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The '''Water type''' (Japanese: '''みずタイプ''' ''Water type'') is one of the eighteen [[type]]s. Notable {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who [[Type expert|specialize]] in Water-type {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} include [[Misty]] of [[Cerulean City]], [[Juan]] and [[Wallace]] of [[Sootopolis City]], [[Crasher Wake]] of [[Pastoria City]], [[Cress]] of [[Striaton City]], [[Marlon]] of [[Humilau City]], [[Siebold]] of the {{DL|Elite Four|Kalos Elite Four}}, and [[Trial Captain]] [[Lana]] of [[Konikoni City]]. Prior to [[Generation IV#Advances in gameplay|changes in Generation IV]], all damaging Water-type moves were [[special move|special]], but they may now also be [[physical move|physical]] depending on the attack.
 
==Statistical averages==
==Characteristics==
===Defense===
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Water-type Pokémon often have the most balanced attributes, usually coming with decent {{stat|Attack}}, {{stat|Special Attack}}, and {{stat|Defense}} stats, but below average {{stat|Speed}}.
 
===Offense===
The Water type is also useful offensively, especially as powerful Water-type moves are plentiful. Almost all Water-type Pokémon can learn strong {{type|Ice}} moves to deal with {{t|Dragon}} and {{t|Grass}} types,. which{{t|Flying}} wouldalso makehas theirgood resistancecoverage towith Water-type attacks irrelevant. WaterThough alsonot hasa good coverage in conjunction withtype, {{tm|DragonFreeze-Dry}} andhas {{type|Flying}}even moves.better Itcoverage canwith beWater, extremelyas usefulevery totype bethat super-effectiveresists againstwater {{t|Fire}},is {{t|Ground}},weak andto {{t|Rock}} typesFreeze-Dry. Also,A doublePokémon weaknessescan toresist Waterthis arecombination fairlyonly common,when whileaided thereby arean only[[Ability]], asuch few Pokémon that haveas {{a|Water doubleAbsorb}}. resistance to Water.
 
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===Contest properties===
 
==Pokémon==
As of Generation VII, there are 133 Water-type Pokémon or 16.54% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Water-type in at least one of their [[List of Pokémon with form differences|forms]]), making it the most common of the eighteen types. All other types have been paired up with Water at least once - after the official release of Volcanion, Water became the second type to have this trait, after Flying.
 
