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Waterfall in Ultimate.
User Squirtle
Universe Pokémon
Article on Bulbapedia Waterfall (move)

Waterfall (たきのぼり, Waterfall Climb) is Squirtle's up special move.


A torrent of water appears that Squirtle "surfs" on top of. The attack does multiple hits with minor knockback towards the end. It is difficult to interrupt as a recovery move, as the hitbox is large, disjointed, and directly in front of Squirtle. The movement direction of the attack can be slightly altered with the control stick to be more vertical or more horizontal.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet SquirtleHeadSSBB.png Scramble diagonally up on a raging water torrent. Very useful as a recovery technique.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Rides a torrent of water, hitting opponents. Tilting left and right can adjust the rising angle.


Waterfall being used by a traded Squirtle traded from Pokémon Gold in Pokémon Red.

Waterfall was introduced in Generation I and was formerly a signature move of the Goldeen evolution line. Starting in Generation II, Waterfall is HM07, and when used outside of battle, allows the player to go up and down waterfalls. Prior to Generation V, Waterfall was HM07 and HM05 in Generation V and VI. In Generation VII, moves are no longer used outside of battles and HMs were removed as a feature. Waterfall, along with some other former HMs, became TMs instead. As such, Waterfall is TM98 in Generation VII. In battle, it is a physical Water-type attack since Generation IV that has above-average power. Squirtle can learn Waterfall via HM07 in Generation II, which allows it to use the move in Generation I via the Time Capsule; it has learned Waterfall ever since as well.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese たきのぼり
UK English Waterfall
France French Cascade
Germany German Kaskade
Italy Italian Cascata
Spain Spanish Cascada
China Chinese 攀瀑
South Korea Korean 폭포오르기
Netherlands Dutch Waterval
Russia Russian Водопад

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