Lotad

Lotad is a Water/Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Water Weed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 270
Type Water Grass
Species Water Weed Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Rain Dish
Own Tempo (hidden ability)
Local № 019 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
055 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
019 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
036 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 44
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 30
58 174
Total 220 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 Lotad.

Evolution chart

#270
Lotad
Water · Grass
(Level 14) (use Water Stone)

Lotad changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby LOTAD live in ponds and lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occasions, this POKéMON travels on land in search of clean water.
Sapphire LOTAD is said to have dwelled on land before. However, this POKéMON is thought to have returned to water because the leaf on its head grew large and heavy. It now lives by floating atop the water.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
Emerald This POKéMON lives in ponds with clean water. It is known to ferry small POKéMON across ponds by carrying them on the broad leaf on its head.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can’t swim.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it began to live floating in the water.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can’t swim.
X It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can’t swim.
Y It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
Omega Ruby Lotad live in ponds and lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occasions, this Pokémon travels on land in search of clean water.
Alpha Sapphire Lotad is said to have dwelled on land before. However, this Pokémon is thought to have returned to water because the leaf on its head grew large and heavy. It now lives by floating atop the water.
Sword It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.
Shield Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it began to live floating in the water.

Moves learned by Lotad

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
3AbsorbGrass 20 100
6Water GunWater 40 100
9MistIce
12Mega DrainGrass 40 100
16FlailNormal 100
20Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24Nature PowerNormal
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
33Rain DanceWater
38Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
43Energy BallGrass 90 100

Egg moves

Lotad learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lotad egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
Leech SeedGrass 90
Razor LeafGrass 55 95
Sweet ScentNormal
SynthesisGrass
Teeter DanceNormal 100
TickleNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
11Solar BeamGrass 120 100
21RestPsychic
23ThiefDark 60 100
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
34Sunny DayFire
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
50Bullet SeedGrass 25 100
76RoundNormal 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
3GrowlNormal 100
6AbsorbGrass 20 100
9BubbleWater 40 100
12Natural GiftNormal 100
15MistIce
18Mega DrainGrass 40 100
21Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24Nature PowerNormal
27Rain DanceWater
30Giga DrainGrass 75 100
33Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Energy BallGrass 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Leech SeedGrass 90
Razor LeafGrass 55 95
Sweet ScentNormal
SynthesisGrass
Teeter DanceNormal 100
TickleNormal 100
Water GunWater 40 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Lotad 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Lotad sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Lotad  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lotad  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lotad  sprite from Black & White Lotad  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Lotad Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lotad Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lotad Shiny sprite from Black & White Lotad Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Lotad

Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Sapphire Route 102, 114
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 102, 114
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 203, 204, 205, 212
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Breed Lombre/Ludicolo
Omega Ruby Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Route 102, 114
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Lombre/Ludicolo
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Trade/migrate from another game
Shield Route 2, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell

Other languages

English Lotad
Japanese ハスボー (Hassboh)
German Loturzel
French Nénupiot

Name origin

lotus
a type of flower
lily pad
large, floating leaf of a water lily