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Splash (move)

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Splash
はねる Hop
Splash.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not 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
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.

Splash (Japanese: はねる Hop) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Magikarp. It has no effect whatsoever in the core series games.

Effect

Core series

Generation I

Splash has no effect whatsoever. After selecting the move, it will simply show a dipping animation and then the message "No effect!"

Generation II

Splash's message was changed to "But nothing happened."

Generation III

Splash's message was slightly changed to "But nothing happened!"

Generation IV and on

Splash cannot be used while Gravity is in effect.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

The user will move to a random different tile one ratio away. If the user comes into contact with an opponent, both Pokémon receive 5 damage.

Pokémon Conquest

Splash has no area of effect or effect on the user, and thus does nothing but show an animation. However, the user can choose which direction to perform it in. This has no effect on the move itself, but leaves the user facing the same direction, whereas waiting the turn would not allow the user to change their facing. Unlike most moves in Pokémon Conquest, Splash can be used even if it would have no target (presumably because it never does).

Description

Games Description
Stad A move that involves only flopping and Splashing around in front of the opponent. It has no effect.
Stad2 A move that involves only flopping and Splashing around. It has no effect.
GSC Has no effect whatsoever.
RSEColo.XD It's just a splash... Has no effect whatsoever.
FRLG The user just flops and splashes around without having any effect.
PMDRB Makes the user flop around as it moves. If there is another Pokémon where it lands, both Pokémon are hurt.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The user just flops and splashes around to no effect at all...

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
129 Magikarp Magikarp Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   -- -- -- -- --
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   -- -- -- -- --
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   -- -- -- -- --
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy     -- -- -- --
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water     -- -- -- --
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water     -- -- -- --
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     -- -- -- --
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic     -- -- -- --
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water     -- -- -- --
360 Wynaut Wynaut Psychic Psychic     -- -- -- --
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal       -- -- --
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal       -- -- --
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water           --
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water           --
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 Horsea Feebas Feebas Feebas FeebasClauncherClawitzer
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water Magikarp MagikarpFeebas MagikarpFeebas MagikarpFeebas FeebasClauncherClawitzer
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy HoppipSkiploomJumpluff HoppipSkiploomJumpluff HoppipSkiploomJumpluff HoppipSkiploomJumpluff HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
225 Delibird Delibird* Ice Flying Horsea WailmerWailordSpoinkGrumpigFeebas WailmerWailordSpoinkGrumpigFeebasBunearyLopunny WailmerWailordSpoinkGrumpigFeebasBunearyLopunny WailmerWailordSpoinkGrumpigFeebasBunearyLopunnyClauncherClawitzer
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying     Feebas Feebas FeebasClauncherClawitzer
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water   MagikarpWailmerWailord MagikarpWailmerWailord MagikarpWailmerWailord MagikarpWailmerWailord
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water     MagikarpWailmerWailord MagikarpWailmerWailord MagikarpWailmerWailord
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying     Feebas Feebas FeebasClauncherClawitzer
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
143 143 Snorlax Normal New York Pokémon Center
191 191 Sunkern Grass 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

Splash is the only move of Magikarp.

     
     
     
  ^  
     
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

Cleffa Splash.png Magikarp Splash.png Normajean Wynaut.png Whitney Clefairy Splash.png
Cleffa Magikarp Wynaut Clefairy
The user hops or splashes in place uselessly.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
129 Magikarp Magikarp uselessly splashes in place.
James's Magikarp Pokémon Shipwreck Debut
A wild Magikarp The Wacky Watcher! None
Unknown Trainer's Magikarp Octillery the Outcast None
175 Togepi Togepi uselessly bounces in place.
Misty's Togepi The Underground Round Up Used via Metronome
035 Clefairy Clefairy uselessly bounces in place.
Whitney's Clefairy A Goldenrod Opportunity Used via Metronome
173 Cleffa Cleffa jumps up and down in place. It also causes the opponent to jump up and down.
Multiple wild Cleffa A Real Cleffa-Hanger Used via Metronome
446 Munchlax Munchlax bounces up and down on its back.
May's Munchlax May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Used via Metronome
360 Wynaut Wynaut's feet glow light blue and it bounces around. Its feet can be used to block attacks as well.
A Wynaut under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Splash I.png Splash II.png Splash III.png Splash 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
Splash V.png Splash 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
Splash Stadium.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

  • While its English name suggests an association with water, its Japanese name, はねる haneru, can mean both splash and hop, but usually the latter. This explains why the move can be learned by Pokémon such as Spoink and Hoppip—species who have no association with water but are known for hopping or jumping—and why it is disabled by Gravity. Its somewhat misleading English name is likely due to its initial exclusivity to Magikarp.
  • In the anime, Splash is the most common result of Metronome.
  • Splash and the event-exclusive moves Celebrate and Hold Hands are the only moves in the core series Pokémon games that have no effect whatsoever.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 水濺躍 Shuǐjiànyuè
Denmark Flag.png Danish Plaske
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spetter
Finland Flag.png Finnish Loiskahdus
Aalto (AG134)
France Flag.png French Trempette
Germany Flag.png German Platscher
Greece Flag.png Greek Παφλασμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Splash
South Korea Flag.png Korean 튀어오르기 Twieo Oreugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Plusk
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Splash
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Skakutanje
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Salpicadura
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Plask


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