Whirlpool (move)

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Whirlpool
うずしお Whirl Tide
Whirlpool B2W2.png
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  35
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Whirlpool (Japanese: うずしお Whirl Tide) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation II. It was HM06 in Generation II and HM05 in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Effect

In battle

Generation II

Whirlpool inflicts 1/16 of the target's maximum HP as damage for two to five turns upon use, in addition to the damage dealt when it is used. The text "<Pokémon> was trapped!" will appear. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.

Whirlpool has a power of 15 and an accuracy of 70.

Generation III

Whirlpool can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, and if it does, it will have its power doubled.

If a wild Pokémon uses Whirlpool on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out. The text also changes to "<Pokémon> was trapped in the vortex!"

Generation IV

If the user of Whirlpool is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 5 turns. Also, if an affected Pokémon is holding a Shed Shell, it can switch out.

Generation V

If Whirlpool hits Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, now technically the damage will be doubled, resulting in virtually the same effect.

Whirlpool's power and accuracy were increased to 35 and 85 respectively, and it now lasts for four to five turns. In addition, if the user of Whirlpool is holding a Binding Band, it inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP instead of 1/16 when the target is trapped.

Generation VI

The end-of-turn damage of Whirlpool is increased from 1/16 to 1/8 of the target's maximum HP. If the user is holding a Binding Band, the end-of-turn damage will increase to 1/6 of the target's maximum HP.

Outside of battle

Generation II

Whirlpool clears whirlpools in the field while surfing.

Generation IV

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Whirlpool allows the user to cross whirlpools on the field, instead of clearing them away as it did in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Lasts two to five turns. Foe becomes trapped in a vortex, making it impossible to switch.
GSC Traps the foe for 2-5 turns.
RSE Traps and hurts the foe in a whirlpool for 2 to 5 turns.
Colo.XD Traps and hurts target in a whirlpool for 2 to 5 turns.
FRLG The foe is trapped in a fast, vicious whirlpool for two to five turns.
DPPt The user traps the foe inside a fast, vicious whirlpool that lasts for two to five turns.
HGSS Traps the foe inside a whirlpool that lasts for two to five turns. The user can pass through whirlpools.*
Traps foes in a violent swirling whirlpool. It can also be used to traverse whirlpools.*
BWB2W2 Traps foes in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.
XYORAS
SM
The user traps the target in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3 37 40 40
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1 33 33 33 33
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2 19 14 14 14XY
13ORAS
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2 19 14 14 14XY
13ORAS
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field 32 32 32
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field 37 37 37
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field 39 39 39
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field 36 36BW
31B2W2
31
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field 39 39BW
35B2W2
35
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2 38 38 38
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2 42 42 42
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy 39 39 39
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy 39 39 39
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
HM06
III
--
IV
HM05
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 HGSS
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1 HGSS
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1 HGSS
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field HGSS
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field HGSS
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field HGSS
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 HGSS
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1 HGSS
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field HGSS
087 Dewgong Dewgong
Water 1 Field HGSS
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
099 Kingler Kingler
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster HGSS
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field HGSS
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster HGSS
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
117 Seadra Seadra
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
118 Goldeen Goldeen
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
119 Seaking Seaking
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field HGSS
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon HGSS
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1 HGSS
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field HGSS
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster HGSS
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1 HGSS
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1 HGSS
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1 HGSS
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field HGSS
162 Furret Furret
Field Field HGSS
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy HGSS
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy HGSS
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field HGSS
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field HGSS
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1 HGSS
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field HGSS
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
226 Mantine Mantine
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
230 Kingdra Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field HGSS
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster HGSS
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1 HGSS
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1 HGSS
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1 HGSS
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field HGSS
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field HGSS
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass HGSS
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass HGSS
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass HGSS
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying HGSS
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field HGSS
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster HGSS
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2 HGSS
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2 HGSS
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
349 Feebas Feebas
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field HGSS
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field HGSS
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field HGSS
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field HGSS
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field HGSS
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field HGSS
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field HGSS
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster HGSS
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field HGSS
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field HGSS
422 Shellos Shellos
Water 1 Amorphous HGSS
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous HGSS
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon HGSS
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
458 Mantyke Mantyke
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field HGSS
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster HGSS
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field HGSS
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy HGSS
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy HGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Whirlpool has a 10% chance of inflicting the Constriction status condition on an opponent. The damage done by Whirlpool is doubled if the target is under the Diving status condition.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause constriction, making the foe incapable of movement. Inflicts double damage on a diving foe.

