Best Water Type Pokemon Across All Generations | Pokemon Craze

Are you in search of the top 100 best water type Pokemon you can obtain?

Since the ’90s, trainers have encountered a challenge in every Pokemon game. They’ve had the hard decision of which Pokemon is best suited for their teams. Scouring the region, looking for the most powerful and rare Pokemon to add to their team. Finally finding one to catch in a little red and white prison. People have asked about the best Pokemon for years, so here’s our list on the top water type Pokemon!

There are many different Pokemon, and a lot of them are worth mentioning. However, we’re only going to discuss our opinion on the best of the options. From catching in the games to building a new deck.

Have your own opinions on the best water type Pokemon? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 100 Best Water Type Pokemon From Across All Generations

1Gyarados

  • Dex: #130
  • Type: Water, Flying
  • Abilities: Intimidate, Mopxie, Mold Breaker (Mega Gyrados)
  • Species: Atrocious Pokemon

There isn’t a strong water list that won’t have Gyarados on it. There is something special about a water/flying type Pokemon that can learn dragon dance and crush an opponent with a single waterfall attack. Not to mention, the attack stat of this Pokemon is one of the highest in the water field, and its defenses are nothing to scoff at either. A bit of a pain to obtain, but the harder they are to train, the stronger they become. Thanks, Magikarp.

 

2Lapras

  • Dex: #131
  • Type: Water, Ice
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Shell Armor
  • Species: Transport Pokemon

Lapras is a Gen 1 Pokemon that is known for being a strong competitor for Pokemon battles. Many would take this Pokemon all the way to the Pokemon League, some even used it in the early PVP battle system. The PokeDex once said this Pokemon was rare and underpopulated, but they later revised it to state that there is an overabundance of them in the wild.

 

3Greninja

  • Dex: #658
  • Type: Water, Dark
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Ninja Pokemon

This ninja-like Pokemon comes with a powerful moveset, amazing stats, and a style like no other. With a Mega Evolution and a Special form in a couple games, this Pokemon can really hold its own during competitive and in gameplay. No team is complete without Greninja.

4Kyogre

  • Dex: #382
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Drizzle, Primordial Sea (Primal Kyogre)
  • Species: Sea Basin Pokemon

Normally, legendary Pokemon don’t make our lists. The primary reason is that everyone knows they are strong. However, we wanted to cast a light on Kyogre as it has unique movesets, learned moves possibilities, and downright amazing stats in comparison to your other options. It is strictly a water type Pokemon, and it really made a splash in its appearance in the video games.

 

5Blastoise

  • Dex: #009
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent, Rain Dish
  • Species: Shellfish Pokemon

Though it isn’t the strongest of the starter Pokemon in the first generation or any of the generations, it is a very practical water type with great stats. This is a fan favorite, especially for fans who have played since Gen 1.

 

6Suicune

  • Dex: #245
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Pressure
  • Species: Aurora Pokemon

This legendary dog was released in the video game series during the 2nd generation. Suicune is one of three legendary dogs and is a straightforward water type Pokemon that can learn powerful ice attacks to give it more coverage on the battlefield.

 

7Vaporeon

  • Dex: #134
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Absorb
  • Species: Bubble Jet Pokemon

Everyone loves Eeveelutions, Vaporeon being one of the first ones. This Pokemon is obtained via water stone on Eevee, and it can learn several attacks that will give it an advantage against many types of Pokemon. This one can really douse a flame while absorbing water attacks. It doesn’t hold up to grass or electric types very well, but it can make quick work when used for its strengths.

8Swampert

  • Dex: #260
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Mud Fish Pokemon

Swampert is one of the strongest starters in the first three generations of the Pokemon games. Swampert has the dual typing of Water and Ground, giving it an immunity to electric types while only increasing the grass damage taken. It’s move pools are strong enough to counter anything thrown at him with ease, and he is a physical beast of a starter if built right. Why wouldn’t it make the top five?

 

9Squirtle

  • Dex: #007
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Tiny Turtle Pokemon

While it is a starter Pokemon and a pre-evolved form, Squirtle makes this list because of nostalgia. Whether it is nostalgia for the animated series, written series, or video games, this is definitely a top pick for many trainers who are looking to make a solid party. Even for a pre-evolved Pokemon, Squirtle is very formidable and can really do wonders in a fight where you are fighting to your strengths.

 

10Empoleon

  • Dex: #395
  • Type: Water, Steel
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Emperor Pokemon

Who doesn’t love penguins? Well, this Pokemon is definitely an ideal choice. It is the final evolved form of Prinplup, which is a starter Pokemon in Gen 4. What makes this Pokemon unique is its typing. It is not only water (which gives it wide coverage against ground, fire, rock,), but also Steel. This typing adds unique combos and movesets that will cover a wide range of types.

11Feraligatr

  • Dex: #160
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Big Jaw Pokemon

The final evolved form of Totodile, this crocodilesk Pokemon, shows its strengths through high stats, strong moves, and pure power. It isn’t as cute as it’s starting form. In fact, it is actually intimidating. However, looks aren’t all that is important. This big jaw Pokemon was released in Gen 2.

