Generations II to IV
Cotton Spore lowers the target's
Speed stat by two stages and has an accuracy of 85.
Double Battles, Cotton Spore may target any single foe or ally.
The accuracy of Cotton Spore is increased to 100.
Generation VI onwards 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.
Stad2 Spores that cling to the target, sharply reducing the opponent's Speed.
G S C Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
R S E Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing Speed.
FR LG Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
XD Spores cling to the target, sharply reducing Speed.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
B W B2 W2 The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
X Y OR AS The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.
S M US UM The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stat.
Learnset In other games
MD R B Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MD T D S Reduces the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
B S L てきポケモンの いどうそくどを １だんかいさげる
MD GtI It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed.
S MD It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed, but it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.
In the anime
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
First Used In
Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut
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 onto the opponent.
Multiple wild Cottonee
Cottonee in Love! None
Slurpuff Slurpuff releases light-yellow sparkles from its body, or Slurpuff opens its mouth and a huge amount of cotton comes pouring out, leaving the opponent trapped in the cotton.
Performing with Fiery Charm! None
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opponent.
First Chapter Used In
Jumpluff Jumpluff holds its arms above its head and sprays the opponent with cotton-like spores from the cotton puffs on its hands and head. The cotton sticks to the opponent and makes them unable to see Jumpluff.
Great Girafarig Debut
Cottonee Cottonee faces the opponent and fires a large beam of cotton from its face at the opponent. When the beam is near the opponent, it explodes into smaller balls of cotton that float in the air around it.
Black's First Trainer Battle None
In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games In other languages