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Torrent (Ability)

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Torrent げきりゅう
Raging Rapids
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Generation III
Ups Water moves in a pinch.
Generation IV
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation V
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation VI
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.

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.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Torrent uses a Water-type move, the power will increase by 1.5× if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining.

Outside of battle

Torrent has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Torrent will deal double the damage if the Pokémon using it is below 25% of its HP.

Pokémon Conquest

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
Squirtle Squirtle Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Wartortle Wartortle Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Blastoise Blastoise Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Totodile Totodile Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Croconaw Croconaw Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Mudkip Mudkip Water Water Torrent None Damp
Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground Torrent None Damp
Swampert Swampert Water Ground Torrent None Damp
Piplup Piplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Prinplup Prinplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel Torrent None Defiant
Oshawott Oshawott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Dewott Dewott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Samurott Samurott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Panpour Panpour Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
Simipour Simipour Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
Froakie Froakie Water Water Torrent None Protean
Frogadier Frogadier Water Water Torrent None Protean
Greninja Greninja Water Dark Torrent None Protean
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

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Empoleon
The user's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
395 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


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 激流 Jīliú
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Overvloed
Finland Flag.png Finnish Virtaus
France Flag.png French Torrent
Germany Flag.png German Sturzbach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Arus Deras
Italy Flag.png Italian Acquaiuto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 급류 Geupryu
Poland Flag.png Polish Strumień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Torrente
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Torrente
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Torrente
Spain Flag.png Spain Torrente


Variations of the Ability Overgrow
OvergrowBlazeTorrentSwarm

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