- This article is about the move Soak. For the Field Move in Pokémon Ranger games, see Field Move.
Soak (Japanese: みずびたし Waterlog) is a non-damaging Water-type move introduced in Generation V.
Soak changes the target's type to pure Water-type. The effect lasts as long as the target remains in battle; however, changing form or transforming overrides the effect. Soak succeeds even if the target is already a pure Water-type Pokémon.
Soak fails if used on a substitute or a Pokémon with Multitype.
Type-changing effects cannot be Baton Passed.
Generation VI onwards
If used on a pure Water-type Pokémon, Soak's animation will still play, but the game will now state that the move has failed. Soak fails if used on a Pokémon with RKS System.
Soak can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Rain Dance was used in the prior turn.
If powered up by a Waterium Z into Z-Soak, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage.
Soak fails if used on a Terastallized Pokémon.
By leveling up
|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 Rumble Rush
In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Soak could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Soak could be seen as a move used by Boss Pyukumuku.
|Charge time||0.8 seconds|
|Range type||Circular (ranged)|
|Additional effect||Soaks the foe|
In the manga
|The user shoots a torrent of water at the target.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Pelipper||Pelipper releases a torrent of water from its mouth at the opponent.|
|Mr. Briney's Peeko||PS605||Debut|
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- This move originated as a TCG Poké-POWER.
- Although the move itself hasn't been used in the anime, getting wet has been shown to neutralize the Ground type's immunity to Electric in a couple of occasions, first with Brock's Onix in Showdown in Pewter City and later with Pryce's Piloswine in Nice Pryce, Baby! and Hapu's Mudsdale in A Grand Debut!. In the last instance, getting wet was directly mentioned to mimic Soak's effect.
- Masquerain, Azurill, Clobbopus, Grapploct, Eiscue, Tadbulb and Bellibolt are the only Pokémon capable of knowing Soak that are not Water type (besides Smeargle).
In other languages
|Variations of the move Soak|
|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.|