Dive (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
HM08
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
HM06
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire HM07
Sword​/​Shield TM45

Effects

The user of Dive will hide underwater on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Dive deals damage.

While underwater, the Pokémon can only be hit by the moves Surf, Whirlpool or Low Kick, with Surf and Whirlpool dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokémon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power. The user also avoids end-of-turn damage from Sandstorm and Hail when underwater.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Dive executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Dive has a base power of 60.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dive turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 160.

Outside of battle

While surfing, if you happen over a dark patch of water, you can dive below the surface and explore underwater. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Two regions have areas where you can use Dive: Hoenn (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and the remakes Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire) and Unova (Black, White, Black 2, White 2) and the move is an HM in those games.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dive
Japanese ダイビング (Diving)
German Taucher
French Plongée
Italian Sub
Spanish Buceo

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Dives underwater the first turn and strikes next turn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user dives underwater on the first turn and strikes next turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. The user dives underwater on the first turn, then hits on the next turn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the second turn. It can be used to dive deep in the ocean.
X​/​Y Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn. It can be used to dive deep in the ocean.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.
Sword​/​Shield Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dive 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.

Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 30
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 30
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 20
Cramorant
#845 / Flying · Water
Level 28
Arrokuda
#846 / Water
Level 24
Barraskewda
#847 / Water
Level 24

Learnt by TM

Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Sobble
#816 / Water
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water