Hydro Pump (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special
Power 110
Accuracy 80
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hydro Pump deals damage with no additional effect.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Hydro Pump has base power 120.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hydro Pump turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 185.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A powerful water-type attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Blasts water at high power to strike the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A high volume of water is blasted at the foe under great pressure.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
Sun/Moon The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hydro Pump at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Level 40
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Level 48
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Level 60
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 46
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 54
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Level 38
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 48
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 46
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 52
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Level 61
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 52
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 60
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 53
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 44
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 47
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 45
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 55
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 75
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 50
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 60
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 76
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 45
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 51
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 47
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 55
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 57
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Level 42
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 52
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 49
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 60
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 71
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 37
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Level 41
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 44
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 50
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Level 49
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Level 58
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Level 47
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Level 35
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 50
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 50
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 46
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 50
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Level 75
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
Level 43
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Level 50
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 59
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Level 45
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Level 57
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 49
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 50
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Level 43
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Level 52
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Level 62
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Level 42
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 47
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 53
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 50
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 61
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 49
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 53
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Level 1
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Level 61
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 67
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 48
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 55
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 60
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 42
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 42
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 50

Learnt by breeding

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

GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
Water 2
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
Water 2
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 1
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Bug, Water 1
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
Field, Water 1
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Field, Water 1
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Field, Water 1
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Field
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Hydro Pump through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy