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Spider Web (move)

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Spider Web
クモのす Spider's Web
Spider Web IV.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any foe, but not allies
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Spider Web (Japanese: クモのす Spider's Web) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of the Spinarak evolution family.


Generation II to IV

Spider Web prevents the target from switching out. The effect applies as long as the user remains in battle. The target can still switch out by using Baton Pass, but in that case, the Pokémon that switches in will become trapped.

If the user switches out using Baton Pass, the effects of Spider Web will still apply to the target. Also, if the target is hit with Roar or Whirlwind, they will still be switched out.

If a wild Pokémon uses Spider Web on the player's Pokémon, the player will be unable to escape, unless the player's Pokémon has Run Away.

Generation V

If a Pokémon traps a target with Spider Web and then switches with Baton Pass the target will no longer be trapped.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 37 37 29 29 '
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison 43 43 32 32 '
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric       -- '
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric       -- '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png 150px Officer Jenny Spinarak Spider Web.png None.png
Ariados Spinarak
The user ensnares the foe with a thin, gooey silk so it can't flee.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
167 Spinarak Spinarak shoots multiple string shots and eventually they form into a spider web.
Officer Jenny's Spinarak Spinarak Attack Debut
168 Ariados Ariados shoots white string from its mouth or abdomen. The string then splits to form a web, or Ariados spits cobwebs from its mouth.
Tōkichi's Ariados Ariados, Amigos None
Harley's Ariados The Saffron Con None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spinnenweb
France Flag.png French Toile
Germany Flag.png German Spinnennetz
Greece Flag.png Greek Αραχνοϊστός
Italy Flag.png Italian Ragnatela
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거미집 Geomijip
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Teia de Aranha
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Paukova Mreža
Spain Flag.png Spanish Telaraña

Variations of the move Mean Look
Status BlockMean LookSpider Web
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