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 VIII.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
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

Generations I-V

Spore puts the target to sleep. Spore cannot affect targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability.

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

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.

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.
Colo.XD Scatters a cloud of spores that always induces sleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 27 25 25 17 22 22 22SMUSUM
27PE
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 30 28 27 17 22 22 22SMUSUM
33PE
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 54 45 45 45XY
40ORAS
40
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 50 50 50 48
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 62 62 62 54
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 36 36
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 40 44
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
235   Smeargle
  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.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
591   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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Spore is a move with 19PP and 100% accuracy. It targets all enemies in the same room, putting them to sleep if possible. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 12 and its accuracy to 88%.

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

       
Shroomish Parasect Paras Foongus
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Parasect 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 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 Shroomish releases a sparkling, pale tan colored powder from the hole on its head at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shroomish Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Foongus 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 Amoonguss releases a sparkling, green powder at the opponent, making it sleepy.
A wild Amoonguss Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • All Pokémon capable of learning Spore (except Smeargle) can have the Ability Effect Spore.
  • Spore is the only sleep-inducing status move with 100% accuracy.

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*
Paraliż*
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



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