|Sea Weasel Pokémon|
|#419|| Swift Swim|
|3′7″ (1.1m)||73.9 lbs. (33.5kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||2 Speed Points|
Floatzel (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Sea Weasel Pokémon.) is the 57th Pokémon in the
Floatzel uses the Swift Swim Ability. This Ability doubles its Speed when it is raining, but this doesn't take effect on the same turn in which the weather turns to rain. A second Ability is available to Floatzel from the Dream World, the Water Veil Ability. This Ability protects it from taking a Burn.
Buizel can evolve into Floatzel at Level 26.
Floatzel is a Pokémon whose appearance is a mix between a Sea Otter and a Weasel. It has four limbs, two arms and two legs. Its legs are small compared to its arms and it typically stands on its hind legs. On each arm there are one blue fin that has two black vertical lines. Its fur is mostly orange with parts of a cream-ish colour, which is at the end of its arms, on its belly area, eyelids, the tips of both tails and on its forehead that is a circular shape. Floatzel has a crest-like feature on its head and a short-ish snout which is orange on top and cream-ish underneath. At the end of its snout is a black nose. There is two small sharp teeth that is visable when its mouth is closed, Floatzel has two black, whisker-like features that is near its checks. On Floatzels belly is an orange patch that looks like a waterdrop. On its back is two or one cream-ish white spots on its back, the number of spots depends on its gender. Floatzel has a large flotation device that goes around its body starting near the tails and up around its neck. It looks like a life jacket, with the colouration yellow.
 Gender Differences
The female has one spot on its back while the male has two.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Floatzel appears at Routes 213, 218, 221, 22, 224, 230, Fuego Ironworks and Victory Road in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Floatzel appear at the Safari Zone's Swamp area after placing 10 Water Objects in the area.
Floatzel can be found at Routes 11 and 14 while Surfing in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Floatzel appears at Routes 11, 14, 23, Lostlorn Forest, Outside Victory Road and the Nature Sanctuary by way of Surfing.
 Spin-Off Games
Floatzel appear at Crystal Crossing B1-B7 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Floatzel is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Rockland 13F-23F.
Floatzel can be found at Vien Forest, Union Road and The Crysta Lake in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Floatzel appear within the Ruin Passageway section of Oblivia Ruins in the Present, and in the Ice Temple Mission "Time, Time, Time!" in the past by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Floatzel appear at Seabreeze Trail Beach 1-2 after completing the game and Sunny Seashore Beach 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Floatzel is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Great Encounters, Supreme Victors and Dragons Exalted sets, and as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Rising Rivals and Unleashed sets. A second Floatzel is listed as an Ultra Rare Level X Card in the Rising Rivals set.
 Anime/Manga Information
Crasher Wake would use his Floatzel in a Gym Battle against Ash. It put up a good fight, but the efforts of Pikachu and Buizel were able to defeat Crasher Wake's Floatzel to win the battle and the Fen Badge.
A trainer named Monica would use a Floatzel in the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Floatzel's only appearance in the films as of writing.
Floatzel's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Floatzel finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its Base Speed is tied with Starmie for the fastest amongst Water-Type Pokémon, which is only second to an Arceus holding a Splash Plate. Overall, its Speed is in a multi-way tie for 23rd Fastest in the metagame. It also has a good Attack Statistic with usable coverage in the moves that it can learn and access to a priority move of its own type. It's defenses are lacking in comparison, and getting afflicted with a Status Condition really shuts Floatzel down.
 Area Location
Route 222 (Night)
Route 224 (Night)
|Diamond/Pearl||30%||Victory Road: B1|
Victory Road: B1 (National Pokédex Area)
|Platinum||20%||Route 222 (Morning & Day)|
|Platinum||30%||Route 218 (Morning & Day)|
Victory Road: B1
Victory Road B1: National Pokédex Area
|Platinum||35%||Victory Road: National Pokédex Area|
|Platinum||40%||Route 218 (Night)|
Route 222 (Night)
|Platinum||60%||Victory Road B1: National Pokédex Area (Use Surf)|
|Platinum||90%||Victory Road: B1 (Use Surf)|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Swamp (Place 10 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait|
|Black/White||10% (Surfing)||Route 11 (Shaking Spots)|
Route 14 (Shaking Spots)
|Black2/White2||5% (Surfing)||Nature Sanctuary (Shaking Spots)|
|Black2/White2||10% (Surfing)||Route 11 (Shaking Spots)|
Route 14 (Shaking Spots)
Route 23 (Shaking Spots)
Lostlorn Forest (Shaking Spots)
Victory Road: Outside (Shaking Spots)
 Pokédex Entries
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. It can double as a rubber raft.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||With its flotation sac inflated, it can carry people on its back. It deflates the sac before it dives.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||With its flotation sac inflated, it can carry people on its back. It deflates the sac before it dives.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.|
|V||Pokémon White||It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It is a common sight around fishing ports. It is known to rescue people and carry off prey.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Black 2/White 2
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves: Via TM/HM
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM55: Brine
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|