Does the Float Whale Pokémon really float? How can Wailord avoid floating off into space?

William Edward FARMER


Wailord, the biggest Pokémon in the franchise, has a mass that implies it is less dense than both water and air. This paper calculates that if Wailord eats approximately 55.36 kg of food, its average density will be sufficient such that it will remain in the water. An unfeasible amount of food would be needed to reach the density of water, however.


Computer game; TV programme; Physics; Biomechanics; Buoyancy; Pokemon

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