===Pure Water-type Pokémon===
|-
|{{MSP|009M|Blastoise}}
|<small>[[Mega Evolution|Mega]]</small><br>{{p|Blastoise|Mega Blastoise}}
|-
|054
|-
|{{MSP|382P|Kyogre}}
|<small>[[Primal Reversion|Primal]]<br></small>{{p|Kyogre|Primal Kyogre}}
|-
|393
|rowspan="2" |422
|{{MSP|422|Shellos}}
|rowspan="2"<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Shellos|West Sea]]</small><br>{{p|Shellos}}
|-
|{{MSP|422E|Shellos}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Shellos|East Sea]]</small><br>{{p|Shellos}}
|-
|456
|rowspan="2" |550
|{{MSP|550|Basculin}}
|rowspan="2"<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Basculin|Red-Striped]]</small><br>{{p|Basculin}}
|-
|{{MSP|550B|Basculin}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Basculin|Blue-Striped]]</small><br>{{p|Basculin}}
|-
|594
|{{MSP|771|Pyukumuku}}
|{{p|Pyukumuku}}
|-
|???
|{{MSP|???|Sobble}}
|{{p|Sobble}}
|}
|}
|-
|{{MSP|080M|Slowbro}}
|<small>[[Mega Evolution|Mega]]</small><br>{{p|Slowbro|Mega Slowbro}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Psychic}}
|-
|{{MSP|130M|Gyarados}}
|<small>[[Mega Evolution|Mega]]</small><br>{{p|Gyarados|Mega Gyarados}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Dark}}
|-
|{{MSP|260M|Swampert}}
|<small>[[Mega Evolution|Mega]]</small><br>{{p|Swampert|Mega Swampert}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ground}}
|-
|{{MSP|319M|Sharpedo}}
|<small>[[Mega Evolution|Mega]]</small><br>{{p|Sharpedo|Mega Sharpedo}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Dark}}
|rowspan="2" | 423
|{{MSP|423|Gastrodon}}
|rowspan="2"<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Gastrodon|West Sea]]</small><br>{{p|Gastrodon}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ground}}
|-
|{{MSP|423E|Gastrodon}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Gastrodon|East Sea]]</small><br>{{p|Gastrodon}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ground}}
{{Typetable|Flying}}
|-
| rowspan=2 | 592
|{{MSP|592{{#ifexpr: ({{#time: H}} mod 2) = 0||F}}|Frillish}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with gender differences#Generation V Pokémon|Male]]</small><br>{{p|Frillish}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ghost}}
|-
|593{{MSP|592F|Frillish}}
|{{MSP|593{{#ifexpr:<small>[[List ({{#time:of H}}Pokémon modwith 2)gender =differences#Generation 0V Pokémon|Female]]</small><br>{{p|F}}|JellicentFrillish}}
|{{ptypetable|JellicentWater}}
{{typetable|Ghost}}
|-
| rowspan=2 | 593
|{{MSP|593|Jellicent}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with gender differences#Generation V Pokémon|Male]]</small><br>{{p|Jellicent}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ghost}}
|-
|{{MSP|593F|Jellicent}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with gender differences#Generation V Pokémon|Female]]</small><br>{{p|Jellicent}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Ghost}}
| rowspan="2" |647
|{{MSP|647|Keldeo}}
| rowspan="2" |{{p|Keldeo}}<br><small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Keldeo|Ordinary Form]]</small>
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Fighting}}
|-
|{{MSP|647R|Keldeo}}
|{{p|Keldeo}}<br><small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Keldeo|Resolute Form]]</small>
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Fighting}}
|-
|{{MSP|658A|Greninja}}
|<small>[[Bond Phenomenon|Ash-]]</small><br>{{p|Greninja|Ash-Greninja}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Dark}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Fairy}}
|-
|???
|{{MSP|???|Drednaw}}
|{{p|Drednaw}}
{{typetable|Water}}
{{typetable|Rock}}
|}
|}
|479
|{{MSP|479W|Rotom}}
|<small>[[List of Pokémon with form differences#Rotom|Wash]]</small><br>{{p|Rotom|Wash Rotom}}{{tt|*|Electric/Ghost-type in Generation IV}}
{{typetable|Electric}}
{{typetable|Water}}
|{{p|Golisopod}}
{{typetable|Bug}}
{{typetable|Water}}
|-
|???
|{{MSP|???|Cramorant}}
|{{p|Cramorant}}
{{typetable|Flying}}
{{typetable|Water}}
|}
{{movelist/battle|4|Aqua Ring|Status|Beautiful|—|—|20|self|The user envelops itself in a veil made of water. It regains some HP every turn.}}
{{movelist/battle|4|Aqua Tail|Physical|Beautiful|90|90|10|anyadjacent|The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.}}
{{movelist/battle|7|Bouncy Bubble|Special||90|100|15|anyadjacent|The user attacks by shooting water bubbles at the target. It then absorbs water and restores its HP by half the damage taken by the target.}}
{{movelist/battle|4|Brine|Special|Tough|65|100|10|anyadjacent|If the target's HP is half or less, this attack will hit with double the power.}}
{{movelist/battle|1|Bubble|Special|Cute|40|100|30|adjacentfoes|A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stat.}}
{{movelist/battle|5|Soak|Status|Cute|—|100|20|anyadjacent|The user shoots a torrent of water at the target and changes the target's type to Water.}}
{{movelist/battle|7|Sparkling Aria|Special||90|100|10|alladjacent|The user bursts into song, emitting many bubbles. Any Pokémon suffering from a burn will be healed by the touch of these bubbles.}}
{{movelist/battle|7|Splishy Splash|Special||90|100|15|anyadjacent|The user charges a huge wave with electricity and hits the opposing Pokémon with the wave. This may also leave the opposing Pokémon with paralysis.}}
{{movelist/battle|6|Steam Eruption|Special|Beautiful|110|95|5|anyadjacent|The user immerses the target in superheated steam. This may also leave the target with a burn.}}
{{movelist/battle|1|Surf|Special|Beautiful|90|100|15|alladjacent|The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.}}
|- class="unsortable"
! colspan="3" style="background:#{{water color light}}; {{roundybottom|8px}}" |<small>All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.</small>
|}
 
