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Talk:Splash (move)

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Egg Attack??

How Come In Generation IV, An "Egg" And A "Manaphy Egg" Can Learn Splash?? - Tesh

Either someone put it in there by accident, or the data really does display this. After all, ? knows Tackle, even though it's unlisted on Tackle's page... Can anyone verify this? --TTEchidna 04:19, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Anyone? I don't have the tools to go into the game code... TTEchidna 07:58, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


I have no idea whether this is a glitch or not, but for the long time i played pokémon, splash had no effect. The other day I encountered a wild magikarp. it splashed. the message came up : it's a One Hit KO! Mewtwo fainted! I was playing Ruby. BlueGasMask 09:39, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

By the way, it was level 5.BlueGasMask 09:41, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Either you are lying, or it is a glitch. That's humanly impossible! Maybe you should try encountering a Magikarp (or any Pokémon which knows Splash) again and see what happens. - Hazardous FIRE! 04:10, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I actually remember playing once with a Magikarp and I did do damage with Splash to, I believe it was a Horsea in pokemon Red. I know there is no proof of this, but I'm just saying. Nevar00 00:55, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

This is not impossible, it does happen. I even tried to add it to the trivia section, but since the only proof I could find online were rumors, and I didn't record it, (honestly, who records themselves playing Gold on a GBA-SP?) it got removed and I got scolded for adding it with no references. But it does happen, if rarely, on Gen I and Gen II games. Since I haven't played beyond Gen I and II, I don't know if it happens in later Gens. According to the searches I have done online, it has happened to many people on the first two Gens, and it has happened to me. EllieNeo (talk) 16:43, 5 July 2013 (UTC)


Whenever I have used Magikarp (below lvl 15) on sand or grass, it have never been burned. But I have FireRed. Is that a new effect? Can somebody see on Emerald or Ruby or Pearl or some newer game to see if it works? - Hazardous FIRE! 04:13, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Uh... what? TTEchidna 05:01, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Aaagh, forget it... somebody delelted it. - Hazardous FIRE! 05:25, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Somebody being me. Some "Pokémon expert" came along and put in bullshit info. TTEchidna 05:26, 1 September 2008 (UTC)


If I remember correctly, Splash DOES have an effect in Mystery Dungeon. Can anyone check to see what it is? TorchicBlaziken (talkedits) 22:48, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, the user moves in a random direction to an adjacent square, and does 5 damage to any Pokémon there, and the user. and then returns to the original position. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 22:25, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


Uh... What's the reason of this move, anyway? If it's completely useless, then why'd they put it in the game? Is this a joke or something? A move, which was originally Magicarp's signature move, so it puts emphasis on how useless a Magicrap (uh, sorry, typo) is? I am just asking. --HTMLCODER.exe@bulbapedia$_ /usr/bin/apache2 -k restart 13:45, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

I believe it was to capitalize on Magikarp being the weakest Pokemon, by not allowing it to be able to do anything until level 15. Makes Gyarados all the more rewarding, I'd say. I'm Missingno. Master. See my new and improved user page, and comment on it! 01:22, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Contradictory information

in the article, under Effect the text says "Splash has no effect on the user or the target."

however, the chart to the left shows that the move effects the user. is somebody going to fix this? - unsigned comment from Chris The Nerd (talkcontribs)

The User is effected, noone else is.--ForceFire 01:02, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
If you try and use it in a double battle, the only Pokémon you can use the attack on is the user. That's what the chart means. — THE TROM — 08:09, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

If the user is hacked ghost type

If Splash is hacked onto a ghost type, will it fail/miss/whatever since it targets the user? Mageslayer 12:07, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

it's a status move, it works. Just like you can Hypnosis a Dark-type Malake256 03:09, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
And technically, you don't have to hack anything. All you need is the right tools. Sketch Splash, Conversion, and a Ghost-type move onto a Smeargle. Conversion the Smeargle into a Ghost-type, then Splash away. --Shiningpikablu252 04:04, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


I'm playing HG right now and was just up against a picknicker using a hoppip. I had my Sandshrew out and was using headbut. Her hoppip would go last if it were using splash, but otherwise (it had tail whip or something) it would go first. I don't want to jump the gun and put it in the article myself, but could another party please verify this for us? ^_^ Delspencerdeltorro 02:39, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

nevermind ^_^ Delspencerdeltorro 00:06, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

The Splash Meme

As just about everyone reading this just might very well know, there has been a thriving meme depicting Splash as the most powerful move of them all (reversing its uselessness). As far as I've seen, it's currently more popular than the Mudkipz meme. Since that has a mention in Mudkip's trivia, is this meme worth noting? SharKing Productions 02:10, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

In the anime, Metronome and...?

A trivia point said "In the anime, Splash has been the result of Metronome more than any other move.". It sounds to me like someone just meant to say that Splash was used as a result of Metronome more often than it was used because Splash was actually commanded to be used. But it occurs to me that moves like Mirror Move and Copycat and maybe Mimic or something could have resulted in Splash being used, too. Did this ever happen, that Splash happened because someone tried to use something other than Metronome or Splash? ...Either way, I kind of doubt that anything like that happened enough that "more than any other move" would be correct but "more than Splash was actually commanded" wouldn't be.

If someone thinks it should really change back, though, it would be nice if a third move was provided as an example. (As in, if Splash happened once because someone tried to use Mirror Move, it could say something like "more than any other move (including when So-And-So used Mirror Move on Whats-It)." Just something so it's easier to understand how it was the very least, in a comment, I guess (<!--comment-->).) Tiddlywinks (talk) 20:04, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

The trivia point didn't mean that Metronome is the most common way to use Splash. It meant that Splash is the most common result of Metronome (it has been used four times via Metronome, while for example Rest has been used only once via Metronome).--Den Zen 20:20, 14 November 2013 (UTC)