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.

143
Water type Pokémon
66
Single type Pokémon
77
Dual type Pokémon
33
Water-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Water moves are super-effective against:

Fire Ground Rock

Water moves are not very effective against:

Water Grass Dragon

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Water Pokémon:

Fire Water Ice Steel

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

69.7
HP
Ranked #9
73.9
Attack
Ranked #14
75.5
Defense
Ranked #8
74.4
Sp. Attack
Ranked #10
72.3
Sp. Defense
Ranked #10
63.8
Speed
Ranked #11

Notable Water-type trainers



Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow


Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal


Wallace
Sootopolis City gym leader
Ruby/Sapphire


Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen


Juan
Sootopolis City gym leader
Emerald


Wallace
Pokémon Champion
Emerald


Crasher Wake
Pastoria City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum


Misty
Cerulean City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver


Cress
(Tepig as starter)
Striaton City gym leader
Black/White


Marlon
Humilau City gym leader
Black 2/White 2


Siebold
Elite Four
X/Y


Wallace
Sootopolis City gym leader
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Water Pokémon

There are 143 Water-type Pokémon.
See also:

Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
#009 / Water
Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gyarados
Mega Gyarados
#130 / Water · Dark
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Swampert
Mega Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Sharpedo
Mega Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Castform
Rainy Form
#351 / Water
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Kyogre
Primal Kyogre
#382 / Water
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Basculin
Blue-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Keldeo
Resolute Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Wishiwashi
School Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water