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Surf
なみのり Surfing
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Surf (Japanese: なみのり Surfing) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM03 in Generations I through VI and TM94 in Generation VII.

Effect

In battle

Generations I and II

Surf inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation III

Surf can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.

In a Double Battle, Surf will hit both opposing Pokémon.

Surf can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if Dive was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Dive to give extra two appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation IV

Surf will now hit all adjacent Pokémon, including allies.

Generation V

If Surf hits a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, its damage dealt to that Pokémon will be doubled instead of its power (resulting in virtually the same effect).

In Triple Battles, Surf will hit all other adjacent Pokémon, including allies.

Generation VI

Surf's power has been reduced from 95 to 90. Surf will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.

Outside of battle

Surf can be used outside of battle to travel over bodies of water. When doing so, wild Pokémon may be encountered. Surfing is a very important mechanic of the games and usually must be used to complete the game, as all main series games to date except Pokémon Black and White have required Surf in order to reach the Pokémon League where the Elite Four reside.

The speed of Surfing has varied back and forth through games. In Generations I and II, the speed was at the same speed as walking. In Generation III, the speed was increased to running speed. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Surfing speed was reduced to walking speed again. The speed was returned to running speed in Pokémon Platinum.

When Surf is used outside of battle, the sprite of an aquatic Pokémon carrying the player on the water is shown. This sprite is generic, so the same sprite is used for every surfing Pokémon, regardless of the Pokémon's own menu sprite. These sprites change between generations. In Generation I, the sprite used is the one used to display all aquatic Pokémon, and resembles Seel and Dewgong. In Generation II, the sprite resembles a red Lapras (blue in Crystal if the player is a girl). In both Generations I and II, a Pikachu using Surf will display a surfing Pikachu sprite instead of the normal one. From Generation III onwards, the sprite is indistinguishable as a specific Pokémon, although some Pokémon have special overworld sprites in the Generation VI games. In the Generation VI games, surfing on Lapras specifically will show the player riding on Lapras instead of the usual generic shape. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Swiftwater men's men's Deck Deck Deck Swiftwater Swiftwater Crocs Clog Clog Crocs Crocs Clog 7SqEfw, Wailmer and Sharpedo all have their own surfing model; additionally, Kyogre moves faster and has a larger hitbox, while Sharpedo moves twice as fast as normal but prevents fishing.

In Generation VII, Surf is no longer a field move. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, its functions are given to the Ride Pokémon Lapras and Sharpedo. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can use Secret Technique Sea Skim instead.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Water-type attack. The power of this technique is strong and highly accurate.
Stad2 A Water-type attack. This move is strong and highly accurate.
GSC A strong water-type attack.
RSEColo.XD 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.*
It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used to cross water.*
PBR The entire battlefield is swamped by a giant wave.
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.
SMUSUM The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.

Learnset

By TM/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
HM03
II
HM03
III
HM03
IV
HM03
V
HM03
VI
HM03
VII
TM94
007 Squirtle
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
008 Wartortle
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
009 Blastoise
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
031 Nidoqueen

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034 Nidoking

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Field
054 Psyduck
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
055 Golduck
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
060 Poliwag
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
061 Poliwhirl
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
062 Poliwrath

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
072 Tentacool

Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel

Water 3 Water 3
079 Slowpoke

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
080 Slowbro

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
086 Seel
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
087 Dewgong

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
090 Shellder
Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster
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Water 3 Water 3 Black G G star Raw star Raw Raw Black Nancor Nancor star Nancor G
098 Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler
Water 3 Water 3
108 Lickitung
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
112 Rhydon

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Field
115 Kangaskhan
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
116 Horsea
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
117 Seadra
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
118 Goldeen
Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking
Water 2 Water 2
120 Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie

Water 3 Water 3
128 Tauros
Field Field
130 Gyarados

Water 2 women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
131 Lapras

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
134 Vaporeon
Field Field
138 Omanyte

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
139 Omastar

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
140 Kabuto

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
141 Kabutops

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
143 Snorlax
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
147 Dratini
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
148 Dragonair
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
149 Dragonite

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB G star Raw star G G Raw Nancor star Raw Black Nancor Black Nancor
151 Mew
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158 Totodile
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
159 Croconaw
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
160 Feraligatr
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
161 Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret
Field Field
170 Chinchou

Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn

Water 2 Water 2
183 Marill

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Fairy
184 Azumarill

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Fairy
186 Politoed
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
194 Wooper

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
195 Quagsire

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
199 Slowking

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
211 Qwilfish

Water 2 Water 2
215 Sneasel

Field Field G Raw Raw Nancor star G star star Nancor Nancor G Black Black Raw
222 Corsola

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
223 Remoraid
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 2
224 Octillery
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 2
226 Mantine

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
230 Kingdra

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
241 Miltank
Field Field
245 Suicune
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248 Tyranitar

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
249 Lugia

Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
258 Mudkip
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
259 Marshtomp

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
260 Swampert

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
263 Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone
Field Field
270 Lotad

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Grass
271 Lombre

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Grass
272 Ludicolo

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Grass
279 Pelipper

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Flying
295 Exploud
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Field
296 Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
298 Azurill

Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
306 Aggron

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
318 Carvanha

Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo

Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord
Field Water 2
339 Barboach

Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash

Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
342 Crawdaunt

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
349 Feebas
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
350 Milotic
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
363 Spheal

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
364 Sealeo

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
365 Walrein

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
366 Clamperl
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
367 Huntail
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
368 Gorebyss
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
369 Relicanth

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 2
370 Luvdisc
Water 2 Water 2
380 Latias

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381 Latios

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382 Swiftwater men's men's Deck Deck Deck Swiftwater Swiftwater Crocs Clog Clog Crocs Crocs Clog 7SqEfw
Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
384 Rayquaza

Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
393 Piplup
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
394 Prinplup
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
395 Empoleon

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
400 Bibarel

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
409 Rampardos
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
418 Buizel
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
419 Floatzel
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
422 Shellos
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Amorphous
423 Gastrodon

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Amorphous
445 Garchomp

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
446 Munchlax
Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
456 Finneon
star Raw Raw star G Nancor Black Black Nancor G Nancor Raw star G
Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2 star Nancor G Nancor G star Raw Raw Raw star Nancor Black G Black
458 Mantyke

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461 Weavile

Field Field
463 Lickilicky
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
464 Rhyperior

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Field
484 Palkia

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489 Phione
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Fairy
490 Manaphy
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Fairy
493 Arceus
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501 Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott
Field Field
507 Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland
Field Field
515 Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour
Field Field
531 Audino
Fairy Fairy
535 Tympole
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
536 Palpitoad

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
537 Seismitoad

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
550 Basculin
Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
565 Carracosta

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
580 Ducklett

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Flying
581 Swanna

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Flying
592 Frillish

Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent

Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 2
612 Haxorus
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
613 Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic
Field Field
618 Stunfisk

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Amorphous
621 Druddigon
women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
626 Bouffalant
Field Field
635 Hydreigon

women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
647 Black Down Fitz Roy Patagonia Jacket cFIW1qvE Keldeo

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656 Froakie
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
657 Frogadier
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
658 Greninja

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
659 Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby

Field Field
672 Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat
Field Field
674 Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro

Field Human-Like
676 Furfrou
Field Field
684 Swirlix
Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff
Fairy Fairy
688 Binacle

Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle

Water 3 Water 3
690 Skrelp

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
691 Dragalge

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
692 Clauncher
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
693 Clawitzer
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Water 3
694 Helioptile

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
695 Heliolisk

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB star Black Raw G Nancor Nancor star G Black Raw G Nancor star Raw
712 Bergmite
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
713 Avalugg
Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w
728 Popplio
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
729 Brionne
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
730 Primarina

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Field
746 Wishiwashi
Water 2 Water 2
747 Mareanie

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
748 Toxapex

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH
751 Dewpider

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Bug
752 Araquanid

Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Bug
767 Wimpod

Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod

Bug Water 3
773 Silvally
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779 Bruxish

Water 2 Water 2
780 Drampa

Scholl's Dr Scholl's women's Scholl's Dr Frankie women's Frankie Frankie Dr wfqtd5w women's Spirit Dixie Dixie Spirit Spirit Easy Easy Easy women's 6qw8IxB
781 Dhelmise

Mineral Mineral
788 Tapu Fini

Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq Jack Jorrecycle Jack Jones amp; amp; Blue rBTIwrFq
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
Stad0 Stad
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172 Pichu
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Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy Secret GiftPBR
Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
489 Phione
Sperry Thong sider men's Baitfish Top wZvqYH Fairy My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy Surf Association Pikachu (Mantine Surf)USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation I

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy Nintendo 64 Pikachu
CoroCoro Surfing Pikachu
Nintendo Power Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy Yokohama Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy 2007 TCG World Championships
2008 Birthday Pikachu
2009 Birthday Pikachu
Pokémon Center Yokohama Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu
Field Fairy Minato Mirai Landmark Tower Pikachu
Minato Mirai Cosmo World Pikachu
Minato Mirai Red Brick Warehouse Pikachu
Minato Mirai Captain Pikachu
Minato Mirai Pacifico Pikachu
Pokémon Center Online Pikachu
Pika Pika Pokémon Spa Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
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Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Piplup using Surf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Piplup creates a wave and then surfs on it, pushing any players it hits. Anyone caught in it will be pushed until Piplup disappears, or pushes the character off the stage. Piplup will keep using Surf even when off the stage.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Oshawott uses the move with a similar effect.

Pokémon GO

Surf
Special Attack
Type Water
Power 65
Energy bar
Duration 1.7 seconds
Critical rate 0%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
*

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Inflicts double damage on a diving foe.
SMD It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you. It can hit a Pokémon with the Dive status.

