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==In other languages==
 
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*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Duflor - from ''Duft'' (smell, noun) and ''flor''.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Ortide - ''Ortie'' means nettle, ''fétide'' means ''fetid''.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Ortide - ''Ortie'' means nettle, ''fétide'' means ''fetid''.
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 냄새꼬 ''Naemsaekko''
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 냄새꼬 ''Naemsaekko''

Revision as of 05:20, 5 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Oddish
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Vileplume 000
Gloom
クサイハナ Kusaihana
#044
044Gloom.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Weed Pokémon
Ability
Chlorophyll
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#044
Johto
#084
Hoenn
#089
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′07″
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
19.0 lbs.
Imperial
8.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F044.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Plant group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Gloom (Japanese: クサイハナ Kusaihana) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Oddish at level 21. It then evolves into Vileplume by Leaf Stone or it can evolve into Bellossom by Sun Stone.

Biology

Physiology

The "flower" on top of Gloom's head resembles a Rafflesia flower found in the rainforests, which is said to smell like rotten meat.

Gender differences

A female has fewer, albeit larger, spots on its petals.

Special abilities

Gloom's most well-known special ability is launching a horrid-smelling pollen that has been described as smelling like a mixture of old sneakers, garbage, and rotten eggs with a hint of skunk fumes. This stench has shown to smell bad enough to knock out other people and Pokémon, examples of this being Team Rocket and Ash's Charmander.

Behavior

Habitat

Gloom live in grassy plains, and can also be found in tropical areas such as jungles and swamps, where the ground is rich in nutrients.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Erika, the Gym Leader of Celadon City, has a Gloom that Ash Ketchum rescued from the Gym when it went up in flames because of Team Rocket. Erika first met Gloom when it saved her from a Grimer when she was a girl. It appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation.

While not actually seen before evolving into a Vileplume in Holy Matrimony!, James's fiancée, Jessiebelle had a Gloom that was once an Oddish.

Florinda has a Gloom which she wanted to evolve into a Vileplume in Make Room for Gloom. But this Gloom didn't need to evolve after it beat Team Rocket with its powerful SolarBeam attack.

A Gloom was also used by Gulzar in Pokémon Food Fight.

In the TCG

Main article: Gloom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Blue
Yellow Smells incredibly foul! However, around 1 out of 1,000 people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Stadium The horrible-smelling pistil of this flower stinks over a mile away. Unwittingly inhaled, it can cause fainting.
Generation II
Gold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Silver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
Crystal The smell from its drool-like syrup and the pollen on its petals is so bad, it may make opponents faint.
Stadium 2 What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Generation III
Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drips even more of its honey.
Emerald A horribly noxious honey drools from its mouth. One whiff of the honey can result in memory loss. Some fans are said to enjoy this overwhelming stink, however.
FireRed Its pistils exude an incredibly foul odor. The horrid stench can cause fainting at a distance of 1.25 miles.
LeafGreen The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Generation IV
Diamond The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Pearl The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15 (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15 and Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Few Route 5 (night)
Crystal
Few Route 24 (night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Few Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Few Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, and Water Path (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 224, 229, and 230
Platinum
? Routes 224 and 230
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Oddish
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2
Endless Level 15
Forever Level 51
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Silent Chasm (1F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Outside Jungle Relic
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Apple Woods (7F-12F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Highlands

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 395   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2branch2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 044.png Spr 1y 044.png Spr 1g 044.png Spr b g1 044.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 044.png Spr 2s 044.png Spr 2c 044.gif Spr b 2g 044.png
Spr 2g 044 s.png Spr 2s 044 s.png Spr 2c 044 s.gif Spr b 2g 044 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 044.png Spr 3e 044.png Spr 3f 044.png Spr b 3r 044.png
Spr 3r 044 s.png Spr 3e 044 s.png Spr 3f 044 s.png Spr b 3r 044 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 044 m.png Spr 4d 044 m.png Spr 4h 044 m.png Spr b 4d 044 m.png
Spr 4d 044 f.png Spr 4d 044 f.png Spr 4h 044 f.png Spr b 4d 044 f.png
Spr 4d 044 m s.png Spr 4d 044 m s.png Spr 4h 044 m s.png Spr b 4d 044 m s.png
Spr 4d 044 f s.png Spr 4d 044 f s.png Spr 4h 044 f s.png Spr b 4d 044 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 044 m.png Spr 5b 044 m.png Spr b 5b 044 m.png
Spr 5b 044 f.png Spr 5b 044 f.png Spr b 5b 044 f.png
Spr 5b 044 m s.png Spr 5b 044 m s.png Spr b 5b 044 m s.png
Spr 5b 044 f s.png Spr 5b 044 f s.png Spr b 5b 044 f s.png
Gloom For other sprites and images, please see Gloom images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The bud on Gloom's head was orange in Generation II, but was changed to brown in Generation III.
  • In Generation I, the Glitch h POKé could evolve into Gloom at level 224.
  • Gloom is the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order to have more than one Pokémon that it can evolve into as of Generation II. Before then, it was Eevee.
  • Despite Gloom's terrible stench being commonly mentioned in anime and in the Pokédex entries of all of the games, Gloom cannot have the ability Stench.
  • James's description of Gloom's stench is confused in some sources as a description of his Koffing.

Origin

Gloom appears to resemble the nocturnal flower known as rafflesia arnoldii, which has a foul odor. The fact that its terrible smelling pollen can be made into a wonderful perfume and that 1 in 1000 people enjoy its smell may be a reference to skunks, whose musk has similar qualities.

Name origin

Gloom's name is taken from the word gloom, which refers to something depressing, since it's normally seen with a depressed face. It could also come from bloom, since it's still in the blooming stage of a rafflesia arnoldii. Its Japanese name can be taken to mean 臭い花, stinking flower.

In other languages

  • German: Duflor - from Duft (smell, noun) and flor.
  • French: Ortide - Ortie means nettle, fétide means fetid.
  • Korean: 냄새꼬 Naemsaekko
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 臭臭花 (Chou Chou Hua) - stinky flower
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 怪味花 (Guai Wei Hua) - weird tasting/smelling flower

Related articles

External links

Notes



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