Quagsire, The Water Fish Pokémon. It has an easygoing nature. It doesn't care if it bumps its head on boats and boulders while swimming. Its body is always slimy. It often bangs its head on the river bottom as it swims but seems not to care.


One of the derpiest Pokemon, Quagsire is an interesting Pokemon as it has incredible typing in Water/Ground but lacks a base stat over 90 other than health. This would normally mean that Quagsire lacks the ability to punch into the higher tiers in Singles but with access to one of the most fitting abilities in Unaware, Quagsire is an excellent anti sweeper measure, albeit a touch outclassed these days with Clefable and Toxapex. Regardless, Quagsire still manages to do the same thing it's always done without much change, shut down setup sweepers that lack the means to break through its great typing.
Unaware makes Quagsire useful in 9 out of 10 games as nearly every team uses a boosting sweeper.
Good typing helps Quagsire get in easier and stay in, with few weaknesses to exploit it.
Access to Scald lets Quagsire pressure physical attackers and makes it easier to wall these threats as they are crippled if burned.

Quagsire lacks defensive stats to be an unbreakable wall, making it ease to wear down with choiced hits and raw high power.
While its typing is great, the quad weakness to Grass makes it so Quagsire will fall if brushed by a stray leaf.
Without a way to remove it, Toxic just ruins Quagsire so it almost always wants teammates that can remove status.


Unaware - Ignores status changes from the opponent- Basically if someone is boosting, just switch in Quagsire and it's the same as if they never did. This works in reverse, however, and ignores negative drops from moves like Draco Meteor and Superpower.
Damp - Prevents Self-Destruct, Explosion, and Aftermath - Not good anymore since the Explosion nerf, only real use for this is preventing a shiny from exploding in casual play.
Water Absorb - Negates water attacks and heals for ź maximum health - A good option but usually Unaware is better for Quagsire to stand out with its middling stats. Water Absorb is still a fun option to experiment with though.


Unaware Wall

Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs and Nature:
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef
Relaxed Nature

Scald is a staple on any defensive Water type since it has good PP, power, and the chance to burn all in one move. Earthquake is just a nice STAB option to hit threats that resist Scald. Toxic is a nice option to hit walls hard as well as wear down sweepers fast that burns aren't as great on, especially after the nerf to burn damage. Finally Recover allows Quagsire to stay around while wearing down walls or sponging hits, which is definitely needs to shrug off some of the nastier hits around.

Most boosting sweepers tend to be physical attackers, so Relaxed nature with physical defense investment is the best use of Quagsire's stats. This also makes sure that it isn't reducing the damage of either attacking move unnecessarily, since Quagsire doesn't really need its Speed much. Unaware is a staple on Quagsire, and Leftovers are also necessary to keep Quagsire's health in good shape.


Arcanine - With access to Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp, Arcanine can be a nice Fire-type pivot to pair with Quagsire for Grass-type threats, while Quagsire can pivot into Rock types that threaten Arcanine.
Cut Rotom - A potent Grass-type, Cut Rotom can pivot into Grass-type and Water-type threats that Quagsire can struggle with. Cut Rotom can also provide some momentum with Volt Switch for a more fast paced team that wants Quagsire's support.

Countering Quagsire

Grass coverage - Being quad weak to Grass moves most coverage options can easily take care of Quagsire, especially with its low base defenses. This can make surprise Grass-type coverage from Pokemon that don't normally use these moves even more dangerous.
Cut Rotom - Resisting Scald and being immune to Earthquake, Cut Rotom can come in pretty easily on Quagsire and threaten with Leaf Storm, or Trick if its a choiced set.
Wallbreaker - A Choice Band or Choice Specs equipped Pokemon can break Quagsire's middling stats quite easily since Unaware doesn't ignore these boosts. Its low speed means it can be easily 2hkoed by powerful Pokemon such as Haxorus, Keldeo, or Dracovish.

