Bubble Beam (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM11

Effects

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

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as BubbleBeam.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bubble Beam turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Forcefully sprays bubbles that may lower SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen A spray of bubbles strikes the foe. It may lower the foe’s SPEED stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the opposing team. It may also lower their Speed stats.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.
Sun/Moon A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bubble Beam 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.

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Level 25
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 27
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 25
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 25
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Level 15
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Level 15
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 21
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 21
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 18
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 20
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 20
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 13
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 13
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 10
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Level 18
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 18
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 7
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 21
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 8
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 21
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 24
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 17
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 13
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 14
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 14
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
Level 18
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Level 19
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 19
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 7
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
Level 24
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
Level 24
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Level 12
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 12
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 12
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 19
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 19
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 13
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 13
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 13
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 20
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 20
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
Level 22
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
Level 24
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 24
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 17
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 17
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 16
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 16

Learnt by breeding

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

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Water 2