Top 10 Best Water Type Pokemon
Let's examine some Water Pokémon (not including legendaries):
Blastoise: Has better stats than Venusaur but only has one type, even at its Mega Evolution.
Swampert: A great Pokémon, only one weakness, which is Grass, and can be destroyed with Ice Beam. But weaknesses aside, there are still Pokémon that can easily OHKO Swampert.
Gyarados: Has better stats than both Mega Swampert and Blastoise, becomes a Dark-type with Mega Evolution, and don't get me started on Flail. Guess what it evolves from? The most common fish Pokémon. It looks more like a Dragon than Charizard and Aerodactyl (also good Pokémon. Charizard's overrated though), and Lance has one.
Gyarados is awesome. We all say that about our favorite water types, don't we? But what we need is proof. Listen to this, Supreme Court!
- Intimidate: Lowers the attack stat, and in some cases, the attack itself
- Moxie: Each time you defeat someone with Gyarados, you gain free extra attack power
- Hidden Ability: The hidden ability is, well, hidden, so I can't really say much. But generally, when you mention a hidden ability, it's usually pretty cool.
- Frighten: Reduces speed
- Tenacity: Contact causes flinch
Do I need to say that Gyarados kicks butt when you already know that? It is renowned for being a mass havoc creator. Gyarados is a flying type, which is a major advantage. It is capable of using Fire Fang, Ice Fang, and Thunder Fang.
Gyarados learns Thrash at the beginning and Bite too. Dragon Rage (Level 23) provides significant leverage against opponents. Some opponents won't know this since Gyarados is not a Dragon type, so you can say surprise! Bite and Crunch receive STAB in Mega Evolution. It can also learn Water Pulse, Dragon Pulse, Bounce, Icy Wind, Iron Tail, Iron Head, Outrage, Snore, Spite, and Uproar through tutoring.
Gyarados has only two weaknesses: Electric and Grass. However, because it's a flying type, the effectiveness of Grass attacks is reduced to normal. It is totally immune to Ground attacks due to its Flying type. Gyarados is tied with Milotic for the highest increase in base stats after evolving, with 340 HP.
Blastoise is the original water tank in Pokémon. He has excellent stats, a great move set, and has the potential to crush anything. Blastoise is so awesome that it remains to this day one of the most respected and beloved Pokémon of all time, and an absolute boss.
Just to show what kind of a powerhouse Blastoise is, let's look at people who actually have one. Trainer Red, the greatest Pokémon trainer of all time, and Gary Oak. People with Blastoise don't mess around, and you have to bring the strongest members of your team to have a shot at taking him down.
When something is perfect... It's perfect. You have a giant tortoise with mechanical water pressurized cannons located within its shell to cause serious damage while behind a castle wall defense. Train both his defenses, give him Leftovers. Equip him with Iron Defense, Aqua Ring, Toxic, and Rapid Spin (or Surf), and just see how far you get with him in PvP...
The only reason they didn't make Blastoise a Steel Type in Gen 2 was because he'd just be too overpowered, and we all know it.
This is a ninja frog with such amazing looks and speed. Even the best water Pokémon cannot match its speed. It has weaknesses, yes, but those Pokémon types that are strong against this Pokémon have to strike at it. They can't even strike at it because of its great speed. The battle between Ash and Sawyer, where Sawyer's Sceptile tried attacking Greninja with Frenzy Plant and how Greninja dodged all that and cut through it, was awesome. Plus, Greninja won against Sceptile. It can learn a move set like Grass Knot, Aerial Ace, Dig, Toxic, Rock Slide, which can make up for its weaknesses. It's a Dark type Pokémon as well, which makes it resist psychic moves.
Greninja is way better than Blastoise. Mat Block is this man's signature move. It provides protection for your whole team, mostly in triple and double battles, which allows you to lay traps such as Toxic Spikes and Stealth Rock.
This Pokémon also has the best ability in the game: Protean. It offers instant STAB, which means it gets an extra 50% power for attacking. This also confuses the opponent.
Last but not least is its speed. It is the fastest Water type there is (I think...). This allows it to hit fast and hard.
Overall, if you add everything up, you will understand why it is the best. Blastoise may be the best Pokémon anime-wise, but Greninja is the best competitively. It also has cool looks.
