One of the four elemental bending arts, waterbending is the the ability to control water utilized by the people from the Water Tribes and the Foggy Swamp Tribe.
Waterbending is one of the four main elements of the world and is practiced by members of the Water Tribes that inhabit the poles. The earliest waterbenders learned the art from the moon as they saw how the moon was able to pull the tides and move the ocean. Practicing the motion of pulling and pushing, they found their movements moved the water. Like how the firebenders draw their energy from the sun, waterbenders use the moon to power their abilities, at their strongest during the night. Waterbenders are also known for using ice based attacks and healing. More advances waterbenders are able to bend without the use of water, looking for other sources and as a result, they can manipulate plants or even people.