Where To Get HM07 Waterfall in Pokémon Crystal

Finding the Waterfall HM in the Ice Path (Pokémon Crystal)
HM07 Waterfall
# Location Repeatable?
1 Ice Path. Enter from Route 44 (go east from Mahogany) and cross some ice puzzles in the cave to reach the HM. No

To get HM07 Waterfall in Pokémon Crystal, you must reach the Ice Path and clear two challenging puzzles where you slide on a frozen floor.

You can reach the Ice Path by crossing Route 44 from Mahogany Town’s east exit. Just walk to the eastern end of the route and you’ll find the Ice Path’s entrance.

Note: Using Waterfall outside of battle requires the Rising Badge, handed out by Gym Leader Clair in Blackthorn City after you defeat her in battle and pass a test in the Dragon’s Den.

Getting HM07 Waterfall (Step-by-Step)

Step 1: Find the entrance to the Ice Path on Route 44 and enter the cave.

Start from Mahogany Town’s east exit.

Exiting Mahogany Town toward Route 44. / Pokémon Crystal
Exiting Mahogany Town toward Route 44.

Then follow the path eastward.

The western section of Route 44. / Pokémon Crystal
The western section of Route 44.

Some trainers are on the way to the Ice Path. Defeat them or try to avoid them. It’s your choice!

Their Pokémon are in the Lvl. 24-27 range.

The ideal route to avoid combat through Route 44’s middle section. / Pokémon Crystal
The ideal route to avoid combat through Route 44’s middle section.

Climb the hill at the end toward the cave entrance and enter the Ice Path.

Ice Path entrance in the eastern section of Route 44. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice Path entrance in the eastern section of Route 44.

Step 2: Head toward the sizeable frozen lake for the sliding-on-ice puzzle. You’ll find your first example of icy floors to the right of the entrance.

These frozen tiles won’t let you change direction once you start moving, and you’ll only stop when you hit an obstacle.

Reaching the first frozen floor in the Ice Path. / Pokémon Crystal
Reaching the first frozen floor in the Ice Path.

Climb the nearby stairs when you reach dry ground.

Going further into the Ice Path by climbing some stairs. / Pokémon Crystal
Going further into the Ice Path by climbing some stairs.

Then follow the path until you can go back down a different flight of stairs on the other side of this platform.

This will lead you right to the frozen lake.

The winding road through the Ice Path. / Pokémon Crystal
The winding road through the Ice Path.

Step 3: There’s only one way to reach the other side of this puzzle, so you can follow these instructions.

After entering the slippery floor by going up into the rock, turn and go left.

Ice floor puzzle #1. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #1.

A rock will stop your sliding. Go up from here.

Ice floor puzzle #2. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #2.

Once you hit the wall, go left, then down.

Ice floor puzzle #3. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #3.

You’ll stop by some rocks.

Go left to hit another rock, then up.

Ice floor puzzle #4. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #4.

At the next stop, go left.

Ice floor puzzle #5. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #5.

Then down to hit another rock, and then go right.

Ice floor puzzle #6. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #6.

And finally, slide down to hit a rock, then slide right to reach dry land again.

Ice floor puzzle #7. / Pokémon Crystal
Ice floor puzzle #7.

Step 4: Once you’re on dry land, keep going right to find the second ice puzzle before reaching HM07 Waterfall.

Once you’re on the ice (you have to enter this puzzle by walking right), you’ll want to follow these directions:

  • Up
  • Left
  • Down
  • Right
Crossing the ice before HM07 Waterfall’s location. / Pokémon Crystal
Crossing the ice before HM07 Waterfall’s location.

This will send you sliding straight to HM07 Waterfall.

Facing HM07 Waterfall on the ground. / Pokémon Crystal
Facing HM07 Waterfall on the ground.
Obtaining HM07 Waterfall. / Pokémon Crystal
Obtaining HM07 Waterfall.

HM07 Waterfall Details + Uses

Waterfall Move Details
Type Water
Category Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100%
PP 15 (max.24)

Teaching Waterfall to a Pokémon allows you to climb waterfalls in the overworld.

It’s necessary to fully explore Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, and the Whirl Islands (where Lugia is located).

Note: You must defeat Gym Leader Clair in Blackthorn City and clear the Dragon’s Den challenge to obtain the Rising Badge before you can use Waterfall outside of battle.

Waterfall is also one of the most powerful Water-type moves in the game, which is convenient considering HM moves are hard to eliminate.

It’s not as strong as Surf, but its 100% accuracy makes up for the lost Power.

Tip: Visit the Move Deleter in Blackthorn City to help Pokémon forget moves learned from Hidden Machines.

Who To Teach Waterfall To

As a rule of thumb, a Pokémon has to be Water-type to learn Waterfall. There are, however, a few exceptions:

  • Mew
  • Lugia
  • Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite

That said, it’s still better to only teach Waterfall to Water-type Pokémon to take advantage of the same-type attack bonus (STAB). It’s even better if it has a high Attack stat.

Here are some prime candidates:

Pokémon Type Location
Feraligatr Water Evolves from Totodile at Lvl 30
Gyarados Water/Flying Lake of Rage, Fuchsia City (Good Rod, Super Rod)
Quagsire Water/Ground Routes 13, 14, 15, 25, 27, and Union Cave (Night)
Poliwrath Water/Fighting Evolve Poliwhirl at Lvl 25

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