Octazooka (move)

Octazooka
オクタンほう Okutank Cannon
Octazooka VIII.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  65
Accuracy  85%
Priority  0
  • 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
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Octazooka (Japanese: オクタンほう Okutank Cannon) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Octazooka inflicts damage and has a 50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage. Pokémon with the Bulletproof Ability are immune to Octazooka.

Octazooka can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Lock-On or Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Octazooka inflicts damage and causes the target to be less likely to hit the user.

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  65  40  100
Accuracy  85%  85%  95%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +8
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Obscures the user

Generation IX

Octazooka cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that shoots ink. Has a fifty-fifty chance of reducing the target's accuracy.
GSC An attack that may reduce accuracy.
RSEColoXD Fires a lump of ink to damage and cut accuracy.
FRLG Ink is blasted in the foe's face or eyes to damage and lower accuracy.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks by spraying ink in the foe's face or eyes. It may also lower the target's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user attacks by spraying ink in the target's face or eyes. It may also lower the target's accuracy.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user attacks by spraying ink in the target's face or eyes. This may also lower the target's accuracy.
LA The user sprays ink in the target’s face to inflict damage. Incoming moves also become more likely to miss.
SV The user attacks by spraying ink in the target's face. This may also lower the target's accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0224     Water 1 Water 2 25 25 25 25 25 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0853     Water 1 Human-Like 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0116     Water 1 Dragon
0223     Water 1 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0116     Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like Chief Golgo's Sableye
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Octazooka deals damage. Prior to Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Octazooka may lower the enemy's accuracy by one stage. From Super Mystery Dungeon onwards, Octazooka instead may instead inflict the Blinker status condition. This causes the affected Pokémon to not be able to see other Pokémon, items or dungeon walls, and will treat allies as enemies.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 8 - 15 - 88% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 8 - 15 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 8 - 15 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 8 50 11 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

Octazooka is a Charged Attack in Pokémon GO that has been available since December 11, 2019.

  Octazooka
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 1.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect   2 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
  
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Octazooka
★★★
Attack power 40.38889
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Octazooka Special 2 56 67 85% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's accuracy by one stat rank. Siebold (Holiday 2019) & Octillery
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Gourmet Octazooka Special Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is burned. Siebold (Holiday 2019) & Octillery

Notes:

  • Octazooka:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a good chance of lowering the target's accuracy.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also reduce the target's accuracy 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 めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also cause the Blinker status condition.


In the anime

 
Marcellus's Octillery
 
Harley's Octillery
 
Trainer's Octillery
The user fires an orb of water or ink at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Octillery releases a shining blue orb of water from its mouth at the opponent, or Octillery fires an orange blast of energy from its mouth at the opponent, or Octillery form a black ball of ink in front of its mouth and fires it at the opponent.
Marcellus's Octillery Octillery the Outcast Debut
Harley's Octillery Harley Rides Again None
A Trainer's Octillery Making Battles in the Sand! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 章魚桶炮 Jēungyùhtúng Paau
Mandarin 章魚桶炮 / 章鱼桶炮 Zhāngyútǒng Pào
  Dutch Octazooka
  French Octazooka
  German Octazooka
  Greek Μελανοβόλο
  Italian Octazooka
  Korean 대포무노포 Daepomuno Po
  Polish Oktazuka
Portuguese   Brazil Polvo-canhão
  Portugal Bazuca
Bazuca Polvo
  Serbian Oktazuka
Spanish   Latin America Octazooka
  Spain Pulpocañón
  Thai ปืนใหญ่ออคตัน
  Vietnamese Okutank Phun Mực



Variations of the move Octazooka
  OctazookaMirror ShotMud Bomb


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.