Worry Seed (move)

Worry Seed
なやみのタネ Worry Seed
Worry Seed IX.png
Worry Seed IX 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 Hunger Switch and As One affected by Worry Seed? What about Battle Bond in Generation IX?
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, Gulp Missile or Commander.

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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0001    
 
Monster Grass 31 31 31 31 30 30 30
0002    
 
Monster Grass 36 36 36 36 40 40 40
0003    
 
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39 44 44 44
0102    
 
Grass Grass 33 33 33 33 50 50 50
0103    
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1
0187    
 
Fairy Grass 34 40 40 40 40
0188    
 
Fairy Grass 40 48 48 48 48
0189    
 
Fairy Grass 40 54 54 54 54
0191     Grass Grass 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19 19 19
0192     Grass Grass 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19 19 19
0285     Fairy Grass 29 29 29XY
22ORAS
22 22
0286    
 
Fairy Grass 1 33
0315    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1
0406    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 16 16 16 16 1 1
0407    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1
0420     Fairy Grass 28 28 28 28 40 40
0421     Fairy Grass 30 30 30 30 48 48
0492  
Shaymin
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55 55 55 55
0672     Field Field 16 16 16
0673     Field Field 16 16 16
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 11 11 28
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 11 11 28
0906     Field Grass 25
0907     Field Grass 28
0908    
 
Field Grass 29
0952    
 
Grass Grass 33
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
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0252     Monster Dragon
0273     Field Grass
0285     Fairy Grass
0331     Grass Human-Like
0387     Monster Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0548     Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0590    
 
Grass Grass
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0753     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0810     Field Grass
0829     Grass Grass
0951     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.
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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
Tutor
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0046    
 
Bug Grass
0047    
 
Bug Grass
0054     Water 1 Field
0055     Water 1 Field
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0102    
 
Grass Grass
0103    
 
Grass Grass
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0114     Grass Grass
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152     Monster Grass
0153     Monster Grass
0154     Monster Grass
0182     Grass Grass
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0191     Grass Grass
0192     Grass Grass
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0252     Monster Dragon
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0273     Field Grass
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0285     Fairy Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0357    
 
Monster Grass
0387     Monster Grass
0388     Monster Grass
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0406    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407    
 
Fairy Grass
0413  
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
0420     Fairy Grass
0421     Fairy Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0459    
 
Monster Grass
0460    
 
Monster Grass
0465     Grass Grass
0470     Field Field
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495     Field Grass
0496     Field Grass
0497     Field Grass
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0540    
 
Bug Bug
0541    
 
Bug Bug
0542    
 
Bug Bug
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0547    
 
Grass Fairy
0548     Grass Grass
0549     Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0590    
 
Grass Grass
0591    
 
Grass Grass
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0598    
 
Grass Mineral
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0672     Field Field
0673     Field Field
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0722    
 
Field Field
0723    
 
Field Field
0724    
 
Field Field
0753     Grass Grass
0754     Grass Grass
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0761     Grass Grass
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0546    
 
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.
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

In the Explorers and Adventure Squad series, Worry Seed inflicts the Sleepless status condition on the target for the rest of the floor. The move fails if the target has the Ability Truant.

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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 14 - 100% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL - - 14 - 100% - 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD - - 18 40 100% - 4 tiles away All Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 de Preocupação
  Spanish Abatidoras
  Vietnamese Hạt Phiền Não


Variations of the move Worry Seed
  Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam


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