fussing and Fighting.

An Oshawott appeared in a fantasy in Battle at the Museum.

Cedric Juniper originally had one that was supposed to be given to new Trainers, but he decided to keep it after N failed to liberate it. It appeared in a flashback in A Wretched Reunion.

Pokémon Try Adventure

An Oshawott first appeared in TA39.

In the TCG

Main article: Oshawott (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Oshawott appears as a Poké Ball summon. It behaves similarly to Piplup in Brawl.

 
Oshawott trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Oshawott also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: Oshawott carries a little weapon on its stomach known as a scalchop, which can be used to either defend or attack. Its Surf move can knock opponents off the stage, but if you use a reflecting move at just the right moment, you can turn the tide against it!

PAL: Oshawott carries a little shell on its stomach known as a scalchop, which can either be used as a weapon or to defend against attacks. Its Surf move can knock you right off the stage, but if you reflect it just at the right moment, that could really turn the tide back in your favour.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Oshawott returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game. It also appears as a Spirit.

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

 
Oshawott as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the player

Oshawott appears as one of the player characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's a self-proclaimed investigator for the Cove Area. At first, he is suspicious of Pikachu and attempts to interrogate him, until Piplup tells Oshawott that Pikachu is a friend. Oshawott later chases after Pikachu and Piplup after they enter the Wish Park, and narrowly escapes from Cofagrigus with Pikachu. Oshawott's boss and mentor, Samurott then orders Oshawott to work together with Pikachu to investigate the Wish Park and anyone involved, and to rescue Piplup.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Oshawott is also playable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. The player may choose to be transformed into Oshawott, or have the partner be one.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#007
Black It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
White The scalchop on its stomach is made from the same element as claws. It detaches the scalchop for use as a blade.
Black 2 The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Y It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Omega Ruby The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle—it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Alpha Sapphire It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
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This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon from the Unova region uses the shell on its belly as a weapon to cut down its foes. Thus, I've conferred upon this shell the name "scalchop."


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after completing the Delta Episode
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Samurott
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Starter Pokémon from Professor Laventon in Jubilife Village
Received from Professor Laventon in Jubilife Village (after beating the main story, if the player did not choose Oshawott)
Space-time distortions - Alabaster Icelands (after beating the main story)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Seabreeze Trail, Echo Valley, Rugged Flats
Conquest
Fontaine
MD GTI
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road), Scalchop Beach (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 1
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 537
Rumble World
White Ruins: Seabreeze Trail (All Areas)
Picross
Area 01: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Hilbert's)


In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Max EV Oshawott Worldwide hide 5 May 18, 2022 onwards

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
308
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.

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

Oshawott is available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
6 15 Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
11 20 Swords Dance Normal Status —% —% 20
18 28 Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
25 35 Slash Normal Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
34 45 Aqua Tail Water Physical 85 105 65 90% 100% 10
43 54 Hydro Pump Water Special 100 120 80 85% 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA False Swipe Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Focus Energy Normal Status —% —% 20
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 120 80 75% 90% 5
LA Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Icy Wind Ice Special 60 75 45 95% 100% 20
LA Aqua Tail Water Physical 85 105 65 90% 100% 10
LA Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Oshawott
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Oshawott
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Water Gun
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Parry
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Dewott when its Attack is 54 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Chikayasu and Morichika
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 120   15

#264
 

Whirlpool
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Final Effort
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#264
 

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Hammering Streak
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 117 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail, Water Pulse, Night Slash

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Oshawott
 Water 
 
Level 17


 
First evolution
Dewott
 Water 
 
Level 36
(Outside of Hisui)


 
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water 
 
Level 36
(In Hisui)


Hisuian Form
 
Second evolution
Samurott
 Water  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 Oshawott images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Oshawott and its fellow Unova starter Pokémon were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010 episode of Pokémon Sunday. They were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Oshawott has the lowest base stat total of all Water-type starter Pokémon.
  • Oshawott is the only Water-type starter Pokémon that is not a member of the Water 1 Egg Group.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, Oshawott, along with Snivy and Tepig, has the lowest experience yield of all Pokémon, with a base value of 28. This was done specifically for the first two battles of the games, so the player's starter wouldn't level up after defeating Bianca and thus have a level advantage over Cheren.
  • Oshawott is the only starter Pokémon in Legends: Arceus to not have either of its evolution levels changed, as they were already 17 and 36, which the other two starters changed to in order to match.
  • Oshawott and its evolutions are the only pre-Generation VIII Pokémon in Legends: Arceus to have not been available in previous Generation VIII games.
  • Oshawott and its evolutions were designed by Yusuke Ohmura.[3] It was also the last Generation V starter Pokémon to be created, with the staff noting that they always have some difficulty coming up with concepts for the Water-type starters.[4]
  • According to Ken Sugimori in an interview, Oshawott's Japanese name was originally ラッコマル Rakkomaru.[5] The name may be a combination of ラッコ rakko (sea otter) and 丸 maru (round).

Origin

Oshawott is based on a sea otter pup and samurai.[4][5] Sea otters are known for using tools, including clam shells, with their forelimbs; the placement of Oshawott's scalchop is reminiscent of the way a sea otter looks when cracking open its prey against the tool on its stomach. This scalchop also holds similarities with Japanese war fans, which were often used by samurai for defensive purposes. Ken Sugimori said that Oshawott and its evolved forms were the hardest for the team to design during production, as conceptualizing its evolved forms were difficult. They eventually settled on a samurai theme, and a trip to an aquarium inspired them to incorporate elements of sea lions.[6]

Name origin

Oshawott may be a combination of ocean, shell, water, wash, and otter.

Mijumaru may be a combination of 水 mizu (water) or 未熟 mijuku (naive or immature) and 丸 maru (round). Maru is also a common suffix in male Japanese names. Miju may also refer to an otter named Mijbil, the subject of an autobiographical novel and movie called Ring of Bright Water.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ミジュマル Mijumaru From mizu or 未熟 mijuku and maru
  French Moustillon From moussaillon and mustélidé
  Spanish Oshawott Same as English name
  German Ottaro From Otter and 太郎 tarō
  Italian Oshawott Same as English name
  Korean 수댕이 Sudaengi From 수 (水) su, 수달 (水獺) sudal, and ~이 -i
  Mandarin Chinese 水水獺 / 水水獭 Shuǐshuǐtà / Shuǐshuǐtǎ From shuǐ and 水獺 / 水獭 shuǐtà / shuǐtǎ
  Cantonese Chinese 水水獺 Séuiséuichaat From séui and 水獺 séuichaat


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