Here we have the best of the best water based Pokemon. These are some of the meanest and most powerful water Pokemon in the entire Pokemon universe. From Gyarados to Feraligatr, we got them all.
Created by Ken Sugimori, Gyarados first appeared in the video games Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spin-off titled and animated and printed adaptions of the franchise. Gyarados is voiced by Unsho Ishizuka in both the Japanese and English media.
Known as the Atrocious Pokemon, Gyarados is the evolved for of Magikarp, well known for its fierce temper and reputation for causing nothing but destruction so much so that once it has worked itself into a frenzy, it will not calm down until everything around it has been destroyed.
Gyarados appears multiple times in the anime under various trainers such as Misty, Lance, Crasher Wake and Nurse Joy. Two different Gyarados appear in the Pokemon Adventures manga. One is originally owned by Misty, but is traded between Red and Blue. The other is a red Gyarados that is owned by Silver.
Since it appeared in the Pokemon series, Gyarados has received generally positive reception. It has been featured in several forms of merchandise, including figurines, plush toys and the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Gyarados has been described as both one of the most well known and most powerful Pokemon. With the exception of Bounce and Hurricane, it cannot learn flying type moves despite being a flying-type Pokemon.
Originally called “Kamex” in Japanese, Nintendo decided to give the various Pokemon species “clever and descriptive names” in relation to their appearances or features when translating the game for western audiences as means to make the characters more relatable to Americans.
Known as the shell Pokemon, Blastoise is the final stage in Squirtle evolution. It takes on an appearance radically different from its previous forms; the most obvious change is the addition of two retractable cannons on its shell. It is also a girthier and more imposing figure, as the shape of its head is completely reformed and its limbs are stout and segmented, bearing visible claws, and its once sought-after tail is short and somewhat stubby. The afore-mentioned cannon spouts are remarkable adaptations, allowing a Blastoise to shoot water with great power and accuracy.
The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel, while their bullets of water can precisely nail tin cans from a distance of over 160 feet. The spouts also allow for high-speed tackles. Despite being large and heavy, Blastoise can still move well on either two legs or all fours. Blastoise can be found living on island beaches near the ocean, but their preferred habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes. It is widely accepted that Blastoise fares better in battle when trained by those viewed in more of a fatherly light.
Empoleon is a large, navy blue, penguin-like Pokemon. It has a wide, yellow beak that extends upward into three pointed horns that form a trident-shaped crest bracketing blue eyes. Large horns are a symbol of leadership and strength for Empoleon. There is a blue marking resembling a crown over its eyes and a white, lacy marking running down its chest.
A blue, fin-like projection forms a collar around its throat and runs down the length of its chest and belly. On its back are two raised, gold bumps and a second blue fin that forms its tail. Its yellow feet are webbed with three toes each and its feathers form ruffs above its feet. It has wide, flipper-like wings rimmed with blue along the tips, and three golden claws. The edges of these wings can slice through ice floes, and this Pokemon will use them to attack anyone or anything that damages its pride.
Feraligatr is a bulky, bipedal, crocodilian Pokemon with blue scales. It has large, powerful jaws lined with several sharp fangs. Three teeth are visible when its jaws are closed: two in its lower jaw and one in its upper. Its eyes are red with black markings around them and ridges above them and its lower jaw is yellow. There are three red spines on its body, each with three points: one on top of its head, one between its shoulders, and one near the tip of its tail.
There are also several groups of large scales on its arms, knees, tail, and waist. Its back is slightly hunched with ridges behind the shoulders and hips. On its lower body is a yellow, V-shaped marking that extends up to its thighs; there is a thin line through the center of the marking. Its arms have five clawed fingers and its feet three clawed toes.
Feraligatr opens its powerful jaws to intimidate its foes and viciously shakes its head once it clamps down on foes or prey. Because it has difficulty supporting its weight out of water, it has been known to move on all fours. However, when hunting or fighting it is agile and fast, due to its powerful hind legs. Feraligatr can rarely be found living near the water’s edge.
