Water Pulse (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM03
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM03

Effects

Water Pulse deals damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the target.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Water Pulse turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire Attacks with ultrasonic waves. May confuse the foe
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.
Emerald Attacks with ultrasonic waves. May confuse the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks the foe with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. This may also confuse the target.
Sun/Moon The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

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

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Level 25
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Level 29
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Level 29
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 16
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 16
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 16
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 16
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
Level 16
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
Level 16
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 14
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 17
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Level 26
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 19
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 15
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 15
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Level 19
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Level 19
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 17
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 17
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Level 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 14
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 14
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 17
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Level 7
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 7
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Level 22
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Level 22
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 19
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 6
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
Level 46
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
Level 46
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Level 23
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Level 26
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Level 25
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 13
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 13
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Level 25
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 14
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 14
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 14
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 14
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 25
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 25
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 34
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 34
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 21
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Water 1
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Water 1
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Water 1
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Water 2
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Water 2