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Spike Cannon (Japanese: とげキャノン Spike Cannon) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 multi-hit move introduced in Generation I.
Spike Cannon inflicts damage, hitting the target 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. Although only the first hit can be a critical hit, each hit per use will deal the same amount of damage.
Spike Cannon will end immediately if it breaks a Substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.
The effects are the same as the previous generations, except it will continue attacking after a Substitute is broken.
In the anime
In the manga
| The user fires a spike or horn at the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Cloyster fires the horn on its head at the opponent. A new horn then appears and takes its place.
| Lorelei's Cloyster
In other generations
- Despite being a Normal-type move, no Normal-type Pokémon (besides Smeargle) can legally learn this move, meaning that Smeargle is the only Pokémon to get a STAB from it.
- All of the Pokémon capable of learning this move naturally are part Template:Type2 and in the Water 3 egg group.
In other languages