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#087: Dewgong Dewgong
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Seel (disambiguation).
Seel
Sea Lion Pokémon
パウワウ
Pawou
#086
Seel



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Ice Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Seel
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
198.4 lbs. 90.0 kg
Seel
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
100
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
65
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Seel
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body03.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F086.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Seel (Japanese: パウワウ Pawou) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Dewgong starting at level 34.

Contents

Biology

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

Seel in the anime

Major appearances

Seel (Cerulean Gym)

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, multiple Seel are kept by Misty and her sisters at the Cerulean Gym. One evolved into a Dewgong in The Misty Mermaid.

Other

In Misty Meets Her Match, a Seel was caught in a whirlpool alongside its Trainer, named Mahri, but were rescued by Misty and her Staryu.

Minor appearances

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Seel was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Slowking's Day, a Seel lived in the ocean surrounding Shamouti Island.

Multiple Seel live at Professor Oak's Laboratory, as seen in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, The Rivalry Revival, Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, and Alola, Kanto!

In Bye Bye Psyduck, Misty's fantasy featured a Seel.

In The Joy of Pokémon, multiple baby Seel lived on the unnamed island.

In The Power of One, multiple Seel sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Seel appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Seel appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

A Seel appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

In The Joy of Water Pokémon, a Seel lived in Lake Lucid.

In Around the Whirlpool, a Seel was stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

In Octillery The Outcast, a Trainer's Seel competed in the Whirl Cup. Ash and Totodile went up against it in a qualifying match and won.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Seel was at a Pokémon Center.

In Nice Pryce Baby, Pryce owns multiple Seel. They were seen at the Mahogany Gym.

Multiple Seel appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Multiple Seel appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Marina Group uses multiple Seel for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Seel competed in the Terracotta Contest. It created an ice sculpture of a Glalie using Ice Beam.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Seel lived in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, a Seel stood on a ball with one fin as part of an act with its Trainer, a Clown working in Xatu's Forest.

A Seel appeared in I Choose You!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Seel competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference, but it ended up losing.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Seel is the first Pokémon Lorelei owned, which debuted in Can You Diglett?. As a child, Lorelei saw her Seel become poisoned due to the effects of nearby industrialization. Agatha, who was passing by, healed Seel using her Gastly. This encounter with the negative effects that humanity had on Pokémon would be the motivation Lorelei had to join the Elite Four in a plot to destroy all of humanity years later.

Pryce owns two Seel that assist him in sculpting ice. They first appeared in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa.

A Seel appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Seel liberated by Team Plasma appeared in PS547 as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Seel appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Seel appeared in Rampage at the Ruins of Alph!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi received a Seel from Misty in PZ03. He released it upon his arrival in the Seafoam Islands in PZ08.

In the TCG

Main article: Seel (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • 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.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#086
Red The protruding horn on its head is very hard. It is used for bashing through thick ice.
Blue
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.
Generation II Johto
#176
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.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#086
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.
Sapphire
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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#178
Diamond A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #265
Black A Pokémon that lives on icebergs. It swims in the sea using the point on its head to break up ice.
White
Black 2 The colder it gets, the better it feels. It joyfully swims around oceans so cold that they are filled with floating ice.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #115
Kanto
#086
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
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Trade Ponyta at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
Whirl Islands
Crystal
Whirl IslandsMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands, Icefall Cave
Trade Ponyta at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond
Routes 226 and 230
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Breed Dewgong
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 47, Whirl Islands, Seafoam Islands
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Stormy Beach
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Seaside Cave and Giant Chasm (Surfing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Dewgong
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 125 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave (Surfing)
Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 25, Forever Level 25, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (3F-7F), Stormy Sea (B9F-B14F), Silver Trench (B6F-B14F), Far-off Sea (B6F-B14F), Marvelous Sea (B6F-B14F), Fantasy Strait (B6F-B14F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Brine Cave (B1F-B5F)
MD Sky
Brine Cave (B1F-B5F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Conductor Room: Frozen Runway
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 6
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 405
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Frosty Alps (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Rowlet Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Masters
Chapter 8: A Cold, Harsh Winter (Pryce's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Flail Seel English United States 5 December 20 to 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
325
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 70.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/15 ★★

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
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Seel's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Pound Seel δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 62)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin086.png Pinani086.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani086.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 3.9%
Friend Area: Ice Floe Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm strong against the cold, actually!
26%-50% HP I have only half HP left...
1%-25% HP Please, no more... I want to go back to wintry seas...
Level up There it is! My level went up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 086.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 3.9%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush086Body.png Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT086.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#603
Shuffle086.png

Freeze
Leaves the foe frozen.


Pokémon GO
GO086.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 121
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Seel Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Ice Shard, Lick*, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aurora Beam*, Icy Wind, Aqua Tail, Aqua Jet

Evolution

086Seel.png
Unevolved
Seel
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Dewgong
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 086.png Spr b g1 086.png Spr 1y 086.png Spr b g1 086.png Spr 1g 086.png Spr b g1 086.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 086.png Spr b 2g 086.png Spr 2s 086.png Spr b 2g 086.png Spr 2c 086.png Spr b 2c 086.png
Spr 2g 086 s.png Spr b 2g 086 s.png Spr 2s 086 s.png Spr b 2g 086 s.png Spr 2c 086 s.png Spr b 2g 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 086.png Spr b 3r 086.png Spr 3e 086.png Spr b 3r 086.png Spr 3f 086.png Spr b 3f 086.png
Spr 3r 086 s.png Spr b 3r 086 s.png Spr 3e 086 s.png Spr b 3r 086 s.png Spr 3f 086 s.png Spr b 3r 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 086.png Spr b 4d 086.png Spr 4d 086.png Spr b 4d 086.png Spr 4h 086.png Spr b 4d 086.png
Spr 4d 086 s.png Spr b 4d 086 s.png Spr 4d 086 s.png Spr b 4d 086 s.png Spr 4h 086 s.png Spr b 4d 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 086.png Spr b 5b 086.png Spr 5b 086.png Spr b 5b 086.png
Spr 5b 086 s.png Spr b 5b 086 s.png Spr 5b 086 s.png Spr b 5b 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 086.png Spr b 6x 086.png Spr 6x 086.png Spr b 6x 086.png
Spr 6x 086 s.png Spr b 6x 086 s.png Spr 6x 086 s.png Spr b 6x 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 086.png Spr b 7s 086.png Spr 7s 086.png Spr b 7s 086.png
Spr 7s 086 s.png Spr b 7s 086 s.png Spr 7s 086 s.png Spr b 7s 086 s.png
Front Back Front Back
086MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Seel images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Seel is based on seal pups, bearing resemblance to a newborn harp seal. The horn on the top of Seel's head may also be loosely based on the narwhal.

Name origin

Seel is a corruption of the sea creature seal.

Pawou may come from the onomatopoeia of a seal bark.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パウワウ Pawou From the onomatopoeia of a seal's bark
France Flag.png French Otaria From otarie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Seel Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Jurob Possibly from jung and Robbe
Italy Flag.png Italian Seel Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쥬쥬 Juju Corruption of 듀공 dyugong
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小海獅 Síuhóisī Means "Small (or young) sea lion"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小海獅 / 小海狮 Xiǎohǎishī Means "Small (or young) sea lion"


Related articles

External links

Dodrio #085: Dodrio
Pokémon
#087: Dewgong Dewgong


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