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[[File:Type Water/Grass.gif|link=Water/Grass type]]  
Species Water Weed Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo (Dream World)
None ← 270 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into [[Lombre]]
(ハスボー Hasubou)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Shape Footprint

Lotad (Japanese: ハスボー Hasubou) is a Water/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.


Lotad is both an aquatic and a land-dwelling Pokémon, found in the Hoenn region, with a lilypad on its back. This species lives in groups at ponds, with their bodies submerged while suspended at the surface by their buoyant leaves, as a measure of hiding from predators. When on dry land, Lotad scuttles towards other ponds because its leaf is too heavy to support, in contrast to Lotad's ancient ancestors which were one primarily land-dwelling Pokémon.

In the anime

In the Pokémon anime, a Lotad becomes one of the Pokémon in trainer Brock's possession in the third-generation Hoenn story arc in a development considered ironic because previously Brock primarily used Pokémon of the Rock and Ground types. His Lotad eventually evolved into Lombre, and then Ludicolo. Other than Brock's Lotad, many Lotads have been seen where Brock caught his.


Lotad evolves into Lombre starting at level 14. Lombre can then evolve into Ludicolo with the use of a Water Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Lotad Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Routes 102 and 114 (Sapphire only) Common
Emerald Routes 102 and 114 Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Routes 203, 204, 205, and 212 (With Sapphire in GBA slot) Dongle
Platinum Routes 203, 204, 210 (South), and Eterna Forest (With Sapphire in GBA slot) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone (object) Common
Black/White White Forest (White only) Uncommon

Side game locations

Lotad Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 1, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Waterfall Pond (1F-3F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Waterfall Cave (B1-B8), Serenity River (B1-B7)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle

Pokedex entries



Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Lotad RS.png File:Lotad E.gif File:Lotad RS.png Lotad Back III
Lotad Shiny RS Lotad Shiny E Lotad Shiny RS Lotad Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Lotad DPPtHGSS.png File:Lotad DPPtHGSS.png File:Lotad DPPtHGSS.png Lotad Back IV
Lotad Shiny DPPtHGSS Lotad Shiny DPPtHGSS Lotad Shiny DPPtHGSS Lotad Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Lotad BW Sprite.png File:Lotad Back V.png
File:Lotad Shiny BW.png File:Lotad Shiny Back V.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


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