Horsea

Horsea is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 116
Type Water
Species Dragon Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 17.6 lbs (8.0 kg)
Abilities Sniper
Swift Swim
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 116 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
186 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
184 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
116 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
190 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
039 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
193 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 59
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 25
49 163
Speed 60
112 240
Total 295 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Horsea.

Evolution chart

(Level 32) (trade holding Dragon Scale)

Horsea changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Known to shoot down flying bugs with precision blasts of ink from the surface of the water.
Yellow If it senses any danger, it will vigorously spray water or a special type of ink from its mouth.
Gold If attacked by a larger enemy, it quickly swims to safety by adeptly controlling its dorsal fin.
Silver Its big, developed fins move rapidly, allowing it to swim backward while still facing forward.
Crystal When they're in a safe location, they can be seen playfully tangling their tails together.
Ruby HORSEA eats small insects and moss off of rocks. If the ocean current turns fast, this POKéMON anchors itself by wrapping its tail around rocks or coral to prevent being washed away.
Sapphire If HORSEA senses danger, it will reflexively spray a dense black ink from its mouth and try to escape. This POKéMON swims by cleverly flapping the fins on its back.
FireRed It maintains balance using its tail, which is wound up like a coil. It may spray ink from its mouth.
LeafGreen Known to shoot down flying bugs with precision blasts of ink from the surface of the water.
Emerald By cleverly flicking the fins on its back side to side, it moves in any direction while facing forward. It spits ink to escape if it senses danger.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
HeartGold If attacked by a larger enemy, it quickly swims to safety by adeptly controlling its well-developed dorsal fin.
SoulSilver Its big, developed fins move rapidly, allowing it to swim backward while still facing forward.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
X Known to shoot down flying bugs with precision blasts of ink from the surface of the water.
Y It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits murky ink and flees.
Omega Ruby Horsea eats small insects and moss off of rocks. If the ocean current turns fast, this Pokémon anchors itself by wrapping its tail around rocks or coral to prevent being washed away.
Alpha Sapphire If Horsea senses danger, it will reflexively spray a dense black ink from its mouth and try to escape. This Pokémon swims by cleverly flapping the fin on its back.

Moves learned by Horsea

Moves learnt by level up

Horsea learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
5SmokescreenNormal 100
9LeerNormal 100
13Water GunWater 40 100
17TwisterDragon 40 100
21Bubble BeamWater 65 100
26Focus EnergyNormal
31BrineWater 65 100
36AgilityPsychic
41Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
46Dragon DanceDragon
52Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Horsea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Horsea egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIce 65 100
Clear SmogPoison 50
DisableNormal 100
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
Dragon RageDragon 100
FlailNormal 100
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
OctazookaWater 65 85
OutrageDragon 120 100
Razor WindNormal 80 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Horsea can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
OutrageDragon 120 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Horsea can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Horsea learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
5SmokescreenNormal 100
9LeerNormal 100
13Water GunWater 40 100
17TwisterDragon 40 100
21Bubble BeamWater 65 100
26Focus EnergyNormal
31BrineWater 65 100
36AgilityPsychic
41Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
46Dragon DanceDragon
52Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Horsea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Horsea egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIce 65 100
Clear SmogPoison 50
DisableNormal 100
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
Dragon RageDragon 100
FlailNormal 100
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
OctazookaWater 65 85
OutrageDragon 120 100
Razor WindNormal 80 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Horsea can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Horsea sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Horsea  sprite from Red & Blue Horsea  sprite from Silver Horsea  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Horsea  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Horsea  sprite from Black & White Horsea  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Horsea Shiny sprite from Silver Horsea Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Horsea Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Horsea Shiny sprite from Black & White Horsea Shiny sprite from X & Y

Other languages

English Horsea
Japanese タッツー (Tattu)
German Seeper
French Hypotrempe

Name origin

seahorse
marine creature
horsie
cutesy slang for ‘horse’