Spikes (move)

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Spikes
まきびし Caltrop
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Type  Ground
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Affected by Magic Coat and Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all foes
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Spikes (Japanese: まきびし Caltrop) is a non-damaging Ground-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Spikes sets an entry hazard around the enemy team's field. Pokémon who switch into the spike-ridden field take 12.5% of their maximum HP in damage. Flying-type Pokémon are immune to this damage. The move Rapid Spin removes Spikes around the user.

Generation III

Spikes can now be set up to three times, each increasing the damage done to the opponent upon switching in. One layer of Spikes will damage the opponent Pokémon by 1/8 (12.5%) of its maximum HP, two layers will deal 1/6 (16.67%), and three layers will deal 1/4 (25%). Any Pokémon with Levitate will also be immune to the damage.

Generation IV

The move Defog will remove Spikes around its target. Any Pokémon under the effect of Magnet Rise or Magic Guard Ability are unaffected by the damage. However, Flying and Levitating Pokémon are affected under Gravity, while holding Iron Ball, or if Baton Passed an Ingrain.

Generation V

Spikes can now be reflected with Magic Coat and the Ability Magic Bounce.

Generation VI

Defog now removes all Spikes from play regardless of which side of the field they were placed on.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that scatters Spikes and injures opponent Pokémon when they switch.
GSC Hurts foes when they switch out.
RSColo.XD Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching out.
E Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching in.
FRLG A trap of spikes is laid around the foe's party to hurt foes switching in.
DPPtHGSS The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe's feet. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3 33C 33RSE
36FRLG
28 28 28 28
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug 43 43 23DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug 49 49 23DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2 1C 1 1 1 1 1
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying 42 27DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like 33 33 33 33XY
30ORAS
30
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like 35 35 35 35XY
30ORAS
30
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1 28 28
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral 15 15
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
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
568 Trubbish Trubbish
Mineral Mineral
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
767 Wimpod Wimpod
Bug Water 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field New York City Pokémon Center
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Spikes creates a Spiked Tile underneath the user. Any Pokémon that steps on a Spiked Tile will lose 20 HP each. When this move is used by the player, the tile will remain hidden until a foe Pokémon steps on it; but if the move was used by a foe Pokémon, the player will be able to see it so it can be avoided at all times. However, Spiked Tile cannot be laid under one-tile ways and the entrance of a room.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user places spikes underfoot. The Spiked Tile inflicts damage on foes that step on it.

In the anime

Barry Skarmory Spikes.png Brock Pineco Spikes.png Barry Skarmory Spikes effect.png Brock Forretress Spikes.png
Skarmory Pineco Effect Forretress
The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe's feet.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
204 Pineco Pineco spins around and purple spikes come out of its body and hit the opponent.
Brock's Pineco Ariados, Amigos Debut
205 Forretress Forretress spins around and glowing white spikes comes out of its body and hit the opponent, or Forretress fires black spikes at the opponent that surround it. When the opponent gets pricked by them, it hurts them.
Brock's Forretress A Tail with a Twist None
227 Skarmory Skarmory spins its body rapidly and multiple glowing metallic red spikes come out of its body and fall onto the battlefield. The spikes sink into the ground when they land. When the opponent switches to another Pokémon, small explosions go off under their feet, hurting them.
Barry's Skarmory Casting a Paul on Barry! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Spikes II.png Spikes III.png Spikes IV.png Spikes 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
Spikes 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
Spikes Stad2.png Spikes Colo.png Spikes 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 being a Ground-type move, Diggersby is the only Ground-type Pokemon capable of learning Spikes.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 滿地星 Mǎn​dì​xīng*
捲捲菱 Juǎnjuǎnlíng*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spijker
Finland Flag.png Finnish Naulaisku (OS)
Piikki-isku (AG)
France Flag.png French Picots
Germany Flag.png German Stachler
Greece Flag.png Greek Καρφιά
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Duri
Spike
Italy Flag.png Italian Punte
South Korea Flag.png Korean 압정뿌리기 Apjeong Ppurigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Kolce
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Farpas
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Espinhos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Šiljci
Spain Flag.png Spanish Púas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rải Đinh



Variations of the move Spikes
Status SpikesStealth RockToxic SpikesSticky Web


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