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 and all Pokémon that have this Ability are Water types.
Generations III to 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 onwards
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-times R B or 1.5-times T D S GtI .
Pokémon Conquest, Torrent will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.
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MD R B Boosts the power of Water-type moves when HP is low.
MD T D S Boosts the power of the Pokémon's Water-type moves when its HP is low.
B S L 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
Conq. Raises Attack when HP is low.
MD GtI 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! *
S MD When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!
In the anime
The Pokémon's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.
First Used In
Empoleon When Empoleon becomes weak or tired, its body becomes surrounded by a light blue aura for a few moments. Then, its eyes flash light blue as well. Empoleon's Water-type moves then get powered up.
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In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga Trivia In other languages