Bubble (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special  Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Bubble deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Bubble has base power 20.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bubble turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may reduce SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack using bubbles. May lower the foe’s SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen A spray of bubbles hits the foe. It may lower the foe’s SPEED stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets’ Speed stats.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stats.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bubble at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Level 13
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Level 13
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Level 13
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Level 11
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 11
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Level 1
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 1
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 1
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 7
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 7
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 13
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 4
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 9
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 9
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 1
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 7
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 1
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 1
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
Level 8
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Level 1
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Level 8
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 1
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 8
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 1
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
Level 1
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
Level 1
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Level 1
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 1
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 1
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 1
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 1
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 5
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 1
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 5
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 5
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 5
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 12
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 12
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 12
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 12
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 1
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 1
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 1
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 1
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 1
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Bubble as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3