Feraligatr

Author: Noe M.

Feraligatr General: The Water type Pokémon Feraligatr is the fully evolved form of the Totodile evolution line, and it evolves from the second variant Croconaw. Totodile being the Water type starter Pokémon of the Johto region, is the base form of Feraligatr. Feraligatr is commonly known as the #009 Pokémon in its native region, Johto. However, in regards to the national Pokédex, Feraligatr sits at #160. Feraligatr’s species is identified as the Big Jaw Pokémon. It is classified in the “Monster” and “Water 1” Egg Groups. Physical Description: Feraligatr is a fairly large reptilian Pokémon. It’s apparent that Feraligatr is based off both an Alligator and Crocodile, as it shares characteristics from both species. Feraligatr has blue scales around its body, mostly on its arms. This Pokémon is bipedal, however it’s also capable of quadrupedal movement. Feraligatr is a blue Pokémon with three sets of red spikes across the back of its body. It also features a bit of yellow under the jaw and around the lower body area, which is seemingly a V-shape. Feraligatr has a thick tongue, with sharp teeth around its mouth. It has dark yellow colored eyes.The arms feature 5 clawed fingers, while the feet have 3 claws. Feraligatr is 7’07”/ 2.3 m tall and weighs 195.8 lbs/ 88.8 kg. Abilities: Feraligatr has two abilities, “Torrent” and “Sheer Force.” Torrent is the traditional ability which all Water starter Pokémon have by default, and it’s carried over from the first evolution. However Sheer Force is Feraligatr’s “Hidden Ability” which was introduced in the fifth generation of Pokemon, in which it was commonly referred to as its “Dream World” ability, in the past. Though, the only method of obtaining Feraligatr with the ability Sheer Force is via an event through PokéBank. The ability Sheer Force was introduced in Generation 5. Torrent: Increases the power of Water type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is at 1⁄3 of its full health. Sheer Force: Increases the power of moves that have an additional effect by 30%, however the effects are ignored at that cost. Essentially if Feraligatr uses Ice Fang, the power of it is increased by 30%, though it will not be able to freeze a target due to the ability.

Evolution: Totodile evolves into Croconaw through leveling up, at level 18. Croconaw then evolves into its final form Feraligatr, at level 30. Stats: Feraligatr has a mix of good Attack and Defense. Essentially, Feraligatr is capable of dealing damage and withstand hits, fairly well. Feraligatr’s stats favor more in Attack and Defense, though it also has a fair amount of Speed. Its Sp. Attack stat isn’t something to brag about, but it still does great damage Overall, it has relatively impressive stats, and great assets. Feraligatr’s great Defense stat is complementary to its Attack stat. A well balanced Pokémon as it works well under most circumstances. Moves: Feraligatr’s movepool accommodates well with its typing and stats. It is able to learn Ice Fang, which is incredibly good for type coverage, particularly against Grass. Additionally, in early main game titles it was common to teach Feraligatr the TM move Thunder Punch. This would work well against Water type Pokémon. Feraligatr’s movepool mostly consists of Physical Attack moves. Feraligatr doesn’t learn any defensive moves via levelup, which is fine because Feraligatr is much better at dealing heavy hits. It has a good movepool, giving it access to various different types of attacks for type coverage. Feraligatr is well suited for an aggressive style of play. Being a Water type starter Pokémon, Feraligatr gains access to moves such as Hydro Cannon and Water Pledge. Elemental Strengths/Weaknesses: Feraligatr is strictly a Water type Pokémon. The Johto region is the only region in which all of its starters are single type, whereas other regions feature dual type starters. Feraligatr’s typing is solid, arguably much better than Grass and Fire as a single type. Water type Pokémon are great, because they have the capability of being able to learn moves such as the TM move Ice Beam for typing coverage.. Also, it has a fair amount resistance against various types, and has minimal weaknesses, in comparison to both Grass and Fire. Feraligatr is seen as balanced starter in the Johto region. Unlike Meganium and Typhlosion, Feraligatr doesn’t necessarily do bad against most important fights in Johto such as Gym Leaders, but it's also not the best choice either. Regardless, Feraligatr proves to be a strong Pokémon in most situations. Type Advantages: Dominant against Fire, Rock, and Ground. It has a type resistance against Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel. Type Disadvantages: Weak against Grass and Electric. Additionally, it’s not very effective against Water, Grass, and Dragon. Simply because those types have a type resistance against Fire. Appearances in Video Games: Feraligatr is available in most main game titles, typically via transfer or through evolving. It also makes a few appearances in other side games too. Generation 2 (G/S/C): Available by evolving Croconaw, which you can get from choosing Totodile as your starter Pokémon.

