Gym Teams | Water

Hey guys! We’re doing the Water-type today, which was fun to go through and just pick what I wanted for this team.

This series was inspired by my good friend Tim’s series that he did over the course of 18 months. He outlined the following rules, and I added the fourth:

  1. No Legendaries or Mythicals allowed
  2. No duplicate Pokemon across two posts.
  3. The exceptions to the above rule is regional variants or form changes that change the type.
  4. The Pokemon can be level 50 maximum


I originally wanted Quagisre, but Gastrodon is the better version (actually, Swampert is best Water/Ground, but that’s for another post). I gave Gastrodon the Storm Drain Ability, with some moves that would help counteract its crippling 4x weakness to Grass. Substitute is in place to mitigate any Grass-type damage, with Leftovers helping to heal up every turn.

Ability: Storm Drain

Item: Soft Sand

Moves: Sludge Wave, Scald, Earth Power, Substitute


We’re giving Primarina a huge shot here, and its Liquid Voice Ability made it perfect for being on this particular team. There wasn’t much point in giving both Sparkling Aria and Hyper Voice, as they practically became the same, not taking into account the former’s additional effects. I decided to take advantage of the Ability, though.

Ability: Liquid Voice

Item: Mystic Water

Moves: Shadow Ball, Hyper Voice, Ice Beam, Energy Ball


I decided to go right in on the Hydration/Rain Dance strategy in order to help heal the Lapras, along with the Sitrus Berry for peace of mind. Surf would benefit from the Rain Dance heavily, and the latter move would help out the other Pokemon.

Ability: Hydration

Item: Sitrus Berry

Moves: Rain Dance, Ice Beam, Surf, Future Sight


I love Araquanid, and I decided to go all out on this one and give it all Physical moves because it is in no way a Special Attacker. Crunch and Poison Jab are here for coverage, and I tried to give it the best moves that I could with its level 50 learnset.

Ability: Water Bubble

Item: Life Orb

Moves: Liquidation, Lunge, Crunch, Poison Jab


This one is actually a variation of my shiny Poison team’s Toxapex, in which I actually decided on Hex, to partner up with Toxic or the post-Scald burn so that it could inflict more damage. Toxapex is here as a stalling Pokemon, the major wall that the opponent has to overcome. I love a good Toxapex team!

Ability: Limber

Item: Leftovers

Moves: Scald, Toxic, Baneful Bunker, Hex

Mega Gyarados

Using Gyarados’s initial Intimidate Ability here would give me a good advantage before Mega Evolving. Like with Charizard, I gave Gyarados a Dragon move so that it has some semblance of being a dragon, plus giving it a good boost to its already-impressive stats.

Ability: Mold Breaker

Item: Gyaradosite

Moves: Earthquake, Waterfall, Crunch, Dragon Dance

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