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#183 Marill
Marill's artwork for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Category Aqua Mouse Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #183
Johto Dex Nr. #132
Hoenn #056
Sinnoh #125
Unova #031
Kalos #042 (Central)
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Blue
Type(s) Water/Fairy
Evolves From Azurill
Evolves Into Azumarill

Marill (Japanese: マリル Maril) is a dual-type Water/Fairy Pokémon. Prior to Generation VI, it was a pure Water-type Pokémon. It evolves from Azurill when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Azumarill starting at level 18.


Marill is a small, blue bipedal Pokémon. It has a nearly spherical shape with a white belly, and has round ears with red insides. These sensitive ears can detect distant sounds. Its arms and feet are short and possess no visible digits. There is a blue, bubble-like ball at the tip of its zigzagging black tail. The tail is flexible and configured to stretch, and the ball is full of oil. The oil is lighter than water, and keeps Marill afloat in the water. In the anime, Marill was shown to be able to bounce on its tail.

Marill is able to swim in strong water currents without being slowed down by the water's resistance, due to its water-repellent fur. Marill feeds on aquatic plants in addition to fishing for food. When it dives, its tail can be seen bobbing on the water's surface. It will anchor its tail around a tree when fishing at the edge of a fast moving stream. It lives on the water's edge.



Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense


  • Marill's early design had a pink body instead of blue, noticeably smaller ears, and lacked the erratic tail pattern.
  • For months prior to the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Marill was often incorrectly referred to as "Pikablu", likely because of its slight resemblance to Pikachu.
  • It is even referred to as "Pikablu" on the Topps trading cards for the first movie.
  • Because Azurill's gender ratio does not match that of its evolved forms and its evolution is not dependent on gender, being female 75% of the time while Marill and Azumarill are female only 50% of the time, female Azurill have a one in three chance of evolving into a male Marill prior to Generation VI. Whether or not this will happen is determined by its personality value. Azurill is the only Pokémon to do this.
  • Marill's name was originally spelled Marril, as shown in some merchandise for the first movie.
  • Since its introduction, Marill has been available in every Japan-centric regional Pokédex.
  • As of Generation VI, no other Pokémon have the same type combination as Marill and its evolution.


National Pokédex
← #182: Bellossom
#183: Marill
#184: Azumarill →