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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide: best water-type Pokémon and where to catch them

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The 9th Generation of Pokémon mainline games is finally here with the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Due to the unfortunate discontinuation of the National Dex, we will only be receiving 400 Pokémon in the game with some new ones from the Paldea region and some from the previous generation. Out of this selected Pokémon 53 are from the Water type. Water is an abundant type in the world of Pokémon hence why selecting the best water pokemon for your playthrough can be time-consuming. In this guide, we will go through the best water type Pokémon for you to choose from. Meanwhile, you can also check our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide for catching the best fire type Pokémon.

Complete list of all water-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

These are the list of water type Pokémon that made the shortlist in the Paldea region Pokedex as well as the newly introduced Pokémon from Generation 9.

  • Quaxly
  • Quaxwell
  • Quaquava
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Surskit
  • Buizel
  • Floatzel
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Chewtle
  • Drednaw
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Arrokuda
  • Barraskewda
  • Basculin
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Vaporeon
  • Paladian Tauros
  • Wiglet
  • Wugtrio
  • Finizen
  • Palafin
  • Palafin Hero Form
  • Wash Rotom
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Slowking
  • Shellos (East Sea)
  • Shellos (West Sea)
  • Gastroden (East Sea)
  • Gastroden (West Sea)
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Luvdisc
  • Finneon
  • Lumineon
  • Bruxis
  • Alomamola
  • Skrelp
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Mareanie
  • Toxapex
  • Veluza
  • Dondozo
  • Tatsugiri
  • Iron Bundle

Best water-type Pokémon and where to find them

With this many options, it is hard to choose the best Pokémon to raise from the ground up so we made a list of the top 5 water-type Pokémon for you to choose from.


HP: 95
Attack: 125
Defense: 79
Special Attack: 60
Special Defense: 100
Speed: 81

Total: 540

Pokemon gyarados
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Gyarados have always been a staple pick for any Pokémon for how easy it is to acquire a Magikarp in every Pokémon game. You can get a Magikarp In any Lake or Ocean in the Scarlet and Violet game and evolve it into Gyarados at Level 20.


HP: 50
Attack: 95
Defense:  180
Special Attack: 85
Special Defense: 45
Speed: 70

Total: 525

Pokemon Cloyster
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Cloyster is also known as the Iron Shell pokemon with its gigantic defence stat making it sturdy against any nonspecial move specialist move. It evolves from Shelder via the usage of water stone and can be found in the Ocean Biome as well as most of the sea biome in Paldea region.

Wash Rotom

HP: 50
Attack: 50
Defense: 77
Special Attack: 95
Special Defense: 77
Speed: 91

Total: 440

Pokemon wash rotom
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Wash Rotom is one of Rotom’s five forms and it has a dual type of Electric and water. What makes Rotom strong is its typing as well as its ability, Levitate. This Ability makes Wash Rotom immune to ground-type moves. This Pokémon is found in the desert near the lighthouse area at the north pier.


HP: 95
Attack: 75
Defense: 80
Special Attack: 100
Special Defense: 110
Speed: 30

Total: 490

Pokemon Slowking
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Slowking is a strong special move Pokémon and has access to some of the strongest moves in the game. once you can set up your Slowking by using the Nasty Plot move then you are guaranteed to win any fight you are faced up against.


HP: 85
Attack: 120
Defense: 80
Special Attack: 85
Special Defense: 75
Speed: 85

Total: 530

Pokemon Quaquaval
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Quaquaval is the final evolution of the Paldean starter Pokémon Quaxly. At level 16 it evolves into Quaxell and at level 36 it evolves into its final Form. Quaquaval is strong non-special attacker Pokémon with a high attack stat of 120. It also has a high speed that allows it to move faster than most of its opponents.

Which are the best water-typPokémon according to you in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let us know in the comments below.

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