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Cotton Spore (move)

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Cotton Spore
わたほうし Cotton Spore
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any foe, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Subtracts 5 appeal points from any Pokémon in Combo Standby who appealed prior to the user. Subtracts 1 point from any Pokémon not in Combo Standby.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Cotton Spore (Japanese: わたほうし Cotton Spore) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed stat by two stat levels. It will fail if the target's Speed stat has reached a stat level of -six or a value of 1, if the target has a Substitute, or is under the effect of Mist.

Learnset

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
179 179 Mareep Electric 23
180 180 Flaaffy Electric 27
181 181 Ampharos Electric 27
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 25
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 29
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 33
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
179 179 Mareep Electric 23
180 180 Flaaffy Electric 27
181 181 Ampharos Electric 27
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 25
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 29
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 33
331 331 Cacnea Grass 41
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark 47
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | Roselia | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
179 179 Mareep Electric 19
180 180 Flaaffy Electric 20
181 181 Ampharos Electric 20
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 28
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 32
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 32
331 331 Cacnea Grass 49
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark 59
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | Roselia | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 406 | style="background: #FFF" | 406 | style="background: #FFF" | Budew | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

In the anime

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Cacturne
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
332 Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut

Trivia

  • No Pokémon introduced in Generation IV can learn Cotton Spore by level up, and only Budew can learn it by other methods, in this case by breeding.

In other languages

  • German: Baumwollsaat
  • Italian: Cottonspora
  • Spanish: Esporagodón
  • French: Spore Coton
  • Portuguese (Brazilian animé): Sementes de algodão

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