Surf (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
HM03
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
HM03
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
HM03
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
HM03
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
HM03
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
HM03
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM94
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM47
Sword​/​Shield TR04

Effects

Surf deals damage. In double battles it will hit all Pokémon on the field; in triple battles it will hit all adjacent Pokémon.

If the opponent is hidden underwater from using Dive, Surf will hit with double power.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Surf has base power 95.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Surf turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 175.

Outside of battle

Surf is used to cross water. While surfing, wild Pokémon may appear. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

From Generation 3 onward it's possible to fish while surfing; previously one could only fish at the water's edge.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Surf
Japanese なみのり (Naminori)
German Surfer
French Surf
Italian Surf
Spanish Surf

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A strong water-type attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Creates a huge wave, then crashes it down on the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A big wave crashes down on the foe. Can also be used for crossing water.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
It swamps the area around the user with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Surf 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.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 40
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 46
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 30
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 30
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 30
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 30
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 44
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 30
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 40
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Level 54

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
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
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
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
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Tympole
#535 / Water
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Sobble
#816 / Water
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice