ダイケンキ Daikenki
Generation V
Evolutionary line
Type Water  
Species Formidable Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Shell Armor (DW)
Dewott ← 503 → Patrat
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 009 Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from Dewott
Evolves into None
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
208.6 lbs 94.6 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Field
Shape Footprint

Samurott (Japanese: ダイケンキ Daikenki) is the Water-type Pokémon of the Unova region, evolved from Dewott and Oshawott. It has the ability Torrent, like every other water-type starter Pokémon.



Samurott is a quadrupedal, aquatic mammalian Pokémon that resembles a sea lion. It is different to its previous evolutions, which were bipedal. It has a pointed nose, with large pale-blue mustache/goatee-like growths protruding from it, which it has developed from Dewott's whiskers and Oshawott's dimples. On the back of its head, Samurott has a large yellow conch shell with a very long horn with two spikes on it. It has a long dark-blue body with a light blue-gray belly and four legs with yellow armor-like shells divided into threes on them, those on its front legs are in fact where its swords, known as Seamitars are stored. Its tail resembles that of a fish and is heart-like shaped with a small shell in the middle that makes it look like a deformed oval. Its eyes have reverted to how they were with Oshawott's as they are now white with colored pupils as opposed to Dewott's eyes, which were black with white pupils. Razor Shell can be thought as the signature move of Samurott along with its pre-evolutions if Shellder isn't counted.

Special Abilities

It is able to silence its opponents by glaring at them. It can also terrify opponents by howling, which can be heard from miles away. Unlike Oshawott and Dewott, Samurott can walk on all fours or presumably two as the shells on its forelegs are sheathed for two large swords. Samurott's shell arrangements are somewhat based on samurai armour, hence its name.


In spite of being a powerful creature that can defeat its opponents in the silence, they are gentle and they mostly silently and dedicatedly root for their trainers.


Samurott evolved from Dewott starting from level 36. Samurott is the final evolved form of the starter Pokémon Oshawott.

Game Info

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
It beats opponents with one swing of the sword on its armour. It silences foes with one glare.
Part of the armour on its forefeet is a sword. It dominates foes just by howling.
Black 2
In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
White 2
In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
In the time it takes a foe to blink, it can draw and sheathe the seamitars attached to its front legs.
One swing of the sword incorporated in its armor can fell an opponent. A simple glare from one of them quiets everybody.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Evolve Dewott None
Black 2/White 2 Evolve Dewott None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Evolve Dewott None
Sun/Moon Poni Wilds (Island Scan, Fridays) One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Trade None


Base Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
1 Water Sport - -% 15 Water Status
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
20 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
25 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Status
28 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
33 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
36 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
38 Encore - 100% 5 Normal Status
45 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
50 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
57 Swords Dance - -% 30 Normal Status
62 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
Samurott BW Samurott B2W2 Samurott BW Back
Samurott shiny gif Shiny Samurott B2W2 Shiny Samurott BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Samurott XY Samurott XY SamurottBackXY
SamurottShinyXY SamurottShinyXY SamurottBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back



Samurott's debut was in Pokémon The Movie: Black - Victini & Reshiram / Pokémon The Movie: White - Victini & Zekrom under the ownership of Leeku. It made it to the semi-finals in the tournament but was defeated by Ash's Tepig due to Victini lending Tepig its power. Cameron also has a very powerful Samurott. He used it to battle Marlon at the Humilau gym. It easily defeated Marlon's Mantine without it even successfully landing an attack.


Cedric Juniper's Samurott


A Samurott is the area keeper of the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's a valiant, wise, and noble warrior who believes that working together can accomplish much in life faster than one can do alone. Oshawott is his disciple. He assigns Oshawott to investigate the disappearance of the Pokémon in Wish Park.


  • Samurott is the heaviest fully evolved water starter Pokémon.
  • Despite appearing to be quadrupedal, Samurott can stand on its hind legs in order to use its swords (seamitars).
  • It is the only fully evolved starter Pokémon not to be owned by any of the main characters of Pokémon Adventures.


Samurott is based on a sea lion, with the traits of a samurai.


Samurott's name is a combination of the words "samurai" and "otter" (despite the fact that it is based on a sea lion).

Names in other languages


See also