Type Water.gif

Some Water-type Pokémon in their natural habitat.

The Water-type (みずタイプ Mizu taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types. It is also one of the three Starter types, forming a perfectly triangular relationship with Fire and Grass.

There are more Pokémon of this type than any other type due to the large number of marine creatures to base species from. Most Pokémon of this type also have another type, representing the biodiversity of marine creatures. Water is notably the second type to have been paired with every other type - the Fire/Water Volcanion completed all possible pairings.

Most Water-type Pokémon are based on creatures that live on water, or use water for their disposition. Their attacks involve use of water, if not, attacks that can be done only by marine creatures (like Clamp, Crabhammer and Razor Shell).

Famous Water-type Pokémon Trainers include Misty, the second Kanto Gym Leader; Wallace, the first eighth Hoenn Gym Leader-turned-Champion and his replacement Juan; Crasher Wake, the fourth Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Cress, one of Striaton City's first three Gym Leaders in Unova; Marlon, the eighth Gym Leader of Humilau City in Unova; Siebold, one of the Kalos Elite Four; Lana, an Akala Island Trial Captain in Alola; and Nessa, the second Gym Leader of Galar.

Water-type moves

  • There are 32 Water-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 8 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 15 moves are of the Special type.
    • 5 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 7 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • 5 moves are of the Cute type.png type.
    • 3 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • There are no Clever type.png-type moves.

List of Water-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aqua Jet Physical type.gif Cool type.png[1] Generation IV 40
Aqua Ring Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation IV -
Aqua Tail Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png[2] Generation IV 90
Bouncy Bubble Special type.gif Generation VII 90
Brine Special type.gif Tough type.png[3] Generation IV 65
Bubble Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation I 40
Bubble Beam Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 65
Clamp Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 35
Crabhammer Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 100
Dive Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 80[4]
Fishious Rend Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 85
Hydro Cannon Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 150
Hydro Pump Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 110[5]
Life Dew Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Liquidation Physical type.gif Generation VII 85
Muddy Water Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 90
Octazooka Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation II 65
Origin Pulse Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 110
Rain Dance Other type.gif Beautiful type.png[6] Generation II -
Razor Shell Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 75
Scald Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 80
Snipe Shot Special type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Soak Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation V -
Sparkling Aria Special type.gif Generation VII 90
Splishy Splash Special type.gif Generation VII 90
Steam Eruption Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 110
Surf Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 90
Water Gun Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation I 40
Water Pledge Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 80[7]
Water Pulse Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 60
Water Shuriken Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VI 15 (x2-5)
Water Sport Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation III -
Water Spout Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 150
Waterfall Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 80
Whirlpool Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II 35[8]
Withdraw Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation I -

Effectiveness of Water-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fire.gif, Type Ground.gif and Type Rock.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon.gif, Type Grass.gif and Type Water.gif.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Water type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Water.gif
×2
½
×2
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Bug.gif
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½
Type Water.gifType Dark.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×0
½
½
Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif
×2
×2
¼
½
¼
Type Water.gifType Electric.gif
½
½
×2
×2
½
¼
½
Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Fire.gif
½
×2
½
¼
×2
¼
×2
¼
Type Water.gifType Flying.gif
½
×4
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
Type Water.gifType Ghost.gif
½
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Grass.gif
×2
×2
½
×2
½
¼
Type Water.gifType Ground.gif
×0
½
×4
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Ice.gif
×2
×2
×2
¼
×2
½
Type Water.gifType Normal.gif
×2
×2
½
×0
×2
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Poison.gif
½
[9]
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½
Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
[10]
×2
½
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Rock.gif
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
½
½
Type Water.gifType Steel.gif
½
[11]
½
×2
½
×2
½
[12]
×2
¼
½
×0
½
½
¼
½

Water-type-Pokémon Trainers

Water-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
Misty Lets go.jpg
Misty
Cerulean City, Kanto Cascade Badge
Cascade Badge
VSWallace.png
Wallace[13]
Sootopolis City, Hoenn Rain Badge
Rain Badge
Juan(E)Sprite.png
Juan[14]
Sootopolis City, Hoenn Rain Badge
Rain Badge
VSCrasher Wake.png
Crasher Wake
Pastoria City, Sinnoh Fen Badge
Fen Badge
VSCress.png
Cress[15]
Striaton City, Unova Trio Badge
Trio Badge
VSMarlon.png
Marlon
Humilau City, Unova Wave Badge
Wave Badge
Nessa League Card.png
Nessa
Hulbury ,Galar Water Badge
Water Badge

