Dive (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
HM08
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
HM06
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire HM07

Effects

The user of Dive will hide underwater on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Dive deals damage.

While underwater, the Pokemon can only be hit by the moves Surf, Whirlpool or Low Kick, with Surf and Whirlpool dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokemon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power. The user also avoids end-of-turn damage from Sandstorm and Hail when underwater.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Dive executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Dive has a base power of 60.

Outside of battle

While surfing, if you happen over a dark patch of water, you can dive below the surface and explore underwater. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Two regions have areas where you can use Dive: Hoenn (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) and Unova (Black, White) and the move is an HM in those games.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Dives underwater the first turn and strikes next turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user dives underwater on the first turn and strikes next turn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. The user dives underwater on the first turn, then hits on the next turn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the second turn. It can be used to dive deep in the ocean.
X/Y Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dive at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Seel
#086 / Water
Level 41
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 45
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 41
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 46
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 37
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 37
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 57
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 61
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 61