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Bullet Seed (Japanese: タネマシンガン Seed Machine Gun) is a damage-dealing Grass-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It was TM09 from Generation III to Generation IV.
Bullet Seed inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use with a base power of 10 per strike. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 30. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Bullet Seed may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Mirror Coat will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
Bullet Seed can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.
If the user is holding a King's Rock, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Bullet Seed unless it misses. Bullet Seed is now affected by Counter instead of Mirror Coat due to becoming a physical move.
Generation V onwards
Bullet Seed's base power increased from 10 to 25. There is now a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2. Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Bullet Seed.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
Bullet Seed can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Rototiller was used in the prior turn.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
|| The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the target.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five sets of seeds are shot in rapid succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.
In other games
Bullet Seed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Bullet Seed is Ivysaur's standard Special move. Unlike the Pokémon games, where it had been relatively weak prior to Generation V, Bullet Seed may inflict up to 30-50% damage.
| Bullet Seed
| Fast Attack
| Energy boost
|| 1.1 seconds
| Eligible Pokémon:
- Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Bullet Seed had an energy gain of 12% and a duration of 1.55 seconds.
|| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It hits two to five times in succession.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
In the movie adaptations
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
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