Emboar < Oshawott > Dewott
Sea Otter Pokémon
1'8" (0.5m)
13 lbs. (5.9kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Oshawott (ミジュマル) is the seventh Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water Type, and it is known as the Sea Otter Pokémon.

Oshawott has the Torrent Ability. This Ability increases the power of its Water-Type Attacks by 50% once its HP falls below one-third of its maximum. A second Ability is available to Oshawott that come from the Dream World, the Shell Armor Ability. This Ability gives it an immunity to taking a Critical Hit.

Oshawott gains the opportunity to evolve into Dewott starting at level 17, and can evolve a second time into Samurott starting at Level 36.

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




Oshawott is a small bluish Pokémon. It has a round brown nose, two blue ears and is known to have a concerned demeanor. It carries a sharp scalchop on its belly that it will use to protect itself in battle.

Gender Differences

Oshawott doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Oshawott is available as one of the Starter Pokémon in Black and White. Oshawott is also a Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

Spin-off Games

Oshawott is one of the four Pokémon that the player can control in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. The other three Pokémon that are in this role are Pikachu, Tepig and Snivy.

Oshawott also appears as a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, alongside Pikachu, Snivy, Tepig, and Axew.

Trading Card Game

Two Oshawott are listed as Common Cards in the Black&White set. Seven other Oshawott cards are listed as Promotional Cards: two BW Promo Cards in English, three BW Promo Cards in Japanese, the Journey Friends Promo in Japan and a McDonalds Promo that was run in 2011.

Anime/Manga Information


Oshawott is offered as one of the three Unova starters to Trip early in Pokémon Black and White, and is very disappointed when Snivy is chosen instead. Oshawott escapes the lab to follow Ash on his journey and comes to the rescue of Pikachu and Iris' Axew when Team Rocket attempt to steal them both.
Ash's Oshawott

Oshawott keeps following Ash and Iris secretly until he finally joins Ash's team in the episode A Sandile Gusher of a Change!. Since then, Oshawott is increasingly jealous of Pikachu and vies for Ash's attention often; he frequently gets in between Ash and Pikachu. Oshawott is a very brave Pokémon.

Oshawott plays a big part in Ash's battle against Cilan of the Striaton City Gym.


Ash's Oshawott appears in both version of Pokémon Movie 14.


In the manga, Oshawott was the Starter Pokémon chosen by Bianca.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Oshawott falls into the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Starter Pokémon Received in Nuvema Town
Black 2/White 2 Only One Starter Pokémon

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
White The scalchop on its stomach is made from the same element as claws. It detaches the scalchop for use as a blade.
Black 2 The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
White 2 The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
VI X The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Y It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Omega Ruby The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle-it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
Alpha Sapphire It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 220 314 .
103 115 209 229
85 95 189 207
Sp. Atk
117 131 225 247
Sp. Def
85 95 189 207
85 95 189 207


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
5 Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
11 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
19 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
23 Water Pulse Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
25 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
29 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
31 Encore Normal.gif N/A 100 Special.png
35 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
37 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
41 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
43 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
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
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 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
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

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.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
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.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


Oshawott is one of the three Starter Pokémon of the Unova region. The other two Starter Pokémon featured in this region are Snivy and Tepig.

Oshawott, Snivy, and Tepig were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010's Pokémon Sunday episode. The starter trio were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.

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