In the anime

In the main series

Crawdaunt Dewott Remoraid Whiscash
The user creates a large wave and rides it. It then crashes it down on the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Rhydon Rhydon summons a huge wave that it rides on and then crashes it down on the opponent.
Pietra's Rhydon Right On Rhydon! Debut
A Scientist's Rhydon Tag! We're It! None
Remoraid Remoraid creates a huge wave and rides on it.
Marcellus's Remoraid Octillery the Outcast None
Marill Marill creates a huge wave and rides on it. The wave crashes down on the opponent.
Lola's Marill A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! None
Whiscash Whiscash creates a huge wave and rides on it.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough None
Mantine Mantine creates a huge wave and rides on it.
A Coordinator's Mantine May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
Wailmer Wailmer's eyes glow blue it creates a huge wave of water. Wailmer rides on top of it and the wave crashes down on the opponent.
A Coordinator's Wailmer Pruning a Passel of Pals! None
Crawdaunt The star on Crawdaunt's head glows yellow and Crawdaunt creates a wave of water. Crawdaunt rides on top of the wave and it crashes down on the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
Dewott Dewott creates a wave of water and rides on top of it before crashing down on the opponent.
Cadbury's Caesar Crowning the Scalchop King! None

In Pokémon Origins

Nidoqueen Lapras
The user attacks the foe with a powerful burst of water. It can also be used to surf across waters.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Nidoqueen Nidoqueen pulls back its hand, forming an orb of water in front of it. It then thrusts its hand forward, slamming the orb into the opponent.
Giovanni's Nidoqueen Kaki Eggo Pepe Pepe Jeans Jeans Long nwYYXRqZ Debut
Lapras Lapras carries its Trainer across waters on its back.
Red's Lapras Kaki Eggo Pepe Pepe Jeans Jeans Long nwYYXRqZ None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Generation I RBY Generation I
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Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
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Generation II
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Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
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PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast
Nancor star Nancor star Raw G G star Black Nancor G Black Raw Raw
Generation I RBY Generation I
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Generation II Generation II
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Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast

Outside of battle

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Generation I RBY Generation I
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Generation I
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Generation II Generation II
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Generation II
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Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
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Generation II
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Crystal Generation III Generation III
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Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast
Nancor star Black Black G G Raw Nancor G star Raw Nancor Raw star
Generation I RBY Generation I
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Generation I
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Generation II Generation II
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Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
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Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast


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Used by Lapras

Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Nancor Nancor star Raw Raw Nancor G Raw G star G Black Black star Sky s Raw Marine Pitro S G T star Polo Contrast H500Bq Rumble Blast


Trivia

  • Surf is the only former HM move that no Pokémon learns via leveling up.
  • Some of the Pokémon that can learn Surf, like Barboach, appear to lack the physique required to transport a human being at sea.
  • Junichi Masuda revealed in an interview that Surf is his favorite move.[1]
  • Surf and Fly are the only HM moves that become event-exclusive moves on certain Pokémon, both on Pikachu.
  • In Generation VI, Surf and Fly are tied for having the highest base power of all HM moves. Prior to Generation VI, Surf had the highest base power.
  • If Secret Power is used in the ocean in Generation III, it will have the animation of Surf.
  • There is an unused item allowing players to cross water, identical to Surf in Red, Blue, and Yellow. It has been fan-named as "surfboard".
  • Muddy Water has the same animation as Surf, except it uses a brown coloring instead.
  • In console 3D games, when Pikachu uses this move, a surfboard appears underneath it; and when Raichu uses this move in these games, it surfs on its tail. This does not occur in any handheld games.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a glitch causes the game to freeze if the player is surfing on a Wailmer and it evolves while the player is fishing.

References

In other languages

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Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 衝浪 Chūnglohng *
滑浪 Waahtlohng
Mandarin 衝浪 / 冲浪 Chōnglàng *
乘風破浪 Chéngfēng Pòlàng *
洪水 Hóngshuǐ *
Danish Surfe*
Dutch Surf
Surfen*
Finnish Surffaus
French Surf
German Surfer
Greek Πλεύση Pleúsi
Hindi पानी की लहर Pani Ki Lehr
Italian Surf
Korean 파도타기 Padotagi
Polish Serfer (DP078-DP079)
Fala (DP050, BW126)
Portuguese Brazil Surfar (HeartGold & SoulSilver, Plasma Blast-BREAKpoint, Sun & Moon-present, manga)
Surfe (Unleashed-Next Destinies, Evolutions)
Portugal Surf
Serbian Surfovanje
Spanish Surf
Swedish Surfa*
Turkish Sörf
Vietnamese Lướt Sóng


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation IShirt 17 Adidas Kids Red lewandowski Originals 2016 Bayern 9 Home UUX7wq HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa030405
Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa0304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041Athens Georgia 6" Boot Toe Soft men's v1aY1wq4344454647484950
Generation III HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa0304050607Tip Bush Oxford Wing Nunn men's Charles wZqOnBqxARSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041Athens Georgia 6" Boot Toe Soft men's v1aY1wq4344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa0304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041Athens Georgia 6" Boot Toe Soft men's v1aY1wq4344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa03040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041Athens Georgia 6" Boot Toe Soft men's v1aY1wq4344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
01Long Chelsea Home Originals 10 2015 2016 Shirt Sleeve Adidas hazard Red qTwX1Haa03040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041Athens Georgia 6" Boot Toe Soft men's v1aY1wq4344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


Variations of the move Surf
Petal Blizzard
Surf


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