Surf (move)

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Surf
なみのり Surfing
Surf VIII.png
Surf VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Surf (Japanese: なみのり Surfing) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It was HM03 in Generations I through VI, TM94 in Generation VII, TM47 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, and TM95 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It was TR04 in Generation VIII. It is TM123 in Generation IX.

Effect

In battle

Generations I and II

Surf inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation III

Surf can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, and if it does, will deal double the damage.

In a Double Battle, Surf will hit both opposing Pokémon.

Surf can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Dive to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 3 bonus appeal points if Dive or Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

Surf will now hit all adjacent Pokémon, including allies.

If Surf hits a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, its power will be doubled instead of the damage dealt (resulting in virtually the same effect).

Generation V

In Triple Battles, Surf will hit all other adjacent Pokémon, including allies.

If Surf hits a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, its damage dealt to that Pokémon will be doubled instead of its power (resulting in virtually the same effect).

Generation VI onwards

Surf's power has been reduced from 95 to 90. Surf will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.

If a Cramorant without a catch uses Surf (unless it is Dynamaxed), Gulp Missile activates and it finds a catch.

Outside of battle

In all core series games up to Generation VI and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Surf is a field move; it can be used outside of battle to travel over bodies of water.

From Generation I onwards, Surf is usable from the party screen if the player is facing a water tile. From Generation II onwards, it is also possible to use Surf simply by pressing A to interact with a water tile. A surfing player can resume walking by simply moving onto land.

When surfing, Pokémon Trainers and wild Pokémon can be encountered. The other field moves Waterfall, Whirlpool, and Dive may only be used outside of battle when the player is surfing. The player is also able to fish for Pokémon while surfing.

Surf is required to complete almost all games where it is usable outside of battle, with the exception of Pokémon Black and White. This move is needed to reach some cities, towns, and ultimately the Pokémon League where the Elite Four reside.

Badges

In certain games, Surf requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Soul BadgeRBYFRLG, Fog BadgeGSCHGSS, Balance BadgeRSEORAS, Relic BadgeDPBDSP, Fen BadgePt, or Rumble BadgeXY.

Speed

The speed of Surfing has varied back and forth through games:

  • In Generations I and II, and in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the speed is the same as walking.
  • In Generation III, and from Pokémon Platinum onwards, the speed is the same as running.
    • In Generation VI, surfing on Kyogre is faster than usual, and surfing on Sharpedo is twice as fast as usual.

Appearance

When Surf is used outside of battle, the surfing Pokémon is controlled by the player. A generic aquatic Pokémon shape is used for most or all Pokémon in a given game. In Generations I and II, the player character is not seen in the surfing sprite; only the Pokémon is seen. Starting in Generation III, the player character is visibly riding the surfing Pokémon as well.

  • In Generation I, the surfing sprite used for almost all Pokémon resembles Seel and Dewgong. This is the same generic sprite that represents fifteen Water Pokémon species in the party screen, except the color palette is not the same.
  • In Generation II, the surfing sprite used for almost all Pokémon is a Lapras. This Lapras is red if the player is male, or blue if the player is female. This is the same Lapras sprite used in the party screen.
    • If Pikachu uses Surf outside of battle, the sprite is a surfing Pikachu as well. This Pikachu has a red surfboard if the player is male, or a blue surfboard if the player is female.
  • In Generation VI, surfing on Lapras specifically will show the player riding on Lapras instead of the usual generic shape. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Kyogre, Wailmer, and Sharpedo all have their own surfing models; additionally, Kyogre moves faster and has a larger hitbox, while Sharpedo moves twice as fast as normal but prevents fishing.

Water tiles

Main article: Water tile

In several games, there are water currents where the surfing player is forced to go in a certain direction. They are found in the Seafoam Islands, Hoenn routes 132, 133, and 134, as well as in Unova Route 17.

In several games, there is shallow water and puddles where the player walks instead of surfing. For instance, shallow water is found in the Shoal Cave, and some puddles are found in Hoenn Route 120.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, there are some fast currents at the Sevii Islands where the player is unable to use Surf.

Cycling Road glitch

In Generation I, due to a glitch, if the player saves at the Cycling Road and then creates a new game, it will not be possible to use Surf outside of battle (or use the Bicycle) in the new game until the player does any of these things: blacks out (either in battle or the overworld), uses Dig, Teleport, or Fly outside of battle, uses an Escape Rope, or enters and leaves the Cycling Road.

