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Squirtle's up smash is an example of a water attack.
For other uses, see Water (disambiguation).

There are a few attacks in the Super Smash Bros. series that are water-based. Squirtle, Greninja, and Corrin are the only characters with attacks that can deal water damage, not counting Kirby copying such an attack or moves that do no damage.

There is both a Water type and a Water effect, which are not bound to each other.

The distinction between these two states is a result of the separation of "attacks that use water to deal damage" and "attacks that should be involved in type effectiveness"; this seems to be done so that certain moves will not participate in type effectiveness without being excluded from being powered up by water stickers (for example, so weak fixed-knockback moves are no easier or harder to escape).

Out of all the effects in Brawl, water is one of the most useful in the Subspace Emissary—it deals extra damage to fire-based enemies, some mechanical enemies (particularly the R.O.B. Squad), and about half of the bosses.

List of water attacks in Brawl[edit]

Character Move Type Effect
Kirby Can copy Water Gun TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Normal).png (uncharged)
EffectIcon(Water).png (charged)
Mario F.L.U.D.D. TypeIcon(Weapon).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Squirtle Up smash TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Down smash TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Neutral air TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Normal).png
Water Gun TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Normal).png (uncharged)
EffectIcon(Water).png (charged)
Waterfall TypeIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Hydro Jyk n/a EffectIcon(Water).png

List of water attacks in SSB4[edit]

The Water type is the only type from Brawl that does not seem to be used in SSB4, though there is no evidence either way as to whether it remains functional.

Character Move Type Effect
Corrin Counter Surge TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Torrential Roar TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Mario F.L.U.D.D. (default and custom 2) TypeIcon(Weapon).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Greninja Neutral aerial TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Pummel TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Hydro Pump TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Down taunt TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Pac-Man Fire Hydrant (water shots) TypeIcon(Typeless).png EffectIcon(Water).png
Villager Timber (watering can) TypeIcon(Weapon).png EffectIcon(Water).png


  • There are no stickers that provide resistance to water-effect attacks, meaning that unless Battering-resistance stickers cover both effects (seeing as they use some of the same visual effects), Hydro Jyks are the only enemy whose attack cannot be guarded against by stickers.

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