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)

Obscure Uses and Reason Implemented?

Should there be a list of obscure uses that Splash can have? For example, it can be used in Contest Spectaculars, it can prevent PP usage for more useful moves, it can prevent Pokemon with no other moves from using Struggle, and it can be the only move on a Pokemon so that Ditto is easy to catch (even if False swipe is as or more useful in literally every case).

Also, it should probably be noted that Splash was created to make Magikarp useless while still letting it have a move, since no Pokemon can have no moves in the entire series, and since otherwise it would use Struggle and actually do damage. As for why other Pokemon have it, newbie traps? - unsigned comment from JamUsagi (talkcontribs)

We're not a strategy guide, we don't really need to advise people about how it can be useful.
There's also no reason to attempt to say why Splash was created. If only because you could all too easily have the nuance wrong. Also, to me it kind of feels like you're overexplaining it... Tiddlywinks (talk) 22:27, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, thanks for the feedback.JamUsagi (talk) 22:33, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Splash in PMD

Can Splash move the user into a wall in PMD? I seem to remember that it can, in which case the user takes 5 damage and is returned to their original position. Can anyone confirm?

I'd also assume that if a Pokemon moves onto another tile that it can't stand on, it would be burned if it was lava and then be teleported to a new location, or just moved back. JamUsagi (talk) 22:32, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

GO different type trivia

Splash isn't the only move to have a changed type in GO, since Rest is a Normal type move in it. However, Splash is the only one that is currently used by a Pokemon in the game. Should this stay in this situation? VioletPumpkin (talk) 13:13, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Reworded to "only move implemented", yes it should stay. glikglak 13:40, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
I disagree. Since we already have the Pokemon GO data implemented on Rest's page, it makes no sense to create an awkward dichotomy just for the sake of a measly trivium. If it were a situation like the early life cycle of XY, in which somebody had discovered the Mythicals but Bulbapedia's staff were unable to verify the hacks, that would be quite another thing... but a staff member, SnorlaxMonster, has been spearheading our GO data implementation, so I really see no reason to differentiate in this particular case. We're just going to have to remove the trivium anyway once Rest is given to a Pokemon, so why jump through hoops to keep it now? Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:10, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
If Rest is given to a Pokémon. There's no guarantee they'll do that. glikglak 16:44, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Niantic has already demonstrated a willingness to change move data. In Pokémon Shuffle, unused data is frequently changed upon release, so there's no guarantee Rest will ever be released as a Normal-type move; however, I think the move data is still worth noting on Rest's page. I think it's quite reasonable to talk about a move being the only obtainable move in GO to have <property>. --SnorlaxMonster 18:24, 13 August 2016 (UTC)