Torrent (Ability)

Torrent げきりゅう
Raging Rapids
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups Water moves in a pinch.
Generation IV
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation V
Powers up Water-type moves in a pinch.
Generation VI
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.
Generation VII
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.
Generation VIII
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.

Effect

In battle

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Squirtle Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
  Wartortle Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
  Blastoise Water Water Torrent None Rain Dish
  Totodile Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
  Croconaw Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
  Feraligatr Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
  Mudkip Water Water Torrent None Damp
  Marshtomp Water Ground Torrent None Damp
  Swampert Water Ground Torrent None Damp
  Piplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
  Prinplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
  Empoleon Water Steel Torrent None Defiant
  Oshawott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Dewott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Samurott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Panpour Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
  Simipour Water Water Gluttony None Torrent
  Froakie Water Water Torrent None Protean
  Frogadier Water Water Torrent None Protean
  Greninja Water Dark Torrent None Protean
  Popplio Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
  Brionne Water Water Torrent None Liquid Voice
  Primarina Water Fairy Torrent None Liquid Voice
  Sobble Water Water Torrent None Sniper
  Drizzile Water Water Torrent None Sniper
  Inteleon Water Water Torrent None Sniper
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

When the Pokémon's HP falls below 25%, the power of Water-type moves increases by 2-timesRBTDS or 1.5-timesGtISMD.

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Torrent will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the power of Water-type moves when HP is low.
MDTDS Boosts the power of the Pokémon's Water-type moves when its HP is low.
BSL 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.
MDGtI 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!*
SMD When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Water-type moves goes up.


In the anime

       
Empoleon
The Pokémon's Water-type attacks are powered up when it gets weakened.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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.
Barry's Empoleon Casting a Paul on Barry! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Trivia

  • 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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 激流 Gīklàuh
Mandarin 激流 Jīliú
  Czech Proud
  Dutch Stortvloed
  Finnish Virtaus
  French Torrent
  German Sturzbach
  Indonesian Arus Deras
  Italian Acquaiuto
  Korean 급류 Geupryu
  Polish Strumień
Portuguese   Brazil Dilúvio (manga)
Torrente
  Portugal Torrente
  Russian Стремительный Поток Stremitel'nyy Potok
Spanish   Latin America Torrente
  Spain Torrente
  Vietnamese Nước xiết



Variations of the Ability Overgrow
OvergrowBlazeTorrentSwarm


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