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Pollen Puff
かふんだんご Pollen Ball
Pollen Puff VII.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Pollen Puff (Japanese: かふんだんご Pollen Ball) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Ribombee.



Pollen Puff's effect varies depending on the target. If it targets an opponent, it deals damage. If it targets an ally, it restores up to 50% of the target's maximum HP. Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Pollen Puff.

Pokémon affected by Heal Block cannot target allies with Pollen Puff (but they can target an opponent); if only the ally is affected by Heal Block but the user is not, Pollen Puff can target it, but it will fail to heal it.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user attacks the enemy with a pollen puff that explodes. If the target is an ally, it gives the ally a pollen puff that restores its HP instead.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Ribombee Pollen Puff healing.png Ribombee Pollen Puff hurting.png None.png
Ribombee (healing) Ribombee (hurting)
The Pokémon heals or hurts the target with a ball of pollen.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
743 Ribombee Ribombee makes a sweet, yellow ball of pollen and gives it to an ally to eat, or Ribombee makes a poisonous, purple ball of pollen and throws it at an opponent or throws it down an opponent's mouth, causing them to explode.
A wild Ribombee Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet! Debut
Mina's Ribombee The Shape of Love to Come! None

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 花粉團 Fāfántyùhn
Mandarin 花粉團 / 花粉团 Huāfěntuán
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pollen Puff
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pollen Puff
France Flag.png French Boule Pollen
Germany Flag.png German Pollenknödel
Italy Flag.png Italian Sferapolline
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꽃가루경단 Kkotgaru Gyeongdan
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pollen Puff
Poland Flag.png Polish Puszek Pyłu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola de Polen
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pollenpuff

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