Cotton Spore (move)

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Cotton Spore
わたほうし Cotton Spore
Cotton Spore.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Cotton Spore (Japanese: わたほうし Cotton Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages and has an accuracy of 85.

In Double Battles, Cotton Spore may target any single foe or ally.

Generation V

The accuracy of Cotton Spore is increased to 100.

Generation VI onward

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Cotton Spore.

In Double and Triple Battles, Cotton Spore now targets all adjacent foes.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Cotton Spore, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Spores that cling to the target, sharply reducing the opponent's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSE Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing Speed.
FRLG Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
Colo.XD Spores cling to the target, sharply reducing Speed.
DPPtHGSS The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
XYORAS The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 23 23 19 19BW
11B2W2
11 11
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass 25 25 28 34 34 34
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass 29 29 32 40 40 40
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass 33 33 32 44 44 44
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like 41 49 49 49XY
46ORAS
46
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like 47 59 59 59XY
49ORAS
49
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy 17 17 17
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy 1 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 18 18 18
684 Swirlix Swirlix
Fairy Fairy 17 17
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
Fairy Fairy 17 17
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.

In the anime

Miette Slurpuff Cotton Spore.png Harley Cacturne Cotton Spore.png Cottonee Cotton Spore.png None.png
Slurpuff Cacturne Cottonee
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
332 Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut
546 Cottonee Cottonee jumps backwards and waves the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. Four large, fluffy, white cottonballs then come out from its body and float around or stick to the opponent.
Multiple wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! None
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff releases light yellow sparkles from its body or Slurpuff opens its mouth and a huge amount of cotton comes pouring out and leaving the opponent trapped in the cotton.
Miette's Slurpuff Performing with Fiery Charm! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Cotton Spore II.png Cotton Spore III.png Cotton Spore IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Cotton Spore V.png Cotton Spore PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Cotton Spore Stad2.png Cotton Spore Colo.png Cotton Spore XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉花孢子 Mìhnfā Bāaují *
綿孢子 Mìhn Bāaují *
Mandarin 棉孢子 Mián Bāozǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wattenspoor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pumpuli-itiö
France Flag.png French Spore Coton
Germany Flag.png German Baumwollsaat
Greece Flag.png Greek Βαμβακόσπορος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Kapas
Italy Flag.png Italian Cottonspora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 목화포자 Mokhwa Poja
Poland Flag.png Polish Bawełniany pył
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esporo de Algodão (XY series and TCG)
Esporos de Algodão (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esporos de Algodão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Spora od Vate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Esporagodón


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