Marill, The AquaMouse Pokémon. It's oil-filled tail acts much like a life preserver. If you see just its tail bobbing on the water's surface, it's a sure indication that a Marill is diving beneath the water to feed on aquatic plants. When fishing for food at the edge of a fast-running stream, it wraps its tail around the trunk of a tree. It's tail is flexible and configured to stretch. Its body is covered with water-repellent fur. Because of the fur, it can swim through water at high speed without being slowed by the water's resistance. The end of its tail serves as a buoy that keeps it from drowning, even in a vicious current.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Marill would have to be this:


Ice Beam / Toxic
Light Screen

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Preferred Trait:

Thick Fat

Strategy Using Marill

Tanker Marill…with a lot of Defence and HP focus and Light Screen it could probably stand a fair few hits. Toxic can take out Water types while Ice Beam hits Grass types, Dragons and so on.

EV Corner:

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

Not particularly refined EVs but that's generally what you should be going for.

Other Optional Sets

Marill @ Choice Band
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Focus Punch
- Return / Double-Edge
- Iron Tail / Brick Break / Hidden Power [Ghost] / Hydro Pump
- Iron Tail / Brick Break / Hidden Power [Ghost] / Hydro Pump

It has Huge Power and with Choice Band it'll do very respectable damage with Focus Punch, unfortunately the good part of it's physical move pool begins and ends with Focus Punch. Everything else is essentially filler.

Marill @ Salac Berry
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Brick Break / Return
- Substitute
- Belly Drum
- Hidden Power [Ghost]

With some Thunder Wave support it can work out but is of questionable worth in comparison to other Belly Drummers.

Other Optional Moves

Encore, Charm, Perish Song, Protect, Seismic Toss. Encore is a particularly cool move that has a lot of potential when used correctly. Charm messes up most physical sweepers. Perish Song is cool but very difficult to pull off successfully and is usually relegated to a phazer move. Seismic Toss is a constant damage move that is useful for Pokémon with poor offensive stats.

Strategy Against Marill

Electric and Grass attacks are super effective. Bulky water types who can take physical hits and actually deal out damage to Marill have a high chance of beating it.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Marill would have to be this for the Cute Contest best with Timid, Hasty, Jolly or Naive Nature:


Tail Whip
Double Edge

Items Attached:

Pink Scarf

Strategy Using Marill

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Tail Whip, 2nd - Snore, 3rd - tail Whip, 4th - Tackle/Snore, 5th - Double Edge

Locations in Games


Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, Petalburg City (Surf) Routes 117, 120 (RS) Routes 102, 111, 114, 117, 120, Petalburg City, Safari Zone Extention (Surf) Routes 117, 120 (Emerald)


Trade from RSELG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from RSELG (FR), Four Island, Icefall Cave Entrance, Ruin Valley (Surf) Ruin Valley (LG)

Animé Appearences

Marill has had a few Animé Appearences. Most of them were under the control of Tracey and used primarily to look for Pokémon or other things using it's hearing. The rest are cameos

Episode 089: The Crystal Onix!
Episode 090: In The Pink!
Episode 092: Stage Fight!
Episode 097: A Shipful of Shivers!
Episode 099: Tracey Gets Bugged!
Episode 100: A Way Off. Day Off!
Episode 102: Wherefore Art Thou Pokémon?
Episode 106: Bound For Trouble!
Episode 108: Pokémon Water War!
Episode 115: Viva Las Lapras!
Episode 118: A Rivalry Revival!
Episode 134: For Crying Out Loud!
Episode 149: The Fire-ring Squad!
Episode 206: Right On, Rhydon!
Episode 308: Abandon Ship!
Episode 322: Candid Camerupt!
Episode 326: Come What May!
Episode 410: The Right Place at the Right Mime!

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