Waterfall (move)

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This article is about the move Waterfall. For the stage in Pokémon Battle Revolution, see Waterfall Colosseum.

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Waterfall
たきのぼり Waterfall Climb
Waterfall 2.png
Waterfall OW.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Waterfall (Japanese: たきのぼり Waterfall Climb) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM07 in Generations II, III, and IV; HM05 in Generations V and VI; and TM98 in Generation VII. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Goldeen and Seaking.

Effect

In battle

Generations I to III

Waterfall does damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation IV

Waterfall now has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Outside of battle

Starting in Generation II, Waterfall has an effect outside battle that allows players to climb waterfalls. Note that in Generations II and III, the HM move Waterfall is not required to go down waterfalls, whereas in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions, it is required. This is probably to prevent players from getting stuck from accidentally going down a waterfall and being unable to get back up. Despite this, in HeartGold and SoulSilver versions, it is no longer required to go down waterfalls, likely because of a lack of accessible down falls without first climbing up one.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 The target is hit with a blow packing the power of fish traveling up waterfalls.
GSC An aquatic charge attack.
RSE Attacks the foe with enough power to climb waterfalls.
FRLG A powerful charge attack. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Colo.XD Charges the target with speed to climb waterfalls.
DPPt The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
HGSS The user charges at the foe rapidly, and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
BWB2W2 The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
The user charges the target at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.*
XYORAS The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. This can also be used to climb a waterfall.
SM The user charges at the target and may make it flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
118 Goldeen Goldeen
Water 2 Water 2 37 38 38 37 37 37XY
32ORAS
32
119 Seaking Seaking
Water 2 Water 2 39 41 41 40 40 40XY
32ORAS
32
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

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
HM07
III
HM07
IV
HM07
V
HM05
VI
HM05
VII
TM98
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
Water 3 Water 3
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field
087 Dewgong Dewgong
Water 1 Field
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
Water 2 Water 2
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
Water 1 Water 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
Water 2 Water 2
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2
458 Mantyke Mantyke
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
Water 1 Water 2
656 Froakie Froakie
Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1
690 Skrelp Skrelp
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher
Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
Water 1 Water 3
728 Popplio Popplio
Water 1 Field
729 Brionne Brionne
Water 1 Field
730 Primarina Primarina
Water 1 Field
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
Water 2 Water 2
751 Dewpider Dewpider
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
Water 1 Bug
767 Wimpod Wimpod
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon Pokémon Center Battle Championship Gyarados
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1 Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Feraligatr
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

Squirtle using Waterfall

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waterfall is Squirtle's Special Up move. It can be used by Squirtle as a recovery move and offers high knockback at the very end of the move.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target.

In the anime

None.png Zoey Finneon Waterfall glowing.png Zoey Finneon Waterfall.png None.png
Eyes glowing Finneon
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
456 Finneon Finneon's eyes glow light blue and a column of water rises from the water, and Finneon swims up the column in a fast, spiraling motion.
Zoey's Finneon Staging a Heroes' Welcome! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga


In other generations

In battle

Waterfall I.png Waterfall II.png Waterfall III.png Waterfall IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Waterfall BW.png Waterfall B2W2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Waterfall PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Waterfall Stad.png Waterfall Stad2.png Waterfall Colo.png Waterfall XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Outside of battle

Waterfall II OW.png Waterfall III OW.png Waterfall IV OW.png Waterfall V OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 攀瀑 Pāanbuhk *
魚躍龍門 Yùh Yeuhk Lùhngmùhn *
Mandarin 攀瀑 Pānpù *
魚躍龍門 Yú Yuè Lóngmén *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vandfald
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Waterval
France Flag.png French Cascade
Germany Flag.png German Kaskade
Greece Flag.png Greek Καταρράκτης
Italy Flag.png Italian Cascata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭포오르기 Pokpó-Olŭki
Poland Flag.png Polish Wodospad
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cascata
Cachoeira (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cascata
Russia Flag.png Russian водопад
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Vodopad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cascada
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vượt Thác



Variations of the move Waterfall
Physical WaterfallPoison JabIron Head
Special ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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