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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 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 16
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 16
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 16
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 16
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 15
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 15
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 19
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 19
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 17
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 17
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 17
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 14
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 14
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 17
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
#721 / 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 by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Water Pulse by the various move tutors in the games.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
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
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · 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
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
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
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
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
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
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
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water