Best Water Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Water Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Water Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Water Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Because of this, we've included a separate list for the strongest Altered Water-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we've decided to include a list of the top Water-exclusive Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Water Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Water Pokémon.
    • Top 10 Overall Water-type
    • Top Five Exclusive Water-type
    • Top Two Altered Water-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Water-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Electric, Grass
    • Resistance(s): Fire, Ice, Steel, Water
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Electric Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Top 10 Overall Water-type

  • #1: Kyogre
    • Max CP: 4652
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/228/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Waterfall
      • Charge Attack: Surf
  • #2: Palkia
    • Max CP: 4512
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 280/215/189
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #3: Gyarados
    • Max CP: 3834
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 237/186/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Waterfall
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #4: Vaporeon
    • Max CP: 3521
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 205/161/277
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #5: Milotic
    • Max CP: 3398
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 192/219/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Waterfall
      • Charge Attack: Surf
  • #6: Suicine
    • Max CP: 3372
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/235/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #7: Swampert
    • Max CP: 3362
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 208/175/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Cannon
  • #8: Empoleon
    • Max CP: 3279
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/186/197
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Cannon
  • #9: Feraligatr
    • Max CP: 3230
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 205/188/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Cannon
  • #10: Kingler
    • Max CP:  3198
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 240/181/146
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bubble
      • Charge Attack: Crabhammer

Top Five Exclusive Water-type

  • #1: Kyogre
    • Max CP: 4652
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/228/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Waterfall
      • Charge Attack: Surf
  • #2: Vaporeon
    • Max CP: 3521
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 205/161/277
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #3: Milotic
    • Max CP: 3398
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 192/219/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Waterfall
      • Charge Attack: Surf
  • #4: Suicine
    • Max CP: 3372
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/235/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #5: Feraligatr
    • Max CP: 3230
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 205/188/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Cannon

Top Two Altered Water-type

  • #1: Mega Gyarados
    • Max CP: 5332
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 292/216/247
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Pump
  • #2: Mega Blastoise
    • Max CP: 4455
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 264/188/237
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Water Gun
      • Charge Attack: Hydro Cannon

If you have one of the Water Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Water Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Electric Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Fairy Type Pokémon and Best Dark Type Pokemon!

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