Walrein, Sealeo and Spheal in Pokémon GO

Spheal, Sealeo and Walrein Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO Walrein (Max CP 2606) evolves from Pokémon GO Sealeo, which in turn evolves from Pokémon GO Spheal. The Walrein Pokémon family has dual ice and water typing, and they’re known as the “Clap Pokémon”, “Ball Roll Pokémon” and “Ice Break Pokémon”.

Walrein is an exciting addition to Pokémon GO, as it has a strong max CP of 2606, commendable attack stat (182), solid defense (176) and great stamina (220)! We’re expecting Lapras or higher levels or performance from Walrein, depending on it’s move sets.

Spheal, Sealeo and Walrein stats in Pokemon GO
ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
363 Spheal
ice water
95 90 140 876
364 Sealeo
ice water
137 132 180 1607
365 Walrein
ice water
182 176 220 2606

Walrein in the Pokémon GO meta

Looking at the numbers, Walrein is a good alternative to Lapras. It has a stronger attack, solid stamina option and good defense. It’s comparable to Lapras in terms of CP and we’re expecting it to be less rare than Lapras.

If it doesn’t get crippled by subpar moves, Walrein should prove as a very useful dragon type counter, finally offering a solid alternative to the super rare Lapras.

Walrein can be used as a good counter against flying, and dragon type opponents. ground type opponents should feel more a little more shiver down their spine facing this Pokémon.

Walrein Moves and Best movesets in Pokémon GO

Walrein’s moves and potential movesets will make or break this much anticipated Lapras replacement. We’re hoping for a solid, STAB powered, ice quick move and a solid variety of Water, Normal and Ice charged moves.

Walrein using Ice Ball in Gen V games
Walrein using Ice Ball in Gen V games

We’re hoping to see at least Ice Ball ice (signature move) as a part of Walrein’s moves.

Here are some moves that are expected to be a part of Walrein’s move pool:

  • Aurora Beam ice
  • Blizzard ice
  • Hyper Beam normal
  • Ice Beam ice
  • Water Pulse water

And here’s a few moves we’re hoping to see added to the Game and to Walrein’s potential move sets:

  • Aqua Ring water
  • Belly Drum normal
  • Dive water
  • Echoed Voice normal
  • Rollout normal
  • Surf water
  • Whirlpool water

Where to find Walrein, Spheal and Sealeo in Pokémon GO?

Spheal and Sealeo are often found in and around the sea, but Walrein is known to live in icy seas. Pokémon GO trainers can encounter these Pokémon in Water Biomes 🌊. Specifically, medium to large bodies of water. Check the beach, large lakes or ponds, and even open waters 🏖️.

Shiny Walrein, Sealeo and Spheal in Pokemon GO

A shiny Spheal has a pink fur, and cream colored underside. A shiny Sealeo is also pink. Its neck and chest are cream. A shiny Walrein has a pink colored skin.

A normal Spheal has light blue fur with white spots on its back. It has small tusks protruding from its upper jaw, and its flippers and underside are beige. A normal Sealeo is bright blue. Its neck and chest are beige. It has 2 short tusks protruding from its upper jaw, and white whiskers on the sides of its muzzle. A normal Walrein is blue, with thin, white rings around its neck. It has 2 long, ivory tusks in its upper jaw. It also has white fur on its face and neck.

Shiny Walrein, Sealeo and Spheal
Spheal Sealeo Walrein
Normal
Shiny

In the anime

Spheal and Sealeo made their debut on the 310th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 36) titled, “The Spheal of Approval”. Walrein made its debut on the 328th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 54) titled, “Fight for the Meteorite!”.