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Surf (move)

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Outside of battle
When Surf is used outside of battle, the sprite of an aquatic Pokémon carrying the player on the water is shown. This sprite is generic, so the same sprite is used for every surfing Pokémon, regardless of the Pokémon's own [[Menu#Pokémon|menu]] sprite. These sprites change between generations. In Generation I, the sprite used is the one used to display all aquatic Pokémon, and resembles {{p|Seel}} and {{p|Dewgong}}. In Generation II, the sprite resembles a red {{p|Lapras}} (blue in Crystal if the player is {{ga|Kris|a girl}}). In both Generations I and II, a {{p|Pikachu}} using Surf will display a {{DL|Pikachu variants|surfing Pikachu}} sprite instead of the normal one. From Generation III onwards, the sprite is indistinguishable as a specific Pokémon, although some Pokémon have special overworld sprites in the Generation VI games. In the Generation VI games, surfing on Lapras specifically will show the player riding on Lapras instead of the usual generic shape. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, {{p|Kyogre}}, {{p|Wailmer}}, and {{p|Sharpedo}} all have their own surfing model; additionally, Kyogre moves faster and has a larger hitbox, while Sharpedo moves twice as fast as normal but prevents [[fishing]].
In [[Generation VII]], Surf is no longer a [[field move]]. In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]], its functions are given to the [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]] {{p|Lapras}} and {{p|Sharpedo}}. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], the player can use [[Secret Technique]] Sea Skim instead<!--. orIn ride{{g|Sword theirand [[WalkingShield}}, Pokémon|Partnerthe Pokémon]]player ifcan theytravel areacross awater {{type|Water}}-->after getting their [[Rotom Bike]] upgraded.

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