Surging Strikes (move)

Surging Strikes
すいりゅうれんだ Stream Strikes
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Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Surging Strikes (Japanese: すいりゅうれんだ Stream Strikes) is a damage-dealing Water-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Rapid Strike Style Urshifu.


Surging Strikes inflicts damage, hitting its target three times per use. Each strike will always result in a critical hit unless the target has Battle Armor or Shell Armor.

If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Surging Strikes cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user, having mastered the Water style, strikes the target with a flowing motion three times in a row. This attack always results in a critical hit.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
SV The user, having mastered the Water style, strikes the target with a flowing motion three times in a row. This move always lands a critical hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Rapid Strike Style
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, Evo. Evo.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 40 48 100% An opponent Multistrike Attacks three times in a row. Except in certain circumstances, successful hits with this attack become critical hits. Gloria (Dojo Uniform) & Urshifu*

In the anime

Rapid Strike Style Urshifu
The user, having mastered the Water style, strikes the target with a flowing motion three times in a row.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  A burst of blue energy briefly appears around Rapid Strike Style Urshifu. It then strikes the opponent with a rapid series of punches and kicks.
Danika's Urshifu Trial on a Golden Scale! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 水流連打 Séuilàuh Lìhndá
Mandarin 水流連打 / 水流连打 Shuǐliú Liándǎ
  French Torrent de Coups
  German Trefferschwall
  Italian Idroraffica
  Korean 수류연타 Suryu Yeonta
  Polish Strumień Ciosów
Portuguese   Brazil Golpes Torrenciais
  Portugal Ataque Torrencial
  Russian Пульсирующие Удары Pul'siruyushchiye Udary
  Spanish Azote Torrencial

  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.