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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
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.

Special/Event moves

Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
On form change

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

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