Pokemon Legends: Arceus Floatzel Guide


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The events of Pokemon Legends: Arceus took place in the early years of the Pokemon universe when humans and Pokémon did not live in peace.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Floatzel Guide

In the Pokemon universe, this game’s setting, the Hisui region, will eventually become the Sinnoh region. The player must capture every Pokémon in this region to complete Hisui’s first Pokédex, which is used to learn about Pokémon.

The player will be assigned a position in the Survey Corps, responsible for researching the neighborhood Pokemon, in the Jubilife Village of the Galaxy Expedition Team (also called the Galaxy Team).

In this guide, we will learn everything you need to know about Floatzel!


Floatzel, the 42nd Pokemon in the Hisuian Pokedex, is a Water-type Sea Weasel Pokemon with an orange body that resembles both an otter and a Weasel, two small legs with three toes on each foot, two long light brown arms with four fingers on each hand, two pointed blue fins on each of its arms, two tails with light brown tips, a yellow floatation device resembles a life vest, and that sits around its head to the front of its arms then to its back above the tail, two pointed fins on the top of its head, a light brown circle on its forehead, a small, black nose, a light brown jaw with the color going all the way down to its belly, and a marking that looks like an orange teardrop in the middle of its belly.

Floatzel, according to its Pokedex entry in the game, has a long floatation sac that keeps it from drowning even in rough seas. Floatzel can also be seen from time to time in fishing villages.

Basic Information

Floatzel is a Water-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Electric-type and Grass-type moves (super effective) and a resistance to Fire-type, Ice-type, Steel-type, and Water-type moves (not very effective).

Floatzel’s base stats are 85 HP, 105 Attack, 55 Defense, 85 Special Attack, 50 Special Defense, and 115 Speed, for a total of 495.

Floatzel evolved from a Buizel when it reached Level 26.

Floatzel prefers Springy Mushrooms, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans if the player wants to try to lure it with food before catching it. 

When a Floatzel is beaten or caught, it is rewarded with a Medicinal Leek and a Ball of Mud.


Floatzel can be found in the following locations:

Cobalt Coastlands: in Aipom Hill and Bathers’ Lagoon.

The Floatzel can be found in these locations at all times of the day and in every weather condition.

An Alpha Floatzel is located northwest of Worn Bridge (north of Deertrack Heights or south of Horseshoe Plains) in the Obsidian Fieldlands.

The Alpha Floatzel that can be found in this location is a Level 31 Pokemon and can be found here at all times of the day and in every weather condition. 

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Aside from that, the player can find Floatzel in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Obsidian Fieldlands and Space-Time Distortions.

Research Tasks

The following are the Research Tasks in Floatzel’s Pokedex entry:

MultiplierResearch TaskObjectives
x2Number caught1/2/4/10/15
x2Number of alpha specimens caught1/2/3
Number defeated1/3/6/12/25
Number you have defeated with Grass-type moves1/2/5/10/20
x2Times you have seen it use Water Pulse1/3/8/20/40
Times you have seen it use an agile style move1/3/6/12/25
Number of different forms you’ve obtained2

Aside from objectives with a multiplier of x2, which boosts two Research Levels for completing one, the player must complete an objective for a specific Research Task to raise Floatzel’s Research Level by one. To complete Floatzel’s Pokedex entry, the player must reach Research Level 10.

To quickly complete Floatzel’s Pokedex entry, the player must catch two Alpha Floatzels that can be found in Worn Bridge in the Obsidian Fieldlands, which will tick the first and second objective of the “number caught” and “number of alpha specimens caught” Research Tasks and raises it to Research Level 8 thanks to the x2 multiplier, then use one of the Floatzels in battle and let it use Water Pulse, which will tick the first objective of the “times you’ve seen it use Water Pulse” Research Task, so it adds two more Research Levels also thanks to the x2 multiplier, to reach Research Level 10.


Floatzel can learn new moves by leveling up or visiting the Training Grounds.

Leveling Up 

Floatzel will learn and master these moves by leveling up:

MoveTypeLearn LevelMaster LevelPowerAccuracyPP
Quick AttackNormal type1104010020
Aqua JetWater type6154010020
SwiftNormal type11206020
Water PulseWater type18286020
Double HitNormal type2535010
CrunchDark type30418010010
Aqua TailWater type3445859010
Hydro PumpWater type4354100855

Training Grounds

Floatzel may learn the following moves at the Training Grounds, located northwest of Jubilife Village:

RestNormal type010
Bulk UpFighting type010
Rock SmashFighting type4010020
Water PulseWater type6020
SwiftNormal type6020
Icy WindIce type609520
Ice FangIce type659515
Ice PunchIce type7510010
Ice beamIce type8010010
Aqua TailWater type859010
Iron TailSteel type10755
Hyper BeamNormal type120905
Giga ImpactNormal type120905

Now that the player has a Floatzel and is familiar with it, the player can attempt to use it to perform requests, missions, or Arceus’ assignment for the player—to catch ’em all!

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