Water is one of the three basic elemental types along with Fire and Grass, which constitute the three starter Pokemon. This creates a simple triangle to explain the type concept easily to new players. It is the most common type with over 100 Pokemon, which are based on a wide variety of fish and other sea-dwelling creatures.
The type is also notable for having the only worthwhile HMs: Surf (for special attack) and to a lesser extent, Waterfall (for physical attack). Black & White introduced notoriously few new Water Pokemon.
Water moves are super-effective against:
Water moves are not very effective against:
These types are not very effective against Water pokemon:
These types are super-effective against Water pokemon:
The chart below shows the strength of the Water type against every type combination. The numbers in the squares show the fraction damage the move will do (i.e. ½ means 50% damage and not very effective, while 4 means 400% - super-effective).
For example, look where the Grass and Poison types intersect to see how good a Water-type move would be against a pokemon like Venusaur. You will see that it is 50%.
There are 111 Water-type pokemon.
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