The Top 10 Best Water Type Pokemon Ever

If you want to add the best water type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all non-legendary water types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


Honorable Mentions:

Crawdaunt, Gastrodon, Tentacruel, Primarina, Jellicent, Cloyster


10. Empoleon

best water type pokemon - empoleon

Empoleon swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.


Good attacks for Empoleon: scald, knock off, ice beam, flash cannon, stealth rocks, defog


9. Swampert

best water type pokemon - swampert

Swampert is very strong and has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. it also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water.


Good attacks for Swampert: waterfall, earthquake, ice punch, superpower, scald, stealth rocks, toxic


8. Dracovish

best water type pokemon - dracovish

Powerful legs and jaws made Dracovish the apex predator of its time. Its own overhunting of prey was what drove it to extinction.


Good attacks for Dracovish: fishious rend, crunch, psychic fangs, outrage


7. Starmie

best water type pokemon - starmie

Starmie's center section, its core, glows brightly in seven colors. Because of its luminous nature, this Pokémon has been given the nickname "the gem of the sea."


Good attacks for Starmie: hydro pump, surf, scald, ice beam, psyshock, psychic, thunderbolt, rapid spin, recover, thunder wave


6. Azumarill

best water type pokemon - azumarill

Azumarill's long ears are indispensable sensors. By focusing its hearing, Azumarill can identify what kinds of prey are around, even in rough and fast-running rivers.


Good attacks for Azumarill: play rough, aqua jet, knock off, superpower, liquidation, belly drum


Read more: The best legendary water Pokemon ever - ranked

5. Slowbro

best water type pokemon - slowbro

Slowbro's tail has a Shellder firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can't be used for fishing anymore. This causes Slowbro to grudgingly swim and catch prey instead.


Good attacks for Slowbro: scald, psyshock, psychic, ice beam, flamethrower, toxic, thunder wave, slack off, iron defense


4. Rotom-W

best water type pokemon - rotom wash

Research continues on Rotom, which could be the power source of a unique motor.


Good attacks for Rotom-Wash: hydro pump, volt switch, thunder, pain split, will-O-wisp, defog


3. Toxapex

best water type pokemon - toxapex

To attack, Toxapex sends toxic spikes flying at its enemies. Ones that come close are struck by the claws on its feet.


Good attacks for Toxapex: scald, baneful bunker, recover, toxic, haze, toxic spikes


2. Gyarados

best water type pokemon - gyarados

When Magikarp evolves into Gyarados, its brain cells undergo a structural transformation. It is said that this transformation is to blame for its wildly violent nature.


Good attacks for Gyarados: waterfall, bounce, earthquake, crunch, dragon dance


Pro tip: use Gyarados' 'moxie' ability to gain an attack boost each time Gyarados knocks out an opponent!


1. Greninja

best water type pokemon - greninja

Greninja creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.


Good attacks for Greninja: hydro pump, surf, dark pulse, water shuriken, dig, ice beam, gunk shot, U-turn, spikes


Pro tip: use Greninja's 'protean' ability to increase it's attacking damage!



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