Swampert

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Water
Ground
Swampert
ラグラージ Raguraazu
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Mud Fish Pokémon
Pokédex
National
260
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Torrent
Damp (Dream World)
12.5% ♀
87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Blue Unknown
Weight Height
180.6 lbs ??? 4'11" ???
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
100 110 90
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
85 90 60
Total
535


Swampert (Japanese: ラグラージ Raguraazu) is the Water/Ground-type Starter Pokémon of the Hoenn region, introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Appearance

Swampert's appearance is inspired from the real world mudskipper. It has a long blue body with a lighter blue underbelly. It has four appendages that are a cross between legs and fins. With these, it sometimes stands upright on its hind legs, and at other times is on all fours like a quadrupedal animal. Each has an orange oval on it. Swampert has large, fan-shaped fins above its eyes and a huge axe-like fin growing out of its behind as a prosaic tail would. It also has a pair of orange gills on either side of its face. It also has very small orange eyes.

A Swampert using Focus Punch

Special abilities

Swampert is a diurnal Pokémon with an affinity to water. Thus it lives and makes its nest offshore on various beaches. It has various abilities that allow it to live without fear of being targeted as prey. Its three fins sense subtle changes in the sounds and patterns of ocean waves and tidal winds to predict the oncoming of storms and tidal waves, respectively. Its great strength, allowing it to procure and drag boulders that can weigh a ton, lets it pile up boulders around its beach nest in order to weather the storms that it may predict. Of course, with its strength and its rock-hard arms, it can easily batter down a foe with a single swing.

Other talents include its powerful vision, able to see through even the depths of murky water, allowing Swampert to live in a swamp or marshland environment, and its amazing swimming ability, making it faster in water than a jet ski. Its speed is comparable to the Pokémon Poliwrath.

Appearances in the Pokémon media

In the anime

In the manga

Stats

Swampert has great attack and Hit Points with quite nice Defense to compliment that, and is extremely versatile due to its typing. However, Swampert's special attack is a little lower, making many believe that it should not be used for attacking with special moves, and its speed is decidedly low. Its Water/Ground-type combination protects it from Electric-type Pokémon, which are usually a pain against Water-type Pokémon, but it also makes it 4x weak to Grass-type attacks. It can learn Ice Beam and Avalanche, which may help to counter this vulnerability. Swampert is usually used in physical offense, with the powerful Ground-type Earthquake attack as a staple in almost all of its movesets. Swampert's excellent defense also make it a good Roarer. Swampert is one of the most feared Pokémon in the metagame that trainers are willing to teach their Pokémon Grass-type moves just to counter it. Due to its invunerablity to electricity and ablity to learn a whole range of moves to counter foes, a Swampert can also be used as a powerhouse in one's party as well as a tank.

Voice actor

In the anime, Swampert was voiced by Scottie Ray in the 4Kids Entertainment dub.

Evolution

Swampert is the final evolution of the Hoenn Starter Pokémon Mudkip. It evolves from Marshtomp at level 36.

Game info

Swampert is playable in Mystery Dungeon games by evolveing Marshstomp. But much like Lucario, He has no role in the main story at all.

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Marshtomp None
Emerald Evolve Marshtomp None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Marshtomp None
Black/White Trade None

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 56
Forever Level 6
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Western Cave (79F-88F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest


Pokédex entries

Generations I - II
Swampert did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
Ruby
Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water.
Sapphire
Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself.
Emerald
If it senses the approach of a storm and a tidal wave, it protects its seaside nest by piling up boulders. It swims as fast as a jet ski.
FireRed
Its arms are rock-hard. With one swing, they can batter down its foe. It makes its nests at beautiful beaches.
LeafGreen
Its arms are rock-hard. With one swing, they can batter down its foe. It makes its nests at beautiful beaches.
Diamond
It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
Pearl
It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
Platinum
It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
HeartGold
Its arms are hard as rock. With one swing, it can break a boulder into pieces.
SoulSilver
Its arms are hard as rock. With one swing, it can break a boulder into pieces.
Black
It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
White
It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
Black 2
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Omega Ruby
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Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Swampert did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Swampert did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
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IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
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Name origin

This Pokémon's name comes from swamp, a place where many Water/Ground-type Pokémon would likely be found, and rampart, meaning a fortification, which probably refers to its habit of piling up boulders to protect itself. It could also come from the word expert, as it is very capable in a swamplike area.

References