Dive (move)

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ダイビング Diving
Dive V.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Dive (Japanese: ダイビング Diving) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III as HM08. It lost this status in Generation IV, but regained it in Generation V as HM06.


In battle

Generation III

On the first turn, the user will dive down for one turn to become invulnerable to any attack with the exception of Surf and Whirlpool, which have doubled power. The user may also be hit underwater if it was previously targeted by Lock-On or Mind Reader, then struck the following turn. Sandstorm, Hail, and Shadow Sky will not cause damage during the semi-invulnerable turn.

Dive's base power is 60.

Generation IV

Dive's base power was raised to 80. All other effects are the same.

Due to the lack of diving areas in Sinnoh, Johto and Kanto, this move has been relieved of its HM status.

Generation V

Dive has returned to HM status, this time as HM06.

Outside of battle

Using Dive outside of battle.
File:Abyssal Ruins.png
Dive in the games

Allows players to go underwater in specific spots when they are Surfing. The only regions in which these spots (and the HM itself) have been found so far are Hoenn and Unova.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
086 Seel Seel Water Water   41 41 ''''
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice   41 45 ''''
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water   41 41 ''''
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water   46 46 ''''
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water   37 37 ''''
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water   37 37 ''''
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock   57 57 ''''
489 Phione Phione Water Water   61 61 ''''
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water   61 61 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Water
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By move tutor

In Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver

#   Pokémon Type
007 007 Squirtle Water
008 008 Wartortle Water
009 009 Blastoise Water
054 054 Psyduck Water
055 055 Golduck Water
060 060 Poliwag Water
061 061 Poliwhirl Water
062 062 Poliwrath Water Fighting
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
086 086 Seel Water
087 087 Dewgong Water Ice
090 090 Shellder Water
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice
098 098 Krabby Water
099 099 Kingler Water
116 116 Horsea Water
117 117 Seadra Water
118 118 Goldeen Water
119 119 Seaking Water
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Water Ice
134 134 Vaporeon Water
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water
139 139 Omastar Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 151 Mew Psychic
158 158 Totodile Water
159 159 Croconaw Water
160 160 Feraligatr Water
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
183 183 Marill Water
184 184 Azumarill Water
186 186 Politoed Water
194 194 Wooper Water Ground
195 195 Quagsire Water Ground
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
211 211 Qwilfish Water Poison
223 223 Remoraid Water
224 224 Octillery Water
226 226 Mantine Water Flying
230 230 Kingdra Water Dragon
245 245 Suicune Water
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
258 258 Mudkip Water
259 259 Marshtomp Water Ground
260 260 Swampert Water Ground
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
318 318 Carvanha Water Dark
319 319 Sharpedo Water Dark
320 320 Wailmer Water
321 321 Wailord Water
339 339 Barboach Water Ground
340 340 Whiscash Water Ground
342 342 Crawdaunt Water Dark
349 349 Feebas Water
350 350 Milotic Water
363 363 Spheal Ice Water
364 364 Sealeo Ice Water
365 365 Walrein Ice Water
366 366 Clamperl Water
367 367 Huntail Water
368 368 Gorebyss Water
369 369 Relicanth Water Rock
370 370 Luvdisc Water
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
382 382 Kyogre Water
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying
393 393 Piplup Water
394 394 Prinplup Water
395 395 Empoleon Water Steel
400 400 Bibarel Normal Water
418 418 Buizel Water
419 419 Floatzel Water
422 422 Shellos
West Sea
422 422E Shellos
East Sea
423 423 Gastrodon
West Sea
Water Ground
423 423E Gastrodon
East Sea
Water Ground
456 456 Finneon Water
457 457 Lumineon Water
458 458 Mantyke Water Flying
484 484 Palkia Water Dragon
489 489 Phione Water
490 490 Manaphy Water
493 493 Arceus Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Dive III.png Dive IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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


  • Since Dive has only been used in the anime when there have been convenient lakes or pools of water, it is unknown how the Pokémon can dive underwater when there is no water around.
  • Unlike Whirlpool and Defog, which can be freely known by a Pokémon sent forward to Generation V when the Pokémon is transferred from a game they are not an HM in, a Pokémon with Dive will be prevented from being migrated to Generation IV even in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, where Dive is neither usable, required, nor legitimately available to the player without trading.
    • Because of this, few Pokémon learn it in Diamond and Pearl; therefore, Dive can only be obtained by leveling up certain Pokémon. This changed in Platinum with the inclusion of a move tutor capable of teaching the move to certain Pokémon, including all who could have it in Generation III.
  • Although the HM itself is not obtainable in FireRed and LeafGreen, cheating can make the HM accessible. In addition, it functions normally, being able to actually teach the move Dive.
    • Lorelei's Cloyster knows this move, although the only way to have a Cloyster with Dive would be to use the HM.
  • Dive is the second former HM move to regain HM status at a later generation, after Whirlpool.
    • Dive is also the second HM move to be learned through two separate HMs: HM08 in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and HM06 in Black and White.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Duik
France Flag.png French Plongée
Germany Flag.png German Taucher
Greece Flag.png Greek Κατάδυση
India Flag.png Hindi Duubjao
Italy Flag.png Italian Sub
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이빙 Diving
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Mergulho
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ronjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Buceo

Variations of the move Dig
Physical DigDive
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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