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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 to the target. 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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  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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