12Milotic

  • Dex: #350
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Marvel Scale, Competitive
  • Species: Tender Pokemon

Nearly equal with Gyarados – is the strenuous process that it takes on obtaining it. However, this Pokemon is nearly unrivaled in special water attacks and has a move pool that is devastating to all those that choose to oppose it.

13Kingdra

  • Dex: #230
  • Type: Water, Dragon
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Sniper
  • Species: Dragon Pokemon

Kingdra makes our list because of the sheer power and potential that it has hidden. Sadly, it is one of the most forgettable Pokemon from the second generation.

However, it has amazing defenses, decent speed, and attack, as well as a special attack. Equipped with dragon dance, this Pokemon becomes an unstoppable force with the only  weakness to dragon (and fairy in the newer gens).

14Totodile

 

  • Dex: #158
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Big Jaw Pokemon

When you started your Johto journey, did you pick Totodile? Well, many people did. It made its appearance being a playful Pokemon for Ash, and in the games, it was released in Gen 2. Obtainable in other games, and varying in moveset depending on the version, this is a powerful starter Pokemon that shouldn’t be overlooked quickly.

15Starmie

  • Dex: #121
  • Type: Water, Psychic
  • Abilities: Illuminate, Nature Cure
  • Species: Mysterious Pokemon

Another interesting water combination, This Star like Pokemon, can really put a damper on the plans of its foes. Learning powerful psychic moves, and water moves, you are also able to teach it ice moves for versatility. It evolves from Staryu and made its appearance on the show as one of Misty’s favorite Pokemon. It is a Gen 1 water/psychic type.

16Poliwrath

  • Dex: #062
  • Type: Water, Fighting
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Dampen
  • Species: Tadpole Pokemon

This is a Pokemon that really packs a punch. Poliwrath is one of the two final evolutions of Poliwag. While Poliwag and Poliwhirl are both water types, Poliwrath adds fighting into the mix. Accompanied by a high attack, and fair special attack, you can really run through teams with this powerhouse.

17Palkia

  • Dex: #087
  • Type: Water, Dragon
  • Abilities: Pressure
  • Species: Spatial Pokemon

Every team needs a dragon type, so why not the legendary Palkia? It has an amazing learnset, and can be taught various moves from the tutor in-game. It does have an appearance in a couple Pokemon movies, and in-game, it is one of the stronger choices. This isn’t a Pokemon you should sleep on.

18Sharpedo

  • Dex: #319
  • Type: Water, Dark
  • Abilities: Rough Skin, Strong Jaw (Mega Sharpedo)
  • Species: Brutal Pokemon

Sharks are the main reason many refuse to swim in the oceans. However, this shark is one that you would want to surf with. Get it, Surf… Okay, that was a bad joke. That being said, it isn’t a bad Pokemon. Its defense isn’t the best, but its typing makes it formidable. This is a Gen 3 Pokemon with a decent learnset.

19Mudkip

  • Dex: #258
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Mud Fish Pokemon

Mudkip is a cute and powerful, starter Pokemon from the 3rd generation. It is only a water-type in its pre-evolved form, but it has a different appeal to it. When it evolves, it gains the ground typing. This gives it an edge over electric Pokemon and limits its weaknesses as a water-type. It does gain a few due to the ground typing, and it is especially weak against grass, but it is cute enough that you will forget all about that.

20Wartortle

  • Dex: 008
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Turtle Pokemon

Squirtle evolves into Wartortle, increasing it’s water abilities and stats. This Gen 1 Pokemon is super powerful, and at one point in the history of the games, it learned skull bash. While you can’t get that move now, you can still get some powerful attacks that will help annihilate opponents of various types.

21Piplup

  • Dex: #393
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Penguin Pokemon

The starter from Gen 4, this Pokemon, evolves into Prinplup, then Empoleon. In the game, it is able to learn various moves to give it an edge over grass, but electric is still a major weakness to this penguin Pokemon. This Pokemon is ideal for a team that you want to be versatile and strong, giving you many options for movesets.

22Samurott

  • Dex: #503
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Formidable Pokemon

One of the most powerful and cool, Pokemon you will come across is Samurott. It is the final evolution of Oshawott and evolves at 36 from Dewatt. You get an amazing learnset, with the ability to teach it great coverage moves. It is not as common in competitive play, but is an excellent Pokemon for taking on the Pokemon League.

23Dewgong

  • Dex: #087
  • Type: Water, Ice
  • Abilities: Thick Fat, Hydration
  • Species: Sea Lion Pokemon

If you are looking for a balance between ice and water, then this is the sea lion for you. Evolved from Seel, this is a powerful Pokemon that can freeze enemies, then power through them with special water attacks. It had a weak learnset in earlier games, but in the newer versions, it is very strong. It made its appearance in Gen 1 on both the show and in the game.

24Keldeo

  • Dex: #647
  • Type: Water, Fighting
  • Abilities: Justified
  • Species: Colt Pokemon

This mythical Pokemon can really bring the pain with a powerful learnset of both fighting and water-typing. It does have a few weaknesses, but its strengths and stats far outweigh that. It was released in Generation 5 of the Pokemon series.

