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Surskit (Pokémon)

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Gardevoir #282: Gardevoir
Pokémon
#284: Masquerain Masquerain
Surskit
Pond Skater Pokémon
アメタマ
Ametama
#283
Surskit



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Water
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Surskit
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Weight
3.7 lbs. 1.7 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
63
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
54
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Surskit
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
1
Speed
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0
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Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F283.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Surskit (Japanese: アメタマ Ametama) is a dual-type Bug/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Masquerain starting at level 22.

Contents

Biology

Surskit is a blue insectoid Pokémon. There are semicircular pink markings under its dark, circular eyes. It has a round body with four long, skinny legs extending from it. On top of its head is a yellow cap with a single antenna that secretes a thick, sugary syrup or a sweet scent. The syrup is exuded as a defense mechanism, while the scent can attract prey. This Pokémon can also secrete oil from the tips of its feet, which enables it to walk on water as though skating. Surskit inhabits ponds, rivers, and similar wetlands, where it feeds on microscopic, aquatic organisms. However, it sometimes appears in puddles after a rainstorm. In its natural habitat, Surskit has been known to compete with Dewpider over food.

In the anime

Surskit in the anime

Major appearances

Surskit debuted in Maxxed Out!. It was owned by a boy named Max, the doppelgänger‎ of May's little brother, who intended for it to be his starter Pokémon. This made May's brother jealous as he did not know what his starter Pokémon would be at that time.

In Destiny Deoxys, a Surskit is Kathryn's main Pokémon. It helped the group rotate the blades of the windmills in LaRousse City.

In A Cacturne for the Worse, Kent used a Surskit in the Purika Contest. It went up against May's Bulbasaur and nearly defeated it due to Harley tricking May into thinking Surskit was an extremely slow Pokémon.

In Spontaneous Combusken, Brianna used a Surskit in the Appeals Round of the Chrysanthemum Contest. Surskit's performance allowed Brianna to advance to the Contest Battles.

In A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Viola used a Surskit in a Gym battle against Ash. It managed to defeat Ash's Pikachu with Signal Beam before being defeated by Fletchling later. In the next episode, it was defeated by Pikachu during Ash's rematch against Viola. In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Surskit battled Grant's Onix at the Battle Chateau and was defeated.

In Dewpider Ascending!, a Surskit was living near the Pokémon School. It had a battle against a Dewpider over its territory, but during the battle, it evolved into Masquerain and flew off.

Minor appearances

A Surskit appeared in PK13.

In On Olden Pond, a Surskit was living at an old lake.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Surskit was living at the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Surskit was living in a forest where Aaron's training center was located at.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Surskit were listening to Nando as he played his music.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Surskit were living in Crown City.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Surskit were living at Pokémon Hills.

Two Surskit appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG049 Surskit May's Pokédex Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokémon. Surskit inhabits ponds, rivers, and similar wetlands. They move about as though skating the water surface.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY005 Surskit Ash's Pokédex Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokémon. Surskit can walk on water as if it was skating. It attracts prey with a sweet aroma it produces.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM071 Surskit Rotom Pokédex Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokémon. A Bug and Water type. Surskit moves as if skating across the water.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Surskit appeared in PMDP54.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Surskit first appeared in The Last Battle XIV, as a wild Pokémon pictured in one of the many photographs of unseen Pokémon that Professor Oak had discovered.

Guile Hideout owned a Surskit who first appeared in A Dust-Up With Dusclops. He evolved into a Masquerain in The Final Battle VIII.

Viola owns a Surskit, which appeared in PS556.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Surskit appeared in Dieting In A Pot!! and Welcome To 100-Yen Paradise!.

