Cotton Spore (move)

Cotton Spore
わたほうし Cotton Spore
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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 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.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
SMUSUM The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stat.
SwSh The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 23 23 19 19BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 25 25 28 34 34 34 34BDSP
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 29 29 32 40 40 40 40BDSP
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 33 33 32 44 44 44 44BDSP
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 41 49 49 49XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 47 59 59 59XY
49ORAS
49 49BDSP
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy 17 17 17 33SwSh
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1 1 1 1SwSh
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 18 18 18 40SwSh
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 17 17 24SwSh
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 17 17 24SwSh
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass 1, Evo.SwSh
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
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
406   Budew
 
 
Fairy Grass
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, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Cotton Spore is a move with 13 PP and 70% accuracy. The user target enemy in front, lowering its Movement Speed by one level. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Speed by two stat ranks*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the target's Speed.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの いどうそくどを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed.
SMD
MDRTDX
It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed, but it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.


In the anime

       
Cacturne Cottonee Slurpuff
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne 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.
Miette's Slurpuff Performing with Fiery Charm! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉孢子 Mìhn Bāaují *
綿孢子 Mìhn Bāaují *
棉花孢子 Mìhnfā Bāaují *
綿胞子 Mìhn Bāaují *
Mandarin 棉孢子 Mián Bāozǐ *
綿孢子 Mián Bāozǐ *
  Dutch Wattenspoor
  Finnish Pumpuli-itiö
  French Spore Coton
  German Baumwollsaat
  Greek Βαμβακόσπορος
  Indonesian Serbuk Kapas
  Italian Cottonspora
  Korean 목화포자 Mokhwa Poja
  Polish Nasionko*
Bawełniany Pył*
Portuguese   Brazil Esporo de Algodão (Pokémon the Series: XY and TCG)
Esporos de Algodão (manga)
  Portugal Esporos de Algodão
  Serbian Spora od Vate
Spanish   Latin America Esporas Algodón (AG114-BW029)
Espora Algodón (XY080)
  Spain Esporagodón
  Vietnamese Bào Tử Bông Gòn



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