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Surf (move)

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Outside of battle
When Surf is used outside of battle, the sprite of an aquatic Pokémon carrying the player on the water is shown. This sprite is generic, so the same sprite is used for every surfing Pokémon, regardless of the Pokémon's own [[Menu#Pokémon|menu]] sprite. These sprites change between generations. In Generation I, the sprite used is the one used to display all aquatic Pokémon, and resembles {{p|Seel}} and {{p|Dewgong}}. In Generation II, the sprite resembles a red {{p|Lapras}} (blue in Crystal if the player is {{ga|Kris|a girl}}). In both Generations I and II, a {{p|Pikachu}} using Surf will display a {{DL|Pikachu variants|surfing Pikachu}} sprite instead of the normal one. From Generation III onwards, the sprite is indistinguishable as a specific Pokémon, although some Pokémon have special overworld sprites in the Generation VI games. In the Generation VI games, surfing on Lapras specifically will show the player riding on Lapras instead of the usual generic shape. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, {{p|Kyogre}}, {{p|Wailmer}}, and {{p|Sharpedo}} all have their own surfing model; additionally, Kyogre moves faster and has a larger hitbox, while Sharpedo moves twice as fast as normal but prevents [[fishing]].
 
In [[Generation VII]], Surf is no longer a [[field move]]. In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]], its functions are given to the [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]] {{p|Lapras}} and {{p|Sharpedo}}. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], the player can use [[Secret Technique]] Sea Skim instead<!--. orIn ride{{g|Sword theirand [[WalkingShield}}, Pokémon|Partnerthe Pokémon]]player ifcan theytravel areacross awater {{type|Water}}-->after getting their [[Rotom Bike]] upgraded.
 
==Description==
* There is {{DL|List of unobtainable items|?????|an unused item}} allowing players to cross water, identical to Surf in {{3v2|Red|Blue|Yellow}}. It has been fan-named as "surfboard".
* {{m|Muddy Water}} has the same animation as Surf, except it uses a brown coloring instead.
* In consolethe 3D{{pkmn|Stadium}} gamesseries, {{g|Colosseum}}, {{XD}}, and {{pkmn|Battle Revolution}}, when {{p|Pikachu}} uses this move, a surfboard appears underneath it; and when {{p|Raichu}} uses this move in these games, it surfs on its tail. This does not occur in any handheldcore series games.
* In [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]], [[List of glitches in Generation VI#Evolving Wailmer Surf glitch|a glitch]] causes the game to freeze if the player is surfing on a {{p|Wailmer}} and it evolves while the player is fishing.
* When using this move outside of battle, the text will always say "The water is a deep blue", even in cases where the water is clearly not blue, such as the green water at Unova's [[Village Bridge]].