Waterfall (move)

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This article is about the move Waterfall. For the stage in Pokémon Battle Revolution, see Waterfall Colosseum.

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Waterfall
たきのぼり Waterfall Climb
Waterfall 2.png
Waterfall OW.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Waterfall (Japanese: たきのぼり Waterfall Climb) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM07 in Generations II, III, and IV; HM05 in Generations V and VI; and TM98 in Generation VII. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Goldeen and Seaking.

Effect

In battle

Generations I to III

Waterfall does damage and has no secondary effect.

Waterfall can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Rain Dance was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

Waterfall now has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Outside of battle

Starting in Generation II, Waterfall has an effect outside battle that allows players to climb waterfalls. Note that in Generations II and III, the HM move Waterfall is not required to go down waterfalls, whereas in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions, it is required. This is probably to prevent players from getting stuck from accidentally going down a waterfall and being unable to get back up. Despite this, in HeartGold and SoulSilver versions, it is no longer required to go down waterfalls, likely because of a lack of accessible down falls without first climbing up one.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 The target is hit with a blow packing the power of fish traveling up waterfalls.
GSC An aquatic charge attack.
RSE Attacks the foe with enough power to climb waterfalls.
FRLG A powerful charge attack. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Colo.XD Charges the target with speed to climb waterfalls.
DPPt The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
PBR The user charges the foe at an awesome speed.
HGSS The user charges at the foe rapidly, and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
BWB2W2 The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
The user charges the target at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
XYORAS The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. This can also be used to climb a waterfall.
SM The user charges at the target and may make it flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 37 38 38 37 37 37XY
32ORAS
32
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 39 41 41 40 40 40XY
32ORAS
32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
HM07
III
HM07
IV
HM07
V
HM05
VI
HM05
VII
TM98
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
087 Dewgong Dewgong
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
728 Popplio Popplio
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
729 Brionne Brionne
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon Pokémon Center Battle Championship Gyarados
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Feraligatr
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Squirtle using Waterfall

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waterfall is Squirtle's Special Up move. It can be used by Squirtle as a recovery move and offers high knockback at the very end of the move.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target.

In the anime

None.png Zoey Finneon Waterfall glowing.png Zoey Finneon Waterfall.png None.png
Eyes glowing Finneon
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
456 Finneon Finneon's eyes glow light blue and a column of water rises from the water, and Finneon swims up the column in a fast, spiraling motion.
Zoey's Finneon Staging a Heroes' Welcome! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Waterfall I.png Waterfall II.png Waterfall III.png Waterfall IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Waterfall BW.png Waterfall B2W2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Waterfall Stad.png Waterfall Stad2.png Waterfall Colo.png Waterfall XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Waterfall PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Waterfall PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Outside of battle

Waterfall II OW.png Waterfall III OW.png Waterfall IV OW.png Waterfall V OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 攀瀑 Pāanbuhk *
魚躍龍門 Yùh Yeuhk Lùhngmùhn *
Mandarin 攀瀑 Pānpù *
魚躍龍門 / 鱼跃龙门 Yú Yuè Lóngmén *
逆流而上 Nìliú ér Shàng *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vandfald
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Waterval
France Flag.png French Cascade
Germany Flag.png German Kaskade
Greece Flag.png Greek Καταρράκτης
Italy Flag.png Italian Cascata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭포오르기 Pokpó-Olŭki
Poland Flag.png Polish Wodospad
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cascata (anime)
Cachoeira (TCG)
Queda de Água (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cascata
Russia Flag.png Russian водопад
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Vodopad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cascada
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vượt Thác



Variations of the move Waterfall
Physical WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
Special ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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