25Tentacruel

  • Dex: #073
  • Type: Water, Poison
  • Abilities: Clear Body, Liquid Ooze
  • Species: Jellyfish Pokemon

This Pokemon is often overlooked as in Gen 1, it was obnoxiously everywhere in the water, and it didn’t have very strong moves. Now, however, this Pokemon is formidable to several opponents. This includes grass. Its poison-typing allows it to make most grass types go back to their Pokeballs, just don’t play with electric Pokemon.

26Slowking

  • Dex: #199
  • Type: Water, Psychic
  • Abilities: Oblivious, Own Tempo
  • Species: Royal Pokemon

This clueless Pokemon comes in as one of the top water types to grace the games. It is also a psychic-type and can learn many moves to up its defense and make it a competitor against its own weaknesses. However, playing to this Pokemon’s strength, you will not be let down. While its attack stats aren’t as high as its defense, it is still pretty powerful and won’t find itself on the forgotten Pokemon list.

27Oshawott

  • Dex: #501
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Sea Otter Pokemon

Oshawott is determined, tiny, and cute. While it doesn’t have strong stats, for a starter, it is still of use. It is a fan pick for many games. It evolves twice, and both evolutions make it a Pokemon worth keeping on your team. Like any Pokemon, and as we have said several times, use this Pokemon to its full potential by playing to its strengths.

28Manaphy

  • Dex: #490
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Hydration
  • Species: Seafaring Pokemon

This Gen 4 Pokemon is also mystical. It is a legendary Pokemon that isn’t strong in stats exactly, but it does set you up for combos and can still hold its own. It is cute, and many love it. So, don’t overlook this as one of the best water type Pokemon, because it will surprise you in the end.

 

29Wailord

  • Dex: #321
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Veil, Oblivious
  • Species: Float Whale Pokemon

This Pokemon is huge, it is a whale after all. It comes with a powerful learnset and even more so impressive stats in defense and special. It can drench opponents into submission while holding off Pokemon, who have type advantages. While it isn’t a staple, this Gen 3 Pokemon is a good addition to almost any tea… If you have the patience to train it right.

30Crawdaunt

  • Dex: #342
  • Type: Water, Dark
  • Abilities: Hyper Cutter, Shell Armor
  • Species: Rogue Pokemon

At level 30, this Pokemon is evolved from corphish. This is a Gen 3 Pokemon that has many major appearances in the television series. It is seen as one of the stronger water-type Pokemon for its power and learnset. It is accompanied by decent stats and the dark type, which can make quick work of psychic Pokemon.

31Psyduck

  • Dex: #054
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Damp, Cloud Nine
  • Species: Duck Pokemon

While this Pokemon gives Misty a headache, it helps make teams pretty balanced. It can learn some psychic moves. However, it is strictly a water-type Pokemon. It has one evolution, Golduck. The typing doesn’t change, but it does become a very powerful member of your team.

32Floatzel

  • Dex: #419
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim
  • Species: Sea Weasel Pokemon

This Pokemon may weasel its way into your heart. It is a fast, powerful, water type Pokemon that has no dual typing. That being said, it is still formidable to many opponents and can stand its own in many battles before you find it retreating to its Pokeball for recovery time. Not ideal for competitive play, it is still viable in-game against the Pokemon League when trained up properly.

 

33Politoed

  • Dex: #186
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Damp
  • Species: Frog Pokemon

This bipedal Pokemon is obtainable in-game by trading a Poliwhirl with a King’s Stone. However, the biography of this Pokemon states that it is very rarely found in the wild. When they are found in the wild, it is usually on the waterfront. This is strictly a water-type Pokemon, with stats that are decent for in gameplay.

34Mantine

  • Dex: #226
  • Type: Water Flying
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Water Absorb
  • Species: Kite Pokemon

This Manta Ray looking Pokemon is a dual-type Pokemon. It is accompanied by the flying-type as well as its water type. This Pokemon is able to stand up to several types, but it is super weak against electric-type Pokemon. It was introduced in Gen 2.

35Dewott

  • Dex: #226
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Discipline Pokemon

The second evolution of Oshawott, evolving at level 17 in the games, Dewott is a Gen 5 Pokemon. Even though it isn’t a fully evolved Pokemon, its stats are still respectable. In gameplay, this is a favored water-type to carry a balanced team through caves and fire. It has the hidden ability, ‘Shell Armor.’

36Frogadier

  • Dex: #657
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Bubble Frog Pokemon

Greninja made a list, you knew this one would too. This is a very popular Pokemon, just the stats alone for a pre-evolved Pokemon like this are amazing. It stands out above other water-type Pokemon in speed and power. Don’t underestimate Frogadier’s abilities.

37Azumarill

  • Dex: #184
  • Type: Water, Fairy
  • Abilities: Thick Fat, Huge Power
  • Species: Aqua Rabbit Pokemon

Originally, Azumarill was an only a water-type Pokemon, but when Fairy-type was introduced, they quickly switched this tough Pokemon to a dual-type. Obtained via leveling up to 18, evolving from Marill, you can get this Pokemon from Gen 2 and up. It is a strong Pokemon with decent defenses, it just doesn’t seem to be a fan favorite.

