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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Horsea and Skrelp (and their other evolutionary relatives), despite being very small, can be taught the move Surf via TM, which lets it ferry its trainer around. You don't actually get to ''see'' yourself riding it, due to the game using a generic sprite depiction for all surfing Pokemon, though.
** Their fully evolved forms are around 6 feet long and make more plausible steeds.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Horsea and Skrelp (and their other evolutionary relatives), despite being very small, can be taught the move Surf via TM, which lets it them ferry its trainer their Trainer around. You don't actually get to ''see'' yourself riding it, them, due to the game using a generic sprite depiction for all surfing Pokemon, though.
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** Their fully evolved forms are around 6 six feet long long/tall and make more plausible steeds.



* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid: The AnimatedSeries'' has Ariel tame an uncontrollable purple seahorse named [[ShoutOut Stormy]]. Other episodes had merpeople riding seahorses as well. Averted with Herald the seahorse, however.

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* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid: The AnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1992'' has Ariel tame an uncontrollable uncontrollable, purple seahorse named [[ShoutOut Stormy]]. Other episodes had merpeople riding seahorses seahorses, as well. Averted with Herald the seahorse, however.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': A few of the merfolk from Ronno's undersea village off the coast of Paradise Island ride giant seahorses sidesaddle.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': King Triton has his chariot pulled by them.



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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Myth/GreekMythology Poseidon]] was often shown with his chariot pulled by horses or seahorses (as King Triton does in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'').

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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Myth/GreekMythology Poseidon]] was often shown with his chariot pulled by horses or seahorses (as King Triton does in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'').seahorses.


* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', Sora can ride the Tatsu Steed and Tatsu Blaze dream eaters if he performs a [[CombinationAttack link attack]] with them. Notable in that they're [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial the flying sort of seahorse]], and they also move extremely slowly like actual sea horses. The purpose of the move is to use them as a turret of sorts rather then transportation, though.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', Sora can ride the Tatsu Steed and Tatsu Blaze dream eaters Dream Eaters if he performs a [[CombinationAttack link attack]] Link Attack]] with them. Notable in that they're [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial the flying sort of seahorse]], and they also move extremely slowly like actual sea horses. The purpose of the move is to use them as a turret of sorts rather then transportation, though.


* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Jiminy Cricket rides what appears to be a sea ''donkey''.

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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio}}'', Jiminy Cricket rides what appears to be a sea ''donkey''.


Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the underwater equivalent of horses, and can be [[HorseOfADifferentColor
ridden by characters]] or used as [[ChariotPulledByCats chariot pullers]].

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Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the underwater equivalent of horses, and can be [[HorseOfADifferentColor
[[HorseOfADifferentColor ridden by characters]] or used as [[ChariotPulledByCats chariot pullers]].


Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the underwater equivalent of horses, and can be [[[[HorseOfADifferentColor

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Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the underwater equivalent of horses, and can be [[[[HorseOfADifferentColor [[HorseOfADifferentColor


Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the [[HorseOfADifferentColor underwater equivalent of horses]], and can be ridden by characters. This is particularly humorous, since RealLife seahorses are very, very small, the largest not exceeding 8 inches in length, and as slow as a fish can get without being totally immobile. Unlike most fish which move by using their pectoral fins to go slowly or their entire bodies to move quickly, seahorses swim by pushing themselves forward using only their dorsal fins. Since they spend most of their lives among coral or seaweed sucking up tiny crustaceans, they really don't ''need'' to be fast or agile.

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Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the [[HorseOfADifferentColor underwater equivalent of horses]], horses, and can be [[[[HorseOfADifferentColor
ridden by characters. characters]] or used as [[ChariotPulledByCats chariot pullers]].

This is particularly humorous, since RealLife seahorses are very, very small, the largest not exceeding 8 inches in length, and as slow as a fish can get without being totally immobile. Unlike most fish which move by using their pectoral fins to go slowly or their entire bodies to move quickly, seahorses swim by pushing themselves forward using only their dorsal fins. Since they spend most of their lives among coral or seaweed sucking up tiny crustaceans, they really don't ''need'' to be fast or agile.


* Naija can ride seahorses ''VideoGame/{{Aquaria}}'' for a boost in speed. There is a mini-game and a corresponding achievement for running a race on a seahorse.

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* Naija can ride seahorses in ''VideoGame/{{Aquaria}}'' for a boost in speed. There is a mini-game and a corresponding achievement for running a race on a seahorse.


* ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'''s "Under the Sea" quest was updated to include this. After rescuing the Sea Monkees, you can ask about the currents and you end up n a quest to tame a sea horse, granting you access past the currents and into the Merfolk's city as well as increase combat initiative. Hilariously enough, the sea horse side-quest is also one massive reference to ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' as the seahorse's random name generator produces a pony-like name and it's implied to be as colorful as they are.

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* ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'''s "Under the Sea" quest was updated to include this. After rescuing the Sea Monkees, you can ask about the currents and you end up n on a quest to tame a sea horse, granting you access past the currents and into the Merfolk's city as well as increase combat initiative. Hilariously enough, the sea horse side-quest is also one massive reference to ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' as the seahorse's random name generator produces a pony-like name and it's implied to be as colorful as they are.


* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' where Scrooge, Gyro, and Doofus visit {{Atlantis}} has all of [[FishPeople the Atlanteans]] use seahorses as mounts.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' where Scrooge, Gyro, Launchpad, and Doofus visit {{Atlantis}} has all of [[FishPeople the Atlanteans]] use seahorses as mounts.





* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Horsea and Skrelp (and their other evolutionary relatives), despite being very small, can be taught the move Surf via TM, which lets it ferry its trainer around. You don't actually get to ''see'' yourself riding it, due to the game using a generic sprite depiction (A whale-like figure that the trainer sits on) for all surfing Pokemon, though.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Horsea and Skrelp (and their other evolutionary relatives), despite being very small, can be taught the move Surf via TM, which lets it ferry its trainer around. You don't actually get to ''see'' yourself riding it, due to the game using a generic sprite depiction (A whale-like figure that the trainer sits on) for all surfing Pokemon, though.


* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' an early quest in the Vashj'ir zone allows the character to obtain such a mount.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' an ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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early quest in the Vashj'ir underwater zone of the ''Cataclysm'' expansion allows the character to obtain such a mount.mount, which is the fastest way to move there (and it is only usable there).
** Also since ''Cataclysm'', a seahorse mount that can be used in all of the other water zones of the game is obtainable, although it's a very, ''very'' rare drop.


* The steed of choice of the Xebelians (Mera's people) in ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'' (the Atlanteans prefer sharks). Arthur, of course, gets to ride one in the finale.

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* The steed Giant seahorses are the steeds of choice of the for Xebelians (Mera's people) in ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'' (the ''Film/{{Aquaman|2018}}''. Atlanteans prefer sharks). Arthur, sharks. Arthur/Aquaman, of course, gets to ride one a seahorse in the finale.

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