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 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Sniper
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)
116 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
198 (The Isle of Armor)

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 (4,884–5,140 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
If it senses any danger, it will vigorously spray water or a special type of ink from its mouth.

Moves learned by Horsea

Moves learnt by level up

Horsea learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
5SmokescreenNormal 100
10TwisterDragon 40 100
15Focus EnergyNormal
20Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
25Bubble BeamWater 65 100
30AgilityPsychic
35Laser FocusNormal
40Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
45Hydro PumpWater 110 80
50Dragon DanceDragon
55Rain DanceWater

Egg moves

Horsea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. 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
FlailNormal 100
OctazookaWater 65 85
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Horsea can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWater 60 100
Scale ShotDragon 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
40SwiftNormal 60
45DiveWater 80 100
52BounceFlying 85 85
55BrineWater 65 100
76RoundNormal 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Horsea learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
6SmokescreenNormal 100
9Water GunWater 40 100
15LeerNormal 100
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24Focus EnergyNormal
27WaterfallWater 80 100
33AgilityPsychic
36Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
42Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
05RestPsychic
07ProtectNormal
08SubstituteNormal
12FacadeNormal 70 100
25WaterfallWater 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
34Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
39OutrageDragon 120 100
47SurfWater 90 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
54Flash CannonSteel 80 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100

Horsea sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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’