Waterfall (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
HM07
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM07
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM07
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
HM05
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
HM05
Sun/Moon TM98

Effects

Waterfall deals damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Waterfall has no secondary effect.

Outside of battle

Allows a surfing Pokémon to ascend a waterfall. In Diamond, Pearl & Platinum, Waterfall is required to descend waterfalls, but in other games it is not.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Waterfall turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An aquatic charge attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Charges the foe with speed to climb waterfalls.
FireRed/LeafGreen A powerful charge attack. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user charges at the foe rapidly, and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. This can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Sun/Moon The user charges at the target and may make it flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Waterfall 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.

GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
Level 32
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
Level 32

Learnt by TM

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
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
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
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
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
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
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy