Water transportation in the Pokémon world

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There are various methods of transportation by water in the Pokémon world. These methods include various ships and boats, as well as submarines.

Ships and boats

Ghost ship

Main article: Ghost ship

The ghost ship is a 300-year-old ship whose captain won the Orange League, and his trophy is protected by his Gastly and Haunter. Until shortly before Ash and his friends arrived on Moro Island, it rested on the bottom of the ocean of the coast of the island.

Luxo Cruiser

Main article: Luxo Cruiser

The Luxo Cruiser is Greevil's personal yacht in Pokémon XD that he uses to reach Citadark Isle.

Robo Kyogre

Main article: Robo Kyogre

Robo Kyogre is a ship in Pokémon XD built by Dr. Kaminko and Chobin that the player uses to breach the powerful currents around Citadark Isle. It has a counterpart in Robo Groudon.

Royal Unova

Main article: Royal Unova

The Royal Unova is a luxury liner in the Unova region that sails up the river from Castelia City. It sails every evening and returns to Castelia City when it is officially night. Many Trainers ride the ship. The Royal Unova can sometimes be seen passing underneath the Skyarrow Bridge while the player crosses the bridge, even if it is not evening when the player does so.

S.S. Anne

Main article: S.S. Anne
The S.S. Anne

Depending on the canon, the S.S. Anne stops only once every four years, annually, or monthly in Vermilion City. The S.S. Ticket that is needed to board the ship is only given away to exclusive people, such as Bill and Professor Oak. However, they can give the ticket away to others.

S.S. Aqua

Main article: S.S. Aqua

The S.S. Aqua is a boat that runs between Olivine City in Johto and Vermilion City in Kanto.

S.S. Cactus

Main article: Abandoned Ship

The S.S. Cactus was a large ship from the Hoenn Region, that supposedly carried large amounts of passengers and cargo. However, for some reason, the ship was partially submerged along Route 108, where it currently remains ruined on a sandbar. It is not specifically known where the boat ran between, though based on its location, one could assume it might have stopped at either Slateport City or Dewford Town. In present day, many Pokémon live in it, and lots of Trainers enjoy exploring and training on the boat, known as the Abandoned Ship.

S.S. Libra

Main article: S.S. Libra

The S.S. Libra runs from Orre to other regions and is used as a Pokémon cargo ship. During the events of Pokémon XD, it was destroyed by Shadow Lugia and all the Pokémon currently in it were transformed into Shadow Pokémon. Michael later found its remains near Phenac City.

S.S. Prime Treasure

Main article: S.S. Prime Treasure

The S.S. Prime Treasure is a luxury cruise ship in Detective Pikachu where most of Chapter 8 takes place.

S.S. Sinnoh

Main article: S.S. Sinnoh

The S.S. Sinnoh is a boat in Sinnoh that runs from Snowpoint City to the Fight Area in the Battle Zone.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the S.S. Sinnoh is a regular-looking ship. However, in Pokémon Platinum, it has been redesigned and renamed the S.S. Spiral, named after the two ice-breaking drills on its bow.

S.S. St. Flower

Main article: S.S. St. Flower

The S.S. St. Flower is a luxury cruise liner that sails in the Hoenn region, often stopping at the site of the Hoenn Grand Festival. It was featured in The Ribbon Cup Caper, where it was headed to Slateport City. Its passengers are Coordinators who successfully collected five Contest Ribbons from Hoenn. The Ribbon Cup is displayed on board.

S.S. Tidal

Main article: S.S. Tidal

The S.S. Tidal is a boat that mostly runs in the Hoenn region.

After the player has become the Champion, it will always run between Lilycove City and Slateport City, and to the Battle Tower in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. However, it will also run to other places if the player has a ticket. With the Battle Pass, it will run to the Battle Frontier (in Emerald); with the Eon Ticket, it will run to Southern Island; with the MysticTicket, it will run to Navel Rock; with the AuroraTicket, it will run to Birth Island; and with the Old Sea Map, it will run to Faraway Island.

Seagallop ferries

Main article: Seagallop

The Seagallop ferries run between Vermilion City in Kanto and each of the nine Sevii Islands.

There are four known tickets that can be used to board a Seagallop ferry: The Tri-Pass allows the holder to travel to One, Two and Three Islands, the Rainbow Pass to the same three islands, as well as Four, Five, Six, and Seven Islands, the MysticTicket allows travel to Navel Rock, and the AuroraTicket allows travel to Birth Island.

The Union

Main article: The Union

The Union was hand crafted by Booker and remains at the Ranger Union in Almia. Before retirement, Murph took it to the Oblivia region to assist Ben and Summer with their missions there.

Boats in Alola

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, ferries are the main mode of transportation used to travel between the islands of Alola, as well as to Aether Paradise. Hau'oli City, Heahea City and Malie City each have their own ferry terminals.

Seafolk Village also has four moored ships, including a restaurant and a ship that allows the player to travel to Exeggutor Island.

Cruiseship in the Decolore Islands

Cruiseship in the anime

In the anime, a cruiseship traveling between Unova and Kanto allow Trainers to visit the Decolore Islands. Porter are guides on these cruiseships. Ash and his friends traveled on these ships to journey through the Decolore Islands, starting from Nuvema Town in Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures! and finishing at Vermilion City in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Unnamed ships and boats

A variety of unnamed boats have been seen. For example:


Gondolas have featured a few times in the anime. It is the major mode of transport in Alto Mare, a city of canals. Ash and his friends toured around Alto Mare in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias using Ross's gondola. A gondola also appeared in Jumping Rocket Ship, where Croagunk is seen passing by Team Rocket after they crash-landed into a canal.

Jet skis

A jet ski in Pokémon Adventures

Jet skis featured in the anime opening theme, We Will Be Heroes. In Pokémon Adventures, Norman also used a jet ski in On the Loose and Hyper With Zangoose and Seviper I.

Kayaks and canoes

Kayaks and canoes are used by a Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon and by Ash and his friends in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Steam boats

Ash and his friends went on a Wailord-shaped steam boat in Steamboat Willies!.

Team Rocket's boats

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Team Rocket has used many different boats in the anime.


The most used of Team Rocket's submarines, a Magikarp submarine

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the Submarine Explorer 1, a submarine made by Captain Stern, is stolen by Team Magma or Team Aqua (depending on version) to reach Seafloor Cavern, where either Groudon or Kyogre is.

In Pokémon Ranger, the Aquamole is a submarine that the player uses to travel underwater. It has an autopilot system which allows the Aquamole to reach its destination by itself. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Submarine is a submarine that is owned by the Pokémon Pinchers. It is later crashed.

In the anime

In the anime, submarines are often used by Team Rocket, mainly to spy on Ash and his friends.

Ash and his friends have also traveled in submarines, such as in Relicanth Really Can!, Hold the Phione! and in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.


An undersea elevator is used in Unova to access Blueberry Academy.

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