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(なみのり Surfing)
Surf VI
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Water
Category: Type Special
Power: 90[1]
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (Max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Beauty
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Affected by how well the appeals in front goes.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Beauty
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Beautiful
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Surf is a Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been HM03 since Generation I.


Games Description
GSC A strong water-type attack.
RSE Creates a huge wave, then crashes it down on the foe.
FRLG A big wave crashes down on the foe. Can also be used for crossing water.
DPPtHGSS It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
BWB2W2 It swamps the area around the user with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
XYORAS The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water.


In Battle

Surf does damage. If used underwater, Surf's power will be doubled. In Generation III, during a Double Battle, Surf targets both foes. As of Generation IV, during a Double Battle, Surf targets all Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Surf only targets Pokémon that are adjacent to the user.

Outside of Battle

Surf can be used to travel across ponds, lakes, seas, etc.



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Surf depicted in previous generations
Surf IV
Generation IV

Surf depicted in the main series anime
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 Origins anime
Giovanni Nidoqueen Surf PO
Giovanni's Nidoqueen using Surf


  1. ^ As of Generation VI, Surf has a base power of 90, which prior to that had a base power of 95

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