Water-type-Pokémon Trial Captains

Captain Location Z-Crystal
VS Lana SM.png
Lana
Brooklet Hill, Alola Waterium Z
Waterium Z

Water-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSSiebold.png
Siebold
Kalos Elite Four

Water type records

  • Skrelp evolves at the highest level (48)

Water-type Pokémon

133 Pokémon are Water type. (16.33% of all Pokémon)

Pure Water-type Pokémon

63 Pokémon are pure Water type. (46.56% of the Water-type Pokémon)

Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise Psyduck Golduck Poliwag
Squirtle
#007
----

Type Water.gif

Wartortle
#008
----

Type Water.gif

Blastoise
#009
----

Type Water.gif

Psyduck
#054
----

Type Water.gif

Golduck
#055
----

Type Water.gif

Poliwag
#060
----

Type Water.gif

Poliwhirl Seel Shellder Krabby Kingler Horsea
Poliwhirl
#061
----

Type Water.gif

Seel
#086
----

Type Water.gif

Shellder
#090
----

Type Water.gif

Krabby
#098
----

Type Water.gif

Kingler
#099
----

Type Water.gif

Horsea
#116
----

Type Water.gif

Seadra Goldeen Seaking Staryu Magikarp Vaporeon
Seadra
#117
----

Type Water.gif

Goldeen
#118
----

Type Water.gif

Seaking
#119
----

Type Water.gif

Staryu
#120
----

Type Water.gif

Magikarp
#129
----

Type Water.gif

Vaporeon
#134
----

Type Water.gif

Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr Politoed Remoraid Octillery
Totodile
#158
----

Type Water.gif

Crowconaw
#159
----

Type Water.gif

Feraligatr
#160
----

Type Water.gif

Politoed
#186
----

Type Water.gif

Remoraid
#223
----

Type Water.gif

Octillery
#224
----

Type Water.gif

Suicune Mudkip Wailmer Wailord Corphish Feebas
Suicune
#245
----

Type Water.gif

Mudkip
#258
----

Type Water.gif

Wailmer
#320
----

Type Water.gif

Wailord
#321
----

Type Water.gif

Suicune
#341
----

Type Water.gif

Feebas
#349
----

Type Water.gif

Milotic Clamperl Huntail Gorebyss Luvdisc Kyogre
Milotic
#350
----

Type Water.gif

Clamperl
#366
----

Type Water.gif

Huntail
#367
----

Type Water.gif

Gorebyss
#368
----

Type Water.gif

Luvdisc
#370
----

Type Water.gif

Kyogre
#382
----

Type Water.gif

Piplup Prinplup Buizel Floatzel Shellos Finneon
Piplup
#393
----

Type Water.gif

Prinplup
#394
----

Type Water.gif

Buizel
#418
----

Type Water.gif

Floatzel
#419
----

Type Water.gif

Shellos
#422
----

Type Water.gif

Finneon
#456
----

Type Water.gif

Lumineon Phione Manaphy Oshawott Dewott Samurott
Lumineon
#457
----

Type Water.gif

Phione
#489
----

Type Water.gif

Manaphy
#490
----

Type Water.gif

Oshawott
#501
----

Type Water.gif

Dewott
#502
----

Type Water.gif

Samurott
#503
----

Type Water.gif

Panpour Simipour Tympole Basculin Alomomola Froakie
Panpour
#515
----

Type Water.gif

Simipour
#516
----

Type Water.gif

Tympole
#535
----

Type Water.gif

Basculin
#550
----

Type Water.gif

Alomomola
#594
----

Type Water.gif

Froakie
#656
----

Type Water.gif

Frogadier Clauncher Clawitzer Popplio Brionne Wishiwashi (Solo Form)
Frogadier
#657
----