==Items==
{| width="70%" class="roundy sortable" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{Water color}}; border:2px solid #{{Water color dark}}"
|-
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}; {{roundytl|8px}}" class="unsortable" |
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}" | Name
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}; {{roundytr|8px}}" class="unsortable" | Description
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Absorb Bulb Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Absorb Bulb]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Atk if hit with a Water-type attack. It can only be used once.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Douse Drive Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Douse Drive]]
| style="background:#FFF| A cassette to be held by Genesect. It changes Genesect's Techno Blast move so it becomes Water type.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Luminous Moss Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Luminous Moss]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Def if hit with a Water-type attack. It can only be used once.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Lustrous Orb Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Lustrous Orb]]
| style="background:#FFF| A beautifully glowing orb to be held by Palkia. It boosts the power of Dragon- and Water-type moves when it is held.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Mystic Water]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. This teardrop-shaped gem boosts the power of Water-type moves.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Net Ball Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Net Ball]]
| style="background:#FFF| A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Passho Berry]]
| style="background:#FFF| If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one super effective Water-type attack.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Sea Incense Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Sea Incense]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. This incense has a curious aroma that boosts the power of Water-type moves.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Splash Plate Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Splash Plate]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Water-type moves.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Water Gem Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Water Gem]]
| style="background:#FFF| A gem with an ordinary essence. When held, it strengthens the power of a Water-type move one time.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Water Memory Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Water Memory]]
| style="background:#FFF| A memory disc that contains Water-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Waterium Z Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Waterium Z]]
| style="background:#FFF| It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Water-type moves to Water-type Z-Moves.
|-
! style="background:#FFF| [[File:Bag Wave Incense Sprite.png]]
| style="background:#FFF| [[Wave Incense]]
| style="background:#FFF| An item to be held by a Pokémon. This incense has a curious aroma that boosts the power of Water-type moves.
|- class="unsortable"
! colspan="3" style="background:#{{Water color light}}; {{roundybottom|8px}}" |<small>All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.</small>
|}
 
==Notable Water-type Trainers==
{{main|:Category:Water-type Trainers|Category:Water-type Trainers}}
{| class="roundy sortable" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{Water color}}; border:2px solid #{{Water color dark}}"
|-
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}; {{roundytl|8px}}" | Gen
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}" | Trainer
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}" | Title
! style="background:#{{Water color light}}; {{roundytr|8px}}" | Location
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border:1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | I
| data-sort-value="Misty" | [[File:VSMisty PE.png|x64px|link=Misty]]<br>[[Misty]]
| [[Gym Leader]]
| [[Cerulean Gym]]
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border:1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | III
| data-sort-value="Wallace" | [[File:VSWallace.png|x64px|link=Wallace]]<br>[[Wallace]]
| [[Gym Leader]]{{sup/3|RS}}{{sup/6|ORAS}}<br>{{pkmn|Champion}}{{sup/3|E}}<br>Sootopolitan{{sup/6|ORAS}}<br>{{pkmn|Coordinator}}
| [[Sootopolis Gym]]{{sup/3|RS}}{{sup/6|ORAS}}<br>[[Ever Grande City]]{{sup/3|E}}
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border:1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | III
| data-sort-value="Juan" | [[File:Spr E Juan.png|link=Juan]]<br>[[Juan]]
| [[Gym Leader]]{{sup/3|E}}
| [[Sootopolis Gym]]{{sup/3|E}}
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border:1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | IV
| data-sort-value="Crasher Wake" | [[File:VSCrasher Wake.png|link=Crasher Wake]]<br>[[Crasher Wake]]
| [[Gym Leader]]
| [[Pastoria Gym]]
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{unova color}}; border:1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | V
| data-sort-value="Cress" | [[File:VSCress.png|link=Cress]]<br>[[Cress]]
| [[Gym Leader]]{{sup/5|BW}}<br>[[Pokémon Trainer]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}
| [[Striaton Gym]]{{sup/5|BW}}<br>[[Striaton City]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{unova color}}; border:1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | V
| data-sort-value="Marlon" | [[File:VSMarlon.png|link=Marlon]]<br>[[Marlon]]
| [[Gym Leader]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}
| [[Humilau Gym]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border:1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | VI
| data-sort-value="Siebold" | [[File:VSSiebold.png|x64px|link=Siebold]]<br>[[Siebold]]
| [[Elite Four]]
| [[Pokémon League (Kalos)|Kalos Pokémon League]]
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{alola color}}; border:1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | VII
| data-sort-value="Lana" | [[File:VSLana USUM.png|x64px|link=Lana]]<br>[[Lana]]
| [[Trial Captain]]
| [[Brooklet Hill]]
|- style="background:#FFF"
! width="30px" style="background:#{{galar color}}; border:1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | VIII
| data-sort-value="Nessa" | [[File:Sword Shield <!--VS-->Nessa.png|x64px|link=Nessa]]<br>[[Nessa]]
| [[Gym Leader]]
| [[Galar]]
|}
 
==Trivia==
* [[Generation I]] introduced the most Water-type Pokémon of any generation, with 32, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Water-type Pokémon, with nine.
* Generation I introduced the most Water-type moves of any generation, with nine, and [[Generation VI]] and [[Generation II]] introduced the fewest Water-type moves, with three each.
* The Water type has the most Pokémon that evolve via [[Trade|trading]], with a total of six including: Politoed, Slowking, Kingdra, Milotic, Huntail, and Gorebyss.
* [[Junichi Masuda]] has stated that Water is his favorite type.
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|th=น้ำ ''N̂ảNam''
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