Bubble (move)

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Bubble
あわ Bubble
Bubble VI.png
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Bubble (Japanese: あわ Bubble) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Bubble's power is 20. Bubble inflicts damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation II to V

Bubble now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Bubble targets both opposing Pokémon in Double Battles. In a Triple Battle, Bubble will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Bubble 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 VI onward

Bubble's power changed from 20 to 40. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Speed.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may reduce Speed.
RSE An attack using bubbles. May lower the foe's Speed.
FRLG A spray of bubbles hits the foe. It may lower the foe's Speed stat.
Colo.XD A bubble attack that may lower the target's Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.
BWB2W2 A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets' Speed stats.
XYORAS A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stats.
SM A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 8 7 7 7 7 13 13
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 13 13
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 13 13
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 5 5 11 11
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1, 5 1, 5 11 11
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 11XY
1ORAS
1
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1, 11XY
1ORAS
1
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 12XY
1ORAS
1
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 12XY
1ORAS
1
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 1B2W2 7 7
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 1B2W2 7 7
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 13 13
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 13 12 8 8 8XY
4ORAS
4
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1, 11XY
1ORAS
1
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 9ORAS 9
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 9ORAS 9
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1 1
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1 1
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10 10BW
1B2W2
7 7
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 8 8 8 8
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 8 8 8 1, 8
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 1 1 1 1
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 1 1 1 1
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 5 5
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 5 1, 5
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 5 1, 5
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 12 12
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 12 12
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 12 12
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 12 12
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 1 1
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 1 1
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 1 1
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 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.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon New York Pokémon Center
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 Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
Power = 20 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of lowering each target's speed.
Used by : Piplup

Pokémon GO

Bubble
Fast Attack
Type Water
Power 12
Energy boost 14%
Duration 1.2 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
SquirtlePoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathTentacoolKrabby
KinglerHorseaChinchouMarillAzumarillPolitoed
CorsolaMantine
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Bubble had a power of 15 and an energy gain of 15%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Bubble had a power of 25, an energy gain of 25%, and a duration of 2.3 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Bubble had a power of 15, an energy gain of 12%, and a duration of 1.7 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Movement Speed by one level.
Conq. A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the target. It may also lower the target's Speed.
SMD It could lower an enemy's Travel Speed for a while.

In the anime

In the main series

Misty Poliwhirl Bubble.png Drew Masquerain Bubble.png Pippy Bubble.png Ash Froakie Bubble.png
Poliwhirl Masquerain Piplup Froakie
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
116 Horsea Horsea blows white bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Horsea The Purr-fect Hero Debut
099 Kingler Kingler releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent, or Kingler sprays a foam of bubbles at the opponent from its mouth.
Giovanni's Kingler The Battle of the Badge None
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
072 Tentacool Light blue bubbles come out of the red gem on Tentacool's forehead at the opponent.
Ritchie/Assunta's Tentacool Friends to the End Tentacool could not legally learn Bubble at the time
121 Starmie Starmie shoots blue bubbles at the opponent from the gem in the center of its body.
Marina's Starmie Bye Bye Psyduck None
060 Poliwag Poliwag shoots multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwag Roll On, Pokémon! None
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl's hands glow white or blue and then it shoots blue or white bubbles from its hands at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwhirl The Totodile Duel None
009 Blastoise Blastoise shoots out blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Blastoise Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
186 Politoed Politoed opens its mouth a large white bubble appears inside of it. The bubble then pops and multiple white bubbles fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Politoed Gotta Catch Ya Later! None
284 Masquerain A large light blue bubble forms on the top of Masquerain's head and it releases clear bubbles at the opponent from it, or Masquerain fires clear bubbles from its face at the opponent.
Drew's Masquerain A Fan with a Plan None
298 Azurill Azurill releases light blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Azurill A Cacturne for the Worse None
Misty's Azurill A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
007 Squirtle Squirtle releases clear bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
May's Squirtle Hooked on Onix None
Squirtle of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
098 Krabby Krabby releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Krabby Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
393 Piplup Piplup opens its beak and release multiple multicolored or clear bubbles from it at the opponent.
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Professor Rowan's Piplup SS024 None
656 Froakie Froakie releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Froakie A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
657 Frogadier Frogadier releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Blue Squirtle Bubble PO.png None.png None.png
Squirtle
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
007 Squirtle Squirtle sprays a foam of bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Blue's Squirtle File 1: Red Debut

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Core series games

Bubble I.png Bubble II.png Bubble III.png Bubble 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
Bubble V.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

Spin-off series games

Bubble Stad.png Bubble Stad2.png Bubble Colo.png Bubble 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
Bubble 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
Bubble 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
Bubble Battrio.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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泡沫 Póuhmuht *
泡泡 Póuhpóuh *
Mandarin 泡沫 Pàomò *
泡泡 Pào​pao *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Boble
Bobbelangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bubbel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuplahyöky*
Kuplamyrsky*
Kupla (AG series)
France Flag.png French Écume*
Ecume*
Germany Flag.png German Blubber
Greece Flag.png Greek Φυσαλλίδα
Israel Flag.png Hebrew בועות Bu'ot
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelembung
Italy Flag.png Italian Bolla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거품 Geopum
Poland Flag.png Polish Bąbelek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bolha (games, TCG, manga)
Bolhas (early anime)
Borbulhar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque de Bolhas
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mehur
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Burbujas
Spain Flag.png Spain Burbuja
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Bubbelstråle*
Bubbel
Bubbla
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phun Bong Bóng



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