Pokémon Swimming Hole

Pokémon Swimming Hole

Pokémon Swimming Hole

by Steve Napierski to Comics

It’s really got to suck being a fire, ground or rock type of Pokémon and being weak against water. Just think about it. Something as simple as taking baths would be extremely painful. Do these types of Pokémon even bath? Maybe they just get so disgustingly smelly that they devolve into Trubbish or Garbodor. It’s a possiblity.

  • Pandalulz

    Of course, my second thought was, “Wait, isn’t swimming with Pikachu mostly like dropping a toaster in a bathtub?”

    • Alexander

      They should be fine as long as they don’t piss Pikachu off.

      And even then Bulbasaur will only take a normal amount of damage. It’s Squirtle and his watergun that need to worry….

  • Day

    Just put a bag over it.

    • TheyCallMeTomu

      Sure. And let the fire extinguish all the oxygen remaining in that bag. MURDERER!

  • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xuncu Xuncu

    To be fair: at least in Pokemon Snap (and I don’t remember enough in the anime), fire-types, or at least Charizard, can swim in lava. Isn’t swimming in water the equivilent for them?

    • Tokoshoran

      I believe the char-family was actually able to extinguish their tail flame without dying, it’s just that dying meant their tail fire went out guarenteed. So, going for a swim might be uncomfortable, but it wouldn’t kill them. However, if they were shoved into water, their tale suddenly going out may just be that painful. Matter of willing or not.

      • http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xuncu Xuncu

        *clicks, skims Bulbapedia*
        According to there, putting out the flame does kill them. When did they willingly put out their own tail?

        But yeah, my reasoning is: if they can swim in lava, normally fatal to anything else, then attempting to swim in water would be lethal to them. I’m fairly sure there’s been times where other fire-types were seen swimming in lava in the anime, but I can’t recall specifically.

  • Battle Catman

    I think there’s a difference between water-type Pokemon water and regular water. Like, if a Sandshrew wandered up to a lake and took a drink, it wouldn’t keel over and die.