Empoleon is a PERFECT Pokémon. He or she can learn very good moves that mitigate its weaknesses (even though you really do not need to do that, plus he or she doesn't even have that many), a lot of very good STAB (same type) moves like Flash Cannon, Hydro Pump, and Scald and can work with pretty much any strategy. Its typing is also very good. Its design is original and can be seen as either fancy or cute, depending on which form, and the abilities are pretty good.
Not to mention that it doesn't take forever to evolve him, despite him being a complete sweeper in any way. Plus, you can easily take care of the weaknesses. Just throw in Ice Beam!
Overall, Empoleon is literal perfection.
I like penguins, but this guy took it too far. A penguin with steel, sword-like flippers. You gotta admit if this guy was real, he would take over the world. Fire types can't touch this dude, and he takes over most other types really easily. I used to not really like him, but once I used him, he turned into mecha-penguin.
I'm surprised he didn't outdo Blastoise in this competition of popularity. You people are crazy!
Swampert is the best starter Pokémon, period. Water+Ground with its base stats makes it strong in both attack and defense. It's completely resistant to electric types, which is incredibly good for a water type, akin to Zapdos' resistance to ground. Its only weakness is against grass types, which are quite rare, often paired with poison typing, and the type itself doesn't have many good moves anyways.
Grass types are also weak to ice attacks, and Swampert can learn them. Equip your Swampert with Surf, Earthquake, and Ice Beam/Punch, along with just about any fourth move, and it can easily handle any Pokémon that isn't a water type or something like Mew or Celebi. Even including legendaries, Swampert is the very best.
Blastoise is cool and the original water starter Pokémon, but Swampert is just loads better! He has a higher base stat than Blastoise, he's cute and quirky, and he can totally obliterate his only vulnerability (which is grass) by learning ice type moves like Ice Beam. Additionally, he can learn Dig, which I believe many Trainers will find useful! Water isn't my favorite type, but damn, does it have good Pokémon. And when it comes to Water? It's all about Swampert - and Empoleon since that guy is sick as hell AND one of a kind (being the only water/steel dual-type Pokémon).
But, at the end of the day, Swampert is the best, so I'm voting for him. Come on, people, this awesome fish/lizard deserves your votes too! Let's at least get him to the number 2 spot!
Vaporeon is really bulky and can cover its two weaknesses with Dig and Ice Beam. Not that it needs to, because it is insanely bulky. My brother has a level 100 Torterra who used Frenzy Plant on my level 100 Vaporeon. Guess who survived? Vaporeon. Guess who took out Torterra with an Ice Beam immediately after this? Vaporeon. Vaporeon is awesome.
On a side note, look at how regal it looks? It looks like it's about to give you a royal whooping with its base 110 Special Attack. Good luck beating this guy/girl.
I admit, I chose Bulbasaur over Squirtle back in the days when I played the first three versions of Fire, Water, and Grass. However, when I stumbled upon an Eevee, which could evolve into one of the three tiers of evolutions, I decided to change it into Vaporeon to make up for not choosing Blastoise, and I'm glad to have done so. Because Mega-Blastoise is too much. Its new kick-ass appearance is cool, but the overall base stat is not cool.
I mean, if everyone is going to choose either Blastoise or Gyarados for the Mega evolutions in the long run, other Water Pokémon will lose their uniqueness, and that's just sad. But what am I talking about?! This is Vaporeon, a water cat that jets with bubbles! I LIKE IT! :) With an HP stat starting at 130, similar to Lapras, which is a true contender to Vaporeon itself, I can respect both of them because of the reasonable move pool and their fantastic, yet cute cuddly designs. And let's not forget the anime.
The only reason I chose Vaporeon over Lapras is that Lapras unfortunately has 4 type weaknesses. If Lapras encountered one or, worse, two of its weaknesses, its back shell is screwed. But Vaporeon can counter Grass or Electric types with Ice Beam and Dig, and it would be more awesome if there were more Ice and Ground skills applied to Vaporeon.
What else can I say? I love Vaporeon because it's my favorite Water Pokémon when the first generation came out.
Feraligatr, able to learn a pretty good range of status-boosting, secondary effect, and generally high damage moves, has been my all-time personal favorite for over a decade. Along with its ability to quickly break the defensive backbones of balanced teams, take some hits, and its reliability as a wallbreaker and potential hard carry (despite its primarily physical stats and dependence on teammates to take hits from any of its more dangerous threats), I've been able to soundly depend on it as my number one, even though it isn't in the top 3 of this list.
