Soak (move)

This article is about the move Soak. For the Field Move in Pokémon Ranger games, see Field Move.

Soak
みずびたし Waterlog
Soak VIII.png
Soak VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Soak (Japanese: みずびたし Waterlog) is a non-damaging Water-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

Soak changes the target's types 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.

The effect is not Baton Passed.

Generation VI onward

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.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user shoots a torrent of water at the target and changes the target's type to Water.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field 35BW
36B2W2
36 31 27
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 37BW
38B2W2
38 31 27
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 51 50XY
40ORAS
40 40
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 63 63XY
46ORAS
46 44
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 49BW
50B2W2
50 50 40
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 61BW
64B2W2
64 64 48
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1 1 1 1
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug 14BDSP
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 14BDSP
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 1 1
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 42 42BDSP
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 54 54 54 54BDSP
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 66 1, 66 1, 66 1, 66BDSP
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 32 32 23 28SwSh
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 33 33 33
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 46 24SwSh
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 28SwSh
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1 32SwSh
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 41 50SwSh
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 70SwSh
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field 32SwSh
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field 42SwSh
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field 46SwSh
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
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field BDSP
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like SwSh
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field SwSh
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

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It changes the type of the Pokémon in front of you to Water.
SMD It changes the type of a target to Water. The type returns to normal when you go to the next floor or faint.
MDRTDX It changes the type of the target to Water. The type returns to normal when the Pokémon goes to the next floor or faints.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 浸水 Jamséui
Mandarin 浸水 Jìnshuǐ
  French Détrempage
  German Überflutung
  Italian Inondazione
  Korean 물붓기 Mulbutgi
  Spanish Anegar



Variations of the move Soak
  SoakMagic Powder



  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.