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Water Spout (move)

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Water Spout
しおふき Water Spout
Water Spout V.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Water Spout (Japanese: しおふき Water Spout) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. It is a variation of Eruption and can be considered the inverse of Reversal and Flail.


Water Spout does damage proportionately based on the user's HP. This move's base power reduces as the user's HP reduces and is calculated by the formula:

Eruption Water Spout formula.png

Hence, at maximum power (100% HP), the move's base power would be 150.

In a Double Battle, Water Spout will hit both opponents. In a Triple Battle, Water Spout will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Water Spout will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.


Games Description
RSE Inflicts more damage if the user’s HP is high.
FRLG The higher the user’s HP, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Colo.XD The higher the user's HP, the more damage caused.
DPPtHGSS The user spouts water to damage the foe. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful it becomes.
BWB2W2 The user spouts water to damage the opposing team. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful it becomes.
XY The user spouts water to damage opposing Pokémon. The lower the user's HP, the lower the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water 41 34 34 34
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water 44 34 34 34
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water 75 80 50 50 50
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost     61 61
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost     69 --, 69
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle* Water Water     Remoraid Remoraid Remoraid
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water     WailordWailord WailordWailord WailordWailord
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Robin Wailord Water Spout prepare.png Robin Wailord Water Spout.png None.png
Getting ready Wailord
The user spouts water to damage the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
321 Wailord Wailord's body glows light blue, then it fires a blast of water from its blowhole at the opponent.
Robin's Wailord Island Time Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Water Spout III.png Water Spout IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 噴水 Pēnshuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Water Fontein
France Flag.png French Giclédo
Germany Flag.png German Fontränen
Greece Flag.png Greek Κρουνός
Italy Flag.png Italian Zampillo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바지락조개 Bajirakjogae (Generation III-V)

해수스파우팅 Haesu spouting (X & Y)

Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tromba d'Água
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Izbacivanje Vode
Spain Flag.png Spanish Salpicar

Variations of the move Eruption
Special EruptionWater Spout

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