Stun Spore (move)

Stun Spore
しびれごな Numbing Powder
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Stun Spore (Japanese: しびれごな Numbing Powder) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

It appears to be a paralyzing counterpart to Poison Powder and Sleep Powder, 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

Stun Spore paralyzes the target. Stun Spore cannot affect targets with Limber as their Ability.

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

Stun Spore can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if move Sweet Scent was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI onward

Grass-type and Electric-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Stun Spore.

Stun Spore can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Stun Spore, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that causes paralysis. When paralyzed, the victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
Stad2 Special move that causes paralysis. The victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
GSC A move that may paralyze the foe.
RSE Scatters a powder that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG Paralyzing dust is scattered wildly. It may paralyze the foe.
Colo.XD Scatters a powder that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder. It may paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder. It may leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user scatters a cloud of numbing powder that paralyzes the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 16RGB
14Y
14 14 12 12 12 13 12
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 17 16 16 15 15 15XY
14ORAS
14SMUSUM
13PE
16
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 17 16 16 15 15 15XY
14ORAS
14SMUSUM
13PE
16
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 17 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 13 7 7 6 6 6 6SMUSUM
4PE
6BDSP
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 1, 13 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1, 6BDSP
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug 30 28 28 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
16PE
23BDSP
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 30 28 28 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
16PE
23BDSP
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass 21 19 19 17 17 17 17SMUSUM
18PE
17BDSP
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass 23 19 19 17 17 17 17SMUSUM
18PE
17BDSP
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1BDSP
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 32 25 25 19 19 19 19SMUSUM
16PE
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 1PE
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1PE
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 36 34 37 29 29BW
30B2W2
30 30SMUSUM
29PE
4
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 15 15 14 14 14 14 14BDSP
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 15 15 14 14 14 14 14BDSP
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 15 15 14 14 14 14 14BDSP
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug 17 17 17 17XY
15ORAS
15 15BDSP
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 40 33 33 33XY
26ORAS
26 26BDSP
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 7 9 9 9XY
5ORAS
5 5BDSP
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass 1, 7 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1, 5BDSP
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 13 10 10 10 10 1
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10 10 10 1
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 29 29BW
30B2W2
30 30 4
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy 10 10 10 6
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass 22 22 22 6
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass 1
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 8
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 1
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug 6 6
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy 7 6
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 1, 7 1
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 4
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
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass BDSP
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
755   Morelull
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Stun Spore is a move with 17 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets all adjacent enemy Pokémon and inflicts paralysis on them. This move is affected by Taunt and Magic Coat.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy is decreased to 88%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target paralyzed.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in surrounding foes. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDTDS Afflicts enemies within a 1-tile range with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis condition has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンを まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいの ポケモンは わざがだせない
MDGtI It causes the Paralysis status condition to nearby enemies. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.
SMD It inflicts paralysis on nearby enemies. But it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.


