Salt Cure (move)

Salt Cure
しおづけ Salting
Salt Cure IX.png
Salt Cure IX 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Jam  0  
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Salt Cure (Japanese: しおづけ Salting) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature move of Naclstack and Garganacl.


Salt Cure inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP as damage per turn in addition to the damage dealt when it is used. If a Steel and/or Water type is affected by Salt Cure, the amount of damage per turn is ¼ of its maximum HP.

The effect is removed when the afflicted Pokémon is switched out. Salt Cure cannot be passed by Baton Pass.

Team Star's Starmobiles are unaffected by the secondary effects of Salt Cure.


Games Description
SV The user salt cures the target, inflicting damage every turn. Steel and Water types are more strongly affected by this move.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0933     Mineral Mineral Evo.
0934     Mineral Mineral 24
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In the anime

The user salt cures the target, inflicting continuing damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Garganacl forms a white orb before each of its hands and releases a vortex of salt particles from them at the opponent. The opponent then becomes covered in salt crystals, hurting them further.
Sidian's Garganacl Rivals in the Dark of Night! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鹽醃 Yìhmyīm
Mandarin 鹽醃 / 盐腌 Yányān
  French Salaison
  German Pökelsalz
  Italian Sotto Sale
  Korean 소금절이 Sogeumjeor-i
  Spanish Salazón

  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.