Wailord is a huge cetacean Pokémon resembling the blue whale. It has small beady eyes, a huge mouth, and a tan throat and underbelly that are lined with grooves. Its back is blue with four white spots running down its spine, and two breathing nostrils on top of its head. It has two pairs of blue fins along its sides, a smaller third pair of tan fins on its rear, and a horizontal tail at the back.
Wailord is one of the largest Pokémon to have been discovered. Due to its immense size, it can make giant splashes by jumping out of the water and then crashing back down. These shockwaves allow Wailord to knock out its opponents and herd its prey. Wailord is able to eat large quantities at one time, such as schools of Wishiwashi. However, it will flee from Wishiwashi when the latter is in its School Form.
Wailord has an easygoing temperament and loves to play. Its size causes it to have almost no natural enemies; its only known predator is Dhelmise. Wailord lives in the sea in large groups called pods. These pods, which often include Wailmer, travel together in order to search for food. When a Wailmer is attacked by its predators Sharpedo or Dhelmise, its whole pod works to defend it. Wailord can dive deep at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in one breath.
Wailord is popular due to its size. As a result, Wailord-watching is a favorite sightseeing activity in various parts of the world. However, Wailord are known to be driven away by fishermen when they become too numerous, so they don't eat too much fish Pokémon.
Wailord evolves from Wailmer.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
Wailord debuted in Having a Wailord of a Time. The Float Whale Pokémon was stuck on a beach near a Pokémon Center. Team Rocket tried to haul it away, but a Combusken foiled their plans.
In Island Time, a Wailord evolved from a Wailmer that befriended Robin in order to transport Ash and his friends across the ocean. The group disembarked when they came across a ship heading for Ever Grande City.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Manaphy encountered multiple Wailord and rode atop one during the group's voyage to Samiya. Several later actively participated in the showdown between the Water Pokémon and the Phantom and his crew. One briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.
In PK19, both Pikachu and Meowth's groups landed on top of a Wailord. It was eventually disturbed by Seviper's Haze and was prompted to use Brine, which sent them all blasting off.
In Leading a Stray!, a Wailord evolved from a Wailmer that Ash helped after it was separated from its family of Wailord.
In The Road to Humilau!, Marlon used a Wailord to transport him, Ash, and Cameron to the Humilau Gym.
In Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!, Ash's Meltan was trapped inside a Wailord. Pikachu and Lycanroc unknowingly went inside to search for Meltan, only to burst out from its blowhole.
In A Test in Paradise!, Jessie pulled a Wailord from the Rocket Prize Master. However, its splashing caused them trouble aboard a raft.
In The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!, Team Rocket was briefly swallowed by a Wailord.
In Ride, Lapras, Ride!, a Wailmer evolved into Wailord after being freed from being stuck in a hole, only to be trapped again as it evolved, until Ash and his friends freed it again. It reappeared in a flashback in Ash and Latios.
A Wailord appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
A Wailord appeared in PK13.
A Wailord appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
A Wailord appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Multiple Wailord appeared in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.
In Expedition to Onix Island!, multiple Wailord were living at a deserted island.
In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, a Wailord participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp.
A Wailord appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
In Pikachu, What's This Key?, a Wailord launched Meowth, Wobbuffet, and Inkay into the sky while they were in a water world full of floating spheres of water.
A Wailord appeared in a flashback in Day Three Blockbusters!.
In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, Sophocles predicted he could catch a Wailord through fishing with his special rod, and this was accompanied by a fantasy of it.
In So Long, Sophocles!, Lana and Sophocles spotted a Wailord emerging from the water.
In I Choose You!, a Wailord was swimming in the ocean near the Shamouti Island area.
In Filling the Light with Darkness!, a fantasy of a story from the past featured a Wailord. It reappeared in a similar fashion during The Prism Between Light and Darkness!.
In the Where Are You Going, Eevee? segment at the end of A Haunted House for Everyone!, a Wailord jumped out of the ocean. This generated a wave that hit a ship and sent several crates, including one holding a wild Eevee, overboard. It reappeared in a flashback in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.
A Wailord appeared in Looking Out for Number Two!.
||Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord is the largest Pokémon yet discovered. When diving out of the water in pursuit of its prey, it makes quite an impressive sight.
||Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord is the largest Pokémon yet to be discovered. It is able to jump high into the air, creating gigantic pillars of water.
||Wailord, the Float Whale Pokémon. Wailord can dive nearly ten-thousand feet on one breath.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
A Wailord appeared in The Gathering of Stars.
Wailord makes a cameo appearance in the Kalos Pokémon League. When the stage transitions to the Flood Chamber, it can be seen in the background along with Blastoise, Piplup, and Clawitzer.
NA: At a massive 47 feet 7 inches long, Wailord is the largest Pokémon found so far. It's as big as a five-story building! Also, Wailords can dive to almost 10,000 feet with only one breath of air. That's nearly two miles down and almost four times the height of the tallest modern buildings!
PAL: With a height of 14.5 metres, Wailord is the largest Pokémon discovered thus far. 14.5 metres - that's roughly the size of a five-storey building! Also, Wailord can dive to a depth of 3,000 metres on only one breath. That's more than twice the height of Ben Nevis! Some remarkable stats for a remarkable Pokémon.