Smelling Salts (move)

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Smelling Salts
きつけ Resuscitation
Smelling Salts VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Smelling Salts (Japanese: きつけ Resuscitation), named SmellingSalt prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Makuhita and Hariyama.

Effect

Generations III to V

SmellingSalt deals damage. Its base power of 60 will double against a paralyzed target, but it will also cure the target of paralysis.

Generation VI

The base power of Smelling Salts is increased to 70.

Description

Games Description
RSE Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
FRLG Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe's paralysis.
Colo.XD Strong against paralyzed targets, also heals them.
DPPtHGSS This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe's paralysis, however.
BWB2W2 This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target's paralysis, however.
XYORAS This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target's paralysis, however.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like 31 22 22 22XY
28ORAS
28
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like 33 22 22 22XY
28ORAS
30
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
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
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 Inflicts damage on the target. It inflicts greater damage if the target has paralysis, but it also heals paralysis.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

SmellingSalt III.png SmellingSalt IV.png SmellingSalt V.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
SmellingSalt 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
SmellingSalt Colo.png SmellingSalt 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

Trivia

  • Despite real-life smelling salts restoring consciousness, Smelling Salts cures paralysis. Another move, Wake-Up Slap, does this instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 甦醒 Sūxǐng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ruikend Zout
France Flag.png French Stimulant
Germany Flag.png German Riechsalz
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάνιψη
Italy Flag.png Italian Maniereforti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정신차리기 Jeongsin Charigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Estimulo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mirišljava So
Spain Flag.png Spanish Estímulo


Variations of the move Smelling Salts
Physical Smelling SaltsWake-Up Slap


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