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I know that water type pokémon are very scarce in the unova region, so I imagined that maybe post game had some better ones.
Does anyone know a good one?

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Do you want water types for pre or post E4?
Whats your team?

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Samurott (Obviously)

Samurott is a great starter, and helps a bunch against many gyms. It has a varied movepool, and can be physical, special, or mixed.

Samurott @ Mystic Water
Ability: Torrent
- Surf / Aqua Tail (HM)
- Ice Beam (TM found in Giant Chasm/Forest Area)
- Slash (Learned at lv. 36)
- Aqua Jet (Learned at lv. 33)

With this moveset, it can do well against foes like Clay, Drayden/Iris, Shauntal's Golurk, Chandelure, and Drifblim, Grimsley's Krookodile, Caitlin's Sigilyph, Alder's Volcarona and Druddigon, and many more.

Swanna

Swanna can be found as a Ducklett on Driftveil Drawbridge. It's another potential Special, Physical, or mixed attacker. It can make a great HM slave and asset to your team.

Swanna @ Mystic Water / Sharp Beak
Ability: Any
- Fly (HM)
- Roost (Learned at lv. 30)
- Surf (HM)
- Ice Beam (TM found in Giant Chasm/Forest Area)

With this moveset, it can do well against the same things as Samurott, with the additons of foes such as Marshall, Alder's Volcarona, Druddigon and Accelgor, Grimsley's Scrafty, and Burgh.

Seismetoad

Seismetoad is a nice physical attacker, but it doesn't have a great physical movepool. It can be found as a Tympole in Pinwheel Forest.

Seiemstoad @ Soft Sand / Mystic Water
Ability: Any
- Surf (HM)
- Earthquake (TM found in Relic Castle)
- Drain Punch (Learned at lv. 44)
- Ice Beam (TM found in Giant Chasm/Forest Area)

With this moveset, it can do well against foes like Clay, Drayden/Iris, Shauntal's Golurk, Chandelure, and Drifblim, Grimsley's Krookodile and Bisharp, Caitlin's Sigilyph, and Alder's Volcarona, Bouffalant and Druddigon.

Jellicent

Jellicent is a bulky, hard-hitting special attacker. It can be found as a Frillish on Routes 4, 17, 18, Driftveil City, and P2 Laboratory.

Jellicent @ Mystic Water / Spell Tag
Ability: Any
- Surf (HM)
- Shadow Ball (TM found in Relic Castle)
- Ice Beam (TM found in Giant Chasm/Forest Area)
- Psychic / Energy Ball / Sludge Wave (TMs)

With this moveset, it can do well against foes like Clay, Drayden/Iris, Shauntal, Grimsley's Krookodile, Caitlin, and Alder's Volcarona and Druddigon.

Carracosta

Another terrifying physical attacker. Carracosta can be obtained as a Tirtouga in Nacrene City.

Carracosta @ Hard Stone / Mystic Water
Ability: Any
- Shell Smash (learned at lv. 40)
- Rock Slide (Learned at lv. 51)
- Crunch (Learned at lv. 21)
- Aqua Tail (Learned at lv. 45)

With this moveset, Carracosta can do well against Clay, Skyla, Elesa's Emolga, Caitlin, Shauntal, and Alder's Accelgor, Vanilluxe, and Volcarona.

Simipour

Simipour can be found as a Panpour in the Dreamyard, Lostlorn Forest, and Pinwheel Forest. To evolve it, you need a Water Stone. Water stone locations are here.

Simipour @ Mystic Water
Ability: Any
- Scald (Learned at lv. 22 as a Panpour)
- Ice Beam (TM found in Giant Chasm/Forest Area)
- Rock Slide (TM found in Mistralton Cave)
- Brick Break (TM obtained near the Pokecenter in Icirrus City)

Basculin

Basculin can be fished up/otherwise encountered on Routes 1, 3, 6, 11, 14, Dragonspiral Tower, Abundant Shrine, Giant Chasm, Driftveil City, Lostlorn Forest, Wellspring Cave, Striaton City, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Village Bridge, and Pinwheel Forest.

Basculin @ Mystic Water
Ability: Any
- Crunch (Learned at lv. 24)
- Aqua Tail (Learned at lv. 28)
- Double-Edge (Learned at lv. 36)
- Aqua Jet (Learned at lv. 13)

Note: Alomomola also exists, but it has 40 base Special Attack, and any physical moveset it would have would consist of Pound, Aqua Jet, Double-Slap, Wake-Up Slap, Waterfall, Dive, Frustration, Return, and Facade. It can be a good support Pokemon, though.

Alomomola @ Leftovers
Abilty: Any
- Facade (TM found on Route 8)
- Wish (Learned at lv. 37)
- Toxic (TM found on Route 17)
- Light Screen (TM bought at Nimbasa City Pokecenter)

Hope I helped.

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Swanna's, Seismitoad's, and Jellicent's attack stats are not that great. Carracosta is held back by its low special defense and speed and 4 weaknesses.
It is an in-game playthrough. You can practically use anything.
Out of the 8 fully evolved water Pokemon, why did you mention these 5 and not the other 3?
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Oshawott
Availability: Starter, Nuvema Town.
Typing: Water typing is good everywhere aside from Elesa and Drayden/Iris.
Stats: Oshawott's line has mixed attackers with average Speed and decent bulk.
Movepool: Oshawott upgrades from Water Gun to Razor Shell at level 17 to Surf later on. The line also gets Grass Knot, Dig, and Return as mid-game TMs, and Megahorn can be relearned as Samurott.
Major Battles: Water beats Burgh's Dwebble, Grimsley's Kroododile, and Shauntal's Golurk and Chandelure. Caitlin save Sigilyph is handled with Megahorn, and the line can beat Ghetsis's Seismitoad and N's Carracosta with Grass Knot. You can TM Blizzard for Drayden/Iris, but it is expensive.
Additional Comments: Oshawott is the best starter to pick, as its Water typing and strong moves make it more consistent in major fights than the other starters.

Panpour
Availability: Early-game (Dreamyard (Snivy) / Pinwheel Forrest (Inner) rustling Grass at 10%).
Typing: Water typing is good for most Gyms aside from Drayden/Iris, being effective against Clay and neutral elsewhere.
Stats: The monkeys have all-around good stats, most notably 98 offenses and 101 Speed.
Movepool: Water Gun becomes the fantastic Scald at level 22. Simipour gets Dig, Acrobatics, Shadow Claw, Rock Tomb, Rock Slide, and all Fighting-type TMs for wide coverage and Work Up for setting up. Scald later upgrades to Surf, and Blizzard is bought at Icirrus City.
Major Battles: Simipour can hit Burgh's Dwebble, Shauntal's Chandelure and Golurk, and Grimsley's Krookodile with STAB attacks. TM coverage handles almost everything else.
Additional Comments: Panpour's Water typing and wide coverage allow it to beat most Gym Leaders, but it is still reliant on Work Up boosts for the Pokémon League. Evolve at level 22 after getting a Water Stone in Castelia City.

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