Dewott < Samurott > Patrat
Formidable Pokémon
4'11" (1.5m)
208.6 lbs (94.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Samurott (ダイケンキ) is the 9th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water Type, and it is known as the Formidable Pokémon.

Samurott's two abilities are Shell Armor, an ability that protects the Pokémon from critical hits, and Torrent, which increases the Pokémon's water-type attacks by 50% when its HP falls below a third of its maximum. Shell Armor is only available if Samurott comes from the Dream World.

Oshawott evolves into Dewott at Level 17 and into Samurott at Level 36.

Samurott is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg will take approximately 5,120 steps to hatch. It takes Samurott 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Samurott's appearance is that of a large otter with menacing eyes and a horn made up of conch shells on its forehead.

Gender Differences

Samurott has no distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

The only way to obtain a Samurott is to evolve Dewott in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-off Games

In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Samurott appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area. It cannot be befriended unless you complete the game, then defeat it in battle. After those two conditions are fulfilled you'll be able to call Samurott into battle.

Trading Card Game

Two Samurott are listed as Rare Cards in the Black&White set. A third Samurott is listed amongst the Black/White Promo Cards.

Anime/Manga Information


Samurott has yet to appear in the anime.


Another trainer uses a Samurott in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Samurott's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Samurott finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With great mixed attacking stats which allows for it to either choose a physical or mixed attacking set, Samurott is certainly a capable offensive threat that is among the tier's best Pokémon. It has a great boosting move in Swords Dance that can take its Attack stat to high levels and allow for it to act as one of the tier's best sweepers. Its typing is solid enough to offer good switch in opportunities, and it has a great priority attack in Aqua Jet to hit faster foes. The best Samurott set is a Swords Dance sweeper set that acts as a powerful threat with boosted Waterfalls and Megahorn to hit Grass-types while having priority Aqua Jet to hit faster foes hard. Samurott can also run a mixed wallbreaker set that hits very hard with Life Orb boosted Hydro Pumps and Ice Beams while having Megahorn to hit Jynx and Ludicolo. However, Samurott suffers in regards to its Speed stat which leads to it being overreliant on Aqua Jet and making it susceptible to being revenge killed. It is also checked by prominent bulky Grass and Water-types like Vileplume and Poliwrath.

Samurott is also a viable option in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With great offensive stats and access to a good offensive movepool, Samurott is not a threat to be underestimated. It is capable of trucking through certain Pokémon with its Swords Dance set that can power through certain defensive Pokémon like Tangrowth and Alomomola with a boosted Megahorn or Jellicent with Knock Off while having excellent physical STABs to work with in Waterfall and Aqua Jet. A special attacker set is another route for Samurott to go, as it has great coverage between Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, and Grass Knot. It can also do some stallbreaking thanks to its access to Taunt. It has decent bulk and a good Water-typing, which allows for it to have decent switch in opportunities. However, Samurott is a bit slow for a sweeper, which holds its Swords Dance set from being a dominant force. Samurott also faces competition with its special attacking sets from Clawitzer, which has Mega Launcher to have stronger coverage options, although Samurott has moves like Taunt and Aqua Jet at its disposal and better Speed.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Dewott
Black2/White2 None Evolve Dewott

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
White Part of the armor on its anterior legs becomes a giant sword. Its cry alone is enough to intimidate most enemies.
Black 2 In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
White 2 In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
VI X In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
Y One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
Omega Ruby In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
Alpha Sapphire One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 300 394 .
184 205 299 328
157 175 269 295
Sp. Atk
198 221 315 346
Sp. Def
130 145 239 262
130 145 239 262


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Water Sport Water.gif N/A 100 Special.png
13 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
17 Razor Shell Water.gif 75 95 Physical.png
20 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
25 Water Pulse Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
28 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
33 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
36 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
38 Encore Normal.gif N/A 100 Special.png
45 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
50 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
57 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
62 Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Copycat Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Detect Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Trump Card Normal.gif  ?? -- Special.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Water Pledge Water.gif 50 100 Special.png
Hydro Cannon Water.gif 150 90 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 17
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 36

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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