Water Pulse (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

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 Pokémon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Other languages

English Water Pulse
Japanese みずのはどう (Mizu no Hadō)
German Aquawelle
French Vibraqua
Italian Idropulsar
Spanish Hidropulso

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. This may also confuse the target.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 15
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 15
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 15
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 10
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 1
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 30
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 25
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 4
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 12
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 20
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 20
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 18
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 18
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 12
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 12
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 1
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 15
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 15
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 12
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 12
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 12
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 25
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 25
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 25
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 12
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 12
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

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

Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Water 1, Water 3
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Water 2