Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Unova region. Its classification is the Sea Otter Pokémon. It has the ability Torrent, like all other previous Water-type starters.

Biology

Physiology

Oshawott is a bipedal, mammalian sea otter-like Pokémon. It has furs covering its entire body, with white fur on its face and arms, light-blue fur on its chubby torso and a dark blue tail, feet and ears. It also has a tan-colored scallop shell attached to its stomach called a "scalchop," which is made of keratin (the same substance as human hair and fingernails). If broken, its scalchop can regrow.

Behavior

Oshawott are mostly mischievous and slightly aggressive. When they feel bored, they will play with their Scalchop, making a "pound" sound.

Natural Abilities

Oshawott's scalchop can be removed from its belly and used as a sword for specific attacks, such as Razor Shell, and can also be used to deflect attacks.

Evolution

Oshawott evolves into Dewott at level 17. Dewott evolves into Samurott, the final form, at level 36.

Game data

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town. One
Black 2 and White 2 Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City. One
X and Y Transfer or Trade None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Gift Pokémon from Professor Birch's bag on Route 101 after completing the Delta Episode One
Sun and Moon Breed Samurott None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trade None


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    It fights using the swordshell on its belly. It stops an attack and slashes back without a moment's delay.

  • White

    The swordshell on its belly is made of keratin, the same material as fingernails. It can detach from its belly and be used like a shortsword.

  • Black 2

    The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.

  • White 2

    The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.

  • X

    The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.

  • Y

    It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.

  • Omega Ruby

    The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.


Stats

Oshawott's Stats
HP
55
Attack
55
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
63
Sp. Def
45
Speed
45
Total
308

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
17 Razor Shell 75 95% 10 Water Physical
19 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
23 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
25 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
29 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
31 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status
35 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
17 Razor Shell 75 95% 10 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
19 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
23 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
25 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
29 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
31 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
35 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
41 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
17 Razor Shell 75 95% 10 Water Physical
19 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
23 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
25 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
29 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
31 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status
35 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
43 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Air Slash Farfetch'd, Dunsparce, Woobat, Swoobat 75 95% 15 Flying Special
Assurance Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Mankey, Primeape, Umbreon, Girafarig, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Weavile, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Purrloin, Liepard, Woobat, Swoobat, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Wailmer, Wailord, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Panpour, Cubchoo, Beartic 65 100% 10 Water Special
Copycat Skitty, Spinda —% 20 Normal Status
Detect Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status
Night Slash Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Sacred SwordUSUM Smeargle 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Ambipom, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status
Trump Card Eevee —% 5 Normal Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Air Slash Farfetch'd, Woobat, Swoobat 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
Assurance Rattata, Raticate, Meowth, Persian, Mankey, Primeape, Umbreon, Girafarig, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Weavile, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Purrloin, Liepard, Woobat, Swoobat, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Wailmer, Wailord, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Panpour, Cubchoo, Beartic 65 100% 10 Water Special Tough 3 0 ♥
Copycat Skitty, Spinda —% 20 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Detect Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Trump Card Eevee —% 5 Normal Special Cool 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Air Slash Farfetch'd, Woobat, Swoobat 75 95% 20 Flying Special
Assurance Rattata, Raticate, Meowth, Persian, Mankey, Primeape, Umbreon, Girafarig, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Weavile, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Purrloin, Liepard, Woobat, Swoobat, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Wailmer, Wailord, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Panpour, Cubchoo, Beartic 65 100% 10 Water Special
Copycat Skitty, Spinda —% 20 Normal Status
Detect Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status
Trump Card Eevee —% 5 Normal Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Water Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Water Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pledge BWB2W2 50 100% 10 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Ash's Oshawott.

Main article: Ash's Oshawott

Oshawott's first appearance in In the Shadow of Zekrom! was as one of starter Pokémon that Trip could choose. However, Trip chose Snivy as his starter instead. When Trip's Snivy battled Ash's Pikachu, Oshawott snuck out of Professor Juniper's lab to watch. Oshawott followed Ash until Ash finally noticed him, whereupon Ash caught Oshawott in A Sandile Gusher of Change!, and added him to his team. He constantly falls in love with other female Pokémon.

Trivia

  • Oshawott is the fourth mammalian starter, the others being Cyndaquil, Chimchar, and Tepig.
    • Oshawott is also the first Water-type Starter Pokémon to be based on a mammal as well as the first mammalian starter not to be of the Fire-type.
  • Oshawott is the only Unova starter to have a different species than its direct evolution: Oshawott being the Sea Otter Pokémon, and Dewott being the Discipline Pokémon.
  • Oshawott has the lowest total base stat of all Water-type starter Pokémon.
  • When Oshawott's English name was first revealed, it was often misspelled as "Oshawatt". This was seen on merchandise, such as tags on Pokémon Center plush toys from the Nintendo World Store in NY.
  • Oshawott is one of the playable characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, where he is a disciple of Samurott, the Keeper of the Cove Area. He's the one who is sent on an investigation of Pokémon disappearing and ending up in Wish Park.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Oshawott is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Surf.
  • Oshawott is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Oshawott shares a trait with Scorbunny, as both hate being ignored and they always like being the center of attention.

Origin

Oshawott is based on a sea otter. The scalchop on its stomach may reference how real sea otters lay on their backs and hold the invertebrates they eat on their stomachs. As the Unova starters are based on historical empires, Oshawott is based on the Japanese Empire.

Etymology

Oshawott's name could be a combination of the word ocean for "Osha", as well as "water" and "otter" for the end of its name, "wott". Another possibility for Oshawott's name origin is from the words Otter and Wash. By swapping the consonant sounds within each word to get Osher and Watt, then altering the spelling while keeping the same sounds gives Oshawott. Oshawott's name may also be derived from the city "Oshawa" in Ontario, Canada and "otter". Its Japanese name may be derived from 水 mizu, water or 未熟 mijuku, naive and 丸 maru (circle, likely either because of its plump appearance or because said kanji was often used in samurai names).

Names in other languages

Japanese: ミジュマル

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See also

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