38Poliwhirl

  • Dex: #061
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Damp
  • Species: Tadpole Pokemon

As you have gathered, Poliwhirl has two possible evolutions. One using a Water Stone, the other using a King’s Rock. This Pokemon is strong as it is, made usable in-game since Gen 1. It evolves from Poliwag at level 25 in the video games.

39Quagsire

  • Dex: #195
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Damp, Water Absorb
  • Species: Water Fish Pokemon

In-game, starting in Gen 2, this was the go too Pokemon for trainers wanting a reliable water-type. This was the first Pokemon to be both water and ground. This made it very desirable. It not only had the type of advantage of what is normally the greatest weakness water has, but it was powerful. Learning moves such as Earthquake to shake things up.

40Samurott

  • Dex: #503
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Formidable Pokemon

This Pokemon is not only one of the strongest water type Pokemon, but it also looks awesome. It is very tough in nature and appearance. This is a go-to Pokemon for many trainers who start off with Oshawott. Dewott evolves into Samurott at level 36 in-game. It is a single type Pokemon, strictly water, but its defenses allow it to take a hit.

41Poliwag

  • Dex: #060
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Damp
  • Species: Tadpole Pokemon

You will never find a water Pokemon as cute as Poliwag. It is the tadpole Pokemon, and it is known for using hypnosis and bubble to knock out the opponent. While it isn’t very powerful before it evolves, they do say the harder it is to train, the more rewarding it will be. Remember, Poliwrath is a heavy hitter, and Politoed is a tough one too.

42Seadra

  • Dex: #117
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Poison Point, Sniper
  • Species: Dragon Pokemon

Before Gen 2, this was the final evolution of Horsea. Then, as lore goes, it was discovered to evolve a second time into a Dragon/Water-type Pokemon. In Gen 1, it wasn’t a trainer’s first pick. However, it has since become a favored Pokemon of many. When this Pokemon evolves into Kingdra, its stats make it compete with any other dragon on the battlefield.

43Staryu

  • Dex: #120
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Illuminate, Natural Cure
  • Species: Star Shape Pokemon

This is the pre-evolved state of Starmie, and it made its appearance in the show as Misty’s go-to when the going got tough. In the game, you are able to find it in the wild. It is a generation 1 Pokemon, and like its name suggests, it is shaped like a star. This Pokemon will spray its opponents with powerful water attacks, or simply just use Swift to chip away at their HP.

44Corsola

  • Dex: #222
  • Type: Water, Rock
  • Abilities: Hustle, Natural Cure
  • Species: Coral Pokemon

The coral Pokemon, Corsola, has two different regional forms. It has its normal form, which has been available since Gen 2 in the games, and it has its Galarian form. The Galatian form is only found in Sword and Shield. Its second form is the Ghost-type and will curse you if you get too close to it in the wild.

45Lanturn

  • Dex: #171
  • Type: Water, Electric
  • Abilities: Volt Absorb, Illuminate
  • Species: Light Pokemon

This water type Pokemon is also an electric-type. This made it very versatile against other water types and flying-types. Trainers have been capturing and dominating with this Pokemon since Gen 2. It evolves from Chinchou. Usually, it is obtainable by fishing in the right areas.

46Walrein

  • Dex: #365
  • Type: Ice, Water
  • Abilities: Thick Fat, Ice Body
  • Species: Ice Break Pokemon

Many trainers prefer to have their water-type Pokemon paired up with the ice-type. It gives them a great advantage over many types of Pokemon, including Dragon-type. While it isn’t the heaviest hitter, Walrein does come with some pretty formidable defense stats. In-game, this is an excellent Pokemon to train up for the Pokemon League.

47Cloyster

  • Dex: #091
  • Type: Water, Ice
  • Abilities: Shell Armor, Skill Link
  • Species: Bivalve Pokemon

You will find a lot of ice-types paired with water-types, like Cloyster, who is a Bivalve Pokemon. It evolves from Shellder, and is stronger than many trainers give it credit for. It launches spikes, ice, and water attacks to weaken and overpower foes. This is a solid Pokemon for in-game, and if the moveset is right, competitively, it is a strong choice.

48Tapu Fini

  • Dex: #788
  • Type: Water, Fairy
  • Abilities: Misty Surge
  • Species: Land Spirit Pokemon

This legendary Pokemon is a Water/Fairy-type Pokemon that was introduced in Gen 7. It is found in Sun and Moon, as well as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Legendary Pokemon usually have amazing stats, as Tapu Fini does, and they are usually very helpful to the trainers lucky enough to catch them.

49Primarina

  • Dex: #730
  • Type: Water, Fairy
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Soloist Pokemon

This is another water/Fairy-type that is popular, Primarina. This Pokemon is a resemblance of a mermaid and sea lion mix. It is mainly white and has a fish-like tail. You can easily tear through fire, rock, dragon, and more with this Pokemon’s powerful learnset and amazing stats. This is a fully evolved form of Popplio.

