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.
Generation IX
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 first partner 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
0007 Squirtle Squirtle
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
0008 Wartortle Wartortle
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
0009 Blastoise Blastoise
Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
0158 Totodile Totodile
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
0159 Croconaw Croconaw
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
0160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
0258 Mudkip Mudkip
Water Water Torrent None Damp
0259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Water Ground Torrent None Damp
0260 Swampert Swampert
Water Ground Torrent None Damp
0393 Piplup Piplup
Water Water Torrent None CompetitiveGen IX+
0394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water Water Torrent None CompetitiveGen IX+
0395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water Steel Torrent None CompetitiveGen IX+
0501 Oshawott Oshawott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
0502 Dewott Dewott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
0503 Samurott Samurott
Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
0503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
Water Dark Torrent None SharpnessGen IX+
0515 Panpour Panpour
Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
0516 Simipour Simipour
Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
0656 Froakie Froakie
Water Water Torrent None Protean
0657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water Water Torrent None Protean
0658 Greninja Greninja
Water Dark Torrent None Protean
0728 Popplio Popplio
Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
0729 Brionne Brionne
Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
0730 Primarina Primarina
Water Fairy Torrent None Liquid Voice
0816 Sobble Sobble
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
0817 Drizzile Drizzile
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
0818 Inteleon Inteleon
Water Water Torrent None Sniper
0912 Quaxly Quaxly
Water Water Torrent None Moxie
0913 Quaxwell Quaxwell
Water Water Torrent None Moxie
0914 Quaquaval Quaquaval
Water Fighting Torrent None Moxie
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

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

Barry Empoleon Torrent.png
Empoleon


The Pokémon's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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
Thailand Flag.png Thai น้ำเชี่ยว
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước xiết


Variations of the Ability Torrent
TorrentBlazeOvergrowSwarm


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