Sleep Powder (move)

Sleep Powder
ねむりごな Sleep Powder
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Sleep Powder (Japanese: ねむりごな Sleep Powder) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

It appears to be a sleep counterpart to Poison Powder and Stun Spore, as the accuracy, Contest group, appeal, effects, Japanese names and animation are the same or very similar. They are also usually learned at the same level or in a similar pattern.

Effect

Generation I

Sleep Powder puts the target to sleep.

In the Generation I handheld games only, Sleep Powder can affect a target behind a substitute.

Generation II

In the Generation II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Sleep Powder, the move has a 25% chance to fail in addition to its normal chance to miss.

Generations III to V

Sleep Powder cannot affect targets with Insomnia, Vital Spirit or Sap Sipper as their Ability.

Sleep Powder can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Sweet Scent was used in the previous turn.

Generation VI onwards

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Sleep Powder. Pokémon under the effect of Sweet Veil are also unaffected by Sleep Powder.

Sleep Powder can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Sleep Powder, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  80%  80%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  5  3  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with drowsiness

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Induces sleep. A Pokémon will stay asleep for several turns if an item isn't used to wake it.
GSC May cause the foe to fall asleep.
RSE Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.
FRLG A sleep-inducing dust is scattered in high volume around a foe.
Colo.XD Scatters a powder that may cause the target to sleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
LA The user scatters a cloud of sleep-inducing powder that makes the target drowsy.
SV The user scatters a cloud of soporific dust that puts the target to sleep.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0001    
 
Monster Grass 41 15 15 13 13 13 13 14 15 15 15
0002    
 
Monster Grass 46 15 15 13 13 13 13 14 15 15 15
0003    
 
Monster Grass 55 15 15 13 13 13 13 14 15 15 15
0012    
 
Bug Bug 17RGB
15Y
15 15 12 12 12 13 13 12 12
0043    
 
Grass Grass 19 18 18 17 17 17XY
15ORAS
15 14 18 18 18
0044    
 
Grass Grass 19 18 18 17 17 17XY
15ORAS
15 14 18 18 18
0045    
 
Grass Grass 1, 19 - - - - - - - 1 1 1
0046    
 
Bug Grass - - - - - - - 2 - -
0047    
 
Bug Grass - - - - - - - 1, 2 - -
0048    
 
Bug Bug 38 36 36 29 29 29 29 24 29 29
0049    
 
Bug Bug 43 42 42 29 29 29 29 24 29 29
0069    
 
Grass Grass 18 15 15 13 13 13 13 16 13 13
0070    
 
Grass Grass 18 15 15 13 13 13 13 16 13 13
0071    
 
Grass Grass 1, 18 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1
0102    
 
Grass Grass 48 37 37 23 23 23 23 20 - - -
0114     Grass Grass 39 4 4 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4 5 36 36 43
0182     Grass Grass - - - - - - 1 1 1
0187    
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 10
0188    
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 12
0189    
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 12
0387     Monster Grass - - - - - 25 -
0388     Monster Grass - - - - - 25 -
0389    
 
Monster Grass - - - - - 25 -
0420     Fairy Grass - - - - - - 29
0421     Fairy Grass - - - - - - 29
0455     Grass Grass - - - - - 34
0465     Grass Grass 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4 36 36 43
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 12 -
0548     Grass Grass 10 10 10 18 29 18
0549     Grass Grass - - - 1 1
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 29 1
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1
0755    
 
Grass Grass 18 16
0756    
 
Grass Grass 18 16
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0102    
 
Grass Grass - - - -
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0406    
 
Fairy Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0829     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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0114  
TangelaLv. 1
  Grass Grass My Pokémon Ranch
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
0315    
 
Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
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

Sleep Powder causes the enemy to fall alseep. Grass-type Pokémon from Super Mystery Dungeon onwards cannot be affected as it is a powder move. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 19 - 100% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 13 - 80% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL - - 13 - 80% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 30 70% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD - - 13 30 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Sleep Powder could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Sleep Powder could be seen as a move used by Boss Venusaur, Victreebel and Jumpluff.

  Sleep Powder
Charge time 0.98 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Causes the foe to sleep

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 75% An opponent Puts the target to sleep. Ramos & Weepinbell/Victreebel
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Bulbasaur/Ivysaur/Venusaur Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Bellsprout/Weepinbell/Victreebel Egg

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes all foes around the user go to sleep, making them incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts all enemies within a 1-tile range with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to nearby enemies. With the Sleep status, they can't do anything.
SMD It makes nearby enemies go to sleep. But it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.


