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Type Water
Type Water HOME
Pokemon of water

Generation IV artwork of some Water-type Pokémon in their natural habitat.

The Water type (Japanese: みずタイプ, HepburnMizu taipu) 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; Nessa, the second Gym Leader of Hulbury in Galar; and Kofu, Cascaraffa Gym Leader in Paldea.

Water-type moves[]

  • There are 53 Water-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 17 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 23 moves are of the Special type.
    • 6 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 7 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • There are no Clever type-type moves.

List of Water-type moves[]

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aqua Cutter Physical type - Generation IX 70
Aqua Jet Physical type Cool type[Notes 1] Generation IV 40
Aqua Ring Other type Beautiful type Generation IV -
Aqua Step Physical type - Generation IX 80
Aqua Tail Physical type Beautiful type[Notes 2] Generation IV 90
Bouncy Bubble Special type - Generation VII 90
Brine Special type Tough type[Notes 3] Generation IV 65
Bubble Special type Cute type Generation I 40
Bubble Beam Special type Beautiful type Generation I 65
Chilling Water Special type - Generation IX 50
Clamp Physical type Tough type Generation I 35
Crabhammer Physical type Tough type Generation I 100
Dive Physical type Beautiful type Generation III 80[Notes 4]
Fishious Rend Physical type - Generation VIII 85
Flip Turn Physical type - Generation VIII 60
G-Max Cannonade - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Foam Burst - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Hydrosnipe - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Rapid Flow - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Stonesurge - - Generation VIII -
Hydro Cannon Special type Beautiful type Generation III 150
Hydro Pump Special type Beautiful type Generation I 110[Notes 5]
Hydro Steam Special type - Generation IX 80
Hydro Vortex - - Generation VII -
Jet Punch Physical type - Generation IX 60
Life Dew Other type - Generation VIII -
Liquidation Physical type - Generation VII 85
Max Geyser - - Generation VIII -
Muddy Water Special type Tough type Generation III 90
Oceanic Operetta Special type - Generation VII 195
Octazooka Special type Tough type Generation II 65
Origin Pulse Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 110
Rain Dance Other type Beautiful type[Notes 6] Generation II -
Razor Shell Physical type Cool type Generation V 75
Scald Special type Tough type Generation V 80
Snipe Shot Special type - Generation VIII 80
Soak Other type Cute type Generation V -
Sparkling Aria Special type - Generation VII 90
Splishy Splash Special type - Generation VII 90
Steam Eruption Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 110
Surf Special type Beautiful type Generation I 90
Surging Strikes Physical type - Generation VIII 25
Triple Dive Physical type - Generation IX 30
Water Gun Special type Cute type Generation I 40
Water Pledge Special type Beautiful type Generation V 80[Notes 7]
Water Pulse Special type Beautiful type Generation III 60
Water Shuriken Physical type Cool type Generation VI 15 (x2-5)
Water Sport Other type Cute type Generation III -
Water Spout Special type Beautiful type Generation III 150
Waterfall Physical type Tough type Generation I 80
Wave Crash Physical type - Generation VIII 120
Whirlpool Special type Beautiful type Generation II 35[Notes 8]
Withdraw Other type Cute type Generation I -

Effectiveness of Water-type moves[]

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fire, Type Ground and Type Rock.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon, Type Grass and Type Water.

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 Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Water
×2
½
×2
½
½
½
Type WaterType Bug
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½
Type WaterType Dark
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×0
½
½
Type WaterType Dragon
×2
×2
¼
½
¼
Type WaterType Electric
½
½
×2
×2
½
¼
½
Type WaterType Fairy
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type WaterType Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
½
Type WaterType Fire
½
×2
½
¼
×2
¼
×2
¼
Type WaterType Flying
½
×4
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
Type WaterType Ghost
½
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
½
½
Type WaterType Grass
×2
×2
½
×2
½
¼
Type WaterType Ground
×0
½
×4
½
½
½
Type WaterType Ice
×2
×2
×2
¼
×2
½
Type WaterType Normal
×2
×2
½
×0
×2
½
½
½
Type WaterType Poison
½
[Notes 9]
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½
Type WaterType Psychic
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
[Notes 10]
×2
½
½
½
½
Type WaterType Rock
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
½
½
Type WaterType Steel
½
[Notes 11]
½
×2
½
×2
½
[Notes 12]
×2
¼
½
×0
½
½
¼
½

Water-type-Pokémon Trainers[]

Water-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders[]

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

Water-type-Pokémon Trial Captains[]

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

Water-type-Pokémon Elite Four members[]

Competence Category
VSSiebold
Siebold
Kalos Elite Four

Water type records[]

Water-type Pokémon[]

157 Pokémon are Water type.

Pure Water-type Pokémon[]

Primary Water-type Pokémon[]

Secondary Water-type Pokémon[]

Pokémon with Water-type alternate formes[]

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

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, and rocks sink in water.
  • 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. Strangely, the Steel type isn't weak to them.
  • 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, and you can't soak anyone who's already wet.

Trivia[]

  • All of the Water-type Starter's final evolutions resemble semi-aquatic or amphibious animals, and are themed after weapons or fighting classes:
    • Blastoise is based on a sea turtle and has water cannons on its back. It also resembles a heavy-weaponry user.
    • Feraligatr is based on a crocodile or an alligator and its armor resembles arm pads. It also resembles a berserker.
    • Swampert is based on an axolotl and has fins that resemble Japanese war fans. It also takes the stance of a sumo wrestler.
    • Empoleon is based on a penguin and has a crest resembling a trident. It also resembles an emperor.
    • Samurott is based on a sea otter and its horn resembles a lance and katanas called Seamiters in its arms. It also resembles a samurai.
    • Greninja is based on a frog or a toad and uses throwing stars made out of water. It also resembles a ninja.
    • Primarina is based on a seal or a sea lion and has a tail that resembles that of a water torpedo. It also resembles a siren.
    • Inteleon is based on a chameleon with a finger that is used for shooting, making it also resemble a sniper.
    • Quaquaval is based on a duck and resembles capoeira, a type of a martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, music and spirituality, making it also resemble both a dancer and a martial artist.
  • The Water type has the most Pokémon with its type with 144 unique Pokémon.
  • Along with the Psychic and Flying types, the Water type has been paired up with every type (excluding types such as ??? 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.
  • Strangely, the Water type takes neutral damage from the Poison type instead of being weak to them, despite the fact that water is very easy to pollute, especially by toxic waste, and aquatic beings have great difficulty surviving in polluted water.

Notes[]

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type-type move.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type-type move.
  3. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  4. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  5. ^ 120 until Generation V.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type-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 Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
  14. ^ Only in Pokémon Emerald.
  15. ^ You'll fight against him only if you chose Tepig as your First partner Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  16. ^ a b This Pokémon was a pure Type Water-type Pokémon until Generation VI.
  17. ^ Only in its Rainy Form.
  18. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric and Type Ghost type.
  19. ^ Due to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Splash Plate.
  20. ^ In its Resolute Forme.
  21. ^ In its School Form.
  22. ^ Due to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Water Memory.
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