Locations in Games

Not in game

Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Mt. Silver, Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Route 26, Route 27

Safari Zone (Emerald)
Trade from Emerald/FireRed/Colosseum/XD (Ruby & Sapphire)

Evolve Wooper (FireRed)
Trade from Emerald/FireRed/Colosseum/XD (LeafGreen)

Snagged from Bandana Guy Divel in Pyrite Town (Colosseum)
Evolve Wooper (XD)

Route 212 South, Great Marsh

Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Route 26, Route 27, Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Mt. Silver, Cliff's Edge Gate, The Cliff Cave

Evolve Wooper (White)
Trade from White/Black 2/White 2 (Black)

Black 2/White 2:
Route 8

Route 14, Route 19, Friend Safari

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Trade from X & Y

Trade from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Ultra Space Wilds

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Not in game.

Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage, West Lake Axewell
Max Raid Battles: Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Rolling Fields, West Lake Axewell

Anime Appearences

Quagsire has made a couple of appearances in the anime. Most notably, it was used by Crasher Wake in his Sinnoh Gym match against Ash, and a group of Quagsire stole the GS Ball from Ash

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
129 Once in a Blue Moon Quagsire and the GS Ball!? Pics
148 Tricks Of The Trade Wobbuffet and the Pokémon Exchange! Pics
149 The Fire-ring Squad Burn Squirtle Squad! Like a Fire!! Pics
150 No Big Woop Lots of Wooper! Pics
155 Love, The Totodile Style Dancing Totodile! Steps of Love!! Pics
M3 The Spell of the Unown The Lord of the Unknown Tower Pics
194 The Wayward Wobbuffet Wobbuffet! Disaster? Pics
196 The Ring Masters Feraligatr Vs. Blastoise! Sumo Match! Pics
M4 Celebi: Voice of the Forest Celebi: A Timeless Encounter Pics
209 Got Miltank! Mother Miltank! Desert Secret!! Pics
218 Dueling Heroes Whirlpool Cup! Great Battle in the Water Colosseum! Pics
227 Bulbasaur...The Ambassador! Goodbye Bulbasaur! Adventure at Oak's Residence!! Pics
C1 Legend of Thunder Raikou! Legend of Thunder! Pics
264 You're A Star, Larvitar Try Your Best Larvitar! Pics
270 Tie One On! Meganium vs. Bulbasaur! Spirit of the Grass Types! Pics
P7 Not Aired Pikachu's Summer Festival Pics
372 Training Wrecks Muscle Battle! Double Battle! Pics
429 On Olden Pond! Dragonair's Lake! Pics
437 Harley Rides Again! Munchlax's Battle Debut! Harley & Taking the Game Seriously! Pics
472 Dawn of a New Era Piplup VS Budew! Dawn's First Battle!! Pics
475 Like It or Lup It Piplup Hangs On!! Pics
496 Drifloon in the Wind Drifloon and the North Wind Messenger! Pics
M10 The Rise of Darkrai Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai Pics
P10 Not Aired Pikachu's Exploration Club Pics
528 Journey to the Unown! Unown of Solaceon Ruins! Pics
551 A Crasher Course in Power Pastoria Gym! VS Crasher Wake! Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
P12 Not Aired Pikachu's Great Sparking Search Pics
607 A Faux Oak Finish! Rescue Professor Oak! Politoed VS Croagunk!! Pics
617 Sticking With You Know Who Pikachu & Piplup Keep Away! Pics
628 A Marathon Rivalry! Get Fired Up Snorlax! Prince of Pokéthlon! Pics
646 For The Love Of Meowth Goodbye Team Rocket! Meowth's Love! Pics
S30 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate & The Infinite Labyrinth Pics
872 Defending the Homeland! A Fight in the Wetlands! Goodra VS Florges!! Pics
873 Beyond the Rainbow! Conclusion! Goodra, Somewhere Over the Rainbow!! Pics
915 Master Class is in Session! The Master Class Begins! A Maidens' Fight Where Sparks Fly!! Pics
916 Performing a Pathway to the Future! Aria VS Serena! Open the Door to the Future!! Pics
926 A Diamond in the Rough! Find Carbink! Goodra and Dedenne!! Pics
934 Down to the Fiery Finish Kalos League Victory! Ash's Ultimate Match!! Pics
942 Facing the Needs of the Many Farewell, Ash-Greninja! Xerosic Strikes Back!! Pics
989 Deceiving Appearances! C'mon, Search for the Transformed Ditto! Pics
M22   Pokémon: Everyone's Story  
1039 Don't Ignore the Small Stufful! Team Rocket & Stufful! Pics
1127 TBC The Colossal Restoration and the Fossil Pokémon! Pics