50Horsea

  • Dex: #116
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Sniper
  • Species: Dragon Pokemon

This is the pre-evolved form of Seadra. Not a very strong Pokemon in battle, but it is super cute and can easily avoid getting hit with a powerful smokescreen. Most trainers catch this Pokemon with the intention of entering contests and evolving it into its more powerful forms, Seadra and Kingdra.

51Magikarp

  • Dex: #129
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim
  • Species: Fish Pokemon

You know it wouldn’t be a Water-type Pokemon list without having Magikarp on it. This Pokemon has the potential of learning three moves through leveling up, splash, tackle, and bounce. None of them do this Pokemon a lick of good. It is weak, and it is pretty much useless…. until it evolves and unleashes its dragon rage.

52Slowbro

  • Dex: #080
  • Type: Water, Psychic
  • Abilities: Oblivious, Own Tempo
  • Species: Hermit Crab Pokemon

The lore is that a Shellder will clamp down on a Slowpoke’s tail, and that is how Slowbro is made. In-game, you just level Slowpoke up, and you can get this amazingly overpowered Pokemon. Its stats in defense are amazing, and it can boost its stats even more, making it stand up to even electric-type Pokemon.

53Prinplup

  • Dex: #394
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Penguin Pokemon

At level 16 in the game, Piplup evolves into Prinplup. This Pokemon uses its fins/wings to strike its foes with powerful attacks. It has average stats for a second stage starter Pokemon. It evolves into Empoleon at level 36. That is when it will adopt the steel type making it super effective against ice.

54Ludicolo

  • Dex: #272
  • Type: Water, Grass
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Rain Dish
  • Species: Carefree Pokemon

While this isn’t a competitive Pokemon, it is still an excellent typing to play in-game. Its stats aren’t overly impressive, but many trainers do love Ludicolo. It is the final form of Lotad, and evolves from Lombre using a Water Stone. If you are looking for some excellent coverage in-game, this Water/Grass-type Pokemon may be for you.

55Marshtomp

  • Dex: #259
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Mud Fish Pokemon

The final evolutionary stage of Mudkip, Marshtomp is another heavy-hitting Water/Ground-type Pokemon. This 3rd generation Pokemon has impressive stats for a starter type, and covers the field with a variety of strengths, and only suffering double damage from Grass-type moves.

56Seismitoad

  • Dex: #537
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Poison Touch
  • Species: Vibration Pokemon

This is a generation 5 Pokemon that evolves at level 36 from Palpitoad. Tympole is the First stage of this evolutionary chain. It is also a Water/Ground-type Pokemon, but it can have the ability Poison Touch, which can really give it an edge in the middle of a battle. Its learnset is amazing and can be taught to cover many types to give it the edge.

57Goldluck

  • Dex: #055
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Damp, Cloud Nine
  • Species: Duck Pokemon

This Pokemon was once believed to be a psychic-type, as it was displayed using psychic-type attacks on the show and in some games. However, it is a water-type Pokemon and evolves directly from Psyduck. While Psyduck isn’t much of a competitor, Golduck is on a whole other level. Powerful attacks with stats to match.

58Marill

  • Dex: #183
  • Type: Water, Fairy
  • Abilities: Thick Fat, Huge Power
  • Species: Aqua Mouse Pokemon

Marill is the second form of Azurill. It is common to find Marill in the wild, often requiring you to breed in order to obtain Azurill. If you have an Azurill, and want it to evolve, you require a strong bond of friendship with it. If you have a Marill, and want Azumarill, then simply level it to 18.

59Araquanid

  • Dex: #752
  • Type: Water, Bug
  • Abilities: Water Bubble
  • Species: Water Bubble Pokemon

The fully evolved form of Dewpider, Araquanid is a water/bug-type Pokemon. The only ability it has is Water Bubble, and it has average stats. It is still a useful Pokemon for in gameplay, and it shines above many of the single typed water Pokemon. In a dark twist, it has a water bubble on hits head that it will headbutt with. When headbutting a smaller Pokemon, the PokeDex says it will drown it.

60Floatzel

  • Dex: #419
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim
  • Species: Sea Weasel Pokemon

This sea weasel was introduced in Gen 4, as the evolved form of the water-type Buizel. It only has one type, water. However, for a Pokemon that is found early in the game, it will carry you quite far in many battles. It has the Swift Swim ability, which helps make it a speedy hitter after using Rain Dance.

61Seaking

  • Dex: #119
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Water Veil
  • Species: Goldfish Pokemon

This Pokemon was revealed in Gen 1, and it evolves from Goldeen. It has a mighty horn on its head that can deliver a powerful blow when using moves like Horn Attack and headbutt. It does have a decent move set, learning strong moves like Horn Drill. This Pokemon focuses on physical-based attacks, making moves like Waterfall more powerful.

62Pelipper

  • Dex: #279
  • Type: Water, Flying
  • Abilities: Keen Eye, Drizzle
  • Species: Water Bird Pokemon

Pelipper evolves from Wingull. It is a water bird Pokemon that will come with the abilities Keen Eye or Drizzle. Both are good, but Drizzle is favored as it sets up for good combos. Late game, this Pokemon will still hold its own fairly well, you may even see one or two in the Battle Arena using combo moves to set the field up for other, more powerful, Pokemon.

