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Cotton Spore (Japanese: わたほうし Cotton Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.
Generation II to IV
Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages, and has an accuracy of 85.
The accuracy of Cotton Spore is increased to 100.
|| Spores that cling to the target, sharply reducing the opponent's Speed.
|| Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
|| Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing Speed.
|| Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
|| Spores cling to the target, sharply reducing Speed.
|| The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
|| The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
In the anime
| The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
|| First Used In
|| Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
| Harley's Cacturne
|| A Hurdle for Squirtle
|| Cottonee jumps backwards and waves the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. Four large, fluffy, white cottonballs then come out from its body and float around or stick to the opponent.
| Multiple wild Cottonee
|| Cottonee in Love!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- No Pokémon introduced in Generation IV or Generation I can learn Cotton Spore by level up, and only Budew can learn it by other methods, in this case by breeding.
- Mareep and its evolved forms are the only non-Grass-type Pokémon able to learn Cotton Spore, most likely due to Mareep's cotton-like wool.
- Due to this, Mareep's fully evolved form, Ampharos can learn Cotton Spore, despite not possessing any visible wool.
In other languages