In the TCG

Main article: Surskit (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#032
Kanto
#—
Ruby From the tips of its feet, Surskit secretes an oil that enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. This Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms in ponds and lakes.
Sapphire If Surskit senses danger, it secretes a thick, sugary syrup from the tip of its head. There are some Pokémon that love eating this syrup.
Emerald They gather on puddles after evening downpours, gliding across the surface of water as if sliding. It secretes honey with a sweet aroma from its head.
FireRed They usually live on ponds, but after an evening shower, they may appear on puddles in towns.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It secretes a thick, sweet-scented syrup from the tip of its head. It lives on weed-choked ponds.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
White
Black 2 It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #047
Hoenn
#033
X They usually live on ponds, but after an evening shower, they may appear on puddles in towns.
Y It appears as if it is skating on water. It draws prey with a sweet scent from the tip of its head.
Omega Ruby From the tips of its feet, Surskit secretes an oil that enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. This Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms in ponds and lakes.
Alpha Sapphire If Surskit senses danger, it secretes a thick, sugary syrup from the tip of its head. There are some Pokémon that love eating this syrup.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #139
Alola
USUM: #172
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It moves as if skating on the surface of the water. It often fights with Dewpider over food.
Moon When this Pokémon senses danger, a sweet fluid oozes from the tip of its head. The taste of it disgusts bird Pokémon.
Ultra Sun If it's in a pinch, it will secrete a sweet liquid from the tip of its head. Syrup made from gathering that liquid is tasty on bread.
Ultra Moon It lives in ponds and marshes that feature lots of plant life. It often fights with Dewpider, whose habitat and diet are similar.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, and 120
Emerald
Routes 102, 114, 117, and 120 (Swarm)*
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Oasis Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Lake Verity (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 229 (Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest (Surfing)
Black 2 White 2
Breed Masquerain
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Masquerain
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 102, 114, and 117
Routes 111, 120, 123, and Petalburg City (Surfing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Brooklet HillNight (Surfing and walking)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Brooklet HillNight (Surfing and walking)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 4, Secret Storage 15, Endless Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Waterfall Pond (4F-7F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley, Soothing Shore
PokéPark Wii
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 35
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Masters
Chapter 14: Bug Experts (Viola's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Surskit Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Surskit Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Honey Honey (5%)
Sun Moon Honey Honey (50%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Honey Honey (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
32
33 - 92 62 - 179
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
269
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

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


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS283.png PinRSani283.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani283.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 3.8%
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Want to race me on water? I won't lose!
26%-50% HP I've already lost half my HP.
1%-25% HP Please, no... I'm wobbly on my feet...
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Watch how slickly I can glide now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 283.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush283Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 66 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
She is quiet and gentle, but she also likes to experience the thrill of staying under an intense waterfall or being swept away by its force.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT283.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 10

#075
Shuffle283.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Power of 4+
Pokémon GO
GO283.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 93 Base Defense: 87
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Surskit Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Bubble Beam, Signal Beam

Evolution

283Surskit.png
Unevolved
Surskit
 Bug  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 22
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First evolution
Masquerain
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png Spr 3e 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png Spr 3r 283.png Spr b 3r 283.png
Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png Spr 3e 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png Spr 3r 283 s.png Spr b 3r 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4d 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4p 283.png Spr 4d 283.png Spr b 4h 283.png
Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4d 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4p 283 s.png Spr 4d 283 s.png Spr b 4p 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 283.png Spr b 5b 283.png Spr 5b 283.png Spr b 5b 283.png
Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr b 5b 283 s.png Spr 5b 283 s.png Spr b 5b 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 283.png Spr b 6x 283.png Spr 6x 283.png Spr b 6x 283.png
Spr 6x 283 s.png Spr b 6x 283 s.png Spr 6x 283 s.png Spr b 6x 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 283.png Spr b 7s 283.png Spr 7s 283.png Spr b 7s 283.png
Spr 7s 283 s.png Spr b 7s 283 s.png Spr 7s 283 s.png Spr b 7s 283 s.png
Front Back Front Back
283MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Surskit images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Surskit can be seen as a counterpart to Dewpider. Both share the Bug and Water types and the same base stat total of 269, both evolve at the same level, and both can be found at Brooklet Hill in Pokémon Sun and Moon, taking the place of the other depending on the time, with Surskit being found during the night and Dewpider in the day.

Origin

Surskit is based on the water strider.

Name origin

Surskit is a combination of surface or surf and skitter (moving in a hurried or twitchy manner).

Ametama may be a combination of 雨 ame (rain) and 玉 tama (sphere) or 魂 tama (spirit). It may also involve アメンボ amenbo (pond skater) and 飴玉 amedama (candy).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アメタマ Ametama From ame, tama or tama, アメンボ amenbo and 飴玉 amedama
France Flag.png French Arakdo From arachnide and d'eau
Spain Flag.png Spanish Surskit Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gehweiher From gehen and Weiher
Italy Flag.png Italian Surskit Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비구술 Bigusul From bi and 구술 gusul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 溜溜糖球 Liūliūtángqiú Means "Skating candy"


External links


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