Worry Seed (move)

Worry Seed
なやみのタネ Worry Seed
Worry Seed VIII.png
Worry Seed VIII 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Pokémon after self can not lower any voltage in that turn
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Worry Seed (Japanese: なやみのタネ Worry Seed) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Are Gulp Missile, Hunger Switch, and Ice Face affected by Worry Seed?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Worry Seed changes the target's Ability to Insomnia. If a Pokémon affected by Worry Seed is switched out, it regains its original Ability. Worry Seed can be used successfully even if the target's Ability is already Insomnia.

Worry Seed fails if the target's Ability is Truant, Multitype, Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, Battle Bond, Power Construct, Ice Face, or Gulp Missile.

With this effect, the target Pokémon cannot sleep and wakes up if already asleep.

Generation V onwards

Worry Seed now displays the Pokémon's previous Ability before changing it.

Worry Seed now fails if the target's Ability is already Insomnia.

Worry Seed can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Rototiller was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Worry Seed, the user's Speed stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR A seed that causes worry is planted on the foe. It prevents sleep by making its ability Insomnia.
BWB2W2 A seed that causes worry is planted on the target. It prevents sleep by making its Ability Insomnia.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
A seed that causes worry is planted on the target. It prevents sleep by making the target's Ability Insomnia.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass 31 31 31 31 30
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass 36 36 36 36 40
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39 44
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 33 33 33 33 50
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 1
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 34 40 40 40
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 40 48 48 48
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 40 54 54 54
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 29 29 29XY
22ORAS
22
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16 16 16 16 1
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass 28 28 28 28 40
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass 30 30 30 30 48
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55 55
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55PtHGSS 55 55 55
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 16 16
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 16 16
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 11 11 28
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 11 11 28
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
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
810   Grookey
  Field 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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
672   Skiddo
  Field Field
673   Gogoat
  Field Field
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
722   Rowlet
 
 
Field Field
723   Dartrix
 
 
Field Field
724   Decidueye
 
 
Field Field
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
546   Cottonee
  Grass Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Worry Seed is a move with 14 PP and 100% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, inflicting Sleepless status condition on them for the rest of the floor. The move fails if the target currently has Truant. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Worry Seed changes the target's Ability to Insomnia.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Afflicts the target with a Sleepless status condition, even at a distance. It doesn't affect a Pokémon with the Truant ability.
BSL はなれたポケモンを ねむらずじょうたいにかえる とくせい『なまけ』の ポケモンには こうかがない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It changes the target's Ability to Insomnia.
MDRTDX It changes the target's Ability to Insomnia. The effect wears off when you go to the next floor.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Worry Seed's name is a play on 悩みの種 Nayami no Tane; although the expression is roughly "cause of trouble", an overly literal translation can yield "Worry Seed". 種 Tane (seed) is written using katakana to emphasize the move literally involves a seed.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 煩惱種子 Fàahnnóuh Júngjí
Mandarin 煩惱種子 / 烦恼种子 Fánnǎo Zhǒngzǐ
  French Soucigraine
  German Sorgensamen
  Greek Σπόρος Άγχους Spóros Ánchous
  Italian Affannoseme
  Korean 고민씨 Gomin Ssi
  Polish Nasionko Zmartwień*
  Brazilian Portuguese Semente Ruim
Semente de Preocupação (TCG)
  Spanish Abatidoras
  Vietnamese Hạt Phiền Não



Variations of the move Worry Seed
  Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam


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