This Pokémon is a big wall with amazing speed. Pokémon like Blastoise are walls but pretty slow. Water types are my favorites because they can learn the only HMs I like: Waterfall, Surf, and Strength. Feraligatr can beat Ice types with moves like Blizzard, Ice Beam, Avalanche, Ice Punch, and Ice Shard.
The real weakness for Feraligatr is Electric, but it can KO Electric types if you teach it Earthquake. I remember in my Pokémon Crystal, training in Mount Silver to get it to level 100. I beat the Elite Four with Feraligatr without healing, and Lance got one-shotted by Ice Beams, laugh out loud. Plus, my first Pokémon was Feraligatr, so yay!
Lapras is a great Pokemon:
Let's start with the ability:
- Water Absorb gives Lapras immunity to Water-type moves.
- Hydration cures status problems with a Rain Dance.
- Shell Armor means NO critical hits whatsoever.
Now, the attacks:
- Sing is a starter move, which gives you an upper hand in battles.
- It learns TONS of Special moves, and STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) adds to this.
- Perish Song results in both Pokemon, Lapras and the foe, fainting. However, if used wisely, the move can be really beneficial.
- Sheer Cold is a one-hit KO move, which is valuable.
- Breeding Lapras with a Stunfisk will result in a baby Lapras that can learn Fissure. Train it up high and it learns Sheer Cold, giving it two one-hit KO moves.
- Lapras can learn some Dragon-type moves as well.
- Lapras can also learn a Psychic move, along with Sleep Talk and/or Curse (Ghost Type).
- Lapras has the ability to learn Thunder and Thunderbolt. When battling a Water-type leader and using a Lapras with Water Absorb & Thunderbolt, you become almost invincible.
- Lapras can also learn some Ice-type moves, which gives you an upper hand against Grass-types.
- Rain Dance can be learned in case your Lapras has Hydration.
- Psychic, Bulldoze, and Giga Impact can also be learned. These are Special moves.
- Lapras can learn 5 HMs, which will help you through the game.
- With the help of a Move Tutor, Lapras can learn a wide set of moves: Ground, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, Water, Normal, Ice, and Bug.
- Additionally, Lapras' Shiny form is exceptional! It's not one of those lackluster sprites where the color is an unpleasant green and a lighter shade.
Milotic would be #1 if people were actually capable of catching it. It is extremely rare, and its first evolution is subpar. However, when you evolve it (which is a difficult task in whichever game you play), it becomes one of the most powerful Pokemon I have ever owned. I defeated the entire Elite Four with Milotic in my Emerald game.
She can learn Ice Beam, which mitigates its grass weakness, and her special ability increases her defense when suffering (i.e., when she is hit with Thunderbolt, it doesn't even defeat her). In my opinion, it's one of the finest additions Pokemon has ever made to the game and should be #1. I dislike Blastoise.
Milotic is both the most powerful and beautiful Water Pokemon ever! The combination of water, ice, and dragon moves makes it strong against almost all other Pokemon! The fact that it takes a lot of effort to acquire one makes them even more valuable and amazing! No ordinary starter Pokemon can possibly be the best water Pokemon!
This Pokemon is a true force of nature. Even though I had Groudon and Rayquaza, I still trembled when my cousin brought this monster onto the field during our link battles. Groudon would be finished off with Water Spout or Hydro Pump, and Rayquaza would suffer death by Ice Beam! The rest of my arsenal was no match for this beast. STAB plus rain made its water attacks extremely powerful, and high special defense meant that even super effective grass and electric attacks barely had any effect. Truly, Kyogre is the greatest of all water Pokemon.
Vaporeon is my favorite, but I'm going to comment for Kyogre. This water Pokemon is easily the strongest water type there is. I hate how water Pokemon are treated by the animators. They always make them seem to be below the fire types.
I saw the Mega Evolution special, and they treated Kyogre very badly when he went up against Mega Metagross and Primal Groudon. The truth of the matter is, Primal Kyogre wrecks Mega Metagross, and it depends on which Pokemon is tossed out last in the whole Groudon vs Kyogre debate. If Groudon is tossed out last, Groudon wins. If Kyogre is tossed out last, Kyogre wins. There's really nothing to argue here.
Excellent dual STABs in Waterfall and Outrage, coupled with Dragon Dance, make Kingdra a top threat capable of sweeping unprepared teams. Kingdra's excellent defensive typing, along with its deceptively bulky stats, allows it to take strong special hits and Dragon Dance with a comfortable amount of HP remaining.
