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(なみのり Surfing)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Water
Category Type Special
Power: 95
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15*
Affects: 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
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

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.


Outside Battle

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

Attacks all Pokémon except the user (this includes opposing Pokémon and allies).

Generation I and II

Uses a wave to attack foes and allies in battle. It has a similarty to Muddy Water.

Generation III

It attacks with a wave, in a Double Battle it attacks both foes.

Generation IV

It attacks with a wave, in Double Battles attacks the foes and your ally. 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.

Special effects

Makes double damage on foes that are underwater (used Dive move)

Special Pokémon

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


Surf depicted in previous generations
Surf IV
Generation IV

Surf depicted in the anime (Main series)
Pietra Rhydon Surf
Pietra's Rhydon using Surf
Juan Whiscash Surf
Juan's Whiscash using Surf
Kyle Crawdaunt Surf
Kyle's Crawdaunt using Surf
Caesar Surf
Caesar using Surf

Surf depicted in the anime (Origins)
Giovanni Nidoqueen Surf PO
Giovanni's Nidoqueen using Surf

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