Legacy

From Generation VII onwards, Surf is no longer a field move. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, its functions are given to the Ride Pokémon Lapras and Sharpedo. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can use Secret Technique Sea Skim instead. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the player can travel across water after getting their Rotom Bike upgraded. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Surf is usable in the field again, but now it is accessed via the Pokétch rather than a Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. The power of this technique is strong and highly accurate.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. This move is strong and highly accurate.
GSC A strong water-type attack.
RSEColo.XD Creates a huge wave, then crashes it down on the foe.
FRLG A big wave crashes down on the foe. Can also be used for crossing water.
DPPtHGSS It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.*
It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used to cross water.*
PBR The entire battlefield is swamped by a giant wave.
BWB2W2 It swamps the area around the user with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
XYORAS The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water.
SMUSUMPE
SwShLA
SV
The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.
BDSP The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. It’s also one of the Pokétch’s hidden moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 36PE
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 42PE
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 27PE 40
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 27PE 46
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 36PE 30 30
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1 30 30
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 36PE 30 30
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 30 30
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 44
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 45PE
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 50
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 56
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 30 30
199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 30 30
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 54
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 30
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 40
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 40
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 46
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 48
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field 54 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
HM03
II
HM03
III
HM03
IV
HM03
V
HM03
VI
HM03
VII
TM94
TM47
VIII
TR04
IX
TM123
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
087 Dewgong Dewgong
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
194 Wooper Wooper
Paldean Form
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
222 Corsola Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy BDSP
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
550 Basculin Basculin
White-Striped Form
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
581 Swanna Swanna
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
IceIC Big.png Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
728 Popplio Popplio
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
729 Brionne Brionne
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
816 Sobble Sobble
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
817 Drizzile Drizzile
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
833 Chewtle Chewtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
845 Cramorant Cramorant
FlyingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
847 Barraskewda Barraskewda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
853 Grapploct Grapploct
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
882 Dracovish Dracovish
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
886 Drakloak Drakloak
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
887 Dragapult Dragapult
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
902 Basculegion Basculegion
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
904 Overqwil Overqwil
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
Quaxly Quaxly
WaterIC Big.png Flying Water 1
Quaxwell Quaxwell
WaterIC Big.png Flying Water 1
Quaquaval Quaquaval
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Water 1
Wiglett Wiglett
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
Wugtrio Wugtrio
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
Dondozo Dondozo
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
Veluza Veluza
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
Finizen Finizen
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
Palafin Palafin
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
Tatsugiri Tatsugiri
DragonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
Clodsire Clodsire
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC 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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
Stad0 Stad
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
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
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire - Pichu Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Secret GiftPBR
Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Surf Association Pikachu (Mantine Surf)USUM
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 I

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Nintendo 64 Pikachu
CoroCoro Surfing Pikachu
Nintendo Power Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Yokohama Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 2007 TCG World Championships
2008 Birthday Pikachu
2009 Birthday Pikachu
Pokémon Center Yokohama Pikachu
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
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Minato Mirai Landmark Tower Pikachu
Minato Mirai Cosmo World Pikachu
Minato Mirai Red Brick Warehouse Pikachu
Minato Mirai Captain Pikachu
Minato Mirai Pacifico Pikachu
Pokémon Center Online Pikachu
Pika Pika Pokémon Spa Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Pokémon World Festival PikachuSM
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time and Darkness, Surf is a move with 18 base power, 88% accuracy, and 11 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, dealing double damage to a target in middle of Dive.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, the base power is raised to 30.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 100 120 100% All opponents No additional effect. May & Wailmer (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Marshtomp (in Victory Road)
1 100 120 100% All opponents Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
(using Metronome; 5.5% chance)

Super Smash Bros. series

Piplup using Surf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Piplup creates a wave and then surfs on it, pushing any players it hits. Anyone caught in it will be pushed until Piplup disappears, or pushes the character off the stage. Piplup will keep using Surf even when off the stage.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Oshawott uses the move with a similar effect.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Surf is a Charged Attack that has been available since December 8, 2017.

GO Water.png Surf
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 1.7 seconds
Damage window 1.4 - 1.6 seconds
Surf GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 40 40
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
SlowpokeRhydonLaprasMewLanturnPolitoedMarshtompSwampertWailordMiloticKyogreBibarelRhyperiorPhioneManaphyPanpourSimipourTirtougaCarracostaHaxorusBearticFroakieFrogadierGreninjaFurfrouTapu Fini
By Elite Charged TM
Pikachu
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Surf is Slowbro's, Greninja's, and Cramorant's first move, as well as Blastoise's second move.