In the anime

       
Breloom Amoonguss Parasect Butterfree
The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Butterfree Butterfree flies over the opponent and flaps its wings, releasing an orange powder from them, which paralyzes any Pokémon it comes in contact with.
Ash's Butterfree The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Debut
Multiple Butterfree Battle Aboard the St. Anne None
Multiple wild Butterfree Mewtwo Returns None
Jeremy's Butterfree Weekend Warrior None
Goh's Butterfree A Snow Day for Searching! None
A wild Butterfree Caring for a Mystery! None
  Tangela Tangela shakes its body and waves of red powder comes out of it and hits the opponent, paralyzing it.
Erika's Tangela Pokémon Scent-sation None
  Venonat Venonat shakes its fur and an orange mist is released from its body. Any Pokémon that gets trapped in the mist becomes paralyzed.
Aya's Venonat The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
A Venonat Conway trained briefly Camping it Up! None
  Venomoth Venomoth flaps its wings and an orange powder comes out of them. Any Pokémon that gets trapped in the mist becomes paralyzed.
Koga's Venomoth The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
A wild Venomoth The Bug Stops Here! None
Chaz's Venomoth All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
Katie's Venomoth Shocks and Bonds None
Goh's Venomoth Panic in the Park! None
  Paras Paras shakes its mushrooms and an orange powder comes out of them and at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Cassandra's Paras The Problem with Paras None
  Vileplume A tornado of topaz mist comes out of the hole on Vileplume's head, paralyzing anyone who comes into contact with the dust, or Vileplume releases a ball of orange dust into the air that lands on the opponent, paralyzing them, or Vilepulme releases a sparkling orange powder with white sparkles in it from the hole on its head
Jessebelle's Vileplume Holy Matrimony! None
Multiple wild Vileplume Poké Ball Peril None
A wild Vileplume The Stun Spore Detour None
Multiple wild Vileplume Whichever Way the Wind Blows None
A Coordinator's Vileplume A Hurdle for Squirtle None
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
A wild Vileplume Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
A Performer's Vileplume A Showcase Debut! None
  Oddish Oddish lowers the leaves in front on its head and an orange powder is released from them, paralyzing anyone who comes into contact with the dust.
Mariah's Oddish Foul Weather Friends None
  Victreebel Victreebel releases an orange mist from its mouth at the opponent.
James's Victreebel The Fortune Hunters None
A wild Victreebel Danger, Sweet as Honey! None
  Bellossom Bellossom releases an orange mist from the flowers on its head.
Multiple wild Bellossom Whichever Way the Wind Blows None
Noelle's Bellossom Strategy Begins at Home! None
  Parasect Parasect shakes its mushroom and an orange powder comes out of it at the opponent, or Parasect releases an orange powder from under its mushroom at the opponent.
A wild Parasect Hocus Pokémon None
Officer Jenny's Parasect Gulpin it Down None
A wild Parasect Currying Favor and Flavor! None
  Shroomish Shroomish releases a stream or cloud of orange powder from the hole on its head at the opponent.
Alex's Shroomish Taming of the Shroomish None
A wild Shroomish A Corphish Out of Water None
A Coordinator's Shroomish Win, Lose or Drew! None
A Trainer's Shroomish A Little Rocket R & R! None
  Roselia Roselia releases an orange powder from the flowers on its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! None
  Gloom Gloom shakes its head and an orange powder comes out of the flower on its head at the opponent.
A wild Gloom Grass Hysteria! None
A wild Gloom Pinch Healing! None
A wild Gloom A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! None
  Breloom Breloom releases an orange mist from the holes on its head at the opponent, or Breloom shakes its body and releases a brown mist from its body all around it.
Fighting Dojo's Breloom Pasta La Vista! None
Kenny's Breloom Team Shocker! None
  Dustox Dustox flaps its wings and releases a mist of orange powder at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Jessie's Dustox Gymbaliar! Dustox cannot legally learn Stun Spore
  Jumpluff Jumpluff releases a sparkling yellow powder from the three dandelions on its body at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Jumpluff Dressed for Jess Success! None
  Cottonee Cottonee turns to its side and waves one of its leaves upward, releasing a wave of sparkling golden powder from it that falls on the opponent.
A wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! None
  Foongus Foongus releases sparkling orange powder from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Foongus Expedition to Onix Island! None
  Petilil Petilil releases white sparkling powder at the opponent.
Nursery's Petilil Unrest at the Nursery! None
  Amoonguss Amoonguss waves its arms, releasing sparkling orange powder from them at the opponent, paralyzing it.
James's Amoonguss New Places... Familiar Faces! None
A wild Amoonguss The Journalist from Another Region! None
  Vivillon Vivillon's releases sparkling orange powder from its body, paralyzing the opponent.
A wild Vivillon To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! None


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP110 Salveyo weed Ash's Pokédex An effective Stun Spore antidote can be made by boiling the leaves of the Salveyo weed. Salveyo weed is found on clear lake bottoms wherever Vileplume live. Poliwag are also found in the vicinity of this plant.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Stun Spore is the only Grass-type move able to paralyze the opponent.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 麻痺粉 Màhbei Fán *
麻痺粉末 Màhbei Fánmuht *
麻醉粉末 Màhjeui Fánmuht *
花粉 Fāfán *
Mandarin 麻痹粉 Mábì Fěn *
麻痺花粉 Mábì Huāfěn *
  Czech Omráčení
  Danish Lammestøv
  Dutch Verdeelspoor
  Finnish Pökräitiö (original series)
Tyrmäysitiö (AG series)
  French Para-Spore
  German Stachelspore
  Greek Παραλυτικός Σπόρος Parhalitikós Spóros
  Hebrew אבקת שיתוק Avkat Shituk
  Hindi Stun Spore
बेहोशी का धुआ Behoshi ka dhua
  Indonesian Serbuk Kesemutan
  Italian Paralizzante
  Korean 저리가루 Jeorigaru
  Norwegian Sjokkbølger
  Polish Pył Szoku*
Oszałamiający Proszek*
Proszek Czaru*
Pył Oszołomienia*
Zarodniki Oszołomienia*
Oszałamiający Pył*
Zasłona*
Zapylanie*
Chmura Dymu*
Trujący Atak/Atak Smrodu*
Ogłupiający Pył*
Atak Pyłkiem/Odurzający Proszek*
Kwiatowy Pył*
Usypiacz*
Ogłuszający Atak*
Stun Spore*
Portuguese   Brazil Pó Atordoante (early anime)
Esporos Atordoantes (BW109-present, TCG, manga)
Germe Paralisante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Pó de Esporos (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Esporos Paralisantes
Esporos Atordoantes
  Romanian Sporul Orbitor
  Serbian Ošamućujuća Spora
Spanish   Latin America Paralizador (EP048-Present)
Ataque de Esporas (Previously)
Baño de Esporas (EP026)
  Spain Paralizador
  Swedish Chocksporer
  Turkish Sersemleştirme Tozu
  Vietnamese Bột Tê Liệt




Variations of the move Poison Powder
  Poison PowderStun Spore
Formerly a variation
  Glare


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