Bullet Seed (move)

Bullet Seed
タネマシンガン Seed Machine Gun
Bullet Seed VIII.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

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 and is TM50 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation III

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. 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.

Generation IV

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.

If the user is holding a Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation V onwards

Bullet Seed's base power increased from 10 to 25. There is now a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times. 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 or Stamina, 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.

Description

Games Description
RSE Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
FRLG The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
Colo.XD Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the target.
DPPtHGSS The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
PBR The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five sets of seeds are shot in rapid succession.
BWB2W2 The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 17 17 17 17SMUSUM 30
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 1
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 19 19 19 19
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 20 20 20 20
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 20 20 20 20
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 25 21 21BW
25B2W2
25 25
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 27 27BW
38B2W2
38 38 28
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 29 29BW
46B2W2
46 46 30
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 26 26 20
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 26 26 20
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying 31
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 37
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 40
819   Skwovet
  Field Field 35
820   Greedent
  Field Field 41
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 20
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 45
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM09
II
TM09
III
TM09
IV
TM09
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM50
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
819   Skwovet
  Field Field
820   Greedent
  Field Field
829   Gossifleur
  Grass Grass
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
504   Patrat
  Field Field USUM
511   Pansage
  Field Field
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
273   Seedot
  Field Grass Dream World - Dream Park
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
511   Pansage
  Field Field Mystery Egg
Secret Egg
Pokémon Center Best Wishes
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Bullet Seed is a move with 3 base power, 70% accuracy, and 17 PP. The attack will generate 2-5 projectiles that travel up to 10 tiles away and hit the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If a Pokémon faints in middle of the attack, the remaining projectiles will be able to hit a new target. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 2%.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10 and its accuracy to 48%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 15 18 100% An opponent Multistrike Attacks the target two to five times in a row.

Super Smash Bros. series

 
Bullet Seed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Bullet Seed is Ivysaur's Neutral Special move. Using it causes seeds to shoot up from Ivysaur's bulb, dealing repeated damage to those caught in the flare.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Bullet Seed is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Bullet Seed
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 13
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                      SkwovetGreedent
By Elite Fast TM
   
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
 
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 12 → 14
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • April 2, 2020
    • Energy boost: 11 → 13

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS damage on the target, even at a distance, using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL はなれたポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon 2 to 5 times in a row.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away, 2 to 5 times in a row.
MDRTDX It fires off a seed at a high speed, damaging a Pokémon, even one far away, 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Movie adaptations


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 種子機關槍 Júngjí Gēigwāanchēung
Mandarin 種子機關槍 / 种子机关枪 Zhǒngzǐ Jīguānqiāng
  Czech Semínková střela
  Dutch Kogelzaad
  Finnish Siemenhyökkäys
  French Balle Graine
  German Kugelsaat
  Greek Σπόροι Σφαίρες
  Indonesian Tembakan Biji
Senapan Biji
  Italian Semitraglia
  Korean 기관총 Gigwanchong
  Polish Nasienny Pocisk*
Puls Nasion*
Portuguese   Brazil Projétil de Semente (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, Secret Wonders, Dragons Exalted-present, BW Promo, manga)
Semente de Bala (Emerging Powers)
Rajada de Sementes (early anime)
  Portugal Balas de Semente
Recorrente
Semente Bala (anime)
  Romanian Sămânța Glonț
  Serbian Ispaljivanje semenki
Spanish   Latin America Bala Semilla
  Spain Semilladora*
Recurrente*
  Swedish Kulfröattack
  Thai ปืนกลเมล็ดพืช
  Vietnamese Đạn Hạt Mầm
Đạn Hạt Liên Thanh



Variations of the move Bullet Seed
  Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VIII TMs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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