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Bubble (move)

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Bubble
あわ Bubble
Bubble.png
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Bubble (Japanese: あわ Bubble) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to V

Bubble inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Bubble strikes all opponents in Double Battles. In Triple Battles, Bubble will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Generation VI

Bubble's power is changed from 20 to 40.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Speed.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may reduce Speed.
RSE An attack using bubbles. May lower the foe’s Speed.
FRLG A spray of bubbles hits the foe. It may lower the foe’s Speed stat.
Colo.XD A bubble attack that may lower the target's Speed.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Movement Speed by one level.
DPPtHGSS A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
BWB2W2 A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets' Speed stats.
Conq A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the target. It may also lower the target's Speed.
XYORAS A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water 8 7 7 7 7 13
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water --, 8 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 13
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water --, 8 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 13
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water -- -- -- 5 5 11
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water -- -- -- --, 5 --, 5 11
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water -- -- -- -- -- 11
--
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --, 11
--
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric   -- -- -- -- 12
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric   -- -- -- -- 12
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy           -- 7
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy           -- 7
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison           13
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock   13 12 8 8 8
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying   -- -- -- -- --
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon   -- -- -- -- --, 11
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass           9
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass           9
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water     -- -- -- --
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying     -- -- -- --
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy     10 10 10 -- 7
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     -- -- -- --
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     -- -- -- --
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water       8 8 8
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water       8 8 8
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel       --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying       -- -- --
489 Phione Phione Water Water       -- -- --
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water       -- -- --
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water         -- --
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground         -- --
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground         -- --
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost         -- --
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost         -- --
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water           5
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water           5
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark           5
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water           12
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon           12
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water           12
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water           12
704 Goomy Goomy Dragon Dragon           --
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo Dragon Dragon           --
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon           --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison       KrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt KrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdauntClauncherClawitzer
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
129 129 Magikarp Water New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Bubble is the only move of Piplup. It has a chance to lower the target's Speed.

     
     
     
  ^  
     
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

In the main series

Misty Poliwhirl Bubble.png Drew Masquerain Bubble.png Pippy Bubble.png Ash Froakie Bubble.png
Poliwhirl Masquerain Piplup Froakie
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
116 Horsea Horsea blows white bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Horsea The Purr-fect Hero Debut
099 Kingler Kingler releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent, or Kingler sprays a foam of bubbles at the opponent from its mouth.
Giovanni's Kingler The Battle of the Badge None
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
072 Tentacool Light blue bubbles come out of the red gem on Tentacool's forehead at the opponent.
Ritchie/Assunta's Tentacool Friends to the End Tentacool could not legally learn Bubble at that time
121 Starmie Starmie shoots blue bubbles at the opponent from the gem in the center of its body.
Marina's Starmie Bye Bye Psyduck None
060 Poliwag Poliwag shoots multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwag Roll On, Pokémon! None
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl's hands glow white or blue and then it shoots blue or white bubbles from its hands at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwhirl The Totodile Duel None
009 Blastoise Blastoise shoots out blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Blastoise Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
186 Politoed Politoed opens its mouth a large white bubble appears inside of it. The bubble then pops and multiple white bubbles fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Politoed Gotta Catch Ya Later! None
284 Masquerain A large light blue bubble forms on the top of Masquerain's head and it releases clear bubbles at the opponent from it, or Masquerain fires clear bubbles from its face at the opponent.
Drew's Masquerain A Fan with a Plan None
Juan's Masquerain The Great Eight Fate! None
298 Azurill Azurill releases light blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Azurill A Cacturne for the Worse None
Misty's Azurill A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
170 Chinchou Chinchou releases clear bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
Juan's Chinchou The Great Eight Fate! None
007 Squirtle Squirtle blows multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
May's Squirtle Hooked on Onix None
Squirtle of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
098 Krabby Krabby releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Krabby Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
393 Piplup Piplup opens its beak and release multiple multicolored or clear bubbles from it at the opponent.
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Professor Rowan's Piplup SS024 None
656 Froakie Froakie releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Froakie A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
657 Frogadier Frogadier releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Blue Squirtle Bubble PO.png None.png None.png
Squirtle
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
007 Squirtle Squirtle sprays a foam of bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Blue's Squirtle File 1 - Red Debut

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Bubble I.png Bubble II.png Bubble III.png Bubble IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bubble V.png Bubble PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bubble Stad.png Bubble Stad2.png Bubble Battrio.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泡泡 Pào​pao
Denmark Flag.png Danish Boble
Bobbelangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bubbel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuplahyöky*
Kuplamyrsky*
Kupla (AG series)
France Flag.png French Écume*
Ecume*
Germany Flag.png German Blubber
Greece Flag.png Greek Φυσαλλίδα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelembung
Italy Flag.png Italian Bolla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거품 Geopum
Poland Flag.png Polish Bąbelek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bolhas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque de Bolhas
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mehur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Burbuja



Variations of the move Acid
Special AcidBubbleEmberPowder SnowThunder Shock


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