Top Ten Pokemon Water Moves

The Top Ten

1 Hydro Pump

This move is a classic its been in Pokemon since generation 1. Surf is not better and hydro cannon has more damage but you have to recharge. So, over all this move is better.

Classic great water move with 120 base at power and with 85% accuracy. However HOW DID SURF IS HIGHER THAN HYDRO PUMP, hydro pump is basically the upgrade of surf!

I agree with the person below me surf sucks. but I do have to ask how did it get in first?

This move is suprisingly o.p, especially in pokemon ultra sun and pokemon ultra moon

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2 Surf

Surf not only helps you advance in the game, but using it correctly can be absolutely great. Get 2 pokemon with water absorb and the only thing that can take you down is an electric sweeper-not even grass types can get around this

Same power and accuracy than thunderbolt, ice beam and flamethrower, but ATTACKS EVERYONE! Geez! - Croquedead

High accuracy and damage everyone has a pokemon that uses surf

Surf is a great move

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3 Hydro Cannon

Are you kidding?! Right know I'm thinking not just the grass type Pokemon list, but this list even more is so false (none of the other lists are stupid. ) Hydro cannon does much more damage than hydro pump, and as one comment said on hydro pump, hydro pump is better than surf, meaning that hydro cannon does more than 8X THE DAMAGE! DO YOU HEAR ME? 8 TIMES! AND HYDRO CANNON IS BETTER THAN HYDRO PUMP!

It's much better than surf, because surf attacks everyone including your team mates and it's better than hydro pump because hydro cannon has more power and more accuracy. Who cares about the recharging?

Hydro Cannon is ultimate water type move the people should be shame to put it at #8. This have the power of 150 and the accuracy of 90%. Dang man what wrong with you people! Used your common sense!

You use common sense! Power isn't everything. There's a reason nobody uses Hydro Cannon, and it's because of that stupid recharge turn you're forgetting about - Mooshroomsrock17

It’s the strongest water type move that exists

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4 Crabhammer


Exclusive to Krabby, Kingler, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher and Clawitzer (ie: the crabs). An epic move with a power of 100, accuracy of 90 AND it raises the chance of critical hits.

5 Rain Dance

Many people don't notice this at first but it helps for abilities like hydration.

I forgot something, it also works with dry skin the healing, and rain dance lowers power of fire types

What the heck? This is the 2nd worst (after splash) water movee in the ' game

Rain Dance is great. More Water-type power(Rain Dance STAB w. Mystic Water on a Camerupt=1260 power)
and less Fire type power. Not to mention more Thunder+Hurricane accuracy.

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6 Aqua Jet

I love the way it looks when a pokemon uses is

Olmsted every water type known it though it does do damage to itself if used against rock. Types

7 Water Spout

My wailord had this and he and I totalled the champion

Much better than Hydro Cannon. - noo7na7

OP! Like V-create as 180 base power

Get a Pokémon with massive Special Attack and I promise you could KO a level 100 Arceus with one hit of Water Spout

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8 Water Pulse

My greninja has it

Nice have power60(3 star attack) and 100 acc that can confuse sometime too

Demolishes and may confuse the target, gave it to lv 21 dewwot and he wrecked a lv 19 servine.

9 Scald

What's the point of this list? Anyway, I'll vote cause I'm bored. Scald has a 30% chance of burn, which is pretty good halving the opponent's attack. This makes it dangerous for physical attackers to switch in as they could be burnt and possibly crippled for the rest of the match. Only Fire-types are immune to burn, and they are weak to water moves, so no one is safe except for stuff with Rest, Natural Cure, Heal Bell or Aromatherapy I guess. Guts users can also take advantage of the burn to activate their ability and get 1.5 attack. If we're talking about in-game thought, Surf is definitely the best. You have to use it to go to a lot of places, and Surf is powerful, accurate, and has quite a lot of PP.

Its quite cool you can burn opponents with a water move

Gotta love scald. 30% burn chance, and great power. 100 accuracy too. And it doesn't make you recharge or anything.

Scald is the second best move after hydro pump becuase the burn helps you if there on one hp they will die...faint and its water type so...
;ets go scald

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10 Razor Shell

I use this a lot on the game Pokemon White 2. It is very helpful. I'm glad they made this move.

I have never lost a single battle in black and black 2! All thanks to this move

My signature move

I also used this move a lot in Pokemon black 2
hooray for Razor Shell :D

The Newcomers

? Memento

Whats not to love? The totally water-type-move that kills your guy to lower your pponents attack and defense by 1.

? V-create

Best attack I have ever seen
Be careful while using that attack more dangerous

The Contenders

11 Waterfall

Kind of like scald, but for physical attackers and without burn possibility

Latios can learn this move!

Why is rain dance #4?!

Useful on Azumarill. however, it is outclassed completely by Liquidation.

12 Aqua Tail

It has quite low accuracy but it quite powerful when it hits. This should be quite close to the top.

The worst if you miss but it packs a punch

My blastoise used this a lot

Aqua tail is great

13 Water Shuriken

This AWESOME move is used by the SO OP greninja. Totally should be number 1, and better than hydro pump, of course.

It hits more than once! A really awesome attack

This move is so weak. Greninja is so overrated and its fans are oblivious, it's not as strong as people think it is and is beaten easily.


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14 Origin Pulse

How to bulldoze over the Elite 4.

Origin pulse is the best water type move. When I caught my Kyogre it had already learned the move. When it went into its Primal form, 99.9 percent of the time it was a one-hour KO.

One shots everything stronger than surf

I love kyogre :3

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15 Hyper Beam

Hyper Beam isn't water! Whoever is writing this list clearly hasn't played Pokemon

This is the best water move in the books



16 Splash and Water Gun

Splash is a normal type move...

Should be number one. Probably the best water type moves this world has ever seen.

Actually, splash goes around the HP bar twice so you don't notice the damage. And if a really strong Pokemon only uses splash on yours, your Pokemon will hate you after the battle. - FennikenFan9

Splash sucks

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17 Hydro Vortex

A tornado of water, literally.

18 Aqua Ring

What the heck.. why is this on here? It only regens 10 hp every turn.

19 Brine

This move is amazing! My blastoise used this to knockout rlite four and my rival it should be on 1or3

20 Splash

The best move.

God tier

21 Bubble Beam


22 Steam Eruption

Please. Stop. These are fire type moves. The guy who made blue flare and steam eruption is a retarded moron

Best water type move of 2016.

It is water u nut

Steam eruption is a water type move, does 110 damage and has a 30% chance of burn. X1000 better than scald it should be number1!

23 Double-Edge

Who care about recoil on a pokemon with high hp

24 Ice Beam

Ice beam is a ice type move.


25 Sparkling Aria
26 Water Tackle
27 Aerial Ace
28 Oceanic Operetta

It's a z move only used by Primarina(I think) and I love the way it looks.

29 Soak

First time I heard that move


30 Blue Flare

Whoever made this an option is an idiot.

Blue flare is the best water type move lol


31 Water Gun

How is water gun on this list?

32 Razor Leaf

How is this a water type move?!

33 Bubble
34 Eruption

Used by primal kyogre

35 Liquidation

It's the best physical water move and has a chance to lower Attack, instantly amazing

36 Dragon Claw

Great water type move would use again


37 Flamethrower Flamethrower

This is not even a water type move

38 Ice Punch
39 Water Sport

Weaken's the power of fire type moves

40 Dive


41 Muddy Water

It's like surf expect dirty

42 Tackle

The best

43 Fire Blast

Best water type move in the game.

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