Hydro Pump (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Special
Power 110
Accuracy 80
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hydro Pump deals damage with no additional effect.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Hydro Pump has base power 120.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hydro Pump turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 185.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hydro Pump
Japanese ハイドロポンプ (Hydro Pomp)
German Hydropumpe
French Hydrocanon
Italian Idropompa
Spanish Hidrobomba

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A powerful water-type attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Blasts water at high power to strike the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A high volume of water is blasted at the foe under great pressure.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.

Learnt by level up

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

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 40
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 49
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 60
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 40
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 46
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 38
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 48
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 46
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 52
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 61
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 52
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 60
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 53
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 42
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 47
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 45
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 55
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 75
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 50
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 60
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 76
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 45
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 51
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 47
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 55
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 57
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 42
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 52
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 49
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 60
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 71
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 37
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Level 41
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 44
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 50
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 49
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 58
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 44
Castform
#351 / Normal
Level 35
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 50
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 50
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 46
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 46
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 75
Piplup
#393 / Water
Level 43
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 50
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 59
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 45
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 57
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 49
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 50
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 43
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 53
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 63
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 42
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 47
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 53
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 50
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 61
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 49
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 53
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 65
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 67
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 48
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 56
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 68
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 42
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 42
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 50
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 43
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 51
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 55
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 54
Tapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
Level 58

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Hydro Pump in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — Level up
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — Level up
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Gen 6 — Special

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Hydro Pump through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy