Wailord

Official artwork of WailordWater Shiny Pokémon icon

Wailord has a Max CP of 2577 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Hoenn region. Shiny Wailord is available in Pokémon GO.

Wailord is a Water-type Pokémon. Wailord is weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2577 CP
Attack175 ATK
Defense87 DEF
Stamina347 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedWailord can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#321
Height14.5 m
Weight398 kg
RegionHoenn Generation 3
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Wailord type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
GrassGrass160.0%
Takes decreased damage
FireFire62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Wailord's best moves and move sets

Moves

Wailord's best Pokémon GO moveset is Water Gun and Surf, with 12.70 DPS (damage per second) and 325.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Wailord moves
DPS12.70
TDO325.47
Score24.5
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Wailord with its best moveset, we recommend to use Zen Headbutt/Surf. You will lose around 11.4% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Wailord's strongest moveset (Water Gun/Surf).

Wailord moves comparison

The following chart shows Wailord's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Wailord's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.WaterWater Gun WaterSurf 12.70325.524.5
      2.PsychicZen Headbutt WaterSurf 11.40292.221.7
      3.WaterWater Gun IceBlizzard 11.11284.820.8
      4.WaterWater Gun NormalHyper Beam 11.08283.920.7
      5.WaterWater Gun WaterScald 10.41266.918.8
      6.PsychicZen Headbutt NormalHyper Beam 9.71248.916.8
      7.PsychicZen Headbutt IceBlizzard 9.69248.216.7
      8.PsychicZen Headbutt WaterScald 9.65247.416.6

      Fast Attacks

      • WaterWater Gun5Damage5Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Water Gun
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Water Gun has no special effects.
        See Water Gun details page ↗
      • PsychicZen Headbutt12Damage10Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Zen Headbutt
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy6

        Effects
        Zen Headbutt has no special effects.
        See Zen Headbutt details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • NormalHyper Beam150Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hyper Beam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage150
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration3.8s
        Damage window3.3s - 3.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage150
        Energy80

        Effects
        Hyper Beam has no special effects.
        See Hyper Beam details page ↗
      • IceBlizzard130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Blizzard
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage140
        Energy75

        Effects
        Blizzard has no special effects.
        See Blizzard details page ↗
      • WaterScald80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Scald
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.7s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage85
        Energy50

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Scald has a 50.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Scald details page ↗
      • WaterSurf65Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Surf
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.7s
        Damage window1.4s - 1.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy40

        Effects
        Surf has no special effects.
        See Surf details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Wailord has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Wailord Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Wailord's Max CP is at Level 50. Wailord Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP2577 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch921 CP - 977 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1228 CP - 1302 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1228 CP - 1302 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      1535 CP - 1628 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Wailord Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Wailord Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      132 CP2101 CP3169 CP
      4238 CP5307 CP6376 CP
      7445 CP8514 CP9582 CP
      10651 CP11716 CP12781 CP
      13847 CP14912 CP15977 CP
      161042 CP171107 CP181172 CP
      191237 CP201302 CP211368 CP
      221433 CP231498 CP241563 CP
      251628 CP261693 CP271759 CP
      281824 CP291889 CP301954 CP
      311987 CP322019 CP332052 CP
      342084 CP352117 CP362150 CP
      372182 CP382215 CP392247 CP
      402280 CP412309 CP422338 CP
      432367 CP442397 CP452426 CP
      462456 CP472486 CP482516 CP
      492547 CP502577 CP

      Wailord evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of WailmerWailmer
      • Candy Icon400 Candy
      Thumbnail image of WailordWailord
      • Wailmer evolves into Wailord which costs 400 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Wailord

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Wailord's Water-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Wailord.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Wailord Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Wailord in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Wailord, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              List of Wailord costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Wailord costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Wailord high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Wailord. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Wailord Pokédex entries

              Hoenn
              VersionsPokédex entry
              RubyWAILORD is the largest of all identified POKéMON up to now. This giant POKéMON swims languorously in the vast open sea, eating massive amounts of food at once with its enormous mouth.
              SapphireWhen chasing prey, WAILORD herds them by leaping out of the water and making a humongous splash. It is breathtaking to see this POKéMON leaping out of the sea with others in its pod.
              EmeraldIt breathes through nostrils that it raises above the sea. By inhaling to its maximum capacity, a WAILORD can dive close to 10,000 feet beneath the waves.
              FireRed, LeafGreenIt is among the largest of all POKéMON. It herds prey in a pack then swallows the massed prey in one gulp.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, WhiteThe biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt is the largest of all identified Pokémon. They jump as a pack to herd their prey.
              Black 2, White 2, SwordIt can sometimes knock out opponents with the shock created by breaching and crashing its big body onto the water.
              XIt can sometimes knock out opponents with the shock created by breaching and crashing its big body onto the water.
              YThe biggest of all Pokémon. It can dive to a depth of almost 10,000 feet on only one breath.
              Omega RubyWailord is the largest of all identified Pokémon up to now. This giant Pokémon swims languorously in the vast open sea, eating massive amounts of food at once with its enormous mouth.
              Alpha SapphireWhen chasing prey, Wailord herds them by leaping out of the water and making a humongous splash. It is breathtaking to see this Pokémon leaping out of the sea with others in its pod.
              SunWailord pursue their prey in pods. With their large mouths, they can swallow entire schools of Wishiwashi whole.
              Moon, ShieldIts immense size is the reason for its popularity. Wailord watching is a favorite sightseeing activity in various parts of the world.
              Ultra SunThey eat so many fish Pokémon that when Wailord become too numerous, fishermen have to chase them off.
              Ultra MoonWhen a small Wailmer is attacked by Sharpedo or Dhelmise, its whole pod works together to protect it.