Torrent (Ability)

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Torrent げきりゅう
Raging Rapids
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups Water moves in a pinch.
Generation IV
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation V
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation VI
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.
Generation VII
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.
Generation VIII
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.

Torrent (Japanese: げきりゅう Raging Rapids) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Water-type starter Pokémon have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

When a Pokémon with Torrent uses a Water-type move, the move's power will be increased by 50% if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining.

Generations V onward

Instead of boosting Water-type moves' power, Torrent now technically boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack by 50% during damage calculation if a Water-type move is being used, resulting in effectively the same effect.

Outside of battle

Torrent has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Torrent

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Squirtle Squirtle
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Wartortle Wartortle
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Blastoise Blastoise
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
Totodile Totodile
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Croconaw Croconaw
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Feraligatr Feraligatr
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Mudkip Mudkip
Water Water Torrent None Damp
Marshtomp Marshtomp
Water Ground Torrent None Damp
Swampert Swampert
Water Ground Torrent None Damp
Piplup Piplup
Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Prinplup Prinplup
Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Empoleon Empoleon
Water Steel Torrent None Defiant
Oshawott Oshawott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Dewott Dewott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Samurott Samurott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
Water Dark Torrent None Sharpness
Panpour Panpour
Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
Simipour Simipour
Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
Froakie Froakie
Water Water Torrent None Protean
Frogadier Frogadier
Water Water Torrent None Protean
Greninja Greninja
Water Dark Torrent None Protean
Popplio Popplio
Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
Brionne Brionne
Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
Primarina Primarina
Water Fairy Torrent None Liquid Voice
Sobble Sobble
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
Drizzile Drizzile
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
Inteleon Inteleon
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
Quaxly Quaxly
Water Water Torrent None Moxie
Quaxwell Quaxwell
Water Water Torrent None Moxie
Quaquaval Quaquaval
Water Fighting Torrent None Moxie
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

When the Pokémon's HP falls below 25%, the power of Water-type moves increases by 2-timesRBTDS or 1.5-timesGtISMD.

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Torrent will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Torrent is Blastoise's and Greninja's Ability that activates when the user is at half or less HP. Blastoise's increases Attack and Sp. Attack by 20%, while Greninja's increases Attack by 5% and movement speed by 12%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the power of Water-type moves when HP is low.
MDTDS Boosts the power of the Pokémon's Water-type moves when its HP is low.
BSL HPがへって ピンチになると みずタイプの わざが つよくなる
Conq. Raises Attack when HP is low.
MDGtI When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of its Water-type moves goes up.*
When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!*
SMD When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up.


In the anime

None.png Barry Empoleon Torrent.png None.png None.png
Empoleon
The Pokémon's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Empoleon Empoleon When Empoleon becomes weak or tired, its body becomes surrounded by a light blue aura for a few moments. Then, its eyes flash light blue as well. Empoleon's Water-type moves then get powered up.
Barry's Empoleon Casting a Paul on Barry! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Trivia

  • Torrent is the only variation of the Overgrow Ability that none of Ash's Pokémon have activated in the anime.
    • It is also the only variation of Overgrow that has not been activated by a main character's Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 激流 Gīklàuh
Mandarin 激流 Jīliú
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Proud
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Stortvloed
Finland Flag.png Finnish Virtaus
France Flag.png French Torrent
Germany Flag.png German Sturzbach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Arus Deras
Italy Flag.png Italian Acquaiuto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 급류 Geupryu
Poland Flag.png Polish Strumień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dilúvio (UNITE, manga)
Força Impetuosa (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Torrente
Russia Flag.png Russian Стремительный Поток Stremitel'nyy Potok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torrente
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước xiết



Variations of the Ability Torrent
TorrentBlazeOvergrowSwarm


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