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Bullet Seed (Japanese: タネマシンガン Seed Machine Gun) is a damage-dealing Grass-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It was TM09 from Generation III to Generation IV.
Bullet Seed inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use with a base power of 10 per strike. 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. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 30. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Bullet Seed may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Bullet Seed unless it misses. However, no Pokémon could naturally possess both Skill Link and Bullet Seed until Generation V.
Generation V and on
Bullet Seed's base power increased from 10 to 25. There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
|| The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
|| Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the target.
|| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It hits two to five times in succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
|| The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.
In other games
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Bullet Seed is Ivysaur's standard Special move. Unlike the Pokémon games, where it had been relatively weak prior to Generation V, Bullet Seed may inflict up to 30-50% damage.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user shoots a wave of seeds at the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Grovyle waves its hand around in a circle in front of it and a ring of seeds appear in front of it. Grovyle then waves its arm down and the seeds fire at the opponent at the same time.
| Emerald's Grovyle
|| Rayquaza Redemption I
In other generations
In other languages