Type Water.gif

Clauncher
#692
----

Type Water.gif

Clawitzer
#693
----

Type Water.gif

Popplio
#728
----

Type Water.gif

Brionne
#729
----

Type Water.gif

Wishiwashi
#746
----

Type Water.gif

Pyukumuku Sobble Drizzile Inteleon Chewtle Arrokuda
Pyukumuku
#771
----

Type Water.gif

Sobble
#816
----

Type Water.gif

Drizzile
#817
----

Type Water.gif

Inteleon
#818
----

Type Water.gif

Chewtle
#833
----

Type Water.gif

Arrokuda
#846
----

Type Water.gif

Barraskewda
Barraskewda
#847
----

Type Water.gif

Primary Water-type Pokémon

53 Pokémon are primary Water type. (40.46% of the Water-type Pokémon)

Poliwrath Tentacool Tentacruel Slowpoke Slowbro Dewgong
Poliwrath
#062
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif

Tentacool
#072
----

Type Water.gifType Poison.gif

Tentacruel
#073
----

Type Water.gifType Poison.gif

Slowpoke
#079
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

Slowbro
#080
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

Dewgong
#087
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Cloyster Starmie Gyarados Lapras Chinchou Lanturn
Cloyster
#091
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Starmie
#121
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

Gyarados
#130
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Lapras
#131
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Chinchou
#170
----

Type Water.gifType Electric.gif

Lanturn
#171
----

Type Water.gifType Electric.gif

Marill Azumarill Wooper Quagsire Slowking Qwilfish
Marill
#183
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif[16]

Azumarill
#184
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif[16]

Wooper
#194
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Quagsire
#195
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Slowking
#199
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

Qwilfish
#211
----

Type Water.gifType Poison.gif

Corsola Mantine Kingdra Marshtomp Swampert Lotad
Corsola
#222
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Mantine
#226
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Kindra
#230
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

Marshtomp
#259
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Swampert
#260
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Lotad
#270
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Lombre Ludicolo Wingull Pelipper Carvanha Sharpedo
Lombre
#271
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Ludicolo
#272
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Wingull
#278
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Pelipper
#279
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Carvanha
#318
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

Sharpedo
#319
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

Barboach Whiscash Crawdaunt Relicanth Empoleon Gastrodon
Barboach
#339
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Whiscash
#340
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Crawdaunt
#342
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

Relicanth
#369
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Empoleon
#395
----

Type Water.gifType Steel.gif

Gastrodon
#423
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Mantyke Palkia Palpitoad Seismitoad Tirtouga Carracosta
Mantyke
#458
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Palkia
#484
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

Palipitoad
#536
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Seismitoad
#537
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Tirtouga
#564
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Carracosta
#565
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Ducklett Swanna Frillish Jellicent Keldeo Greninja
Ducklett
#580
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Swanna
#581
----

Type Water.gifType Flying.gif

Frillish
#592
----

Type Water.gifType Ghost.gif

Jellicent
#593
----

Type Water.gifType Ghost.gif

Keldeo
#647
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif

Greninja
#658
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

Primarina Dewpider Araquanid Bruxish Tapu Fini Drednaw
Primarina
#730
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif

Dewpider
#751
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Araquanid
#752
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Bruxish
#779
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

Tapu Fini
#788
----

Type Water.gifType Fairy.gif

Drednaw
#834
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Dracovish Arctovish
Dracovish
#882
----

Type Water.gifType Dragon.gif

Arctovish
#883
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Secondary Water-type Pokémon

17 Pokémon are secondary Water type. (12.98% of the Water-type Pokémon)

Omanyte Omastar Kabuto Kabutops Surskit Spheal
Omanyte
#138
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Omastar
#139
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Kabuto
#140
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Kabutops
#141
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Surskit
#283
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Spheal
#363
----

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

Sealeo Walrein Bibarel Binacle Barbaracle Skrelp
Sealeo
#364
----

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

Walrein
#365
----

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

Bibarel
#400
----

Type Normal.gifType Water.gif

Binacle
#688
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Barbaracle
#689
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Skrelp
#690
----

Type Poison.gifType Water.gif

Volcanion Mareanie Toxapex Wimpod Golisopod Cramorant
Volcanion
#721
----

Type Fire.gifType Water.gif

Mareanie
#747
----

Type Poison.gifType Water.gif

Toxapex
#748
----

Type Poison.gifType Water.gif

Wimpod
#767
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Golisopod
#768
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Cramorant
#845
----

Type Flying.gifType Water.gif

Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Urshifu
#892
----

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif

Pokémon with Water-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Water type.

