Spit Up (move)

Spit Up
はきだす Spit Up
Spit Up IX.png
Spit Up IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Spit Up (Japanese: はきだす Spit Up) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

The Pokémon who are able to learn this move are also able to learn the related moves Stockpile and Swallow, except Qwilfish, Dewpider, and Overqwil, which cannot learn Swallow.

Effect

Generation III

This move will fail if the user has not used Stockpile. If Spit Up is used after stockpiling, Spit Up inflicts damage to the target and has no secondary effect. Its power is equal to 100 times the number of times Stockpile was used.

After Spit Up is used (even if the opponent protects itself from Spit Up), the stockpile count will be reset.

Spit Up cannot cause a critical hit, and its damage is not varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Spit Up can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Stockpile was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

Now that Stockpile increases the user's Defense and Special Defense, Spit Up now removes any Defense and Special Defense boosts gained through Stockpile. However, it simply will say the effect wore off without showing the stats changing, unlike Stockpile.

Spit Up can now cause a critical hit, but its damage is still not varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Generation V onwards

The Stockpile removal is now shown as a stat change. For each Stockpile that successfully changed a defensive stat, that stat will drop by two stages if the Pokémon has Simple at the time of using Spit Up, rise by one stage if the Pokémon has Contrary at that time, or drop by one stage with any other ability. Stockpiles that did not result in stat changes (most likely because the stat was already maxed out) are not taken into account for this adjustment, but Stockpiles that resulted in stat changes which were later erased by a move such as Haze or Clear Smog are.

Damage done by Spit Up is now varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Spit Up can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving an extra three appeal points if Stockpile was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
RSEColoXD Releases stockpiled power (the more the better).
FRLG The power built using Stockpile is released at once for attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack.
BWB2W2 The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the move's power.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0023     Field Dragon 37 25 25 25 25 25 25
0024     Field Dragon 46 28 27 27 27 27 27
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy 25 12 12 12
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0071    
 
Grass Grass 1FRLG 1 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2 27 27 27 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2 25 25 25 25 44 44 40
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 40
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying 47 38 38BW
39B2W2
39XY
33ORAS
33 28 28 28
0303    
 
Field Fairy 46 51 51 50XY
41ORAS
41 16 16
0316     Amorphous Amorphous 34 34 39 39XY
28ORAS
28 28 28
0317     Amorphous Amorphous 40 38 45 45XY
30ORAS
30 30 30
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 50 57 57 57XY
46ORAS
46 41 41
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3 60 66 66 1, 66XY
52ORAS
52 43 43
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 30BW
32B2W2
32 32 24 24 24
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 32BW
34B2W2
34 34 24 24 24
0455     Grass Grass 31 37 37 37 37
0631     Field Field 56 50 56 20
0775     Field Field 6 6
0819     Field Field 15 15
0820     Field Field 15 15
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying 1 1
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2 40
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0086     Water 1 Field HGSS
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous *
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0322    
 
Field Field HGSS
0336     Field Dragon
0363    
 
Water 1 Field
0387     Monster Grass HGSS
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0449     Field Field
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0751    
 
Water 1 Bug
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0915     Field Field
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Spit Up deals damage. The move's power is multiplied by the amount of Stockpile stocks. The stockpiled stats are used up afterwards. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 20 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 20 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 20 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 2 99 13 50 100% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD 2 99 13 30 100% - Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Its power depends on how often the move Stockpile was used before.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. Its power depends on how many times Stockpile was used in advance.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる わざ『たくわえる』で ためただけ ダメージが あがる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. The more you stockpile using Stockpile, the more damage it causes.
SMD It damages an enemy, and the more you stockpile using Stockpile, the more damage caused.
MDRTDX Only the power stored using the move Stockpile is released once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the move's power.


In the anime

 
Gulpin
 
Anthony's Swalot
 
Reggie's Swalot
The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  A purple ball of energy appears in front of Gulpin's mouth. Then, it fires a purple and white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Gulpin Gulpin it Down Debut
Professor Jacuzzi's Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
  Swalot spits up anything that it swallowed, or Swalot fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Anthony's Swalot Deceit and Assist None
Reggie's Swalot Lost Leader Strategy! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • After using Stockpile three times, Spit Up has the highest base power of all Normal-type moves, surpassing even Explosion.
  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100 power, even though it varies based on the number of times Stockpile has been used.
  • Due to a glitch in Generation IV, when a Pokémon performs the Spit Up animation, its sprite is translated right by two pixels.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 噴出 Panchēut
Mandarin 噴出 / 喷出 Pēnchū
  Dutch Spuug uit
  Finnish Sylkäisy
  French Relâche
  German Entfessler
  Greek Πτυσμός
  Italian Sfoghenergia
  Korean 토해내기 Tohaenaegi
  Polish Wyplucie
Portuguese   Brazil Cuspir (manga)
Divisão (TCG)
Liberação
  Portugal Cuspir
  Romanian Scuiparea
  Serbian Pljuvanje
  Spanish Escupir
  Vietnamese Giải Phóng*
Nôn Ra


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