Suicune and Starmie, two excellent checks to other Dragon-types, usually hope to bait Outrage, only to find themselves unable to stop Kingdra from setting up two or three Dragon Dances, then Rest, and restore itself to full health thanks to Chesto Berry. Chesto Berry will not cure anything but sleep, so Pokémon relying on Will-O-Wisp or Toxic might think that they have beaten or crippled Kingdra, only to find they have given it an opportunity to gain more boosts before healing off status with Rest.
With its boosted Waterfall, Kingdra is able to beat many Pokémon without locking itself into Outrage and becomes very difficult to stop if the opponent no longer has a defensive wall such as Skarmory or Forretress.
I used a Lv. 100 Samurott to single-handedly defeat the Pokémon League twice and to destroy the Black Tower. Why is he way down here? Plus, he is a starter Pokémon, so you can obtain him without having to go through the trouble of catching him. Also, his Torrent ability powers up water-type moves when he is at low HP, and he can be taught Hydro Cannon, Hydro Pump, and Waterfall. Hydro Cannon and Pump are very powerful, and Waterfall often makes the target flinch.
I am such a lover of offensive special attackers! I mean, like, Samurott and Charizard are my favorites! Yeah, I know, Samurott can crush Charizard. This was ACTUALLY the FIRST water starter I ever got. I plan on getting Delphox or Greninja in X and Y. Samurott's got really high Sp. Attack (man, am I crazy with Sp. Attackers), and that made me get an A+ on defeating the Elite Four. LET'S GO SAMUROTT!
Samurott is an awesome water Pokémon because he has cool armor, can take out swords from his leg guard, and is a samurai Pokémon. Samurott is like a symbol of Japan, considering he's a water element and has a resemblance to a samurai. I love Samurott and I love Dewott too. I'm really hoping that Ash's Oshawott would evolve into Dewott and finally Samurott as he sharpens up.
I give my vote to Palkia. I assume that Palkia should be Psychic/Dragon. You guys might know me. I did say my second sentence in the best steel type votes. I gave my vote to Dialga. You guys can find me on that page. I couldn't write much about Palkia then because it was about Steel types. I love Palkia, by the way!
The beast of the sea! Defeater of Kyogre! Beats Blastoise! Kicks Gyarados! Smashes Swampert! Kills Empoleon! Slashes Vaporeon! Shoots Wailord to death! It was the king of the sea! Kyogre was surrendering, and the king of the sea is released! Arceus, beware. You are not the king of the sea. Arceus is the king of poop and apple pies!
Palkia is a god Pokemon. It controls space. It has a slight edge over Dialga. It is in the top five legendary Pokemon. And yeah, it is a legendary Pokemon. It should be at the top of the list. It will rip bloody Blastoise apart.
I always pick Primarina when playing Sun and Moon. Honestly, Greninja is the most overrated starter in Pokémon history, and Primarina destroys it. With the right moveset, this Pokémon can sweep most of the Elite Four in Sun and Moon.
Primarina is the best! It's the best water/fairy Pokémon ever! With great special attacks like Moonblast, Ice Beam, Sparkling Aria/Surf/Scald, and Shadow Ball, it could defeat a whole team of strong dragons.
Primarina is the best starter for the game, in my opinion. I love this Pokémon for its amazing coverage.
Suicune is no joke about stalling. Have a Calm Mind, Toxic, Rest, Sleep Talk Suicune, and you have a force to be reckoned with. Don't forget the appearance in Celebi: Voice of the Forest, where it can purify water and walk on it. So please reconsider about using your favorite starter because normally there is a Pokémon that can do the same job but better.
Suicune, my favorite Pokémon, is just so beautiful and elegant yet strong and bulky. His access to Calm Mind, Ice Beam, etc., makes him a force to be reckoned with.
Suicune is an amazing Pokémon. She is so fierce. Her stats are amazing, and she looks amazing. It rocks its look, it is super rare, and I think it should be number 1.
Starmie is not only the best-designed Pokémon, but it is also an amazing special sweeper with a great type for both attacking and defending, decent bulk, huge speed, and massive special attack. Top that off with impressive type coverage (Surf, Thunderbolt, Psychic, Ice Beam, Grass Knot, etc.), and Starmie is an absolute force to be reckoned with.
Moreover, it is really useful as a fast Rapid Spin user, making it even more versatile! If you can't tell, Starmie is my favorite Pokémon both for its design and its in-game usefulness. For the record, I love Staryu as well.