63Gastrodon

  • Dex: #423
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Sticky Hold, Storm Drain
  • Species: Sea Slug Pokemon

Gastrodon is a sea slug. It can come with Sticky Hold, or more the more sought after Storm Drain. It is another water/ground-type Pokemon, and it can really handle itself in a fight. This Pokemon comes with some decent base stats, and training it is fairly simple as it will win most battles if played correctly. Since it is ground, it makes quick work of electric type Pokemon.

64Wishiwashi

  • Dex: #746
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Schooling
  • Species: Small Fry Pokemon

In Sun and Moon, we met Wishiwashi. This is a small school of fish that can turn into a massive school that can inflict massive damage to your opponent’s HP. In Sun and Moon, you come across this Pokemon as you take on challenges through each island to grow as a trainer. It is a powerful Pokemon that shouldn’t be underestimated, which is why it made the top water list.

65Popplio

  • Dex: #728
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Sea Lion Pokemon

Popplio is cute, fun to use, and strong. It may be part of a starter Pokemon’s evolutionary line, which naturally makes it an above average Pokemon, but it does stand out a bit in skill and power. It only has the ability Torrent, which is fine. Gives you an edge against opponents under the right conditions.

66Croconaw

  • Dex: #159
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Big Jaw Pokemon

Croconaw is only listed because of its powerful jaws and raw strength. Get it, Strength… It is a move in the game. Anyway, you can get this Pokemon by evolving Totodile. It was introduced in Gen 2 and was the go-to for many trainers and their main water-type for in-game and post gameplay (once it evolves).

67Clawitzer

  • Dex: #693
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Mega Launcher
  • Species: Howitzer Pokemon

Evolving from Clauncher, this mono water-type Pokemon comes with a base stat total of 500 in-game. While its speed is lacking, it has a great Special Attack stat that makes up for it. You need to use this Pokemon wisely. With its lower speed and mediocre defenses, you have to make sure you have the type advantage to use this Pokemon to its full potential.

68Chinchou

  • Dex: #170
  • Type: Water, Electric
  • Abilities: Illuminate, Volt Absorb
  • Species: Angler Pokemon

We Mentioned Lanturn. However, Chinchou is where it starts. This is the angler Pokemon, and it is an electric-type as well as a water-type. For it is the first form of the two part evolutionary stage, its stats are nothing to scoff at. It can easily shock its opponents, making them look like washouts with its special attack.

69Lumineon

  • Dex: #457
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Storm Drain
  • Species: Neon Pokemon

One of the faster Gen 4 Water Pokemon is Lumineon. It has a base speed stat of 96, and it knows how to use it. Competitive play is not the place for this Pokemon, in fact, the only reason it makes the best water Pokemon list is because it is pretty cute.

70Octillery

  • Dex: #224
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Suction Cups, Sniper
  • Species: Jet Pokemon

This Pokemon is a balanced hitter with mediocre defenses. Its Attack and Special Attack, however, are over 100 for base stats. That means, in-game, this is a viable Pokemon t us. Just give it a quick claw, and watch it go to town.

71Swanna

  • Dex: #581
  • Type: Water, Flying
  • Abilities: Keen Eye, Big Pecks
  • Species: White Bird Pokemon

Swanna is a beautiful Pokemon that doubles as a decent dual-type. Like most flying-types, it has pretty decent speed. It is more or less on this list for the aesthetic appeal of the Pokemon. It is good for contests, and in game use allows it to spread its wings. Play this Pokemon to its strengths, as its stats don’t allow you to be reckless.

72Phione

  • Dex: #489
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Hydration
  • Species: Sea Drifter Pokemon

Phione loves to live in warm seas. In the game, you can only obtain this Pokemon through trading or special events. It isn’t the strongest of the legendary Pokemon, but it is super cute. It learns some powerful moves, however, and can be taught many useful moves to create a good in-game competitor.

73Pyukumuku

  • Dex: #771
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Innards Out
  • Species: Sea Cucumber Pokemon

This Pokemon may not have any speed or the best lore, but it is still an amazing sea cucumber. Their appearance isn’t very appealing, so normally, they are thrown back to sea. They always return to the same spot, regardless of times removed. If you touch its mouth or spikes, it will punch you with fist-like organs.

74Wailmer

  • Dex: #320
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Water Veil, Oblivious
  • Species: Ball Whale Pokemon

Wailmer may be big, but it is cute. On top of that, it is strong too. This has to be one of the best water-type gen 3 Pokemon in the game. It comes with an amazing HP pool, and it has a decent attack and a special attack. It evolves at level 40 into an even stronger water-type Pokemon, Wailord.

75Tentacool

  • Dex: #072
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Clear Body, Liquid Ooze
  • Species: Jellyfish Pokemon

Introduced in Gen 1, this water-type Pokemon is based on a Jellyfish. It can come with the abilities Clear Body, and Liquid Ooze. Both are valuable abilities and make this Pokemon worth having in an early team. Tentacool offers coverage over everything water is good against and helps give you some defense against grass-types that don’t share a poison or ground-type.

