Effect Spore (Ability)
If a Pokémon is immune to some of the status conditions, then the chance of inflicting each of the remaining conditions is constant, so the total chance of successfully inflicting a condition decreases.
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become either poisoned, paralyzed, or asleep, with a 10% probability each.
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 9% chance of poison, 10% chance of paralysis, and 11% chance of sleep.
Generation VI onward
Outside of battle
Effect Spore has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Effect Spore
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Paras||Bug||Grass||Effect Spore||Dry Skin||Damp|
|Parasect||Bug||Grass||Effect Spore||Dry Skin||Damp|
|Shroomish||Grass||Effect Spore||Poison Heal||Quick Feet|
|Breloom||Grass||Fighting||Effect Spore||Poison Heal||Technician|
|Morelull||Grass||Fairy||Illuminate||Effect Spore||Rain Dish|
|Shiinotic||Grass||Fairy||Illuminate||Effect Spore||Rain Dish|
|Gossifleur||Grass||Cotton Down||Regenerator||Effect Spore|
|Eldegoss||Grass||Cotton Down||Regenerator||Effect Spore|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
In other games
In the anime
Effect Spore played a major role in The Power of Us. Team Rocket attempted to raid Fula City's Pokémon Research Pavilion, but only got away with a solution of Effect Spore made by Toren. They later dropped it on accident, which released a toxic gas that in turn triggered a devastating fire. Both disasters endangered Fula City, but Ash and the citizens worked together to successfully combat both.
In the manga
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Cute Charm|
|Cute Charm • Effect Spore • Flame Body • Poison Point • Static|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|