Wet Pokémon that are not water-type


There are nearly 1,000 Pokemon in total, split into a variety of different types. Some of these types make sense based on the Pokémon’s appearance; for example, Ponyta is a fiery pony, so being a fire type makes sense. Other Pokémon can be a bit deceiving based on their appearance.

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Here we are going to look at some Pokémon that appear to be wet, but are not water-type. These Pokemon can either be very obviously wet or seem better suited underwater. First, let’s take a look at the only Legendary on our list.


8 Lugia

  • Type: Psychic and Flying

  • Generation: II

First on our list we have Lugia. Together with Ho-Oh, the legendary pair form the “tower duo”. As Ho-Oh represents the sky, it makes sense that Lugia represents the seas. This can even be seen in Lugia’s categorization as a “diving Pokémon”.

Rather than being a dual water type, Lugia is psychic and flying. Interestingly, the Pokedex entries for Lugia describe the Pokemon as living at the bottom of the sea. Everything about Lugia would lead you to believe they are an aquatic type.

seven Mouk

  • Genre: Poisonous

  • Generation: I

Muk is a classic Pokemon, introduced since Generation I. Just by looking at Muk, you can tell this Pokemon is wet. Although the “moisture” in question may not be clean water, it is still a mysterious liquid.

Muk is Poison-type, while the Alolan version of this Pokemon is Poison and Dark. As a Pokémon that literally drips, it would make sense for Muk to be a water and poison type.

6 Inkay

  • Type: dark and psychic

  • Generation: VI

Inkay is a small squid-like Pokémon that evolves into Malamar, a much larger squid. These Pokémon look like sea creatures you would see swimming in the ocean, but they are not water-type. In New Pokemon Snap, Inkay is depicted as reacting instinctively to anything in the water, implying that he is under the sea.

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Interestingly, artist Hitoshi Ariga said Malamar is intentionally meant to look like an upside-down squid, because that’s how the sea creature often appears in picture books.

5 cubchoo

Cubchoo is a small, bear-shaped Pokemon that looks obviously wet. This Pokemon is known for the giant booger hanging from its nose. Although Cubchoo is an ice-type Pokémon, there’s no doubt that its booger looks very wet.

When Cubchoo is healthy, this snot is thick and sticky, capable of inflicting powerful attacks. On the other hand, when Cubchoo is not healthy, the snot will become a bit more watery than usual. Cubchoo is even able to learn moves like Brine and Surf.

4 solo

  • Genre: Psychic

  • Generation: V

Solosis may be an unexpected addition to our list. It is a cellular Pokémon, with Pokedex entries describing it as having a special liquid that covers its entire body. The entry for Solosis in Pokemon Sword also states that if they took a hit, all that liquid would leak out.

As a cellular Pokémon, this liquid is probably not just water. It is green and may look like cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid that surrounds your brain. Although it’s not water, it’s fun to imagine Solosis using water-type moves using this green liquid.

3 Air Dragon

  • Genre: Dragon

  • Generation: I

Dragonair is a majestic Pokémon, shaped like a long blue snake. This Pokemon has the power to fly and change the weather, and several Pokedex entries even mention that Dragonair lives in “seas and lakes”.

Dragonair may also appear to be a counterpart to Milotic. Although not confirmed in any Pokemon games, the two resemble a pair of sea serpents that live together underwater.

2 Cursola

  • Genre: Ghost

  • Generation: VIII

Cursola is a Galarian Pokémon, evolving from the region-specific version of Corsola. Corsola is a Generation II water and rock type Pokémon that is obviously meant to resemble coral found underwater. The Galarian version of this Pokémon drops the Water type, becoming a Ghost type.

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Yet Cursola is shaped like a ghostly version of underwater coral. The ghostly white of Cursola appears to be a reflection of climate change, which is causing rising ocean temperatures and coral bleaching. Going from there, Cursola is ghost-like because the bleached coral tends not to live very long.

1 Dhelmise

  • Type: Ghost and Grass

  • Generation: VII

Finally, we have Dhelmise. This Pokemon is shaped like an anchor and a ship’s wheel, so it makes sense that it could be a water-type, especially since it’s described as the Sea Creeper Pokemon. For some reason, Dhelmise is just a ghost and grass type.

Dhelmise is made of seaweed and parts of a wrecked ship, so grass and ghost-types make a bit of sense, but on the surface Dhelmise looks fresh from the ocean. If Pokemon could have a third type, then Dhelmise would definitely be Ghost, Grass, and Water.

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