Water Pulse (move)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 25
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 29
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 29
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 16
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 16
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 16
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 16
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 16
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 16
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 14
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 17
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 26
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 15
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 15
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 19
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 19
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 17
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 17
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 1
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 14
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 14
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 17
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 7
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 7
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 22
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 22
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 6
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 46
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 46
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 23
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 26
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 25
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 13
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 13
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 22
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 25
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 14
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 14
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 14
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 25
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 25
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 34
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 34
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 21
Tapu 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.

Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Water 2

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Water Pulse by the various move tutors in the games.

Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug