|Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.
|Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.
Torrent (Japanese: げきりゅう Raging Rapids) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Water-type starter Pokémon have this Ability.
Generations III and IV
When a Pokémon with Torrent uses a Water-type move, the move's power will be increased by 50% if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining.
Generations V onward
Instead of boosting Water-type moves' power, Torrent now technically boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack by 50% during damage calculation if a Water-type move is being used, resulting in effectively the same effect.
Outside of battle
Torrent has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Torrent
In other games
When the Pokémon's HP falls below 25%, the power of Water-type moves increases by 2-timesRBTDS or 1.5-timesGtISMD.
In Pokémon Conquest, Torrent will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.
||Boosts the power of Water-type moves when HP is low.
||Boosts the power of the Pokémon's Water-type moves when its HP is low.
||ＨＰがへって ピンチになると みずタイプの わざが つよくなる
||Raises Attack when HP is low.
||When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of its Water-type moves goes up.*|
When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!*
||When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!
||When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up.
In the anime
In the manga
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
- Torrent is the only variation of the Overgrow Ability that none of Ash's Pokémon has activated in the anime.
- It is also the only variation of Overgrow that has not been activated by a main character's Pokémon.
In other languages