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.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. Pandalulz
    Pandalulz says:
    April 24, 2014 at 10:43 am #

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

    • Alexander
      Alexander says:
      April 24, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

      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….

  2. Day
    Day says:
    April 24, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Just put a bag over it.

    • TheyCallMeTomu
      TheyCallMeTomu says:
      April 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

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

  3. Xuncu
    Xuncu says:
    April 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    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
      Tokoshoran says:
      April 26, 2014 at 2:16 am #

      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.

      • Xuncu
        Xuncu says:
        April 26, 2014 at 3:36 am #

        *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.

  4. Battle Catman
    Battle Catman says:
    April 27, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    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.