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.
As of Generation 6, Water has been paired with every other type.
Water type Pokémon
Single type Pokémon
Dual type Pokémon
Attack pros & cons
Fire Ground Rock
Water Grass Dragon
Defense pros & cons
Fire Water Ice Steel
- The power of Water type attacks increases by 50% during rain and decreases by 50% during harsh sunlight.
- Water type attacks have no effect during extremely harsh sunlight created by Desolate Land.
- The Torrent ability increases the power of Water type moves by 50% when the Pokémon has less than 1⁄3 HP remaining.
- Pokémon with the abilities Water Absorb or Dry Skin heal 1⁄4 of their maximum HP when hit by a Water type move.
- The ability Storm Drain redirects all Water type moves to that Pokémon, dealing no damage and raising their Special Attack one stage.
- The move Soak changes a Pokémon's type to pure Water.
- The Ice type move Freeze-Dry is super-effective on Water type Pokémon.
- The items Splash Plate, Mystic Water, Sea Incense and Wave Incense increase the power of Water type moves by 20% when held.
- The item Absorb Bulb raises the holder's Special Attack when hit by a Water type move, while Luminous Moss raises the Special Defense.
- The Passho Berry, when held, neutralizes a super-effective Water type move.
- Lustrous Orb boosts Water type moves by 20% when held by Palkia.
Water Pokémon stat averages
There are 154 Water-type Pokémon.