ミジュマル Mijumaru
Generation V
Evolutionary line
Type Water  
Species Sea Otter Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Shell Armor (DW)
Emboar ← 501 → Dewott
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 007 Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Dewott
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
13.0 lbs 5.9 kg 1' 08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Field
Shape Footprint

Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Unova region. Its classification is the Sea Otter Pokémon. It has the ability Torrent, like all other previous Water-type starters.



Oshawott is a bipedal mammalian sea otter-like Pokémon. It has fur covering its entire body, with white fur on its face and arms, light blue fur on its torso and it has a dark blue flat tail, feet and ears. It also has a tan-colored scallop shell attached to its stomach called a "scalchop," which is made of keratin (the same substance as human hair and fingernails).


Oshawott are mostly mischievous and slightly aggressive. When they feel bored, they will play with their Scalchop, making a "pound" sound.

Special abilities

Oshawott's scalchop can be removed from its belly and used as a sword for specific attacks, such as Razor Shell, and can also be used to deflect attacks.


Oshawott evolves into Dewott at level 17. Dewott evolves into Samurott, the final form, at level 36.

Game data


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town. One
Black 2/White 2 Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City. One
X/Y Transfer or Trade None
OR/AS Gift Pokémon from Professor Birch's bag on Route 101 after beating the Elite Four three times. One
Sun/Moon Breed Samurott None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Trade None

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
It fights using the swordshell on its belly. It stops an attack and slashes back without a moment's delay.
The swordshell on its belly is made of keratin, the same material as fingernails. It can detach from its belly and be used like a shortsword.
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.
The scalchop on its stomach isn't just used for battle--it can be used to break open hard berries as well.
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.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Base Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
11 Water Sport - -% 15 Water Status
13 Focus Energy - -% 30 Normal Status
17 Razor Shell 75 95% 10 Water Physical
19 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
23 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
25 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
29 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
31 Encore - 100% 5 Normal Status
35 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 Swords Dance - -% 30 Normal Status
43 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Oshawott BW Oshawott B2W2 Oshawott BW Back
Shiny Oshawott BW Shiny Oshawott B2W2 Shiny Oshawott BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Oshawott XY Oshawott XY OshawottBackXY
OshawottShinyXY OshawottShinyXY OshawottBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back



Main article: Ash's Oshawott

Oshawott's first appearance in In the Shadow of Zekrom! was as one of starter Pokémon that Trip could choose. However, Trip chose Snivy as his starter instead. When Trip's Snivy battled Ash's Pikachu, Oshawott snuck out of Professor Juniper's lab to watch. Oshawott followed Ash until Ash finally noticed him, whereupon Ash caught Oshawott in BW003, and added him to his team. He constantly falls in love with other female Pokémon.


  • Oshawott is the fourth mammalian starter, the others being Cyndaquil, Chimchar, and Tepig.
    • Oshawott is also the first Water-type Starter Pokémon to be based on a mammal as well as the first mammalian starter not to be of the Fire-type.
  • Oshawott is the only Unova starter to have a different species than its direct evolution: Oshawott being the Sea Otter Pokémon, and Dewott being the Discipline Pokémon.
  • Oshawott has the lowest total base stat of all Water-type starter Pokémon.
  • When Oshawott's English name was first revealed, it was often misspelled as "Oshawatt". This was seen on merchandise, such as tags on Pokémon Center plush toys from the Nintendo World Store in NY.
  • Oshawott is one of the playable characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, where he is a disciple of Samurott, the Keeper of the Cove Area. He's the one who is sent on an investigation of Pokémon disappearing and ending up in Wish Park.
  • In Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and Wii U Oshawott appears as one of the many Pokémon that can appear from the standard Poké Ball. As soon as it appears, it uses Surf and makes a small wave in front of it, dashing through the stage. If it hits an opponent, they will be damaged and pushed throughout the stage and beyond, almost always scoring a KO for the one who called it. Oshawott, however, counts as a projectile and can be reflected.


Oshawott is based on a baby sea otter.


Oshawott's name could be a combination of the word ocean for "Osha", as well as "water" and "otter" for the end of its name, "wott". Another possibility for Oshawott's name origin is from the words Otter and Wash. By swapping the consonant sounds within each word to get Osher and Watt, then altering the spelling while keeping the same sounds gives Oshawott. Oshawott's name may also be derived from the city "Oshawa" in Ontario, Canada and "otter". Its Japanese name may be derived from 水 mizu, water or 未熟 mijuku, naive and 丸 maru.

Names in other languages

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