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Hydro Pump (Japanese: ハイドロポンプ Hydro Pump) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I.
Hydro Pump inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.
|| The strongest Water-type attack. However, while it is powerful, it may miss the target.
|| The strongest Water-type attack. While it is powerful, it may miss the target.
|| A powerful water- type attack.
|| Blasts water at high power to strike the foe.
|| A high volume of water is blasted at the foe under great pressure.
|| Blasts water at high power to strike the target.
|| The foe is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
|| The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
In other games
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Blastoise, a Poké Ball Pokémon, uses Hydro Pump to damage and push away opposing fighters. There are multiple blasts and they can not be reflected.
using Hydro Pump as part of Triple Finish
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Squirtle uses Hydro Pump as part of Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash; Triple Finish.
Kyogre also uses Hydro Pump to push enemies away without damaging them when released from a Poké Ball.
In the anime
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- Kabuto and Kabutops learn Hydro Pump only in Generation I. As of Generation II, they are no longer able to learn this move by any means.
- Lugia is the only non-Water-type to learn Hydro Pump by level-up, with the exception of Castform who can be a Water-type.
- Bagon is the only non-Water-type to learn Hydro Pump through breeding.
- In all 3D games, Hydro Pump is represented as a thick blast of water. When any Pokémon uses it, a single stream is shown, however, when Blastoise uses this move, two streams are fired at the target.
In other languages