Seed Sower (Ability)

Seed Sower こぼれダネ
Self-Sowing Seeds
Flavor text
Generation IX
Turns the ground into Grassy Terrain when the Pokémon is hit by an attack.

Seed Sower (Japanese: こぼれダネ Self-Sowing Seeds) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Arboliva.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Seed Sower is hit by a damaging move, it summons Grassy Terrain for five turns, unless Grassy Terrain is already present. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Terrain Extender. If hit by a multi-strike move, the first strike will activate it.

Seed Sower activates before the effect of the moves Steel Roller and Ice Spinner is triggered, thus removing the grassy terrain.

Outside of battle

Seed Sower has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Seed Sower

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0930   Arboliva
Grass Normal Seed Sower None Harvest
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In the anime

The Pokémon turns the ground into Grassy Terrain when it is hit by an attack. The Grassy Terrain promotes the growth of vegetation.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  When Arboliva is hit by an attack, it releases pulses of green energy from its body, creating a Grassy Terrain that causes the plants around it to grow at an increased rate and boosts the power of Grass-type moves.
Lucius's Arboliva The Future I Choose Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 掉出種子 Diuhchēut Júngjí
Mandarin 掉出種子 / 掉出种子 Diàochū Zhǒngzǐ
  French Semencier
  German Streusaat
  Italian Spargisemi
  Korean 넘치는씨 Neomchineun Ssi
  Polish Siewca
  Brazilian Portuguese Semear
  Spanish Disemillar

Variations of the Ability Sand Spit
Sand SpitSeed Sower

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