In the anime

Lugia Whirlpool.png Kenny Floatzel Whirlpool.png Dawn Piplup Whirlpool.png Gyarados Whirlpool.png
Lugia Floatzel Piplup Gyarados
The user traps the foe inside a fast, vicious whirlpool. It appears much stronger than in the games.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
249 Lugia Lugia dives in the water and its eyes glow white. Then, it spins around and raises up to the surface. As it goes above the water, the whirlpool turns into a cyclone.
Lugia (M02) The Power of One Debut
226 Mantine Mantine spins around the opponent quickly while underwater, creating a whirlpool.
Molly Hale's Mantine Spell of the Unown: Entei None
112 Rhydon Rhydon dives underwater, faces the opponent, and spins its horn like a drill, creating a whirlpool that sucks up the opponent.
Pietra's Rhydon Right On, Rhydon! None
130 Gyarados Gyarados swims around the opponent quickly and creates a whirlpool, or Gyarados points its tail at the opponent and waves it around in circles, creating a whirlpool.
Misty's Gyarados Cerulean Blues None
A wild Gyarados Sandshrew's Locker! None
393 Piplup Piplup's body glows a blueish-white color and it raises its arms and beak to the air. It then opens its beak and a huge whirlpool comes out of it and forms above Piplup. Piplup then throws the whirlpool at the opponent. While in the water, Piplup's body glows multicolored, and a whirlpool forms around it, or Piplup spins its body and glowing white water appears and forms around Piplup's body. The water's glow fades and spins with Piplup, turning into a whirlpool. Piplup then spins into the opponent. Piplup can also change the size of the whirlpool by choice. When Piplup is near the water, after it forms the whirlpool, it throws it at the water in front of the opponent, creating a large water vortex that sucks the opponent up.
Dawn's Piplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness None
419 Floatzel Floatzel raises its arms and a large whirlpool appears above its head. Floatzel then throws the whirlpool at the opponent.
Crasher Wake's Floatzel A Crasher Course in Power! None
Kenny's Floatzel Last Call - First Round! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

In battle

Whirlpool II.png Whirlpool III.png Whirlpool IV.png Whirlpool BW.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
Whirlpool 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
Whirlpool Stad2.png Whirlpool Colo.png Whirlpool 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

Outside of battle

Whirlpool II OW.png Whirlpool IV 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 DPPt 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

  • Although it is the first of three moves to lose HM status, it is also the first former HM to regain that status.
  • If a player teaches a Pokémon Whirlpool by HM in HeartGold and SoulSilver and trades it to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum, the Pokémon can be freely imported to Black and White via the Poké Transfer, due to Whirlpool not being needed outside of battle in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The same can be done with Defog by transferring a Pokémon that learned it by HM in Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum to HeartGold or SoulSilver.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Draaikolk
Finland Flag.png Finnish Poreallas*
France Flag.png French Siphon
Germany Flag.png German Whirlpool
Greece Flag.png Greek Δίνη
India Flag.png Hindi पानी का भवर Paani Ki Bhanwar
भवंडर Bawandar
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pusaran Air
Italy Flag.png Italian Mulinello
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바다회오리 Bada Hoe'ori
Poland Flag.png Polish Wir Wodny
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Remoinho
Romania Flag.png Romanian Vâltoarea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Vodeni Vrtlog
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torbellino
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Xoáy nước



Variations of the move Clamp
Physical ClampSand Tomb
Special Fire SpinWhirlpool


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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