Water Spout (move)

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Water Spout
しおふき Water Spout
Water Spout VIII.png
Water Spout VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Water Spout (Japanese: しおふき Water Spout) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. In Generation IX, it is one of the signature moves of Kyogre.


Water Spout deals damage. It has 150 base power at maximum HP, but its base power decreases proportionally to the user's remaining HP.

Specifically, its base power is equal to  . However, if this formula produces a value less than 1, the move's base power becomes 1 instead.

In a battle with multiple opponents, Water Spout will target all adjacent opponents. Water Spout will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.

Water Spout can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.


Games Description
RSE Inflicts more damage if the user's HP is high.
FRLG The higher the user's HP, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Colo.XD The higher the user's HP, the more damage caused.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user spouts water to damage the foe. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful it becomes.
BWB2W2 The user spouts water to damage the opposing team. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful it becomes.
The user spouts water to damage opposing Pokémon. The lower the user's HP, the lower the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2 41 34 34 34XY
33 48
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 44 34 34 34XY
33 54
382   Kyogre
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 80DPPt
50 50XY
90 90 90
592   Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous 61 61 61 48
593   Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous 69 1, 69 1, 69 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 HGSS
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Water Spout is a move with 30 base power, 84% accuracy, and 8 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, with the final damage being multiplied by ½ when at 75-51% HP, 51/256 (~0.2x) when at 50-26% and 25/256 (~0.1x) when at 25% or lower.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 42, and its PP to 5.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Water Spout
Attack power 76.59743
Charge time 0.86 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Power decreases the lower the user's HP

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Water Spout is Blastoise's first move. It is obtained by evolving into Wartortle stage at level 5 and upgrading Water Gun into it instead of Hydro Pump. The user calls down a barrage of water in a targeted radius. Enemies within the radius are struck 6 times over its duration, damaging and slowing them. At level 11, its damage increases.


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Games Description
Inflicts damage on the target. The higher the user's HP, the greater the damage.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんのHPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが ちいさい
SMD It damages nearby enemies. The more HP you have, the greater the damage caused.
MDRTDX It damages nearby enemies. The less HP you have, the less powerful this attack will be.

In the anime

Getting ready Wailord
The user spouts water to damage the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Wailord Wailord's body glows light blue. It then fires a blast of water from its blowhole at the opponent.
Robin's Wailord Island Time Debut

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • Water Spout is tied with Hydro Cannon for having the highest base power of all Water-type attacks, excluding Z-Moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves.
    • A Hydro Vortex based on either of them has the highest base power of all Water-type moves.
  • In Generation III, the magnitude and duration of the enemy's shaking in the Water Spout attack animation depends on the calculated base power.
    • This is not bounded by full power; if the user's HP is above its max HP, for example with Pomeg glitch, the enemy will shake further and longer than intended.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 噴水 Panséui
Mandarin 噴水 / 喷水 Pēnshuǐ
  Dutch Waterspuit
  French Giclédo
  German Fontränen
  Greek Κρουνός
  Italian Zampillo
  Korean 바지락조개 BajirakjogaeIIIV
해수스파우팅 Haesu SeupautingVI+
  Brazilian Portuguese Jato Aquático (UNITE, manga)
Jato d'Água (anime)
  Serbian Izbacivanje vode
  Spanish Salpicar
  Vietnamese Phun Cột Nước

Variations of the move Eruption
  EruptionWater SpoutDragon Energy

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