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Water Spout

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Water 150 100% 5 0 Special All enemies

Description

Deals damage, but does less damage as the user's HP decreases. Base Power is calculated thus:

Base Power = 150 * (User's Current HP / User's Maximum HP), rounded down, but not less than 1.

Competitive Use

This move has the potential to be immensely powerful as long as you can keep the user from being damaged. It is often used on Kyogre to deal massive damage to the opposition – between Choice Specs, Drizzle, a base 150 Special Attack stat and a 150 Base Power STAB move, there is basically nothing in the game that can stop it; however, in the long run, Hydro Pump and Surf are both more reliable options. For example, below 80% health, Hydro Pump is stronger, and below about 63% health, Surf is stronger. Most of the other users, such as Blastoise and Jellicent, are defensively inclined, so prefer Surf.

Related Moves

Surf is a more reliable move, but its base power is lower than Water Spout's base power when the user's HP is full.

Hydro Pump is a more reliable move with imperfect accuracy, but its base power is lower than Water Spout's base power when the user's HP is full.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
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
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405