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Best water type move?

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What do you think the best water type move is? I think Surf due to 95 power, 100 accuracy, and it being a useful HM.

asked Jul 4, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 4, 2010 by Pokemaster

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Surf is definitely the best and most consistent. Other moves have higher power but have low accuracy or other effects.

The one alternate option is Waterfall - it's only power 80 but if you have a pokemon with much higher attack than special, like Gyarados, it's the best move to use in that case.

answered Jul 4, 2010 by Pokemaster
Well said. I agree that Waterfall is better when attack is higher.
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I will say "Water Spout" because it has 150 power and 100 accuracy with no effect. But, only 3 pokemon can learn it, thay are Wailmer, Wailord, and Kyogre... But, it was an incredible water-type move.

answered Jul 4, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
Water spout has an effect. the lower the hp, the more power. At full hp, it only has 2 power.
No, it does have a bad effect - if you have lower HP it hits with lower power. It's only 150 when you have full HP.
Pokemaster's right. Eruption and Water Spout have lower power the lower your HP is.
Jellycent can also learn it!
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Surf or hydro pump.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by ohioscyther
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I'd say that it has to be waterfall with a fast attacker with the kings rock you could absolutley pown =D

answered Mar 19, 2011 by Snivyrocks1
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Surf is definitely one of the best Water-type moves, but the only drawback is in Double Battles, it'll hit your ally too, which is bad when your ally is weak to Water-types. Muddy Water doesn't hit your ally and has a chance of lowering Accuracy, but it has lower PP than Surf and it's only 85% accurate, which is a big downfall. Waterfall has a weaker power, but it's great for a Pokemon with high Attack and it may cause flinching, too.

answered Mar 19, 2011 by chibibakura
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Surf is the best water move for special attackers, and waterfall for physical attackers. Water spout is best for fast special attackers. But the new move scald is going to take the place of surf in many movesets, due to the 30% chance of burn, making it as good as surf.

answered Mar 19, 2011 by Jalodra4ever