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.
SwShBDSPLA The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.
SV The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to opposing Pokémon. This harshly lowers their Speed stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0179     Monster Field 23 23 19 19BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP 11
0180     Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP 11
0181     Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11BDSP 11
0187    
 
Fairy Grass 25 25 28 34 34 34 34BDSP 27
0188    
 
Fairy Grass 29 29 32 40 40 40 40BDSP 31
0189    
 
Fairy Grass 33 33 32 44 44 44 44BDSP 35
0331     Grass Human-Like 41 49 49 49XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP 46
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like 47 59 59 59XY
49ORAS
49 49BDSP 49
0546    
 
Grass Fairy 17 17 17 33SwSh
0547    
 
Grass Fairy 1 1 1 1SwSh
0556     Grass Grass 18 18 18 40SwSh
0684     Fairy Fairy 17 17 24SwSh
0685     Fairy Fairy 17 17 24SwSh
0830     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 IX
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0406    
 
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

Cotton Spore lowers the enemy's Travel Speed by one stage. Since Super Mystery Dungeon, it will have no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Status 2 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Speed by two stat ranks*. Serena (Palentine's 2021) & Whimsicott
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Sharply lowers the target's Speed.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Cotton Spore is Eldegoss's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Synthesis into it instead of Cotton Guard. The user channels, gathering spores while increasing its movement speed. At the end of the channel the spores are released, damaging and throwing nearby enemies into the air, then slowing them when they land. At level 13, user's Defense and Sp. Defense are increased by 40% while channeling.

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
 
Miette's Slurpuff
 
Mitchell's Slurpuff
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut
  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 releases light-yellow sparkles from its body; or, Slurpuff releases a cloud of cotton from its mouth or hands, leaving the opponent trapped in the cotton.
Miette's Slurpuff Performing with Fiery Charm! None
Mitchell's Slurpuff HZ019 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 Cotonspora*
Cottonspora*
  Korean 목화포자 Mokhwa Poja
  Polish Nasionko*
Bawełniany Pył*
Portuguese   Brazil Esporo de Algodão (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, 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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