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Aqua Tail

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Water 90 90% 10 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage.

Competitive Use

Though Aqua Tail may possess superior Base Power to the most commonly seen physical Water-type attack, Waterfall, it is somewhat rarely seen due to its lesser accuracy, and the lack of a handy flinch rate. However, it may see some use on slower Water-types and on hit-and-run attackers, such as Choice Band Swampert, since neither would a miss prove pivotal, nor would a flinch be likely. However, where Aqua Tail sees most use is on the numerous Pokemon that do not learn Waterfall—for instance, a physical attacker such as Tyranitar could use it to hit the likes of Gliscor and Hippowdon. All in all, in almost any case where Waterfall is used, Aqua Tail is an option; the extra bit of damage can sometimes turn a 2HKO into an OHKO, though you must remember that a degree of consistency is lost. Often, you cannot afford to miss, but neither can you afford to fall short of a KO, so you must consider how much damage you are doing to common switch-ins before making this decision.

Related Moves

Waterfall is a less powerful move with perfect accuracy and a chance to flinch the opponent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Barboach Water / Ground LC Oblivious / Anticipation / Hydration 50 48 43 46 41 60 288
Basculin Water NU Reckless / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Basculin-B Water NU Rock Head / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Buizel Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Dewgong Water / Ice NU Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Dragonair Dragon NU Shed Skin / Marvel Scale 61 84 65 70 70 70 420
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU Inner Focus / Multiscale 91 134 95 100 100 80 600
Dratini Dragon LC Shed Skin / Marvel Scale 41 64 45 50 50 50 300
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Finneon Water LC Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Goldeen Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Gyarados Water / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 125 79 60 100 81 540
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Keldeo Water / Fighting OU Justified 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Lumineon Water NU Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 69 69 76 69 86 91 460
Milotic Water UU Marvel Scale / Cute Charm 95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Palkia Water / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Seaking Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
Seel Water LC Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405
Whiscash Water / Ground NU Oblivious / Anticipation / Hydration 110 78 73 76 71 60 468