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These are the four water type HMs:

•Surf- Extremely useful and one of the most important HMs
•Waterfall- Needed to get to Victory Road in most games
•Dive-Only compulsory in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
•Whirlpool-Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal, and HG SS in order to get to Whirlpool Islands

So, obviously water type Pokemon are the best Pokemon to teach these HMs to, as most of them can learn these.

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Reason 1: Water type HM moves.

Strictly speaking ever since Generation II, two or more Water type HM's have appeared in every game leading up to Generation VI.

Gold, Silver and Crystal had HM03 Surf, HM06 Whirlpool and HM07 Waterfall;

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald had HM03 Surf, HM07 Waterfall and HM08 Dive;

Fire Red and Leaf Green had HM03 Surf and HM07 Waterfall;

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum had HM03 Surf and HM07 Waterfall;

Heart Gold and Soul Silver had HM03 Surf, HM05 Whirlpool and HM07 Waterfall;

Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 had HM03 Surf, HM05 Waterfall and HM06 Dive;

and X and Y had HM03 Surf and HM05 Waterfall.

Because you need Surf, Whirlpool, Waterfall or Dive to access particular routes, the majority of players will have at least one Water type Pokémon in their party.

Reason 2: Availability.

As you'll notice Surf and Waterfall have appeared in every single game since Generation II and there is a high number of Water type Pokémon that can learn both theses moves, this includes:

Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Seel, Dewgong, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryu, Starmie, Gyarados, Lapras, Vaporeon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Chinchou, Lanturn, Marill, Azumarill, Politoed, Wooper, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Remoraid, Octillery, Mantine, Kingdra, Suicune, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Lombre, Ludicolo, Carvanha, Sharpedo, Wailmer, Wailord, Barboach, Whiscash, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Feebas, Milotic, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Luvdisc, Kyogre, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Bibarel, Buizel, Floatzel, Gastrodon, Finneon, Lumineon, Mantyke, Phione, Manaphy, Arceus (Water), Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Panpour, Simipour, Basculin, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Frillish, Jellicent, Alomomola, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Skrelp, Clauncher and Clawitzer.

By looking at the sheer amount of Pokémon that can learn both Surf and Waterfall above, you can see you've got a lot of choice to choose from and that's only from Water type Pokémon who can learn both Surf and Waterfall. Pokémon such as Pelipper might not be able to learn Surf and Waterfall but can learn Fly, Surf and Whirlpool. Many of these Water types you can get early to midway in the game and many of them can learn multiple HM's.

When you consider that a lot of the Pokémon I listed further up can also learn other HM moves such as Cut, Strength, Rock Smash, Whirlpool and Dive etc. You can start to see why Water types are considered such good HM Slaves. Bibarel in generally can learn all of the moves I just mentioned, plus Surf and Waterfall.

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Most HM slaves aren't used or are underleveled.
Not necessarily, have you played X and Y? Two words: EXP Share.
More like exp all
*sigh* No, more like Exp Share, Exp All hasn't been available in the games since Red, Blue and Yellow.
i always turn xp share off and use the lapras they give you as a hm slave.  not sure why i turn off the xp share i just don't like it
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Vital HMs are water type moves.
In every Gen you NEED surf to get through.
Not only this but 4 HMs are water type moves and most water types know Surf, Waterfall and Dive
Whirlpool is also a HM which is needed forG/S and HGSS
Dive isn't really necessary- only on Pokemon RSE for the main story line

And alot of water types can also learn strength and rock smash e.g lapras and others can learn fly e.g swanna/pelliper
Lies in black and white you do not need surf to go through the main story
It's just helpful
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Dive, Surf and Waterfall.

These are 3 water type HM's. Many water type Pokemon can learn all 3. (actually dive was gen 3 and 5).

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Dive was gen 3 then came back in gen 5
True dat.