Torrent (Japanese: げきりゅう Raging Rapids) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Water types. All Water-type starter Pokémon have this Ability.
Outside of battle
Torrent has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Torrent will deal double the damage if the Pokémon using it is below 25% of its HP.
In Pokémon Conquest, Torrent will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.
Pokémon with Torrent
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
In the anime
|The user's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Empoleon||When Empoleon becomes weak or tired, its body becomes surrounded by a light blue aura for a few moments. Then, its eyes flash light blue as well. Empoleon's Water-type moves then get powered up.|
|Barry's Empoleon||Casting a Paul on Barry!||Debut|
In the manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
|When the user is weakened or tired, their Water-type attacks receive a power up.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Piplup||When Piplup becomes weak or tired, its Water-type moves get powered up.|
|Hareta's Piplup||In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!||Debut|
- Torrent is the only variation of the Ability Overgrow that none of Ash's Pokémon has activated in the anime yet.
- This Ability originated as a TCG move.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Overgrow|
|Overgrow • Blaze • Torrent • Swarm|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|