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

Generations I-V

Sleep Powder puts the target to sleep. Sleep Powder cannot affect targets with Insomnia, Vital Spirit or Sap Sipper as their Ability.

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

Sleep Powder can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if move Sweet Scent was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI onward

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.

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
SwSh
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass 41 15 15 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
14PE
15
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass 46 15 15 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
14PE
15
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 55 15 15 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
14PE
15
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 17RGB
15Y
15 15 12 12 12 13 12
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 19 18 18 17 17 17XY
15ORAS
15SMUSUM
14PE
18
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 19 18 18 17 17 17XY
15ORAS
15SMUSUM
14PE
18
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 19 1
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 2PE
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 1, 2PE
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug 38 36 36 29 29 29 29SMUSUM
24PE
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 43 42 42 29 29 29 29SMUSUM
24PE
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass 18 15 15 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
16PE
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass 18 15 15 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
16PE
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 18 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 48 37 37 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
20PE
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 39 4 4 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4SMUSUM
5PE
36
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 17 17 16 16 16 16
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4 36
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass 10 10 10 18
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass 1
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 18 16
756   Shiinotic
 
 
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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
406   Budew
 
 
Fairy Grass
455   Carnivine
  Grass 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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
114   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
315   Roselia
 
 
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sleep Powder is a move with 19 PP and 100% accuracy. It targets all adjacent enemies, putting them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 13 and its accuracy to 80%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 75% An opponent Puts the target to sleep.

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 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 Venomoth flaps it wings and a light-tan powder comes out, putting the opponent to sleep.
Koga's Venomoth The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
  Venonat Venonat shakes its body and blue powder falls out of its fur, putting the opponent to sleep.
Tracey's Venonat Tracey Gets Bugged None
  Victreebel 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
  Bulbasaur A sparkling, light-blue powder is released from the bulb on Bulbasaur's back. Anything who comes into contact with the powder instantly fall asleep.
Ash's Bulbasaur Misty Meets Her Match None
  Bellossom 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 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 dub
A wild Oddish Gettin' Twiggy with It! None
Goh's Oddish A Little Rocket R & R! None
  Venusaur 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 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 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 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 Roselia releases a sparkling green 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
  Vivillon 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
  Morelull 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
  Shiinotic 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 Vileplume releases a blue, sparkling powder from the center of the petals on top of its head. Anything that goes into this powder will instantly fall asleep.
Team Rocket's Vileplume JN076 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 (Advanced Generation)
  French Poudre Dodo
  German Schlafpuder
  Greek Υπνωτική Σκόνη
  Hindi नींद का पावडर Neend Ka Powder
  Indonesian Serbuk Tidur
  Italian Sonnifero
  Korean 수면가루 Sumyeongaru
  Polish Usypiający Proszek*
Usypiający Pył*
Usypiający Puder*
Proszek Nasenny*
Pyłek Snu*
Usypiający Atak*
Siła Snu*
Usypiające Ziarenko*
Usypiający Pyłek*
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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