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 50 (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.
Sword Horsea makes its home in oceans with gentle currents. If this Pokémon is under attack, it spits out pitch-black ink and escapes.
Shield They swim with dance-like motions and cause whirlpools to form. Horsea compete to see which of them can generate the biggest whirlpool.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It makes its nest in the shade of corals. If it senses danger, it spits black ink and flees.

Moves learned by Horsea

Moves learnt by level up

Horsea learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
5SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
10TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
15Focus EnergyNormalStatus
20Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
25Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
30AgilityPsychicStatus
35Laser FocusNormalStatus
40Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
50Dragon DanceDragonStatus
55Rain DanceWaterStatus

Egg moves

Horsea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Horsea gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
DisableNormalStatus 100
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
OctazookaWaterSpecial 65 85
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
SplashNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Horsea is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
5SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
10TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
15Focus EnergyNormalStatus
20Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
25Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
30AgilityPsychicStatus
35Laser FocusNormalStatus
40Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
50Dragon DanceDragonStatus
55Rain DanceWaterStatus

Egg moves

Horsea learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Horsea gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
DisableNormalStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
OctazookaWaterSpecial 65 85
SplashNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Horsea sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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 Horsea  sprite from Sword & Shield
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

Where to find Horsea

Red
Blue
Route 19, 20, 21, Seafoam Islands
Yellow Route 10, 11, 12, 13, Vermilion City
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 132, 133, 134
FireRed Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Bond Bridge, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Seafoam Islands, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermilion City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
LeafGreen Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City
Emerald Route 132, 133, 134, Pacifidlog Town
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 226
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 17, 18, P2 Laboratory
X
Y
Cyllage City, Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Sealed Chamber
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 11, 12, 13
Sword
Shield
Insular Sea
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 226, Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern
Legends: Arceus Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

seahorse
marine creature
horsie
cutesy slang for ‘horse’