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Soak

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Water - 100% 20 0 - Single non-user

Description

Changes the target's type to mono-Water. This is not affected by the target's typing, or whether it is single- or dual-typed. Does not affect Pokemon with Multitype. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. Effect lasts until target switches out.

Competitive Use

Soak has the right idea behind becoming a competitively useful move; unfortunately, it is given out so sparsely that no Pokemon that gets it can make good use of it. Every Pokemon that gets it (with the exception of Azurill) is Water-type, and virtually none of these Pokemon have very good coverage. Perhaps Octillery could abuse Soak and Charge Beam to accumulate boosts to its Special Attack while taking out common counters, but this takes a bit too much time to set up to be efficient. Alternatively, Soak Azurill could be useful in Little Cup since most of its counters are Steel-types, and will not enjoy taking a hit from Azurill with that Steel typing gone.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Azurill Normal LC Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
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
Finneon Water LC Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
Goldeen Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Lumineon Water NU Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 69 69 76 69 86 91 460
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Seaking Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
Wailmer Water LC Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water NU Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 170 90 45 90 45 60 500