Waterfall VII
(たきのぼり Waterfall Climb)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Water
Category Type Physical
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15*
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Waterfall (Japanese: たきのぼり Waterfall Climb) is a Water-type HM (Hidden Machine) move, introduced in Generation I (though it was not an HM until Generation II). You must use Waterfall in Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Kalos to get to or through those regions' Victory Roads. You can use Waterfall outside of battle once you have beaten the eighth Gym Leader in their respective region (excluding Unova).


In Battle

The user charges the foe at an awesome speed.

Outside of Battle

Allows the user to climb up waterfalls to get to new places.


The appeal works great if performed last.

Super Contests

A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.


Generation VI

Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl

Red, Green & Blue and Yellow arc

Gold & Silver and Crystal arc

Diamond & Pearl, Platinum & HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

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