Mega Blastoise Gigantamax Blastoise Mega Slowbro Gigantamax Kingler Mega Gyarados Gigantamax Lapras
Mega Blastoise
#009
----

Type Water.gif

009GBlastoise.png

#009
----

Type Water.gif

Mega Slowbro
#080
----

Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif

099GKingler.png
#099

----

Type Water.gif

Mega Gyarados
#130
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

131GLapras.png
#131
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Mega Swampert Mega Sharpedo Castform (Rainy Form) Primal Kyogre Wash Rotom Arceus
Mega Swampert
#260
----

Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

Mega Sharpedo
#319
----

Type Water.gif

Castform
#351
----

Type Water.gif[17]

Primal Kyogre
#382
----

Type Water.gif

Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Water.gif[18]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Water.gif[19]

Keldeo (Resolute Form) Ash-Greninja Wishiwashi (School Form) Silvally Gigantamax Inteleon Gigantamax Drednaw
Keldeo
#647
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif[20]

Ash-Greninja
#658
----

Type Water.gifType Dark.gif

Wishiwashi
#746
----

Type Water.gif[21]

Silvally
#773
---- Type Water.gif[22]

818GInteleon.png

#818
----

Type Water.gif

Drednaw
#834

----
Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style).png
#892

----

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Fire type because water puts fire out.
  • They're strong against the Ground type because ground becomes weak when it is soaked, and dirt washes away when water is sprayed over something dirty.
  • They're strong against the Rock type because water erodes rocks.
  • They're weak against the Electric type because water is a good conductor of electricity and since electricity is a form of energy and water is a chemical compound, electricity can split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Also, if one is in the water while it's conducting the electricity, they can get electrocuted.
  • They're weak against the Grass type because plants absorb water for their own survival.
  • They resist the Ice type because ice melts when it's in touch with a liquid. Another reason could be that ice is just frozen water.
  • They resist the Steel type because water oxidizes most metals and makes them rust.
  • The Dragon type resists them because in ancient legends, dragons were unaffected by the principal forces of nature (plants, water, fire and electricity). Also, water dragons were common in legends.
  • They resist themselves because adding water to another source of water increases the source.

Trivia

  • The Water-type has the most Pokémon with its type with 144 unique Pokemon.
  • Along with the Psychic-type and the Flying-type, the Water-type has been paired up with every type (excluding types like ??? type and Shadow type).
  • The Water-type has the most Pokémon that evolve through trading. These include Slowking, Politoed, Gorebyss, Huntail, and Milotic.
    • Coincidentally, all of these Pokémon require an item to evolve.
  • The Water-type has the most Gigantamax forms of any type, having 6. It also has the most G-Max moves of any type, with 4.

Notes

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type.png-type move.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type.png-type move.
  3. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type.png-type move.
  4. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  5. ^ 120 until Generation V.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type.png-type move.
  7. ^ 50 in Generation V.
  8. ^ 15 until Generation IV.
  9. ^ In Generation I, Bug-type moves were super effective on Water/Poison-type.
  10. ^ In Generation I, Water/Psychic-type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves.
  11. ^ Before Generation VI, Water/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  12. ^ Before Generation VI, Water/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  13. ^ Only in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  14. ^ Only in Pokémon Emerald.
  15. ^ You'll fight against him only if you chose Tepig as your Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  16. ^ a b This Pokémon was a pure Type Water.gif-type Pokémon until Generation VI.
  17. ^ Only in its Rainy Form.
  18. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric.gif and Type Ghost.gif type.
  19. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Splash Plate.
  20. ^ In its Resolute Forme.
  21. ^ In its School Form.
  22. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Water Memory.
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