The Water-type starter Pokémon
for the Unova
region in the 2010/2011 Nintendo DS
video games Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, as well as the 2012 sequels to those games.
It is a small, blue-and-white Sea Otter Pokémon with a detachable scallop on its chest (called a "Scalchop") that is made of keratin
(the same stuff that is found in hair and nails) and is used as a sword
. Its name may be a combination of ocean
, and otter
, as well a reference to the Canadian city of Oshawa
It was the least popular of the Unova Starters when it was first revealed, well behind that of Snivy
, and it was initially seen as a bastard child
of a Piplup
and a Bidoof
. It was also given the rather unimaginative fan nickname "Wotter" before it received its official International/English name. However, it gained better reception after its evolutions Dewott
were revealed and gained further popularity after Pokémon Black and White were released.
Don't you dare screw with Oshawott, or it will screw you up your ass with that freakin' sword-shell of his!