Bubble (move)

Bubble
あわ Bubble
Bubble VII.png
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
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
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Bubble (Japanese: あわ Bubble) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Bubble's power is 20. Bubble inflicts damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation II to V

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

Bubble targets both opposing Pokémon in Double Battles. In a Triple Battle, Bubble will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

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

Generations VI and VII

Bubble's power changed from 20 to 40. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents.

Generation VIII

Bubble cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Speed.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may reduce Speed.
RSE An attack using bubbles. May lower the foe's Speed.
FRLG A spray of bubbles hits the foe. It may lower the foe's Speed stat.
Colo.XD A bubble attack that may lower the target's Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.
BWB2W2 A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets' Speed stats.
XYORAS A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stats.
SMUSUMPE A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their Speed stat.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 8 7 7 7 7 13 13SMUSUM
9PE
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 13 13SMUSUM
1, 9PE
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 13 13SMUSUM
1, 9PE
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 5 5 11 11SMUSUM
1PE
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1, 5 1, 5 11 11SMUSUM
1PE
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1PE
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 11XY
1ORAS
1
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1, 11XY
1ORAS
1
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 12XY
1ORAS
1
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 12XY
1ORAS
1
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 1B2W2 7 7
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 1B2W2 7 7
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 13 13
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 13 12 8 8 8XY
4ORAS
4
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1, 11XY
1ORAS
1
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 9ORAS 9
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 9ORAS 9
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1 1
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1 1
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10 10BW
1B2W2
7 7
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field 8 8 8 8
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field 8 8 8 1, 8
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy 1 1 1 1
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy 1 1 1 1
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 5 5
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 5 1, 5
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 5 1, 5
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 12 12
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 12 12
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 12 12
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 12 12
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon 1 1
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon 1 1
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 1 1
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 1
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1
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
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 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 event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon New York Pokémon Center
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, Bubble has 4 base power, 15 PP and 88% 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 12, and its accuracy to 83.6%.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 20
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 1 19 22 100% All opponents 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
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 12
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.2 seconds
Damage window 0.75 - 1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 7
Energy boost 11
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 25
    • Energy boost: 15 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 15
    • Energy boost: 25 → 12
    • Duration: 2.3 → 1.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.1 - 2.3 → 0.75 - 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 15 → 12
    • Energy boost: 12 → 14
    • Duration: 1.7 → 1.2 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 11, 2021
    • Power: 8 → 7

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 countless bubbles is jetted 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 could lower an enemy's Travel Speed for a while.*
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also lower the Pokémon's Travel Speed.*


In the anime

Main series

       
Dewpider Masquerain Horsea Froakie
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Horsea Horsea blows white bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Horsea The Misty Mermaid Debut
  Kingler Kingler releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent, or Kingler sprays a foam of bubbles at the opponent from its mouth.
Giovanni's Kingler The Battle of the Badge None
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
  Tentacool Light blue bubbles come out of the red gem on Tentacool's forehead at the opponent.
Ritchie/Assunta's Tentacool Friends to the End Tentacool could not legally learn Bubble at the time
  Starmie Starmie shoots blue bubbles at the opponent from the gem in the center of its body.
Marina's Starmie Bye Bye Psyduck Starmie cannot legally learn Bubble
  Poliwag Poliwag shoots multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwag Roll On, Pokémon! None
  Poliwhirl Poliwhirl's hands glow white or blue and then it shoots blue or white bubbles from its hands at the opponent.
Misty's Poliwhirl The Totodile Duel None
  Blastoise Blastoise shoots out blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Blastoise Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
  Politoed Politoed opens its mouth a large white bubble appears inside of it. The bubble then pops and multiple white bubbles fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Misty's Politoed Gotta Catch Ya Later! None
  Masquerain A large light blue bubble forms on the top of Masquerain's head and it releases clear bubbles at the opponent from it, or Masquerain fires clear bubbles from its face at the opponent.
Drew's Masquerain A Fan with a Plan None
  Azurill Azurill releases light blue or clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Azurill A Cacturne for the Worse None
Misty's Azurill A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
  Squirtle Squirtle releases clear bubbles out of its mouth at the opponent.
May's Squirtle Hooked on Onix None
Squirtle of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
  Krabby Krabby releases multiple clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Krabby Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
  Piplup Piplup opens its beak and release multiple multicolored or clear bubbles from it at the opponent.
Piplup of Team Poképals Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Professor Rowan's Piplup DPS01 None
  Froakie Froakie releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Froakie A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
  Frogadier Frogadier releases several clear bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None
  Dewpider Dewpider takes one or multiple bubbles from the bubble around its head and throws it/them at the opponent.
A wild Dewpider Dewpider Ascending! None


  • In the dubbed version of Enter The Dragonite, Ash commanded his Squirtle to use Bubble. In the original version, it was commanded to use Bubble Beam instead.

Pokémon Origins

       
Squirtle
A spray of countless bubbles is jetted at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Squirtle Squirtle sprays a foam of bubbles from its mouth at the opponent.
Blue's Squirtle File 1: Red Debut


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泡沫 Póuhmuht *
泡泡 Póuhpóuh *
Mandarin 泡沫 Pàomò *
泡泡 Pàopao *
  Czech Bublinkový útok
  Danish Boble
Bobbelangreb
  Dutch Bubbel
  Finnish Kuplahyöky*
Kuplamyrsky*
Kupla (AG series)
  French Écume*
Ecume*
  German Blubber
  Greek Φυσαλλίδα
  Hebrew בועות Buhot
  Indonesian Gelembung
  Italian Bolla
  Korean 거품 Geopum
  Polish Bąbelek*
Bąbelki*
Bąbelkowy Atak*
Wodny Atak*
Strumień Bąbli*
Portuguese   Brazil Bolha (games, TCG, PS015)
Bolhas (early anime, PS061)
Borbulhar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Ataque de Bolhas
  Serbian Mehur
Spanish   Latin America Burbujas
  Spain Burbuja
  Swedish Bubbelstråle*
Bubbel
Bubbla
  Thai ฟอง
  Vietnamese Phun Bong Bóng




Variations of the move Acid
  AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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