Remoraid is a Water type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Octillery starting at level 25. If a Remoraid is in the party when a Mantyke levels up, the Mantyke evolves into Mantine. However, this will not affect the Remoraid and it continues to be a separate Pokemon. Take a look below for 26 fun and interesting facts about Remoraid.
1. Remoraid is a light blue, fish like Pokemon with saucer like eyes, and a mouth with four pointed teeth.
2. There are two dark stripes on its back that resembles the barrel of a revolver.
3. It has a single pelvic fin positioned like a revolver’s trigger, two small pectoral fins, and a dorsal fin near its mouth resembling a gun’s front sight.
4. In addition, it has two caudal fins, the bottom of which resembling the butt of a gun and the top resembling the hammer.
5. All of its fins except for the dorsal fin are white.
6. Remoraid is well known for its ability to shoot jets of water from the surface with incredible accuracy and distance, often to shoot down flying insect prey out of the air.
7. The water attack can reach its prey to about 300 miles. Because of this Remoraid is referred to as “sniper of the seas”.
8. It tends to travel by attaching to Mantine’s fins or in large groups of its own kind.
9. When attached to a Mantine, it feeds on whatever the Mantine leaves behind, but will fight alongside it as well.
10. Remoraid is a sea-dwelling Pokémon, but when evolution draws near, Remoraid travels downstream from rivers.
11. The Gunfish enemy that appears underwater in Stage 6 of Pulseman bears a resemblance to Remoraid, as they are both combinations of fish and revolver pistols. This may be on purpose due to the fact that Ken Sugimori designed the characters in this game and also designs Pokémon.
12. Remoraid is the only Pokémon so far that is needed to evolve another Pokémon in the same party. Without Remoraid’s presence, Mantyke cannot evolve into Mantine. In the anime and Pokédex entries however, it is shown that Shellder is needed to evolve Slowpoke.
13. Remoraid can be seen as a parallel to Qwilfish. Both of them are Water-type Generation II Pokémon. Remoraid is exclusive to LeafGreen, while Qwilfish is exclusive to FireRed, with both Pokémon found in the same locations in their respective versions.
14. If one was to rearrange the Pokérap GS so all the Pokémon are in National Pokédex order, Remoraid would remain in its position in the song.
15. Remoraid’s talent for shooting attacks is similar to an archerfish’s. Considering its relationship to Mantyke and Mantine it appears to also be based on a remora. Its shooting abilities, general shape, and appearance make it similar to firearms, more specifically, revolvers.
16. Remoraid may be a combination of remora and raid (a rapid attack). Alternatively, it could be a combination of remora and aid, denoting the health benefits of some fish which clean others.
17. Multiple Remoraid made their main series debut in The Light Fantastic as residents of Remoraid Mountain.
18. Multiple Remoraid appeared in a flashback in The Joy of Water Pokémon as inhabitants of Lake Lucid. They were the cause of Nurse Joy’s fear of Water Pokémon, as she was working at the Pokémon Center near the lake.
19. Multiple Remoraid appeared in Mantine Overboard!, where they were shown to be living in a shipwreck that was under the protection of a Mantine.
20. Multiple Remoraid appeared in Octillery The Outcast!, under the ownership of Marcellus. Several of them were revealed to have evolved into Octillery.
21. Remoraid debuted in Snorlax Snowmen.
22. A Remoraid appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.
23. A Trainer’s Remoraid appeared in Dueling Heroes as one of the Pokémon participating in the Whirl Cup.
24. A Remoraid appeared in The Legend of Thunder! as one of the Pokémon seen at a Pokémon Center.
25. Multiple Remoraid appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.
26. A Remoraid appeared in Gary’s explanation in Johto Photo Finish, where it evolved into an Octillery.