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Hydro Cannon (Japanese: ハイドロカノン Hydro Cannon) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. Only Water-type fully evolved starter Pokémon can learn this move.
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 also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if the move Rain Dance was used in the prior turn.
|| Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
|| The foe is hit with a watery cannon. The user can't move on the next turn.
|| The foe is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
|| The target is hit with a watery blast. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
|| The target is hit by a watery blast. The user can't move on the next turn.
|| The target is hit with a watery blast. The user can't move on the next turn.
Various Move Tutors will teach Hydro Cannon to a fully evolved Water-type starter Pokémon if its friendship rating is maximized. The Move Tutors are:
In other games
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Blastoise can learn Hydro Cannon at level 99 if it has at least 333 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after reaching level 99, Hydro Cannon can be relearned at the Gulpin Link Shop.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, and Empoleon can learn Hydro Cannon at level 72 if it has at least 300 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after level 72, Hydro Cannon can be relearned at Electivire Link Shop.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Oshawott can learn Hydro Cannon once Paradise reaches Perfect Rank.
|| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It also inflicts the Paused status on the user, making it incapable of action.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
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