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Soak (move)

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This article is about the move Soak. For the Field Move in Pokémon Ranger games, see Field Move.

みずびたし Waterlog
Type  Water
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Soak (Japanese: みずびたし Waterlog) is a non-damaging Water-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Soak changes the target's type to pure Water; the effect lasts as long as the target is in battle, and changing form or transforming will also remove the effect.

Soak does not affect Pokémon with the Ability Multitype. Soak fails if used on a substitute.

If used on a pure Water-type Pokémon (naturally or via Soak), Soak will act successful and state, "The wild/foe's <Pokémon> transformed into the Water type."

Generation VI

If used on a pure Water-type Pokémon, Soak's animation will still play, but the game will now state that the move has failed.


Games Description
The user shoots a torrent of water at the target and changes the target's type to Water.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water 35 36 36
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water 37 38 38
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water 51 50
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water 63 63
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water 49 50 50
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water 61 64 64
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying -- --
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water 54 54
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water 66 --, 66
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water 32 32
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water 33 33
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
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric   GoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctillery FinneonLumineonBasculinAlomomola
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying   PsyduckGolduckRemoraidOctilleryPelipperAlomomola
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy PsyduckGolduckRemoraidOctillery PelipperAlomomola PsyduckGolduckRemoraidOctilleryPelipperAlomomola
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water PsyduckGolduckGoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctillery FinneonLumineonBasculinAlomomola PsyduckGolduckGoldeenSeakingRemoraidOctillery FinneonLumineonBasculinAlomomola
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water   PsyduckGolduckRemoraidOctillery PelipperAlomomola
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 generations

Soak V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
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Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Détrempage
Germany Flag.png German Überflutung
Italy Flag.png Italian Inondazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물붓기 Moolbootgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ensopar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anegar

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