Hydro Pump (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special 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.

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 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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 40
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 48
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 60
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 46
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 54
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 38
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 48
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 47
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 52
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 61
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 35
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 40
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 52
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 41
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 47
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 45
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 55
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 75
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 50
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 60
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 76
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 45
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 57
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 40
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 46
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 57
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 42
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 52
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 49
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 40
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 71
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 37
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Level 42
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 45
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 58
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 47
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 62
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 37
Castform
#351 / Normal
Level 40
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 50
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 50
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 71
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 40
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 90
Piplup
#393 / Water
Level 43
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 50
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 59
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 45
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 57
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 49
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 50
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 43
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 52
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 62
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 42
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 47
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 53
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 50
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 61
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 49
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 53
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 61
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 67
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 48
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 55
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 60
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 42
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 42
Volcanion
#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.

Goldeen
#118 / Water
Water 2
Seaking
#119 / Water
Water 2
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 1
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Bug, Water 1
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
Piplup
#393 / Water
Field, Water 1
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Field, Water 1
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Field, Water 1
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Lumineon
#457 / Water

Special/Event moves

Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
On form change

Usable via Nature Power

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy