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Bullet Seed (Japanese: タネマシンガン Seed Machine Gun) is a damage-dealing Grass-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It was TM09 from Generation III to Generation IV.
Bullet Seed does damage, hitting 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. This gives the attack an average power of 30. Each hit made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Bullet Seed will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.
Same as Generation III, except that it will continue attacking after a substitute is broken.
Due to the introduction of the Ability Skill Link, a Pokémon with said Ability will always hit five times when using Bullet Seed, if it does not miss. However, no Pokémon could naturally obtain Skill Link and Bullet Seed until Generation V.
Same as Generation IV, except the Base Power has increased from 10 to 25. This increased the average power from 30 to 75. There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. The average number of hits remains 3.
Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last hit is dealt, the following hit will cause the defending Pokémon to faint; however, Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each hit will cause Weak Armor to activate.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
|| The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the target.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
In other games
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Bullet Seed is Ivysaur's standard Special move. Unlike the Pokémon games, where it had been relatively weak prior to Generation V, Bullet Seed may inflict up to 30-50% damage.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user shoots a wave of seeds at the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Grovyle waves its hand around in a circle in front of it and a ring of seeds appear in front of it. Grovyle then waves its arm down and the seeds fire at the opponent at the same time.
| Emerald's Grovyle
|| VS Rayquaza I
In other generations
In other languages