Surf (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
HM03
Sun/Moon TM94

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.

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.

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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokemon.

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 The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.

Learnt by TM

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy