Bubble Beam (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM11

Effects

Bubble Beam deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as BubbleBeam.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Forcefully sprays bubbles that may lower SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen A spray of bubbles strikes the foe. It may lower the foe’s SPEED stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
Black/White A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the opposing team. It may also lower their Speed stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bubble Beam at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 25
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 27
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 19
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 19
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 15
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 15
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 18
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 18
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 22
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 31
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 35
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 13
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 13
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 17
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 19
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 19
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 18
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 8
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 25
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 25
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 25
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 13
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 20
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 20
Piplup
#393 / Water
Level 18
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 19
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 19
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 10
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 24
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 24
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 12
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 12
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 12
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 13
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 13
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 13
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 20
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Bubble Beam as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Politoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
Basculin
#550 / Water
Water 2