Milotic is an aquatic, serpentine Pokemon with a primarily cream-colored body. It has red eyes with long, pinkish antennae above them. Additionally, there are long, hair-like fins above its eyes, which begin thin and thicken towards the tips. These eyebrows extend to almost half of Milotic’s body length, and will be longer on the female than the male. On top of its relatively small head is a straight spike.
Running down either side of its neck are three black dots, similar to gills. Its lower body is a patterning of blue and pink, diamond-shaped scales outlined with black. The tail consists of four large, blue fins with pink ovals in their centers. Each of the tail fins overlaps the next slightly, causing it to resemble a fan. Milotic’s scales are said to change color depending on the viewing angle, which has so far only been depicted in Pokemon Battle Revolution.
Milotic is said to be the most beautiful of all Pokemon. When there are fights going on, it has the power to calm angry feelings and end arguments by releasing a wave of energy. In addition, it can move by floating in the air as shown in the anime. It lives at the bottom of large lakes.
Kyogre is a massive whale-like Pokemon with two big pectoral fins, each with four white square-shaped nails. It has a deep blue body and a white chin area with two small spikes protruding under it. Above each eye are two white, oval-shaped spots. It has red stripes around its chin, eyes, dorsal fins, and torso. These stripes glow when Kyogre is brimming with power. The tail is tattered with four trailing parts, the inner ones being smaller than the outer. Its eyes are small, yellow, and shadowed with black.
Primal Kyogre retains its general body structure, but grows to more than double the size of its base form. Its main skin color becomes a darker shade of blue, the red markings along its body become light blue, and its eyes glow yellow with orange irises and orange-red pupils. The markings on its pectoral fins slightly change to form αsymbols, which connect to its outer nails with red markings connecting the inner nails. Every part of its skin that was white in its base form becomes clear and translucent, with the large ovals on its head now connected to clear markings stretching from its tail to its forehead, where another α symbol is formed.
The trailing parts of its tail grow longer and gain translucent webbing, and the areas between its pectoral fin markings also become clear. The translucent parts of its body reveal organ-like structures that glow with a mysterious light; it has a large “organ” at the center of its body, two smaller ones aligned with the large oval markings, and two more located in its pectoral fins. In the anime, Primal Kyogre is said to have widened the seas by a large margin simply by taking a swim.
Kyogre is said to be a powerful Pokemon, having control over the element of water and rain. It is said to have expanded the seas, and is hailed as a savior for quenching areas of the world plagued with drought. Kyogre is normally calm and peaceful, but if it meets its rival, Groudon, Kyogre will engage in a cataclysmic battle against it. In the Mystery Dungeon series and core series, Kyogre is able to fly. Kyogre generally lives deep in the ocean, and is said to rest in a deep trench. Kyogre is the only known Pokemon capable of learning the move Origin Pulse.
Suicune is a slim, quadruped, blue, mammalian Pokemon with white, diamond-shaped markings. Its face and underside are white as well. Suicune has a thick, purple mane that resembles the aurora borealis and two white, streamer-like tails that wave forward. It has a long, white snout.
Suicune has a large, hexagonal, cerulean blue crest on its forehead that resembles the antlers of a Qilin with two prongs on either side of the base. It has red eyes, a small tuft of fur under its chin, and small paws with white paw pads.
Suicune has the power to walk across water and purify dirty water with one touch. It travels across grasslands in search of water to purify. Northern winds always seem to blow stronger in its presence. In Pokemon Crystal, Suicune is said to be the closest of the Legendary beasts to Ho-Oh. It is also said to have a link to the Unown. In the anime, Suicune is shown to be heroic, serious, and calm during dangerous situations.
