Seel is a
pinniped Pokémon with a thick hide covered in bluish-white fur. It has a pale tan maw with a large red tongue and a pair of tusks on its lower jaw. It has circular eyes and a black nose that is capable of closing when it swims. There is a small horn on its forehead, which it uses in combination with its tusks to bore through ice floes. It has two flippers on its chest, and two more on the end of its tail. When the tail is raised, it resembles a waterspout.
Seel lives on icebergs in
frigid ocean waters. Its warm fur and thick hide allow it to swim in waters as cold as -40° Fahrenheit (-40° Celsius). It thrives in these cold environments, becoming more active as the temperature drops and tires easily in warm waters. Preferring to sleep during the day, it hunts for prey under sheets of ice in the late day and evening hours. While it is a graceful swimmer, it is awkward and struggles to move on dry land.
In the anime
, multiple Seel are kept by The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Misty and her sisters at the Cerulean Gym. One evolved into a Dewgong in .
The Misty Mermaid
, a Seel was caught in a whirlpool alongside its Misty Meets Her Match Trainer, named Mahri, but were rescued by Misty and her Staryu.
, a Seel was at the Pikachu's Vacation Pokémon Theme Park.
, a Seel lived in the ocean surrounding Slowking's Day Shamouti Island.
Multiple Seel live at
Professor Oak's Laboratory, as seen in , Showdown at the Po-ké Corral , The Rivalry Revival , and Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!
, Bye Bye Psyduck Misty's fantasy featured a Seel.
, multiple baby Seel lived on the The Joy of Pokémon unnamed island.
, multiple Seel sensed the disturbance caused by The Power of One Lawrence III.
wild Seel appeared in .
Pikachu's Rescue Adventure
A Seel appeared in a fantasy in
The Totodile Duel
A Seel appeared in
, a Seel lived in The Joy of Water Pokémon Lake Lucid.
, a Seel was stolen from the Around the Whirlpool Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.
, a Trainer's Seel competed in the Octillery The Outcast Whirl Cup. Ash and Totodile went up against it in a qualifying match and won.
, a Seel was at a The Legend of Thunder! Pokémon Center.
, Nice Pryce Baby Pryce owns multiple Seel. They were seen at the Mahogany Gym.
Multiple Seel appeared in the opening intro of
, which was reused for Celebi: The Voice of the Forest .
Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
Multiple Seel appeared in
, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea The Marina Group uses multiple Seel for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.
, a Once More With Reeling! Coordinator's Seel competed in the Terracotta Contest. It created an ice sculpture of a Glalie using Ice Beam.
, a Seel lived in the lake near the Up Close and Personable! Pokémon Summer Academy.
, a Seel stood on a ball with one fin as part of an act with its Trainer, a Historical Mystery Tour! Clown working in Xatu's Forest.
A Seel appeared in
I Choose You!
, a Trainer's Seel competed in the Battle Royal 151! Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference, but it ended up losing.
In the manga In the TCG Other appearances
Seel is a Pokéfloat. After the second half of
Venusaur is revealed, the screen moves continually to the right without stopping and so fighting does not stay on Seel for very long.
Pokémon Pinball: A Seel appears in a bonus stage accessible from the Blue Table. The goal is to hit the Seel that will poke its head out of the water.
Red The protruding horn on its head is very hard. It is used for bashing through thick ice.
Yellow Loves freezing cold conditions. Relishes swimming in a frigid climate of around 14F degrees.
Stadium It boasts a thick hide covered with light blue fur. It plows through ice floes even in water 40 degrees below 0.
Gold Although it can't walk well on land, it is a graceful swimmer. It especially loves being in frigid seas.
Silver In daytime, it is often found asleep, on the seabed in shallow waters. Its nostrils close while it swims.
Crystal The light blue fur that covers it keeps it protected against the cold. It loves iceberg filled oceans.
Stadium 2 Although it can't walk well on land, it is a graceful swimmer. It especially loves being in frigid seas.
Ruby Seel hunts for prey in the frigid sea underneath sheets of ice. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
Emerald Seel hunt for prey in frigid, ice-covered seas. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
FireRed Covered with light blue fur, its hide is thick and tough. It is active in bitter cold of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
LeafGreen The protruding horn on its head is very hard. It is used for bashing through thick icebergs.
Diamond A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
HeartGold Although it can't walk well on land, it is a graceful swimmer. It especially loves being in frigid seas.
SoulSilver In daytime, it is often found asleep on the seabed in shallow waters. Its nostrils close while it swims.
Unova : #265 B2 W2
Black A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
Black 2 The colder it gets, the better it feels. It joyfully swims around oceans so cold that they are filled with floating ice.
X A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
Y Covered with light blue fur, its hide is thick and tough. It is active in bitter cold of -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Omega Ruby Seel hunts for prey in the frigid sea underneath sheets of ice. When it needs to breathe, it punches a hole through the ice with the sharply protruding section of its head.
Alola : #115 US UM
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun & Moon.
Ultra Sun It has always been supposed that Seel live only in cold seas. Their having shown up in Alola is a mystery.
Ultra Moon Thanks to its thick fat, cold seas don't bother it at all, but it gets tired pretty easily in warm waters.
Let's Go Pikachu Loves freezing-cold conditions. Relishes swimming in a frigid climate of around 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let's Go Eevee
In side games
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII. Click on the generation numbers above to see Seel's learnsets from other generations.
Side game data
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds
Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 69
Base Defense: 51
Base Speed: 60
Seel, as its name implies, seems to be based on an
earless seal, particularly a harp seal pup due to its white fur and icy habitat. It also shares characteristics with other aquatic mammals that live in the Arctic Ocean. 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. The shape of its tail resembles a stylized waterspout or geyser.
Seel may be a corruption of
Pawou may come from the onomatopoeia of a seal bark.
In other languages Related articles External links