Spore (move)

Spore redirects here. For the Ability named Spore in Japanese, see Effect Spore (Ability).
Spore
キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore
Spore IX.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Spore (Japanese: キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Paras and Parasect.

Effect

Generation I

Spore puts the target to sleep.

In the Generation I handheld games only, Spore 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 Spore, the move has a 25% chance to fail.

Generations III to V

Spore cannot affect targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability.

Generation VI onwards

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

Spore 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-Spore, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  100%  100%  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
Stad Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the opponent inhales the spores, it will fall asleep.
Stad2 Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the foe inhales them, it will fall asleep.
GSC A move that induces sleep.
RSE Scatters a cloud of spores that always induce sleep.
FRLG The user scatters bursts of fine spores that induce sleep.
ColoXD Scatters a cloud of spores that always induces sleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
SV
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
LA The user scatters a burst of spores that makes the target drowsy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0046    
 
Bug Grass 27 25 25 17 22 22 22 27 22 29
0047    
 
Bug Grass 30 28 27 17 22 22 22 33 22 29
0285     Fairy Grass 54 45 45 45XY
40ORAS
40 40 40
0286    
 
Fairy Grass 1 Rem.*
0590    
 
Grass Grass 50 50 50 48 48
0591    
 
Grass Grass 62 62 62 54 54
0755    
 
Grass Grass 36 36
0756    
 
Grass Grass 40 44
0948    
 
Grass Grass 36
0949    
 
Grass Grass 40
0986    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
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 event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0235     Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
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.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0591  
AmoongussLv. 50
 
 
Grass Grass Baik Jongyoon's Amoonguss
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.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0286    
 
Fairy Grass Wild Tera Pokémon - West Province (Area Three)SV
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

Spore targets all enemies in the room and puts them to sleep if possible.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 19 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 12 - 88% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL - - 12 - 88% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 30 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD - - 10 30 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDRTDX - - 10 30 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes all the foes in the room go to sleep.
MDTDS Afflicts all enemies in the room with a Sleep status condition.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to enemies in the same room. With the Sleep status, they can't do anything.
SMD It makes enemies sleep so they can't move for a while.*
It makes the enemies in the same room go to sleep. But it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.*


In the anime

 
Parasect
 
Paras
 
Shroomish
 
Foongus
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Parasect releases a yellow powder from the hole under its mushroom at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
Cassandra's Parasect The Problem with Paras Debut
  Paras releases a white powder from the mushrooms on its back at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A Coordinator's Paras Borrowing on Bad Faith! None
  Shroomish releases a sparkling, pale tan colored powder from the hole on its head at the opponent; or, Shroomish releases a sparkling, yellow powder at the opponent, making it sleepy.
A Coordinator's Shroomish Playing the Performance Encore! None
A wild Shroomish Arboliva's Forest None
  Foongus releases a sparkling, yellow or green powder from its mouth at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A wild Foongus The Island of Illusions! None
Multiple wild Foongus So You're Having a Bad Day! None
  Amoonguss releases a sparkling, green or yellow powder at the opponent, making it sleepy.
A wild Amoonguss Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! None
James's Amoonguss Rocket Revengers! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Spore is the only sleep-inducing status move with 100% accuracy.
  • Excluding the use of Sketch, a Pokémon able to learn Spore has been introduced in every odd numbered Generation.
  • All Pokémon that naturally learn Spore are associated with mushrooms. This is because its Japanese name is Mushroom Spore (キノコのほうし).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蘑菇孢子 Mòhgū Bāaují
Mandarin 蘑菇孢子 Mógu Bāozǐ
  Czech Pyl
  Danish Spore
  Dutch Spoor
  Finnish Itiö
  French Spore
  German Pilzspore
  Greek Σπόριο
  Indonesian Spora
Spora Jamur
  Italian Spora
  Korean 버섯포자 Beoseotpoja
  Polish Zarodnik
Portuguese   Brazil Esporos (anime, TCG, manga)
Germe (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Esporos
  Serbian Spora
Spanish   Latin America Esporas (previously)
Espora (present)
  Spain Espora
  Vietnamese Phun Bào Tử Nấm


Variations of the move Confuse Ray
  Confuse RaySpore


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