Growth (move)

Growth
せいちょう Growth
Growth VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Growth (Japanese: せいちょう Growth) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Growth increases the user's Special stat by one stage.

Generations II to IV

Growth instead increases the user's Special Attack stat by one stage.

Growth can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with certain moves (Absorb, Bullet Seed, Frenzy Plant, Giga Drain, Leech Seed, Magical Leaf, Mega Drain, Petal Dance, Razor Leaf, SolarBeam and Vine Whip) having their base appeal points doubled if they are used in the next turn.

Generation V

Growth now increases the user's Attack by one stage in addition to increasing Special Attack by one stage. In harsh sunlight, Growth raises Attack and Special Attack by two stages each.

Generation VI onward

Growth's PP is changed from 40 to 20.

Growth can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Growth, the user's Special Attack stat rises by another stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad Raises Special to make special attacks stronger and enhance protection against special moves.
Stad2 A Normal-type move that raises Spcl.Atk. Normally used up to six times.
GSC Raises the Spcl. Atk rating.
RSEColo.XD Forces the body to grow and heightens Sp. Atk.
FRLG The user's body is forced to grow, raising the Sp. Atk stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user's body is forced to grow all at once. It raises the Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user's body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass 34 32 32 25 25 25 25SMUSUM
27PE
6
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass 38 38 38 28 28 28 28SMUSUM
39PE
1
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 43 41 41 28 28 28 28SMUSUM
44PE
1
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 1SMUSUM
4PE
1
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1PE 1
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 41 37 37 27 33 33 33SMUSUM
12PE
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 48 46 43 30 37 37 37SMUSUM
12PE
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass 1 6 6 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
4PE
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1, 6 1, 6 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7SMUSUM
1, 4PE
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass 1PE
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 49RGB
48Y
46 13 12 12BW
20B2W2
20 20SMUSUM
27PE
8
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass 4 6 1 1 1 1
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 4 6 1 1 1 1
273   Seedot
  Field Grass 7 7 7 7XY
9ORAS
9 9
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 7 7 7 7XY
6ORAS
6 9
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1 1
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 36 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 5 4 4 4 4 1
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 9 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass 7 7 7 7XY
1ORAS
1
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 4 4 4 4 1
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 29 29 29 29
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass 7 7 7 7 10
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 12 12BW
20B2W2
20 20 1
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
495   Snivy
  Field Grass 13 13 13
496   Servine
  Field Grass 13 13 13
497   Serperior
  Field Grass 13 13 13
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy 4 4 4 18
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1 1 1 1
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass 4 4 4 1
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 6 6 6 4
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 6 6 6 4
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 1 1
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 1 1
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 8 8 24
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 8 1, 8 24
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass 14 5
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass 1, 14 1
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass 13 1
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 16
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 18
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
829   Gossifleur
  Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 New York Pokémon Center
133   Eevee
  Field Field New York Pokémon Center
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
495   SnivyLv. 5
  Field Grass Pokémon Center Tohoku Snivy
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, Growth is a move with 22PP. The user raises its Special Attack by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Special Attack by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Special Attack by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの とくこうを 1だんかいあげ
MDGtI It boosts your Attack and Special Attack. Under a Sunny condition, your stats go up even higher. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It boosts your Attack and Sp. Atk. When it's sunny, your stats go up even higher. The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.

In the anime

       
Tangrowth Glowing Green beam released Effect
The user releases a green beam and gives its energy to others.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Tangrowth Tangrowth holds out its hands and two light green orbs appear in front of them. Light green beams shoot from the orbs at the target, giving Tangrowth's energy to it.
A wild Tangrowth Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! Debut
  Cherrim The purple stem on Cherrim's head glows light green and it releases a light green beam from the stem at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Cherrim Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
  Seedot A light green orb forms above the gray stem on Seedot's head. It then fires a light green beam from the orb at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Seedot Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
  Shroomish A light green orb forms above the hole on Shroomish's head, and it fires a light green beam from the orb at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Shroomish Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
  Bellsprout Two light green orbs form in front of the leaves on the side of its body and it fires light green beams from the orbs at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Bellsprout Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 生長 Sāangjéung
Mandarin 生長 / 生长 Shēngzhǎng
  Czech Růst
  Danish Vækst
  Dutch Groei
  French Croissance
  German Wachstum
  Greek Ανάπτυξη
  Italian Crescita
  Korean 성장 Seongjang
  Polish Wzrost
Portuguese   Brazil Crescimento
  Portugal Crescimento
  Romanian Creșterea
  Serbian Rast
  Spanish Desarrollo
  Turkish Büyütme
  Vietnamese Tăng Trưởng




Variations of the move Bulk Up
  Bulk UpCalm MindCosmic Power
Dragon DanceGrowthHone ClawsStockpileWork Up


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