Surf (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
HM03
Gold/Silver
Crystal
HM03
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM03
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM03
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
HM03
X/Y HM03

Effects

Surf deals damage. In double battles it will hit all Pokémon on the field; in triple battles it will hit all adjacent Pokémon.

If the opponent is hidden underwater from using Dive, Surf will hit with double power.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Surf has base power 95.

Outside of battle

Surf is used to cross water. While surfing, wild Pokémon may appear. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

From Generation 3 onward it's possible to fish while surfing; previously one could only fish at the water's edge.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A strong water-type attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Creates a huge wave, then crashes it down on the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A big wave crashes down on the foe. Can also be used for crossing water.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
It swamps the area around the user with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
X/Y The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water.

Learnt by Machine

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Audino
#531 / Normal
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Basculin
#550 / Water
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice