Surf

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Surf
なみのり Surfing
Surf game.png
General Information
Type: Type Water.gif
Generation: I
Battle Data
Category Special
Power: 95
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15*
Effects: All other battlers
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest data
Pokémon Contests RSE
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests DPPt
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 2 ♥♥


Surf is a Water-type move introduced in Generation I in which the user creates a wave and attacks opponents with it. The only way to learn this attack is using the HM03. This move appears in all games.

Effect[edit | edit source]

Outside Battle[edit | edit source]

By using Surf in the water, you can travel seas, lakes, etc. In some places, you also need to use Waterfall and in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald you can use Dive.

In Battle[edit | edit source]

Generation I and II[edit | edit source]

Uses a wave to attack foes in battle.

Generation III[edit | edit source]

It attacks with a wave. In Double Battles, it attacks both foes.

Generation IV and V[edit | edit source]

It attacks with a wave. In Double or Triple Battles, it attacks all nearby adjacent Pokémon, excluding the user. If any target, including your ally, has Dry Skin, Water Absorb, etc. it won't have any effect on them, but it will restore the Pokémon's HP.

Description[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Description
X/Y The user everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water


Special effects[edit | edit source]

  • Inflicts double damage on foes that are underwater (used Dive).

Special Pokémon[edit | edit source]

In Pokémon Battle Revolution, you can download by Mystery Gift a Pikachu that knows Surf; a normal one cannot learn this attack however.