|Water Weed Pokémon|
|#270|| Swift Swim / Rain Dish|
DW: Own Tempo
|1'8"(0.5m)||5.7 lbs (2.6kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|Water 1 / Grass||255|
|NFE||1 Special Defense Point|
Lotad can have one of three abilities, two of which involve rain: Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed when it is raining, but not on the same turn in which the weather becomes rain; or Rain Dish, which recovers 1/16 of its maximum Hit Points at the end of each turn that it is raining. Lotad's Dream World ability does not involve the rain, however. Its Dream World Ability is Own Tempo, preventing it from becoming confused from moves that confuse directly such as Confuse Ray or Teeter Dance, or as a side-effect of an attack such as Psybeam or Dizzy Punch.
Lotad takes on the appearance of an aquatic creature that has a lillypad growing on top of it.
 Gender Differences
Lotad doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Lotad appears at Routes 203, 204, the North End of Route 205 and Route 212 with Pokémon Sapphire insterted into the Game Boy Advance Slot of your Nintendo DS in Diamond and Pearl. This takes effect once you defeat the Elite Four and obtained the National Pokédex.
 Spin-off Games
Lotad appears at Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Lotad appears at Waterfall Pond on floors 1-3 in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Lotad appears at the Waterfall B1-B8 and Serenity River B1-B7. Lotad also appears at Star Cave B5-B10 in Explorers Sky. Lotad is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mica Lake B1-B12.
Lotad appears at the Olive Jungle in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Assist Gust may be required to reach it. Lotad does not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but makes an appearance at Silver Falls in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. An Electric Field Assist is necessary to draw it out of its hiding location.
Lotad can be found at the Meeting Place and Meadow Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and can be obtained by battling it after obtaining Buneary. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Lotad appears at the Arcane Area's Lakeshore. Complete a Tag Race to befriend it.
Lotad can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Lake 2-1 and Soothing Shore Lake 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Lotad appears in eight sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Sandstorm (2), EX Deoxys, EX Crystal Guardians, Secret Wonders and Platinum sets. Its lone listing as an Uncommon Card is in the EX Deoxys Set. Lotad is also a Rare Secret Holo-foil card in the Platinum set.
 Anime/Manga Information
Brock's Lotad appears in the film Jirachi Wishmaker and the accompanying Pikachu Short Gotta Dance.
Lotad's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Lotad is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Location
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Unknown%||Safari Zone-Plains (12 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait)|
Safari Zone-Desert (8 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait)
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, Trade or Breed Lombre/Ludicolo|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Lotad live in ponds an lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occassions, this Pokémon travels on land in search of clean water.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Lotad is said to have dwelled on land before. However, this Pokémon is thought to have returned to water because the leaf on its head grew large and heavy. It now lives by floating atop the water.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||This Pokémon lives in ponds with clean water. It is known to ferry small Pokémon across ponds by carrying them on the broad leaf on its head.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||It searches about for clean water. If it does not drink water for too long, the leaf on its head wilts.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it begane to live floating in the water.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Its leaf grew too large for it to live on land. That is how it begane to live floating in the water.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|V||Pokémon White||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It looks like an aquatic plant and serves as a ferry to Pokémon that can't swim.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM09: Bullet Seed
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
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