Palkia is a very large, bipedal Water/Dragon Pokemon. The majority of its body has a light pink-grey-white coloring with linear sections on its body being purple. Its arms and shoulders are covered by large, armored plates, and each hand holds five nails. The round plates on its shoulders each have a large pearl in the center, representing its affiliation to Pearl. On Palkia’s back are wings, which are seemingly not used for flight, as Palkia does levitate.
Palkia, along with Dialga and Giratina, was created by Arceus when it hatched from its egg. Palkia was tasked with creating space by Arceus.
Palkia has the ability Pressure, which causes opponents PP usage to be doubled for every hit. In addition to this, Palkia has been described as having the ability to warp space creating ways for it to live and travel in a different dimension. When Palkia appears in Pokemon Pearl, it bends space and changes the looks of things around it. This effect is similar to Giratina’s effect in Pokemon Platinum. It is said that Palkia and Dialga were never supposed to meet.
Lugia is an immense, draconian and mythical Pokemon with avian qualities. It has silver-white feathers over most of its body, except for its blue underbelly. Lugia has ten fins running along its back, which stand upward while flying, but lie flat on its back in the water and on land. The fins are used as rudders for steering in the air and are flattened in the water to reduce resistance. It has two, powerful rear legs with three-toed feet, and two wings with large, finger-like feathers, giving the appearance of hands.
Its eyes are masked with two dark blue fins, and two similar spikes are at the end of its long tail. Lugia’s head tapers to a point and it has a serrated beak, which bears similarities to a dragon’s maw. It may be inspired by the Wyvern, a mythical, draconic creature that stands on two legs, wings that function as hands and often has a barbed tail. Its child Silver is unfortunately not in the games, but appears in the anime.
Known as the Guardian of the Seas, Lugia is tremendously intelligent and is very gentle with the life around it, despite its colossal size. Due to the fact that it can blow houses away with the single flap of its wings, it isolates itself deep within the great current, to prevent it from harming civilization. Lugia is also intelligent enough to even speak telepathically, like Mewtwo.
It can gracefully fly through the skies and sometimes resembles a bird. It is closely related to Ho-Oh, which is considered to be its rival or polar opposite, as Ho-Oh is the Guardian of the Skies. The two once both resided in Ecruteak City atop the Tin and Brass Towers and were worshiped by humans until the Brass Tower burnt to the ground and both flew away. Lugia and Ho-Oh are the mascots of Pokemon Gold and Silver, as well as the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Strangely, the two Pokemon have completely different types. Fire and Psychic is a very unusual match up, this is also strange because Lugia knows Water-type attacks, giving Ho-Oh the disadvantage in battle. This may be a reason that these Pokemon have never battled each other in the anime. It is also known that if Lugia flaps its wings, it causes a 40 day storm.
It is highly intelligent, and because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. Lugia is the only known Pokemon that learns Aeroblast. It is extremely rare and is hardly ever seen.
Golisopod is a large, arthropod Pokemon with a hunched, humanoid posture. It has a pale purple body covered with silver armor plating. It has relatively small head with bright purple antennae that converge with its mandibles to form a mask around its eyes. The eyes themselves are black and angular with light gray pupils. Behind its head and curving down its back are several armor plates, each with a long protrusion curving up from each side. There is a small, greenish triangle marking on the center of each plate.
Most of its lower body is exposed, but there is additional armor resembling a loincloth around its waist and smooth pieces encasing its thighs and feet. Its feet each have a single black claw. Golisopod has three pairs of arms. The two foremost pairs are thinner, encased in silver exoskeleton, and each is tipped with a single, black claw.
The hindmost pair of arms is longer and have much larger forearms. These large forearms both have three overlapping, armored plates on the back and two black claws. The plate closest to its claws is plain, while the last two each have two greenish, triangular markings.
Golisopod has a shell as tough as diamond and retractable claws that can cleave seawater in two. While it is skillful in battle, it often meditates peacefully deep in seaside caves. It is sometimes accompanied by Wimpod. Golisopod is the only known Pokemon capable of learning the move First Impression naturally.