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Hydro Cannon (move)

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Hydro Cannon
ハイドロカノン Hydro Cannon
Hydro Cannon ORAS.png
Hydro Cannon ORAS 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Hydro Cannon (Japanese: ハイドロカノン Hydro Cannon) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Hydro Cannon inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
FRLG The foe is hit with a watery cannon. The user can’t move on the next turn.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
BWB2W2 The target is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
XY The target is hit by a watery blast. The user can't move on the next turn.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Hydro Cannon to the fully evolved Water-type starter Pokémon if their friendship rating is maximized:

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
158 158 Totodile Water Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
007 007 Squirtle Water Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Blastoise can learn Hydro Cannon at level 99 if it has at least 333 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after reaching level 99, Hydro Cannon can be relearned at the Gulpin Link Shop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, and Empoleon can learn Hydro Cannon at level 72 if it has at least 300 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after level 72, Hydro Cannon can be relearned at Electivire Link Shop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Oshawott can learn Hydro Cannon once Paradise reaches Perfect Rank.

In the anime

Gary Blastoise Hydro Cannon.png Barry Empoleon Hydro Cannon.png Kenny Empoleon Hydro Cannon.png Cameron Samurott Hydro Cannon.png
Blastoise Barry's Empoleon Kenny's Empoleon Samurott
Energy is gathered to form a powerful blast of water.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
009 Blastoise Blastoise fires two powerful orbs of water from its cannons at the opponent.
Gary's Blastoise Ill-Will Hunting! Debut
395 Empoleon Empoleon opens its beak and a blue flash of light appears in front of it. Then, a glowing light blue ball of water appears in front of Empoleon's beak where the flash was and Empoleon fires it at the opponent. Sometimes, Empoleon fires three light blue balls of water, one after the other.
Barry's Empoleon Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
503 Samurott Samurott opens its mouth. Then, a glowing light blue ball of water appears in front of Samurott's mouth and Samurott fires it at the opponent.
Cameron's Samurott The Road to Humilau! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Hydro Cannon III.png Hydro Cannon DPPt.png Hydro Cannon HGSS.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 DPPt 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
Hydro Cannon V.png Hydro Cannon XY.png Hydro Cannon 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


Hydro Cannon XY 2.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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 水電炮 Shuǐdiànpào
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hydro Kanon
France Flag.png French Hydroblast
Germany Flag.png German Aquahaubitze
Greece Flag.png Greek Υδραυλικό Ολμοβόλο
India Flag.png Hindi पानी की तोप Paani ki Toap
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrocannone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하이드로캐논 Hydrocannon
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Hidro Canhão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Hidro Canhão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tunul Hidro
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Hidro Top
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hidrocañón


Variations of the move Hyper Beam
Physical Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
Special Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time


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