Hydro Cannon (move)

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Hydro Cannon
ハイドロカノン Hydro Cannon
Hydro Cannon VIII.png
Hydro Cannon VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Startles all other Pokémon. User cannot act in the next turn.

Hydro Cannon (Japanese: ハイドロカノン Hydro Cannon) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IX, only Water-type fully evolved starter Pokémon could learn this move. It is TM154 in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Effect

Hydro Cannon inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.

Hydro Cannon can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
FRLG The foe is hit with a watery cannon. The user can't move on the next turn.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
BWB2W2 The target is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
XYORAS The target is hit by a watery blast. The user can't move on the next turn.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
The target is hit with a watery blast. The user can't move on the next turn.


Learnset

By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
TM154
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
914 Quaquaval Quaquaval
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Water 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 Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Hydro Cannon to a fully evolved Water-type starter Pokémon. From Generation III to VII, the Pokémon also needs a maximized friendship rating. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Mt. Battle TotodileXD
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Dahara City Arceus
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

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In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Hydro Cannon is a move with 30 base power, 9 PP and 84% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If the move hits a Pokémon successfully, the user is inflicted with Paused status condition for 1-2 turns, preventing them from acting on these turns.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move's PP is decreased to 6.

In Explorers of Sky, the move's power is raised to 33.

Since Hydro Cannon is exclusively a tutor move in main series, it is taught differently in Mystery Dungeon:

Pokémon GO

GO Water.png Hydro Cannon
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 1.6 seconds
Hydro Cannon GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 40
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
BlastoiseFeraligatrSwampertEmpoleonSamurott
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Power: 90 → 80

Pokémon Rumble Rush

WaterIC RR.png Hydro Cannon
★★★★★
Attack power 131.8188
Charge time 1.48 seconds
Range type Arc (narrow)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Hydro Cannon Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 4 178 213 90% An opponent No additional effect. Sygna Suit Blue & Blastoise (Direct link)

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It also inflicts the Paused status on the user, making it incapable of action.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance, but it also afflicts the user with a Paused status condition. A Pokémon with the Paused status is incapable of action.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかし じぶんが ようすみじょうたいに なってしまう ようすみじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. But it also causes the Recoil status condition, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.
SMD It even damages far away Pokémon. It also makes you recoil, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.


In the anime

Gary Blastoise Hydro Cannon.png Barry Empoleon Hydro Cannon.png Cameron Samurott Hydro Cannon.png Tierno Blastoise Hydro Cannon.png
Gary's Blastoise Empoleon Samurott Tierno's Blastoise
The user hits the target with a strong, watery blast.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Blastoise Blastoise Blastoise fires two powerful orbs of water from each of its cannons at the opponent.
Gary's Blastoise Ill-Will Hunting! Debut
Tierno's Blastoise Valuable Experience for All! None
Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon opens its beak and a blue flash of light appears in front of it. Then, a glowing light blue ball of water appears in front of Empoleon's beak where the flash was and Empoleon fires it at the opponent. Sometimes, Empoleon fires three light blue balls of water, one after the other.
Barry's Empoleon Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
Samurott Samurott Samurott opens its mouth. Then, a glowing light blue ball of water appears in front of Samurott's mouth and Samurott fires it at the opponent.
Cameron's Samurott The Road to Humilau! None
Togepi Togepi Togepi gathers droplets of glowing water into a ball in front of its mouth and then releases a big stream of water from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Togepi The Power of Us Used via Metronome


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 加農水炮 Gānùhng Séuipaau *
水電炮 Séuidihnpaau *
Mandarin 加農水炮 / 加农水炮 Jiānóng Shuǐpào *
水電炮 / 水电炮 Shuǐdiànpào *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Vodní kanón
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hydrokanon
France Flag.png French Hydroblast
Germany Flag.png German Aquahaubitze
Greece Flag.png Greek Υδραυλικό Ολμοβόλο
Israel Flag.png Hebrew תותח הידרו Totakh Hidro
India Flag.png Hindi पानी की तोप Paani ki Toap
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrocannone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하이드로캐논 Haideurokaenon
Poland Flag.png Polish Hydrodziało
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Hidro Canhão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Hidrocanhão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tunul Hidro
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Hidro top
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hidrocañón
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปืนใหญ่พลังน้ำ
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đại Bác Thủy Lực




Variations of the move Hyper Beam
PhysicalIC HOME.png Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
SpecialIC HOME.png Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time


Generation IX TMs
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020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
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