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Waterfall

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Water 80 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 20% chance to flinch the target. It also has an in-game effect that allows you to climb or descend waterfalls.

Competitive Use

Waterfall falls into a very unique category indeed: it's a physical Water-type move. Thus, it sees quite a bit of use, thanks to its healthy 80 Base Power, flawless accuracy, and large distribution, and it's worth noting that the 20% flinch chance isn't bad at all. For these reasons it has been a staple for physical Water-type Pokemon like Gyarados, Kingdra, Kabutops, and Azumarill since the DPP era, when the physical/special split occurred. However, you may choose to opt for Aqua Tail instead, which gives slightly more power in exchange for slightly lower accuracy. Thus, Waterfall is mostly used on offensive sets that can't afford that unlucky miss at the most crucial times.

Related Moves

Aqua Tail is a slightly more powerful option that comes with an imperfect 90% accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
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
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
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
Chinchou Water / Electric LC Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
Clamperl Water LC Shell Armor / Rattled 35 64 85 74 55 32 345
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
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
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Feebas Water LC Swift Swim / Adaptability 20 15 20 10 55 80 200
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
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
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
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
Horsea Water LC Swift Swim / Sniper / Damp 30 40 70 70 25 60 295
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kingdra Water / Dragon UU Swift Swim / Sniper / Damp 75 95 95 95 95 85 540
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Lanturn Water / Electric RU Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Lumineon Water NU Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 69 69 76 69 86 91 460
Luvdisc Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 43 30 55 40 65 97 330
Manaphy Water Uber Hydration 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mantine Water / Flying NU Swift Swim / Water Absorb / Water Veil 65 40 70 80 140 70 465
Mantyke Water / Flying LC Swift Swim / Water Absorb / Water Veil 45 20 50 60 120 50 345
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Milotic Water UU Marvel Scale / Cute Charm 95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Phione Water NU Hydration 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwag Water LC Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Seadra Water NU Poison Point / Sniper / Damp 55 65 95 95 45 85 440
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
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Spheal Ice / Water LC Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Suicune Water UU Pressure / Water Absorb 100 75 115 90 115 85 580
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
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
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
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
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
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
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210