In the anime

 
Oddish
 
Vivillon
 
Morelull
 
Roselia
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Butterfree flaps its wings above the opponent and a blue, shining powder is released from them, instantly putting the opponent to sleep.
Ash's Butterfree Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Ritchie's Happy Friend and Foe Alike None
Lisa's Butterfree Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Multiple wild Butterfree Mewtwo Returns None
  Venomoth flaps its wings and a light-tan powder comes out, putting the opponent to sleep.
Koga's Venomoth The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
  Venonat shakes its body and blue powder comes out of its fur, putting the opponent to sleep.
Tracey's Venonat Tracey Gets Bugged None
A wild Venonat Distant Blue Sky! None
  Victreebel opens the large leaf on its head and a blue, shining powder is released from its mouth, putting the opponent to sleep.
James's Victreebel A Way Off Day Off None
  A sparkling light-blue powder is released from the bulb on Bulbasaur's back. Anyone who comes into contact with the powder instantly falls asleep.
Ash's Bulbasaur Misty Meets Her Match None
  The two large flowers on Bellossom's head spin around and a shining, blue powder comes out of them, putting the opponent to sleep.
Bailey's Belle Flower Power None
Bailey's Bella Flower Power None
  Oddish releases a blue, sparkling powder from the leaves on top of its head. Anything that goes into this powder will instantly fall asleep.
Mariah's Oddish Foul Weather Friends None
Multiple wild Oddish Jump for Joy! Incorrectly referred to as Stun Spore in the dub
A wild Oddish Gettin' Twiggy with It! None
Goh's Oddish A Little Rocket R & R! None
  Venusaur releases a sparkling blue powder out from the flower on its back, putting the opponent to sleep.
A wild Venusaur Houndoom's Special Delivery None
  Parasect shakes the large mushroom on its back and a shining, blue powder is released from it.
Multiple wild Parasect For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! Parasect could not legally learn Sleep Powder at the time
A wild Parasect Hocus Pokémon Parasect could not legally learn Sleep Powder at the time
  Gloom releases an indigo powder from the flower on its head, putting the opponent to sleep.
A Coordinator's Gloom Once More with Reeling! None
  Tangrowth puts its hands together so that the tips of its index fingers and thumbs are touching each other and a bright, light-pink light forms in between them. An indigo powder with light blue and pink sparkles in it is then released from the light and surrounds the opponent. When the opponent breathes in the powder, it falls asleep.
Tammy's Tangrowth Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Roselia releases a sparkling green or violet powder from the roses on its hands at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
Mr. Shaw's Roselia Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! None
Project Mew's multiple Roselia Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
  Vivillon releases a blanket of light-green spores from its wings that put the opponent to sleep.
Viola's Vivillon Battling on Thin Ice! None
Alvin's Vivillon Battling With a Clean Slate! None
  The mushrooms on Morelull's head glow. Morelull then releases a blanket of glowing pink spores from its mushrooms that put the opponent to sleep.
A wild Morelull Lulled to La-La Land! None
  The yellow spots on Shiinotic's head glow brightly. Shiinotic then releases a blanket of glowing yellow spores from the yellow spots that put the opponent to sleep.
A wild Shiinotic Lulled to La-La Land! None
  Vileplume releases a blue, sparkling powder from the center of the petals on top of its head. Any non-Grass-type opponents that are hit by the powder will instantly fall asleep.
Team Rocket's Vileplume All Out, All of the Time! None
  Jumpluff releases a violet, sparkling powder from the three cotton puffs on its head and arms. Any opponent that is hit by the powder will instantly fall asleep.
Project Mew's multiple Jumpluff Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Movie adaptations


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 催眠粉 Chēuimìhn Fán *
睡眠粉 Seuihmìhn Fán *
催眠粉末 Chēuimìhn Fánmuht *
睡眠粉末 Seuihmìhn Fánmuht *
Mandarin 催眠粉 Cuīmián Fěn *
睡眠粉 Shuìmián Fěn *
  Czech Spací pyl
  Danish Slumrestøv
  Dutch Slaappoeder
  Finnish Unijauhe (original series)
Uni-itiö (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire)
  French Poudre Dodo
  German Schlafpuder
  Greek Υπνωτική Σκόνη
  Hindi नींद का पावडर Neend Ka Powder
  Indonesian Serbuk Tidur
  Italian Sonnifero
  Korean 수면가루 Sumyeon-garu
  Polish Usypiający Proszek
Portuguese   Brazil Pó do Sono (anime, Dark Explorers-present, manga)
Pó Sonífero (The Official Pokémon Handbook, Diamond & Pearl-Call of Legends)
  Portugal Pó de Sono (anime)
Pó Sonífero (TCG)
  Serbian Uspavljujući Prah
Spanish   Latin America Polvo de Sueño (EP004-EP032)
Somnífero (EP079-present)
  Spain Somnífero
  Swedish Sömnpulver
  Turkish Uyku Tozu
  Vietnamese Phấn Ngủ



Variations of the move Lovely Kiss
  Lovely KissSleep PowderSweet Kiss
Formerly a variation
  Will-O-Wisp


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