Generation 3: (R/S/E/FR/LG) Available through trading from either Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. However in Emerald it’s possible to obtain a Totodile in the post game and evolve it into Feraligatr. Pokémon Colosseum: Evolve Croconaw which you catch from Cipher Peon Bluno. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness: Evolve the Totodile you obtain from Mt. Battle. Generation 4 (D/P/PT/HG/SS): In the Sinnoh region you can obtain Feraligatr through Trade from either HeartGold and SoulSilver, or via Pal Park which allows you to transfer over Pokémon from Generation 3 titles. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver: Available by evolving Croconaw, which you can get from choosing Totodile as your starter Pokémon Generation 5 (B/W/B2/W2): Available through Poké Transfer which utilizes DS Download Play, to trade over from Generation 4. Generation 6 (X/Y/OR/AS): Feraligatr is available in the Kalos region through either trade from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, or via PokéBank event. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: Evolve Totodile which you can obtain from the post game. Generation 7 (S/M/US/UM): In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Evolve Totodile, you can catch in Seaward Cave via the Island Scan, on Monday. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you can trade over from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Additionally, you can transfer over a Feraligatr from Generation 6 using PokéBank. Side Games Generation 2 Pokémon Stadium 2: Choose the default Feraligatr for battle, or use a custom owned Feraligatr from a Generation 2 main game title. Generation 3 Pokémon Trozei!: Endless Level 27, Forever Level 76, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who’s Den Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team/Blue Rescue Team: Evolve from Crocodile Pokemon Ranger: Capture in Waterworks Generation 4 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness: Lake Afar (B16F-B24F) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky: Lake Afar (B16F-B24F) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare): Evolve from Crocodile PokéPark Wii: Available in Beach Zone Pokémon Ranger Guardian Signs: Capture in Rand’s House, Ice Temple Pokémon Battle Revolution: Transfer from Generation 4 main game title Generation 5 Pokémon Rumble Blast: Available in Rugged Flats area of Beach Pokémon Rumble U: Available in A Battle in the Tower from Variety Battle Generation 6

Pokémon Battle Trozei: Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5 Pokémon Shuffle: Available in Feraligatr Appears event Pokémon Rumble World: Fairy Land: Rippling Shoal Pokémon Picross: Area 21: Stage 11 Events: An event distribution of Feraligatr has been held a couple times for certain games, during a period of time.

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All Station! Feraligatr” (G/S/C) “Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Feraligatr” (X/Y/OR/AS) Anime: Feraligatr is featured in the Pokémon anime series, multiple times. Pokémon Chronicles The Legend of Thunder: Marina’s Feraligatr which goes by the nickname Wani-Wani, is her fully evolved starter Pokémon. The Blue Badge of Courage: A Trainer named Kinso uses his Feraligatr in an attempt to battle against Misty, but Feraligatr scares off Misty’s Psyduck. Trouble in Big Town: Feraligatr saves Pichu Big, Magby, and Smoochum escape from water. Main Series Ring Masters (Episode 194): A Trainer named Raiden enters his Feraligatr into a competition known as “Sumo Conference.” Feraligatr battles against Golem, Blastoise, and Ash’s Snorlax. Feraligatr’s Pokédex entry appears in Ash’s Pokédex. The Perfect Match! (Episode 217): A Trainer and its partner Pokémon Feraligatr participate in the Whirl Cup. Feraligatr gets ready to battle against a Golduck, but is then interrupted by Team Rocket. In which Feraligatr helps defeat Team Rocket. A Claim to Flame! (Episode 266): Feraligatr is shown to be participating in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference competition. Gonna Rule The School! (Episode 289): Feraligatr is featured in the Pokémon Trainers’ School, where it is shown to be battling against a Typhlosion. New Plot, Odd Lot! (Episode 448): A Pokémon Coordinator is seen competing with a Feraligatr, in the Mulberry Contest. A Stand-Up Sit-Down! (Episode 507): Apparently, Marina’s partner Pokémon Wani-Wani makes a slight appearance in this episode. One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! (Episode 557): Feraligatr is owned by the Pokémon Summer Academy. It is showcased during the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon competition, in which Brock rides the Feraligatr. Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! (Episode 635): Pokémon Ranger Ben summons Feraligatr twice using Ranger Signs, in order to save him from two instances of danger. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness (Special Episode): Feraligatr makes a cameo appearance in this episode. Manga: Feraligatr appears several times in the Pokémon manga series.

Pokémon Adventures Lively Lugia Part 3: Silver’s Croconaw evolves into Feraligatr in an attempt to defend Silver, Gold, and Crystal from Lugia. Some Things Are Better Left Unown: A Trainer named Ultima uses her Feraligatr to protect Green from the residents of One Island. Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! (Chapter 5): Feraligatr makes a slight appearance. Pocket Monsters Heart Gold Soul Silver Jō's Big Adventure: Jō's starter Pokémon Totodile evolves into Croconaw, and then fully evolves into Feraligatr. Pokémon Pocket Monsters Participate in the Pokéathlon!!: Feraligatr appears at the Pokéathlon, in chapter 1. Let’s Go After The Pokémon Ranger!: Feraligatr makes a slight appearance in chapter 62. Don’t Accuse Me!!: The Underground shop owners are seen with a Feraligatr, in chapter 82 Pokémon Try Adventure Mythical Pokémon: Feraligatr appears briefly, in chapter 13. TCG: Feraligatr is commonly featured as a Water type Stage 2 Pokémon in the TCG. It has been on 14 different cards. Its first appearance was in the “Neo Genesis” expansion booster box. Though, its most recent appearance has been in the “Lost Thunder” expansion booster box. Typhlosion has had a couple additional card variants such as “Dark Feraligatr” and “Feraligatr EX.” TFG: Feraligatr was the only Johto starter who was featured in the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. for the Next Quest expansion set. Generation 2 Beta: Before the initial release of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, the two games were featured at an event called “Space World,” in 1997. In which you could play the games early. Though, the games were currently in their beta state. The beta featured a large cast of Pokémon, however not all of them made it into the final production of both games. This same instance happened with the three starter Pokémon, too. The base form of the Water starter was initially known as “Kurusu” in Japanese, and “Cruz” in English. The second form was named “Akua” in Japanese, and “Aqua” in English. As for the final evolution the name is “Akueria” in Japanese, and “Aquaria” in English. Of course, that evolution line was then entirely replaced by the Totodile evolution lineup.