Water (type)

Water is one of the three basic elemental types along with Fire and Grass, which constitute the three starter Pokémon. This creates a simple triangle to explain the type concept easily to new players. Water is the most common type with over 100 Pokémon, which are based on a wide variety of fish and other sea-dwelling creatures.

As of Generation 6, Water has been paired with every other type.

141
Water type Pokémon
64
Single type Pokémon
77
Dual type Pokémon
33
Water-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Tick Water moves are super-effective against:

Fire Ground Rock

Cross Water moves are not very effective against:

Water Grass Dragon

Defense pros & cons

Tick These types are not very effective against Water Pokémon:

Fire Water Ice Steel

Cross These types are super-effective against Water Pokémon:

Electric Grass

Water effects

  • The power of Water type attacks increases by 50% during rain and decreases by 50% during harsh sunlight.
  • Water type attacks have no effect during extremely harsh sunlight created by Desolate Land.
  • The Torrent ability increases the power of Water type moves by 50% when the Pokémon has less than 13 HP remaining.
  • Pokémon with the abilities Water Absorb or Dry Skin heal 14 of their maximum HP when hit by a Water type move.
  • The ability Storm Drain redirects all Water type moves to that Pokémon, dealing no damage and raising their Special Attack one stage.
  • The move Soak changes a Pokémon's type to pure Water.
  • The Ice type move Freeze-Dry is super-effective on Water type Pokémon.
  • The items Splash Plate, Mystic Water, Sea Incense and Wave Incense increase the power of Water type moves by 20% when held.
  • The item Absorb Bulb raises the holder's Special Attack when hit by a Water type move, while Luminous Moss raises the Special Defense.
  • The Passho Berry, when held, neutralizes a super-effective Water type move.
  • Lustrous Orb boosts Water type moves by 20% when held by Palkia.

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Water type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Water type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal 2½½22½
Fire 22222422242222
Water ½½¼½½½½½½½¼½½½
Electric 2½½22½
Grass ½¼½½½½½½½½¼½½½
Ice 2½½22½
Fighting 2½½22½
Poison 2½½22½
Ground 24222222242222
Flying 2½½22½
Psychic 2½½22½
Bug 2½½22½
Rock 24222242222222
Ghost 2½½22½
Dragon ½¼½¼½½½½½½½½½½
Dark 2½½22½
Steel 2½½22½
Fairy 2½½22½

Water Pokémon stat averages

71.0
HP
Ranked #8
73.7
Attack
Ranked #11
74.3
Defense
Ranked #8
74.8
Sp. Attack
Ranked #10
70.3
Sp. Defense
Ranked #13
65.0
Speed
Ranked #11

Notable Water-type trainers

Misty
Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow
Misty
Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Wallace
Wallace
Sootopolis City gym leader
Ruby/Sapphire
Misty
Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen
Juan
Juan
Sootopolis City gym leader
Emerald
Wallace
Wallace
Pokémon Champion
Emerald
Crasher Wake
Crasher Wake
Pastoria City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Misty
Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Cress
Cress
(Tepig as starter)
Striaton City gym leader
Black/White
Marlon
Marlon
Humilau City gym leader
Black 2/White 2
Siebold
Siebold
Elite Four
X/Y
Wallace
Wallace
Sootopolis City gym leader
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Water Pokémon

There are 141 Water-type Pokémon.
See also:

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Mega BlastoiseBlastoise
Mega Blastoise
#009 / Water
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Mega SlowbroSlowbro
Mega Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
MagikarpMagikarp
#129 / Water
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Mega GyaradosGyarados
Mega Gyarados
#130 / Water · Dark
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Mega SwampertSwampert
Mega Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Mega SharpedoSharpedo
Mega Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Primal KyogreKyogre
Primal Kyogre
#382 / Water
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Keldeo (Resolute Forme)Keldeo
Resolute Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Wishiwashi (School Form)Wishiwashi
School Form
#746 / Water
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy