Water Pulse (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM03
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM03

Effects

Water Pulse deals damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the target.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire Attacks with ultrasonic waves. May confuse the foe
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.
Emerald Attacks with ultrasonic waves. May confuse the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks the foe with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the target.
X/Y The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Water Pulse 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 25
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 28
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 28
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 18
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 18
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 33
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 34
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 17
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 17
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 14
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 17
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 26
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 17
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 17
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 21
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 21
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 22
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 22
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 13
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 15
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 15
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 22
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 7
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 7
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 22
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 22
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 6
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 46
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 46
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 23
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 25
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 25
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 13
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 13
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 25
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 14
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 14
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 14
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 25
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 25
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 34
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 34
Volcanion
#720 / Fire · Water
Level 21

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Water Pulse 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
Seel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Horsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Politoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Octillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
Huntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
Tympole
#535 / Water
Water 1
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Water 1
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Water 1
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Water Pulse in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Krabby
#098 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Kingler
#099 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — TM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — TM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Gen 4 — TM
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 4 — TM
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 4 — TM
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 4 — TM
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 4 — TM
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Corphish
#341 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Feebas
#349 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Castform
#351 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Gen 4 — TM
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Gen 4 — TM
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Piplup
#393 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 4 — TM
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Gen 4 — TM
Buizel
#418 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 4 — TM
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Gen 4 — TM
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 4 — TM
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gen 4 — TM
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Gen 4 — TM
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM