Water Absorb (ちょすい Water Storage) is an ability introduced in Generation III which activates in the event of your Pokémon getting hit by a Water-type move, resulting in your Pokémon regaining roughly a quarter of its HP. However, if your Pokémon already has full health when Water Absorb is used, the following message will appear "Poliwag's Water Absorb made Hydro Pump useless!"

In Generation III, Water Absorb's in-game description is "Changes water into HP." In Generation IV, Water Absorb's in-game description is "Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move." In Generation V, Water Absorb's in-game description is "Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move."



Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type
#060 Poliwag 060 Type Water
#061 Poliwhirl 061 Type Water
#062 Poliwrath 062 Type WaterType Fighting
#131 Lapras 131 Type WaterType Ice
#134 Vaporeon 134 Type Water
#186 Politoed 186 Type Water
#194 Wooper 194 Type WaterType Ground
#195 Quagsire 195 Type WaterType Ground
#226 Mantine 226 Type WaterType Flying
#458 Mantyke 458 Type WaterType Flying
#556 Maractus 556 Type Grass
#592 Frillish 592592A Type WaterType Ghost
#593 Jellicent 593593A Type WaterType Ghost
#721 Volcanion 721 Type FireType Water
#882 Dracovish 882 Type WaterType Dragon
#883 Arctovish 883 Type WaterType Ice


Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type
#170 Chinchou 170 Type WaterType Electric
#171 Lanturn 171 Type WaterType Electric
#245 Suicune 245 Type Water
#331 Cacnea 331 Type Grass
#332 Cacturne 332 Type GrassType Dark
#535 Tympole 535 Type Water
#536 Palpitoad 536 Type WaterType Ground
#537 Seismitoad 537 Type WaterType Ground
#751 Dewpider 751 Type WaterType Bug
#752 Araquanid 752 Type WaterType Bug


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