Quagsire, The Water Fish Pokémon. Due to its relaxed and carefree attitude, it often bumps its head on boulders and boat hulls as it swims. Its body is always slimy. It often bangs its head on the river bottom as it swims but seems not to care. It hunts for food by leaving its mouth wide open in water and waiting for its prey to blunder in unaware. Because it does not move, it does not get very hungry.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Quagsire would have to be this:


Focus Punch
Hidden Power Ghost OR Substitute

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Quagsire

With Quagsire's speed, this pokemon is already at a disadvantage against the majority of pokemon out there. Even if its type combination gives it few weaknesses, a barrage of strong physical attacks or special attacks (minus its resistances), it will faint in one/two turns.
Without HP Ghost, Quagsire is going to have a lot of trouble defeating pokemon like Gengar (though, if Gengar is giga drain, then its obvious that you would switch)
Yawn is supposed to trigger a switch so you can follow up with Focus punch. Earthquake is for STAB purposes. To get the maximum use of Leftovers, max HP EV's is advisable. There isn't much else to say about Quagsire, its a good pokemon on an Under-used/average team (since Swampert is more favoured Quagsire).

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in HP & Defense for Quagsire with any remaining in Attack

Strategy Against Quagsire

Quagsire, despite being underused (mostly because Swampert does its job better), has plenty of potential as a Pokémon.
- Water Absorb, like all the Absorb traits, is something to be weary of. If it's obvious that your opponent will switch to Quagsire (such as if it is Vaporeon vs. Rhydon) use Ice beam instead of Surf (or any other water attack on your set).
- Don't underestimate its physical defence, since combined with a very nice HP stat, Quagsire is more than capable of taking a (strong) hit or two.
- The "standard" way to use Quagsire is to Yawn, force a switch and catch your opponent with Focus Punch (or use Curse or Substitute). If you have a Pokémon with Vital Spirit or Insomnia, it'd be a decent idea to switch to them the moment you see Quagsire, since Yawn is nullified (along with the 'standard' set). If the Pokémon you have out against Quagsire has Substitute, use that, since it'll block Yawn, nullifying the standard set once more.
- Quagsire can pull off some surprises. It has Counter which works nicely with that above average defence and very nice HP (and just a reminder, Hidden Power, even if it is a Special one, works as a physical attack since the game recognises it as a normal type attack ><). It has "some" potential as a Choice Bander (even though the "standard" set outranks the Choice Band set in my opinion) and it has a wide array of moves.
- As you should've guessed, the best way to take down Quagsire is with a nice strong Grass Attack coming off of a decent Special Attack stat. Short of that, just pound away at the Special Defence stat with any moves that aren't Water or Electric typed.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Quagsire would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:


Ice Beam
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Quagsire

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Hail, 2nd - Ice beam, 3rd - Hail, 4th - Ice beam/Blizzard, 5th - Hyper beam

Locations in Games


Trade from Col/FR/Em (Ruby/Sapphire), Safari Zone (Emerald)


Snatched From Bandana Guy Divel in Pyrite City

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Wooper (FireRed), Trade from Col/FR/Em (LeafGreen)

Animé Appearences

Quagsire has had a few Animé Appearences. First it stole the GS Ball for a Quagsire festival, after that, Ash battled one near Greenfield in a 6 on 6 battle with Pikachu. After that, Jackson had one and used it in his battle against Macey in the Silver Conference. The Rest are Cameos

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