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The Best Water Pokemon of All Time 

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Updated May 8, 2020 178.5k votes 16.5k voters 227.2k views 116 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Water Pokemon, which doesn't necessarily have to be the strongest.

List of the best Water Pokemon, ranked by Pokemon Masters like you. This greatest Water Pokemon list includes monsters from every generation, so you can vote on everything from Blastoise to Swampert. Not every Pokemon included below is a pure Water type, as some are half water or secondary water types. Water Pokemon are traditionally very popular, as they are strong both offensively and defensively. 

If you want to know, "What is the best Water Pokemon?" or "What are the top Water type Pokemon?" then you're in the right place. You can see other lists of the greatest Water Pokemon on other sites, but this is the only list that you can actually vote on and make your voice heard. If a Pokemon you love is missing, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included. 
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Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 130

Type: Water, Flying

Species: Atrocious Pokémon

Abilities: Intimidate, Moxie, Mold Breaker (Mega Gyrados) 

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Lapras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 131

Type: Water, Ice

Species: Transport Pokémon

Abilities: Water Absorb, Shell Armor

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Greninja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 658

Type: Water, Dark

Species: Ninja Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Kyogre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 382

Type: Water

Species: Sea Basin Pokémon

Abilities: Drizzle, Primordial Sea (Primal Kyogre)

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Blastoise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 009

Type: Water

Species: Shellfish Pokemon

Abilities: Torrent, Rain Dish

 

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Suicune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 245

Type: Water

Species: Aurora Pokémon

Abilities: Pressure

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Vaporeon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 134

Type: Water

Species: Bubble Jet Pokémon 

Abilities: Water Absorb

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Swampert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 260

Type: Water, Ground

Species: Mud Fish Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Squirtle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 007

Type: Water

Species: Tiny Turtle Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Empoleon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 395

Type: Water, Steel

Species: Emperor Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Feraligatr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 160

Type: Water

Species: Big Jaw Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Milotic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 350

Type: Water

Species: Tender Pokémon

Abilities: Marvel Scale, Competitive

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Kingdra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 230

Type: Water, Dragon

Species: Dragon Pokémon

Abilities: Swift Swim, Sniper

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Totodile is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 158

Type: Water

Species: Big Jaw Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Starmie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 121

Type: Water, Psychic

Species: Mysterious Pokémon

Abilities: Illuminate, Natural Cure

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Poliwrath is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 062

Type: Water, Fighting

Species: Tadpole Pokémon

Abilities: Water Absorb, Dampen

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Palkia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 087

Type: Water, Dragon

Species: Spatial Pokémon

Abilities: Pressure

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Sharpedo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 319

Type: Water, Dark

Species: Brutal Pokémon

Abilities: Rough Skin, Strong Jaw (Mega Sharpedo)

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Mudkip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 258

Type: Water

Species: Mud Fish Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Wartortle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 008

Type: Water

Species: Turtle Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Piplup is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 393

Type: Water

Species: Penguin Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent 

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Kabutops is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 141

Type: Rock, Water

Species: Shellfish Pokémon

Abilities: Swift Swim, Battle Armor

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Samurott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 503

Type: Water

Species: Formidable Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

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Dewgong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time
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Dex #: 087

Type: Water, Ice

Species: Sea Lion Pokémon

Abilities: Thick Fat, Hydration

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Keldeo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Water Pokemon of All Time

Dex #: 647

Type: Water, Fighting

Species: Colt Pokémon

Abilities: Justified