I caught this in Pokémon Black 2 thinking it was just another ordinary Pokémon. But when I started raising it, it shocked me to see how good it was! If you do not have this Pokémon, you must get it. Its type variety can take down almost any Pokémon, and it can learn Recover to heal from any damage. The amazing speed adds icing to the cake, making it much stronger than any other water Pokémon. Definitely my favorite!
Piplup is my absolute favorite Pokémon! He is so adorable and fairly powerful for a baby evolution. I loved him so much that I actually went as him for Halloween in 1st grade. Piplup is awesome, and I am so sad that he is so late on this list. He should be #1!
Piplup is one cute, playful but feisty penguin Pokémon. He's a ton of fun to have on your team.
Piplup can learn ice attacks as well as water attacks. He can be a funny Pokémon to brighten up your day.
Penguins. Oh wait? You expected more? Well, just Empoleon's Water/Steel type can wreck Fire Types, and Steel can deal with Poison Types.
Azumarill, the second-best Physical Water-type (behind Swampert, obviously...) is now a Fairy. This makes him better. Play Rough and Waterfall, with Huge Power and Belly Drum, if you beat this with a Grass/Steel type, that would be very impressive. Brick Break takes those down, by the way! No Electric types can stand up to this, so this shouldn't be at 16.
I can't believe you people! I'm not trying to be mean, but have you guys ever used this beast?! In the remakes of Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire, this guy is a destroyer! With the Fairy typing, he/she can wipe out the Dragon type Elite Four member! Beast!
Azumarill is probably one of the most tankiest Pokemon I've ever had on my team. It has max EVs now and it is a boss! Azumarill just thrashes all the other water Pokemon. It's sort of cute too. Besides, its first evolution is Azurill, which is as cute as well!
When it is jumping out of the water, it makes a giant splash due to its large size. It can dive deep at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in one breath. It lives in the sea in large groups called pods... read more
I like Wailord because of its HP, which is so much, and also the damage of the attacks, which is pretty strong. It's also because of the move. One of the moves was Water Spout, which is perfect for Wailord. It's also unique and the largest Pokémon. Wailord also can learn Dive, Bounce, and Hydro Pump without any TM or HM.
I was about to choose Empoleon, but 1. I already voted for him for best steel type. 2. He is a water/steel type, so I want to give it to a true water type. (I voted a water/steel for steel but there wasn't really any other steel type I would vote for.) 3. Wailord has high HP.
Wailord is dope and all, but don't evolve it inside your house or just don't bring it inside anywhere when it's evolving!
I love its rough skin. That gives the opposing foe damage when the opponent attacks with a physical attack. Then it can use Ice Fang to beat Grass-type Pokémon.
Go Dewott! He rocks! I have a level 21 Dewott, and he crushes. If Dewott is this good, I can't wait until it evolves into Samurott!
Dewott can learn some cool moves like Razor Shell. Dewott is also my favorite Pokemon.
Its Oshawott form's evolution is cool.
WHAT! How could this little cutie get 33?! He is one of the best Pokémon, not to mention CUTE! Oshawott, Mightyena, and Poochyena are my favorite Pokémon. I mean, who couldn't love him!? I really think Ash trusts him. It's obvious. When he evolves, he is a BEAST!
I bet that Oshawott will prove to be Ash's number 1 Pokémon in Unova. He is so devoted towards Ash that, upon his calling him cute, he came with him. That's the true sign of a trustworthy Pokémon.
Oshawott is my little bro's favorite and my bf's sister's favorite. He is really cool. However, I don't like him in the anime. He is kind of like a mermaid, in a way.
Squirtle rules. He is one of my favorite Water Pokémon and can become a badass with the moves Hydro Pump and Hydro Cannon.
I think Squirtle looks cute and cool with his sunglasses because he looks like a rock star.
Squirtle is the best Water Pokémon of all. He looks so cool with his stylish black glasses. He is the BOSS.
Adaptability with Aqua Jet and Muscle Band. Yeah, that's what I thought.
With Icium Z and Ice Beam, it can easily take down its Flying-type enemies, as it is weak to Flying-type moves!
It is the best Grass and Water type Pokémon. It should be in the top ten list.
Giga Drain + Rain Dance + (any move) + (any move) + Rain Dish/Swift Swim = Perfect Speedy Drainer or Annoying Drainer. But yeah, it is a Pokémon who can knock out the weakness to Fire and Grass.