Wailmer (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Sharpedo #319: Sharpedo
Pokémon
#321: Wailord Wailord
Wailmer
Ball Whale Pokémon
ホエルコ
Hoeruko
#320
Wailmer



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Veil or Oblivious Cacophony
Cacophony
Pressure
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
125 (25.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Water 2
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Wailmer
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Weight
286.6 lbs. 130.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
137
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
80
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Wailmer
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Sp.Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Wailmer (Japanese: ホエルコ Hoeruko) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Wailord starting at level 40.

Wailmer, along with Azurill and Kecleon, was one of the first Generation III Pokémon revealed, in early March 2001.

Biology

Wailmer is a spherical whale Pokémon with no tail. It has a dark blue topside and a tan underbelly with grooves. It has two fins that have finger-like appendages, baleen plates that resemble teeth, and a blowhole on the top of its head.

Wailmer stores water inside its body, which it expels through its nostrils to startle people. When storing water in its body, it can turn into a bouncing ball. The more water filling its body, the higher it can bounce. It becomes lethargic when it is dry. It swims with its mouth open and eats tons of food a day, such as Wishiwashi. It lives in the sea, and can only live on land for a short amount of time. It occasionally bounces onto the beaches to play. On rare occasions, pods can be seen washed up on shore due to memories of having once lived on land. Dhelmise and Sharpedo are natural predators to Wailmer.

In the anime

Main series

 
Wailmer in the anime

Major appearances

In The Great Eight Fate!, a Wailmer was part of Juan's Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan's other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape.

In Island Time, a Wailmer befriended Robin and eventually evolved into a Wailord in order to transport him, Ash, and his friends to a ship heading to Ever Grande City. However, Robin later decided that he wanted to go back to the island he was living on.

In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, a Coordinator's Wailmer competed in the Battle Stage of the Wallace Cup. It went up against Dawn's Buneary and lost, allowing Dawn to advance forward in the Contest.

In Leading a Stray!, a Wailmer was trapped in the sewers, but it was rescued by Ash, who later helped it rejoin its family in the ocean. It evolved into a Wailord in the same episode.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, Professor Kukui, Kiawe, and Sophocles used two Poké Ride Wailmer to travel around Melemele Island.

In The Island Whisperer!, a Wailmer was attacked by a Bruxish's Psychic powers and was subsequently stuck in-between a rock formation in the sea.

Minor appearances

Wailmer debuted in Pikachu's PikaBoo.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Ross used a Wailmer during the Tour de Alto Mare. It and Ross came in second, while Misty and her Corsola came in first by a mere centimeter.

Two Wailmer made their main series debut in Johto Photo Finish, during Harrison's explanation of the Hoenn region.

In Hoenn Alone!, multiple Wailmer were swimming in the ocean.

A Wailmer appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Clamperl of Wisdom, multiple Wailmer were living at Maisie Island.

Three Wailmer appeared in The Relicanth Really Can.

Multiple Wailmer appeared in The Evolutionary War.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Wailmer were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

Multiple Wailmer appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, a student used a Wailmer provided by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

Multiple Wailmer appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Multiple Wailmer appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Wailmer appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Three Wailmer appeared in a fantasy in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!.

In Filling the Light with Darkness!, a fantasy of a story from the past featured a Wailmer. It reappeared in a similar fashion during The Prism Between Light and Darkness!.

In Securing the Future!, a Wailmer joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

A Wailmer appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG124 Wailmer Ash's Pokédex Wailmer, the Ball Whale Pokémon. Wailmer loves to startle people by storing water inside its body, then expelling it through its nostrils.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP109 Wailmer Ash's Pokédex Wailmer, the Ball Whale Pokémon. It spouts water out of its nose and becomes lethargic when its body becomes dry.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Early-Evening Waves, two Wailmer were living in a lake where Nessa was doing a photoshoot.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I, Mr. Briney caught three Wailmer while fishing. A fourth was in Archie's aquarium collection.

Two Wailmer appeared in Not So Fetching Feebas.

A Wailmer appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Wailmer appeared in Save Wailmer!.

