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Bubble Beam (move)

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Bubble Beam
バブルこうせん Bubble Beam
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those who have made appeals.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.

Bubble Beam (Japanese: バブルこうせん Bubble Beam), formatted as BubbleBeam prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM11 in Generation I.

Effect

Bubble Beam does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's speed by one stage.

In Stadium, BubbleBeam has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Speed.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. Stronger than Bubble. Many Water-type Pokémon learn this move.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may lower Speed.
RSEColo.XD Forcefully sprays bubbles that may lower Speed.
FRLG A spray of bubbles strikes the foe. It may lower the foe’s Speed stat.
DPPtHGSS A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
BWB2W2 A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the opposing team. It may also lower their Speed stats.
Conq A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. It may also lower the target's Speed.
XY A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water       25 25 25
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water       27 27 27
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting       -- -- --
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison   25 25 19 19 19
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison   25 25 19 19 19
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water       15 15 15
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water       15 15 15
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water       18 18 18
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water       18 18 18
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water   31 28 28 28 22 22
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic   --       '
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric       28 28 31
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric       30 30 35
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy   21 21 21 21 13 13
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy   25 25 25 25 13 13
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water       -- -- --
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock   25 23 23 23 17 17
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water   22 22 22 22 18 18
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   22 22 22 22 18 18
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying   18 15 --, 10 --, 10 --, 7 --, 7
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon       18 18 18
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water   41 11 11 8 8 8
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass         25 25 25
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass         25 25 25
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water     25 25 25 25
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy           13 13
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     20 19 20 20 20
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     20 19 20 20 20
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water       22 18 18 '
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water       24 19 19 19
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel       24 19 19 '
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying       10 10 7 7
489 Phione Phione Water Water       24 24 24
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water       24 24 24
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water         12 12
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground         12 12
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground         12 12
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying         19 19
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying         19 19
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost         13 13
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost         13 13
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting         13 '
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water           20
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water           20
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
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water MarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantine MarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwanna PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzer
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water TentacoolTentacruelCorsola TentacoolTentacruelCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt TentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt TentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt TentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdauntClauncherClawitzer
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water TentacoolTentacruelMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantine TentacoolTentacruelMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwanna PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzer
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water TentacoolTentacruelMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantine TentacoolTentacruelMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwanna PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzer
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water       ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM11
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

BubbleBeam is the only move of Prinplup.

In the anime

Cameron Swanna BubbleBeam.png Kenny Prinplup BubbleBeam.png Suicune BubbleBeam.png Misty Staryu BubbleBeam.png
Swanna Prinplup Suicune Staryu
The user releases bubbles from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
007 Squirtle Squirtle blows multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Squirtle Mewtwo Strikes Back Debut
Referred as Bubble in the dubbed version of Enter The Dragonite
226 Mantine Mantine releases a stream of light blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent at a great speed.
Molly's Mantine Spell of the Unown None
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
Lola's Mantine A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! None
Multiple wild Mantine Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
183 Marill Marill releases white bubbles from its mouth at the opponent at a great speed.
Pietra's Marill Right On, Rhydon! None
245 Suicune A blue ball forms in Suicune's mouth. Suicune then shoots multiple amounts of blue bubbles at the opponent from the blue ball. When the attack is over, the last bubble explodes and sends the opponent back.
Suicune (M04) Celebi: Voice of the Forest None
184 Azumarill Azumarill releases white bubbles from its mouth at a great speed or the inside of Azumarill's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Azumarill Dueling Heroes None
Jackson's Azumarill Tie One On! None
Officer Jenny's Azumarill The Pirates of Decolore! None
222 Corsola A blue ball forms in Corsola's mouth and it releases a steam of blue bubbles from the orb.
Misty's Corsola Pokémon Heroes None
Juan's Corsola The Great Eight Fate! None
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel releases multiple blue bubbles from under the large blue stinger on its face.
Kim's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kail's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
A Coordinator's Tentacruel A Cacturne for the Worse None
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt opens its pincers and releases light blue, multicolored, or blue bubbles at the opponent from both or one pincer.
A Team Aqua Grunt's Crawdaunt Stairway to Devon None
Shelly's Crawdaunt Fight for the Meteorite None
Brodie's Ditto in the form of Crawdaunt Unfair-Weather Friends Used via Transform
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
A Coordinator's Crawdaunt Battling the Generation Gap! None
341 Corphish Corphish opens its pincers and fires light blue, multicolored or blue bubbles at the opponent from one or both of them.
Ash's Corphish Gone Corphishin' None
Rocko's Corphish A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
283 Surskit Surskit raises its front two legs and a light blue ball forms between them. It then lowers the ball and multiple light blue bubbles come out and hit the opponent.
Max's Surskit Maxxed Out! None
Viola's Surskit XY020 None
120 Staryu The jewel in the middle of Staryu's body glows orange and it releases orange bubbles from it at the opponent.
Misty's Staryu The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
393 Piplup Piplup opens its beak and releases a stream of blue bubbles at the opponent. Sometimes its beak glows light blue when it uses the attack.
A Piplup Dawn imagined Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Dawn's Piplup Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Professor Rowan's Piplup SS024 None
394 Prinplup The inside of Prinplup's beak glows light blue and it fires light blue bubbles at the opponent from its beak.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
439 Mime Jr. The inside of Mime Jr.'s mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles at the opponent from its mouth.
James's Mime Jr. All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go! Used via Mimic
458 Mantyke Mantyke fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Mantyke Dawn of a Royal Day! None
535 Tympole The inside of Tympole's mouth glows light blue and it takes in a deep breath. It then releases multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Tympole Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
581 Swanna The inside of Swanna's beak glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its beak at the opponent.
Skyla's Swanna Cilan Takes Flight! None
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
592 Frillish The inside of Frillish's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Two wild Frillish A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
Jessie's Frillish New Places... Familiar Faces! None
134 Vaporeon The inside of Vaporeon's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Virgil's Vaporeon Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! Vaporeon cannot legally learn BubbleBeam as of Generation III
692 Clauncher Clauncher shoots a beam of blue bubbles from one of its pincers.
Louden's Clauncher XY022 None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

BubbleBeam I.png BubbleBeam II.png BubbleBeam III.png BubbleBeam 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 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
BubbleBeam Stad.png BubbleBeam Stad2.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 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泡沫光線 Pàomò Guāngxiàn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Boblestråle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bubbelstraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuplasäde
France Flag.png European French Bulles d'O
Germany Flag.png German Blubbstrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Αφρόλουτρο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bubble Beam
Italy Flag.png Italian Bollaraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거품광선 Geopum Gwangseon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Boblestråle
Poland Flag.png Polish Bąbelkowy Promień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Jato de Bolhas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio de Bolhas (Pokémon Chronicles)
Jacto de Bolhas (Diamond and Pearl series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Raza de Bule
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mlaz Mehurova
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rayo Burbuja
Spain Flag.png Spain Rayo Burbuja



Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Low SweepSpark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamPsybeamSludge


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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