Bubble Beam (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bubble Beam
Japanese バブルこうせん (Bubble Kōsen)
German Blubbstrahl
French Bulles d'O
Italian Bollaraggio
Spanish Rayo Burbuja

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.
Sword​/​Shield A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower the target’s Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

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

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 18
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 18
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 24
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 24
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 20
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 20
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 25
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 25
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 12
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 12
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 6
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 6
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 25
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 20
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 20
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 24
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 25
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 20
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 24
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 6
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 12
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 12
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 24
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 20
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 20
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 20
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 7
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 21
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 25
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 25
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 12
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 12
Pincurchin
#871 / Electric
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

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

Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Water 2