In the TCG

Main article: Wailmer (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Hitting the ball into Wailmer's mouth will activate Catch 'Em Mode on the Sapphire Field.
  • Pokémon Channel: On the beach, the player can fish for Pokémon with the fishing rod and bait provided. Wailmer is uncommon, but if the player reels Wailmer to the shore, the player can see the tremendous size difference between Wailmer and Pikachu.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: Wailmer was seen in the 12th and 13th mission, being caught by the Team Dim Sun for their cargo ship. They were supposed to take Wailord, but they tried to bluff their way through by calling Wailmer a Wailord Mini.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#099
Kanto
#—
Ruby Wailmer's nostrils are located above its eyes. This playful Pokémon loves to startle people by forcefully snorting out seawater it stores inside its body out of its nostrils.
Sapphire Wailmer can store water inside its body to transform itself into a ball for bouncing on the ground. By filling itself up with more water, this Pokémon can elevate the height of its bounces.
Emerald While this Pokémon usually lives in the sea, it can survive on land, although not too long. It loses vitality if its body becomes dried out.
FireRed When it sucks in a large volume of seawater, it becomes like a big, bouncy ball. It eats a ton of food daily.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond On sunny days, it lands on beaches to bounce like a ball and play. It spouts water from its nose.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It bounces playfully like a ball. The more seawater it swallows, the higher it bounces.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #240
Black On sunny days, it lands on beaches to bounce like a ball and play. It spouts water from its nose.
White
Black 2 It eats one ton of food every day. It plays by shooting stored seawater out its blowholes with great force.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #027
Hoenn
#104
X It bounces playfully like a ball. The more seawater it swallows, the higher it bounces.
Y It eats one ton of food every day. It plays by shooting stored seawater out its blowholes with great force.
Omega Ruby Wailmer's nostrils are located above its eyes. This playful Pokémon loves to startle people by forcefully snorting out seawater it stores inside its body out of its nostrils.
Alpha Sapphire Wailmer can store water inside its body to transform itself into a ball for bouncing around on the ground. By filling itself up with more water, this Pokémon can elevate the height of its bounces.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #266
Alola
USUM: #351
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It loves to startle people. It fills itself up with seawater and plays by bouncing around like a ball.
Moon It shows off by spraying jets of seawater from the nostrils above its eyes. It eats a solid ton of Wishiwashi every day.
Ultra Sun It swims along with its mouth open and swallows down seawater along with its food. It sprays excess water out of its nostrils.
Ultra Moon Due to their memories of when they once lived on land, pods of them will, very rarely, wash up on shore.
Generation VIII Galar
#356
Galar
Isle of Armor #190
Sword It shows off by spraying jets of seawater from the nostrils above its eyes. It eats a solid ton of Wishiwashi every day.
Shield When it sucks in a large volume of seawater, it becomes like a big, bouncy ball. It eats a ton of food daily.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City (Fishing)
Emerald
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City (Fishing)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 223 and 230 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Routes 223 and 230 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade or Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Warm Beach
Generation V
Black White
Undella Town, Undella Bay (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Undella Bay (Surfing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Cyllage City, Ambrette Town, Route 8 (Surfing)
Omega Ruby
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Sea Mauville, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Team Magma Hideout, Victory Road (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Alpha Sapphire
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Sea Mauville, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Team Aqua Hideout, Victory Road (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Breaker Coast, Seafolk Village (Fishing)
Poni Wilds (Fishing and Ambush encounter)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seafolk Village (Fishing)
Poni Breaker Coast (Fishing and Ambush encounter)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9
Motostoke Riverbank (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Frigid Sea, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Channel
Secret Cove
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 14, Endless Level 8, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (41F-50F), Far-off Sea (41F-50F)
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B20F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B25F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B20F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B25F)
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 6
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 471
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Greninja Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Maricopia ReefDay Level 3, Lental Seafloor, Maricopia Islands Illumina SpotLevel 2


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ranch   Tanga Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
130
190 - 237 370 - 464
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
400
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
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1212 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
2424 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2727 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
3030 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
3333 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
3636 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3939 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4545 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4848 Water Spout Water Special 150150 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailmer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailmer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailmer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailmer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
  Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
      
   
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
      
      
      
      
      
 
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
    
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
      
      
 
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
      
      
Soak Water Status 100% 20
      
      
      
      
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
    Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wailmer in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Wailmer in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailmer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailmer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailmer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailmer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wailmer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wailmer
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Ross's Wailmer (Theater VS Pack 5)
Take Down Wailmer (Supreme Victors 87)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Serene Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat a ton of food every day!
26%-50% HP Uh, hey? How come I only have half my health?
1%-25% HP I can't take this... My body's gone loose and blubbery...
Level up I leveled up! Food tastes delicious!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 16 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-119
Wailmer floats with half its body exposed. It powerfully spouts water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-237
It blows bubbles from its mouth and lets loose widening rings of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.13 seconds Base HP: 64
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#620
 

Whirlpool
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 277 Base Attack: 136 Base Defense: 68
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   400
Fast Attacks: Splash, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Heavy Slam, Water Pulse, Body Slam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #110
Wailmer can survive on land for a time, but it loses vitality if its body dries out, so it tends to stay in the sea. Apparently it likes to startle other Pokémon, as you can see from all the pranks it plays!

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Wailmer
 Water 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Wailord
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Wailmer images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Wailmer is based on a baleen whale with aspects of a beach ball.

Name origin

Wailmer may be a combination of whale and mer (French for sea). Wail may also refer to the sounds or songs that whales and this Pokémon might make.

Hoeruko literally means 吠える子 (bellowing child), but 吠える hoeru (bellow) is phonetically similar to whale, making it also possibly mean whale child.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ホエルコ Hoeruko From 吠える hoeru, whale, and ko
  French Wailmer Same as English name
  Spanish Wailmer Same as English name
  German Wailmer Same as English name
  Italian Wailmer Same as English name
  Korean 고래왕자 Goraewangja Portmanteau of 고래 gorae and 왕자 (王子) wangja. It is notable that 대왕고래 daewanggorae is the Korean name of the blue whale.
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 吼吼鯨 / 吼吼鲸 Hǒuhǒujīng Literally "Bellowing whale"


External links


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