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 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.

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 from a move tutor in the games.

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Furret
#162 / Normal
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Buizel
#418 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Finneon
#456 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Dewott
#502 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Tympole
#535 / Water
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon