Bubble Beam (move)

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Bubble Beam
バブルこうせん Bubble Beam
Bubble Beam VIII.png
Bubble Beam VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those who have made appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Bubble Beam (Japanese: バブルこうせん Bubble Beam), formatted as BubbleBeam prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM11 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

BubbleBeam does damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation II onward

Bubble Beam now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Bubble Beam can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Rain Dance was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. Stronger than Bubble. Many Water-type Pokémon learn this move.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may lower Speed.
RSEColo.XD Forcefully sprays bubbles that may lower Speed.
FRLG A spray of bubbles strikes the foe. It may lower the foe's Speed stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.
BWB2W2 A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the opposing team. It may also lower their Speed stats.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.
SwSh A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower the target's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 27PE
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 33PE
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 33PE
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 25 25 25 25SMUSUM
21PE
18
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1 27 27 27 27SMUSUM
21PE
18
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 25 19 19 19XY
25ORAS
25SMUSUM
18PE
24
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 25 19 19 19XY
25ORAS
25SMUSUM
18PE
24
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 15 15 15 15SMUSUM
18PE
20
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 15 15 15 15SMUSUM
18PE
20
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 18 18 18XY
21ORAS
21SMUSUM
18PE
25
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 18 18 18XY
21ORAS
21SMUSUM
18PE
25
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 31 28 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
18ORAS
18SMUSUM
27PE
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 28 31 31XY
20ORAS
20 12
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 30 35 35XY
20ORAS
20 12
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 21 21 18 18BW
13B2W2
13 13 6
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 25 24 20 20BW
13B2W2
13 13 6
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 25 23 25 25BW
17B2W2
17XY
10ORAS
10 25
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 22 22 19 19BW
18B2W2
18 18 20
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 22 22 19 19BW
18B2W2
18 18 20
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 18 15 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7 24
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 18 18 18XY
21ORAS
21 25
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 41GS
11C
11 8 8 8 1, 8
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 25PtHGSS 25 25XY
21ORAS
21 20
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 25PtHGSS 25 25XY
24ORAS
24 24
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug 25 25 25 25XY
17ORAS
17
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13B2W2 13 13 6
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 20RSE
19FRLG
20 20 20XY
14ORAS
14 12
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 20RSE
19FRLG
20 20 20XY
14ORAS
14 12
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field 22DP
18PtHGSS
18 18 18
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field 24DP
19PtHGSS
19 19 19
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 24DP
19PtHGSS
19 19 19
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10BW
7B2W2
7 7 24
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy 24 24 24 24
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy 24 24 24 24
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 12 12 12 20
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 12 12 12 20
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 12 12 12 20
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 19 19 19
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 19 19 19
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 1, 13 7
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 20 20
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 20 20
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 22 21
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 24 25
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 24 25
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 17
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 17
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 16 12
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 16 12
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM11
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
052   Meowth
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Omanyte
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, Bubblebeam has 6 base power, 19 PP and 100% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly lowering its Movement Speed by one level.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10, and its accuracy to 83.6%.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of lowering each target's speed.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 49 58 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Speed by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Speed.

Pokémon GO

  Bubble Beam
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 45
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.45 - 1.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 25
Energy cost 40  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                            
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 45
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.9 → 1.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.6 - 2.8 → 1.45 - 1.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • September 27, 2019
    • Power: 45 → 25
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also reduce the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで いどうそくどを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. It may also lower the target's Speed.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower the Pokémon's Travel Speed.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also lower the Pokémon's Travel Speed.
MDRTDX It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also lower the target's Travel Speed.


In the anime

Main series

       
Swanna Popplio Suicune Tentacruel
The user releases bubbles from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Squirtle Squirtle blows multiple clear or white bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Squirtle Mewtwo Strikes Back Debut
  Mantine Mantine releases a stream of light blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent at a great speed.
Molly's Mantine Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
Lola's Mantine A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! None
Multiple wild Mantine Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
  Marill Marill releases white bubbles from its mouth at the opponent at a great speed.
Pietra's Marill Right On, Rhydon! None
  Suicune A blue ball forms in Suicune's mouth. Suicune then shoots multiple amounts of blue bubbles at the opponent from the blue ball. When the attack is over, the last bubble explodes and sends the opponent back.
Suicune (M04) Celebi: The Voice of the Forest None
  Azumarill Azumarill releases white bubbles from its mouth at a great speed or the inside of Azumarill's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Azumarill Dueling Heroes None
Jackson's Azumarill Tie One On! None
Officer Jenny's Azumarill The Pirates of Decolore! None
A wild Azumarill The Power of Us None
  Corsola A blue ball forms in Corsola's mouth and it releases a steam of blue bubbles from the orb.
Misty's Corsola Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias None
Juan's Corsola The Great Eight Fate! None
  Tentacruel Tentacruel releases multiple blue bubbles from under the large blue stinger on its face.
Kim's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kail's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
A Coordinator's Tentacruel A Cacturne for the Worse None
A Trainer's Tentacruel Making Battles in the Sand! None
  Crawdaunt Crawdaunt opens its pincers and releases light blue, multicolored, or blue bubbles at the opponent from both or one pincer.
A Team Aqua Grunt's Crawdaunt Stairway to Devon None
Shelly's Crawdaunt Fight for the Meteorite! None
Brodie's Ditto in the form of Crawdaunt Unfair Weather Friends Used via Transform
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
A Coordinator's Crawdaunt Battling The Generation Gap! None
  Corphish Corphish opens its pincers and fires light blue, multicolored, orange, or blue bubbles at the opponent from one or both of them.
Ash's Corphish Gone Corphishin' None
Rocko's Corphish A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
  Surskit Surskit raises its front two legs and a light blue ball forms between them. It then lowers the ball and multiple light blue bubbles come out and hit the opponent.
Max's Surskit Maxxed Out! None
Viola's Surskit Breaking Titles at the Chateau! None
  Staryu The jewel in the middle of Staryu's body glows orange and it releases orange or blue bubbles from it at the opponent.
Misty's Staryu The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
  Piplup Piplup opens its beak and releases a stream of blue bubbles at the opponent. Sometimes, its beak glows light blue when it uses the attack.
A Piplup Dawn imagined Following A Maiden's Voyage! None
Dawn's Piplup Following A Maiden's Voyage! None
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Professor Rowan's Piplup DPS01 None
Verity's Piplup I Choose You! None
  Prinplup The inside of Prinplup's beak glows light blue and it fires light blue bubbles at the opponent from its beak.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
  Mime Jr. The inside of Mime Jr.'s mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles at the opponent from its mouth.
James's Mime Jr. All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go! Used via Mimic
  Mantyke Mantyke fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Mantyke Dawn of a Royal Day! None
  Tympole The inside of Tympole's mouth glows light blue and it takes in a deep breath. It then releases multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Tympole Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
  Swanna The inside of Swanna's beak glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its beak at the opponent.
Skyla's Swanna Cilan Takes Flight! None
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Frillish The inside of Frillish's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Frillish A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
  Frillish The inside of Frillish's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Frillish A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
Jessie's Frillish New Places... Familiar Faces! None
  Vaporeon The inside of Vaporeon's mouth glows light blue and it fires multiple light blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Virgil's Vaporeon Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! Vaporeon cannot legally learn Bubble Beam in Generation V
  Clauncher Clauncher shoots a beam of blue bubbles from one of its pincers at the opponent.
Rodman's Clauncher Going for the Gold! None
  Lombre Lombre shoots a beam of blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Lombre One for the Goomy! None
  Crabrawler Crabrawler shoots a beam of blue bubbles from the inside of its pincers at the opponent.
Hala's Crabrawler Trial and Tribulation! None
  Popplio Popplio shoots a stream of blue bubbles from in front of its nose at the opponent.
Lana's Popplio They Might Not Be Giants! None
  Dewpider Dewpider shoots a stream of blue bubbles out of its stinger at the opponent.
A wild Dewpider Dewpider Ascending! None
  Brionne Brionne shoots a stream of blue bubbles from in front of its nose at the opponent.
Lana's Brionne The One That Didn't Get Away! None
  Tentacool Tentacool shoots a stream of blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent
A wild Tentacool The Sinnoh Iceberg Race! None
  Seismitoad Seismitoad shoots a stream of blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Seismitoad JN072 None
  Eevee Eevee shoots a stream of blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Chloe's Eevee JN074 Used via Copycat
  Krabby Krabby shoots a stream of blue bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Krabby JN080 None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

       
Piplup
The user releases bubbles from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Piplup Piplup opens its beak and releases a stream of blue bubbles at the opponent.
Barry's Piplup Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Magical Pokémon Journey


Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泡沫光線 Póuhmuht Gwōngsin *
泡末光線 Póuhmuht Gwōngsin *
Mandarin 泡沫光線 / 泡沫光线 Pàomò Guāngxiàn
  Czech Bublifuk
  Danish Boblestråle
  Dutch Bubbelstraal
  Finnish Kuplasäde
  European French Bulles d'O
  German Blubbstrahl
  Greek Ακτίνα φυσαλίδων
  Hebrew קרן בועות Keren Buhot
  Indonesian Bubble Beam
  Italian Bollaraggio
  Korean 거품광선 Geopumgwangseon
  Norwegian Boblestråle
  Polish Bąbelkowy Promień*
Atak Bąbelków*
Bąble Światła*
Bąbelkowy Atak*
Bomby Świetlne*
Wodne Promyki*
Strumień Bąbelków*
Bańkowy Atak*
Portuguese   Brazil Jato de Bolhas (games, BW099-present, TCG, manga)
Rajada de Bolhas (early anime)
  Portugal Raio de Bolhas (Pokémon Chronicles)
Jacto de Bolhas (Diamond and Pearl series)
  Romanian Raza de Bule
  Serbian Mlaz Mehurova
Spanish   Latin America Rayo Burbuja*
Bubblebeam* (DP105)
  Spain Rayo Burbuja
  Swedish Bubbelstråle
Bubblor*
  Thai บับเบิ้ลบีม
  Turkish Baloncuk Işını
  Vietnamese Tia Bong Bóng




Variations of the move Aurora Beam
  Spark
  Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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