76Gorebyss

  • Dex: #368
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim
  • Species: South Sea Pokemon

One of the two evolutionary choices of Clamperl, Gorebyss lives deep in the sea. You obtain this Pokemon when Clamperl is traded holding the Deep Sea Scale. Gorebyss has a special focus on its special attack and defense. While these stats are high, its other ones are lacking and only have a base total of 485. That is higher than many others but not as good as the others. It is still a strong choice to mess around with in-game.

77Sobble

  • Dex: #816
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Water Lizard Pokemon

Introduced in Gen 8, this water-type Pokemon is the starter for Sword and Shield. There won’t be too much to say about it, as it is a starter Pokemon. As we all know, starter Pokemon are above average. Why include them? They are still viable and useful Pokemon. Starters are normally the strong choice when forming teams for both in-game and competitive play.

78Goldeen

  • Dex: #118
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Water Veil
  • Species: Goldfish Pokemon

Goldeen, obviously not as strong as Seaking, is a decent Pokemon. Its horn isn’t as prominent as Seaking’s, but it can still do some damage. This isn’t the type of goldfish you keep in a little glass bowl. This is the goldfish that charges into battle without fear. It is an excellent choice for a starting water Pokemon once you get your fishing pole.

79Barbaracle

  • Dex: #689
  • Type: Water, Rock
  • Abilities: Sniper, Tough Claws
  • Species: Collective Pokemon

Binacle isn’t a strong Pokemon, but when it evolves into Barbaracle, it is increased in power 7 fold. That is because Binacle will multiply 7 times to evolve. It has a special focus on attack and defense, with a base stat total of 500. You will see this Pokemon in both gameplay, and competitive play.

80Wooper

  • Dex: #194
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Damp, Water Absorb
  • Species: Water Fish Pokemon

Gen 2 water-type Pokemon weren’t very common. If you didn’t have a good fishing rod, a water-type starter, or a water stone early game, your best choice was to catch a wooper. It evolves into Quagsire, and it is a generally useful Pokemon. Like Quagsire, it is ground and water. This means you get a major type advantage against a large range early in the game.

81Rotom-Wash

  • Dex: #479
  • Type: Water, Electric
  • Abilities: Levitate
  • Species: Plasma Pokemon

Rotom is a favored Pokemon. Yes, its primary typing is water. However, this interesting Pokemon is able to possess electronics to change its type. For example, Rotom-Wash. This is an electric-type and a water-type. When it possesses the washing machine, it gains the water typing and becomes a force to be reckoned with.

82Drednaw

  • Dex: #834
  • Type: Water, Rock
  • Abilities: Strong Jaw, Shell Armor
  • Species: Bite Pokemon

HP, Attack, Defense. These are the three most impressive stats that this water Pokemon has to offer. It is a rock-type on top of being a water-type, and it evolves from Chewtle. It is an aggressive Pokemon that I wouldn’t challenge to a foot race. Even though it has a heavy shell, it has powerful muscles that give it sufficient speed.

83Qwilfish

  • Dex: #211
  • Type: Water, Posion
  • Abilities: Poison Point, Swift Swim
  • Species: Balloon Pokemon

Not very strong before it evolves, but useful with its poison-typing, Qwilfish is a cute balloon Pokemon that resembles a puffer fish. It comes with the abilities Swift Swim, which increases its speed in the rain, or Poison Point, which poisons enemies who attack physically. Both abilities are useful and make this Pokemon viable for in gameplay.

84Brionne

  • Dex: #729
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Pop Star Pokemon

Brionne loves the limelight. This is the pop star Pokemon, and it wants to put on a show. It has decent stats and an excellent move pool. It can be set up to go all the way through the game or prepped to be an end-game, competitive Pokemon. I wouldn’t underestimate this pop star while it is taking the stage.

85Drizzile

  • Dex: #817
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Torrent
  • Species: Water Lizard Pokemon

At level 16, Sobble evolves into Drizzile. When that happens, the above-average stats of the starter Pokemon become even more competitive with other water-type Pokemon, making it stand out as one of the best. In gameplay, you could probably still go all the way without ever reaching your final evolution, just wouldn’t suggest passing up that power.

86Alomomola

  • Dex: #594
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Healer, Hydration
  • Species: Caring Pokemon

This Pokemon has more utility and support aspects than an all-out attacker. It is the caring Pokemon, and it is a very loving and sweet thing. While most of its stats seem low, it does come with decent HP and defense. Its learnset is focused on providing help to its fellow Pokemon, and outlasting the enemy.

87Jellicent

  • Dex: #593
  • Type: Water, Ghost
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Cursed Body
  • Species: Floating Pokemon

If you are looking for a water-type that has a decent defense, a unique design, and powerful attacks, then look no further than Jellicent. It only caries a base stat total of 480, but it has the Ghost-type added to the mix. That furthers its ability to defend itself while slowly working down the enemy.

