Grassy Seed

The Grassy Seed (Japanese: グラスシード Grass Seed) is a type of consumable held item introduced in Generation VII. It boosts the holder's Defense in Grassy Terrain.

Grassy Seed
Grass Seed
Bag Grassy Seed Sprite.png
Grassy Seed
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items SwSh pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items SwSh pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 10

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  2,000
SV  20,000  5,000


If a Pokémon is holding an Grassy Seed while the field is Grassy Terrain, it consumes the Grassy Seed and its Defense is increased by one stage. The Grassy Seed is consumed even if the holder is not otherwise affected by the terrain (i.e. it is not grounded or in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move). It is not consumed if the holder already has +6 Defense stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Defense stat stages).

If the terrain is changed to Grassy Terrain by Grassy Surge, then immediately changed by another terrain-changing Ability, the Seed is consumed before the other Ability activates; however, if a Pokémon that holds a Grassy Seed and has a terrain-changing Ability is switched in during Grassy Terrain, its Ability activates before its held Seed can. Magic Room and Embargo fade before terrain does, so if Grassy Terrain would dissipate on the same turn as Magic Room or Embargo, the Seed will activate before the terrain dissipates. If multiple Pokémon each hold an Grassy Seed when the field becomes Grassy Terrain, each Pokémon will consume the Grassy Seed before Symbiosis transfers any item (including Grassy Seeds).

If a held Grassy Seed did not activate because its holder's Defense is already at +6 (or -6 in the case of Contrary), it will not activate for its current holder until the terrain is changed or its holder takes damage (unless the holder is switched out).


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Defense on Grassy Terrain. It can only be used once.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the terrain becomes Grassy Terrain, the holder will use this seed to boost its own Defense stat.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SM Malie Garden Held by wild Bounsweet (5% chance)
USUM Route 14, Malie Garden Held by wild Steenee (5% chance)
SwSh Wyndon Held by wild Bounsweet, wild Steenee (5% chance each), and wild Tsareena (50% chance)
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Grass: 2-20 points)
SV Delibird Presents (Cascarrafa Branch, after completing the main storyline)
Sparkling overworld item (West Province (Area Three))
SVTM Sparkling overworld item (Mossfell Confluence, Wistful Fields)


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
USUM Ula'ula Island Shiny Tapu Bulu All March 19, 2019 to April 29, 2019



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 青草種子 Chēngchóu Júngjí
Mandarin 青草種子 / 青草种子 Qīngcǎo Zhǒngzǐ
  French Graine Herbe
  German Gras-Samen
  Italian Erbaseme
  Korean 그래스시드 Grass Seed
  Spanish Semilla Hierba

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