Water (type)

Water is one of the three basic elemental types along with Fire and Grass, which constitute the three starter Pokémon. This creates a simple triangle to explain the type concept easily to new players. Water is the most common type with over 100 Pokémon, 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). Pokémon Black & White introduced notoriously few new Water Pokémon.

121
Water type Pokémon
58
Single type Pokémon
63
Dual type Pokémon
28
Water-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Water moves are super-effective against:

Water moves are not very effective against:

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Water Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Water Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Water type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Water type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal 2½½22½
Fire 22222422242222
Water ½½¼½½½½½½½¼½½½
Electric 2½½22½
Grass ½¼½½½½½½½½¼½½½
Ice 2½½22½
Fighting 2½½22½
Poison 2½½22½
Ground 24222222242222
Flying 2½½22½
Psychic 2½½22½
Bug 2½½22½
Rock 24222242222222
Ghost 2½½22½
Dragon ½¼½¼½½½½½½½½½½
Dark 2½½22½
Steel 2½½22½
Fairy 2½½22½

Water Pokémon stat averages

70.3
HP
Ranked #10
71.6
Attack
Ranked #12
72.7
Defense
Ranked #7
72.5
Sp. Attack
Ranked #11
69.0
Sp. Defense
Ranked #13
64.7
Speed
Ranked #11

Notable Water-type trainers


Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow

Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Wallace
Sootopolis City gym leader
Ruby/Sapphire

Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen

Juan
Sootopolis City gym leader
Emerald

Wallace
Pokémon Champion
Emerald

Crasher Wake
Pastoria City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Cress
(Tepig as starter)
Striaton City gym leader
Black/White

Marlon
Humilau City gym leader
Black 2/White 2

Siebold
Elite Four
X/Y

Water Pokémon

There are 121 Water-type Pokémon.
See also:

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
#009 / Water
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Magikarp
#129 / Water
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gyarados
Mega Gyarados
#130 / Water · Dark
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Suicune
#245 / Water
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Basculin
#550 / Water
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Keldeo
Resolute Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water