88Wishcash

  • Dex: #340
  • Type: Water, Ground
  • Abilities: Oblivious, Anticipation
  • Species: Whiskers Pokemon

Don’t sleep on Wishcash. Yet another ground-type and water-type combination, this isn’t a Pokemon you want to overlook. In-game, it learns powerful water a ground-based moves that devastate its opponents into submission. In competitive play, this Pokemon can hold its own under proper training.

89Basculin

  • Dex: #550
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Reckless, Adaptability
  • Species: Hostile Pokemon

For something that hits hard, moves fast, and looks mean, Basculin is right for you. Its base stats aren’t that impressive, 460, but it is still a great Pokemon to have. It does come with a higher attack and speed stack than most water-type Pokemon, but it is considered hostile and reckless.

90Wingull

  • Dex: #278
  • Type: Water, Flying
  • Abilities: Keen Eye, Hydration
  • Species: Seagull Pokemon

Early game Gen 3, Wingull is a common Pokemon with uncommon typing and usefulness. This Pokemon evolves into one of the best in-game water-types that you can get, it is also super cute and can be useful in Pokemon contests and beauty shows. Make sure you are training it right, so when it evolves, you will have an excellent teammate.

91Bruxish

  • Dex: #779
  • Type: Water, Psychic
  • Abilities: Dazzling, Strong Jaw
  • Species: Gnash Teeth Pokemon

The protuberance on Bruxish’s head will emit powerful psychic energy. The lore goes that once you are inflicted with this Pokemon’s psychic power, you will be subject to horrible headaches and may even become unconscious. It is hard to determine whether this Pokemon is beautiful or ugly, but it is sure worth using.

92Feebas

  • Dex: #349
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Oblivious
  • Species: Fish Pokemon

Feebas is Magikarp’s successful cousin. Even still, that isn’t saying much. It is an ugly Pokemon that is hard to come by. However, get your hands on one, increase its beauty, and watch it evolve into a force to be reckoned with, Milotic. The only reason this Pokemon makes our list is because it becomes one of the greatest water-types in-game.

93Dracovish

  • Dex: #882
  • Type: Water, Dragon
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Strong Jaw
  • Species: Fossil Pokemon

A powerful physical sweeper, Dracovish doubles as a dragon-type and water-type Pokemon. It isn’t very attractive, though some say it is cute. In-game, it has an impressive base stat total of 505, focusing on hp, attack, and defense. Its other stats are nothing to ignore, as they can be trained up to make this Pokemon very balanced and very dangerous.

94Remoraid

  • Dex: #223
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Hustle, Sniper
  • Species: Jet Pokemon

While the stats of this Pokemon are only impressive to those who have never seen another Pokemon before, like really, Magikarp has better stats. It evolves into a decent Pokemon that can handle itself. It is said to be able to hit a moving target with its incredible accuracy at more than 300 feet.

95Mantyke

  • Dex: #458
  • Type: Water, Flying
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Water Absorb
  • Species: Kite Pokemon

Mantyke is a kite Pokemon. It resembles a cute manta ray and can really fly through the water. You can get the abilities Water Absorb, which is useful against other water-type Pokemon, and Swift Swim, which allows it to set up for speedy fights. If you have a Remoraid in your party, this Pokemon will evolve into Mantine.

96Shellos

  • Dex: #422
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Sticky Hold, Storm Drain
  • Species: Sea Slug Pokemon

Shellos comes in a female and male form, and only the female form evolves. This Pokemon is still a useful Pokemon, so if you get a Male, you can still use it in-game successfully. It comes with the abilities Sticky Hold, or Storm Drain.

97Chewtle

  • Dex: #833
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Strong Jaw, Shell Armor
  • Species: Snapping Pokemon

This is a snapping Pokemon, and it can take a bite out of the competition. It uses its horn to initiate battle, then snaps down on the opponent with its powerful jaws. This Pokemon may be cute, but it will bite anything in front of it. It is constantly teething until evolved, so it eases the irritation by chomping down on whatever it can.

98Huntail

  • Dex: #367
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim
  • Species: Deep Sea Pokemon

Huntail is the other evolved form of Clamperl. You obtain it by trading Clamperl with a Deep Sea Tooth. Unlike the other evolution of Clamperl, this Pokemon focuses on physical attacks and defense to overcome obstacles in battle. Its base stat total may not be very impressive in comparison to many other water-type Pokemon, but it is still viable in-game to demolish the competition.

99Tympole

  • Dex: #535
  • Type: Water
  • Abilities: Swift Swim, Hydration
  • Species: Tadpole Pokemon

The tadpole Pokemon, Tympole evolves into power as it lacks in it now. This Pokemon is still one of the best choices, especially in-game. It shouldn’t be overlooked easily and will definitely impress and bring you satisfaction from a heated battle. I would make sure to evolve it with the right moves to make it a powerhouse in the future.

100Frillish

  • Dex: #592
  • Type: Water, ghost
  • Abilities: Water Absorb, Cursed Body
  • Species: Floating Pokemon

 

Conclusion

There you have it, our list of the best water type Pokemon. Of course, we would love to hear your opinions on what you think the best water type Pokemon is or just your favorite.

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