Blastoise can obtain the move by reaching Wartortle stage at level 7 and upgrading Skull Bash into it instead of Rapid Spin. The user rides a large wave in the designated direction; damaging, knocking back, and stunning enemies hit for 1.6s. The user is unstoppable while surfing, and once it ends, the user can jump in a designated direction. The wave continues for a short duration after the user has leapt off and continues to knock back enemies hit but inflicts no damage. At level 13 or higher, the user gains a small shield when hitting an enemy with Surf.

Slowbro can obtain the move by evolving from Slowpoke at level 4 and upgrading Water Gun into it instead of Scald. The user rides on a wave, damaging, knocking enemies back, and throwing them in the air briefly. Two more waves follow after the first, damaging and slowing enemies. At level 11 or higher, the second and third waves will now also throw enemies in the air, and the second wave will knock them back.

Greninja can obtain the move by evolving from Frogadier at level 7 and upgrading Bubble into it instead of Water Shuriken. The user dashes on a wave, damaging enemies and healing themself for each enemy hit. Enemies below half health are dealt bonus damage, and if this move KOs an enemy, the cooldown is reset. At level 11, the healing increases.

Cramorant can obtain the move at level 6 by upgrading Whirlpool into it instead of Dive. The user sends a wave in a designated direction, damaging enemies that make contact with the wave. Once it reaches its full distance, the wave bounces back – further damaging and pulling back affected enemies. The user catches prey with the first wave, and can enter the wave that returns to catch prey for Gulp Missile. At level 13 or higher, the wave also slows down enemies.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Inflicts double damage on a diving foe.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It will inflict double damage on a Diving target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ダイビングじょうたいの ポケモンには 2ばいのダメージをあたえる
MDGtI It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you. It can hit a Pokémon with the Dive status.


In the anime

Main series

Kyle Crawdaunt Surf.png Caesar Surf.png Golduck Surf.png Raihan Goodra Surf.png
Crawdaunt Dewott Golduck Goodra
The user creates a large wave and rides it. It then crashes it down on the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Golduck Golduck Golduck creates a huge wave and rides on it.
A wild Golduck Bye Bye Psyduck Debut
Japanese version only
Rhydon Rhydon Rhydon summons a huge wave that it rides on and then crashes it down on the opponent.
Pietra's Rhydon Right On Rhydon! English dub debut
A Scientist's Rhydon Tag! We're It! None
Remoraid Remoraid Remoraid creates a huge wave and rides on it.
Marcellus's Remoraid Octillery the Outcast None
Marill Marill Marill creates a huge wave and rides on it. The wave crashes down on the opponent.
Lola's Marill A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! None
Whiscash Whiscash Whiscash creates a huge wave and rides on it.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough None
Mantine Mantine Mantine creates a huge wave and rides on it.
A Coordinator's Mantine May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
Wailmer Wailmer Wailmer's eyes glow blue it creates a huge wave of water. Wailmer rides on top of it and the wave crashes down on the opponent.
A Coordinator's Wailmer Pruning a Passel of Pals! None
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt The star on Crawdaunt's head glows yellow and Crawdaunt creates a wave of water. Crawdaunt rides on top of the wave and it crashes down on the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
Dewott Dewott Dewott creates a wave of water and rides on top of it before crashing down on the opponent.
Cadbury's Caesar Crowning the Scalchop King! None
Popplio Popplio Popplio jumps up, spins around horizontally, and claps its hands together, creating a giant wave of water. It jumps onto the wave and rides it until the wave crashes into the opponent.
Lana's Popplio We Know Where You're Going, Eevee! None
Brionne Brionne Brionne creates a big wave, which it rides until the wave crashes into the opponent.
Lana's Brionne Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball! None
Primarina Primarina Primarina creates a big wave, which it rides until the wave crashes into the opponent.
Lana's Primarina The Road to the Semifinals! None
Goodra Goodra Goodra creates a big wave, which it rides until the wave crashes into the opponent.
Raihan's Goodra Aim For The Eight! None


Pokémon Origins

None.png Giovanni Nidoqueen Surf PO.png Red Lapras PO.png None.png
Nidoqueen Lapras
The user attacks the foe with a powerful burst of water. It can also be used to surf across waters.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Nidoqueen pulls back her hand, forming an orb of water in front of her. She then thrusts her hand forward, slamming the orb into the opponent.
Giovanni's Nidoqueen File 3: Giovanni Debut
Lapras Lapras Lapras carries its Trainer across waters on its back.
Red's Lapras File 3: Giovanni None


Pokémon: Twilight Wings

None.png Raihan Goodra Surf TW.png None.png None.png
Goodra
The user creates a large wave of water. It then crashes it down on the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Goodra Goodra Goodra summons a huge wave of water, which crashes down on the opponent.
Raihan's Goodra Sky Debut


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

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