Spheal's Ability when it was introduced in Generation III is Thick Fat. This Ability cuts the amount of damage that it takes from Fire and Ice Type moves by 50%. A second Ability became available to Spheal in Generation IV, the Ice Body Ability. This Ability restores its HP while it is hailing. A third Ability is available to Spheal from the Dream World, the Oblivious Ability. This Ability prevents it from becoming infatuated as a result from the move Attract or the Cute Charm Ability.
Spheal takes on the appearance of a ball-shaped seal.
Spheal doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Spheal appears at Route 226 and Route 230 while using Surf in Pearl, and can be obtained by breeding a Sealeo in Platinum. Spheal appears at the Safari Zone's Peak area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 18 Water Objects have been placed and 40 Days have passed.
Spheal appears at Secret Storage 8 & 19, Endless Level 16 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Spheal appears at Stormy Sea 15F-24F, Silver Trench 10F-19F, Far-Off Sea 10F-19F, Marvelous Sea B10-B19 and Fantasy Strait B10-B19 in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Spheal appears at Craggy Coast B1-B9 and Small Path B1-B5. Spheal is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Ice Hill B1-B6.
Spheal appears at The Crysta Lake and Hia Valley in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and the West side of Mt. Sorbet in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present. In the Past, Spheal can be obtained by defeating it and obtaining its Slate in the Ice Temple Missions "Time! Time! Time!" and "Save the Frightened Vulpix."
Spheal can be found at World Axle Glacier B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Spheal makes appearances at Fontaine, Valora, Nixtorm and Dragnor in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Spheal appears in a total of eight sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (2), EX Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker, EX Power Keepers, Mysterious Treasures, Rising Rivals and Dragons Exalted sets.
Other trainers have used Spheal in various episodes, featured in the episode The Spheal of Approval. A wild Spheal also assisted Ash and company in saving a lost Wailmer in the episode Leading A Stray!.
Glacia appears with a Spheal in Chapters 253 and 254. Other trainers utilize Spheal as a Rental Pokémon in Chapters 306, 315, 329 and 334.
Spheal is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a first-stage Pokémon.
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Generation III Exclusive Moves
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Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM55: Brine
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
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