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Bullet Seed (move)

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Bullet Seed
タネマシンガン Seed Machine Gun
Bullet Seed.png
Bullet Seed 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

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.

Effect

Generation III

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. Provided that the move does not miss, 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 Mirror Coat will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

Bullet Seed can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.

If the user is holding a King's Rock, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Bullet Seed unless it misses. Bullet Seed is now affected by Counter instead of Mirror Coat due to becoming a physical move.

If the user is holding a Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation V onwards

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. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2. Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Bullet Seed.

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.

Bullet Seed can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Rototiller was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
RSE Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
FRLG The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
Colo.XD Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the target.
DPPtHGSS The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
PBR The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five sets of seeds are shot in rapid succession.
BWB2W2 The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
XYORAS
SM
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 17 17 17 17
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 19 19 19 19
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 20 20 20 20
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 20 20 20 20
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 25 21 21BW
25B2W2
25 25
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 27 27BW
38B2W2
38 38
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 29 29BW
46B2W2
46 46
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 26 26
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 26 26
731 Pikipek Pikipek
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 31
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM09
II
TM09
III
TM09
IV
TM09
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass Dream World - Dream Park
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field Mystery Egg
Secret Egg
Pokémon Center Best Wishes
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Bullet Seed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. series

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.

Pokémon GO

Bullet Seed
Fast Attack
Type Grass
Power 8
Energy boost 14%
Duration 1.1 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
WeepinbellExeggcuteExeggutorHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
Sunflora
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Bullet Seed had an energy gain of 12% and a duration of 1.55 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It hits two to five times in succession.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Bullet Seed III.png Bullet Seed IV.png Bullet Seed V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Bullet Seed Colo.png Bullet Seed XD.png Bullet Seed PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bullet Seed PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 種子機關槍 Júngjí Gēigwāanchēung
Mandarin 種子機關槍 / 种子机关枪 Zhǒngzǐ Jīguānqiāng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kogelzaad
Finland Flag.png Finnish Siemenhyökkäys
France Flag.png French Balle Graine
Germany Flag.png German Kugelsaat
Greece Flag.png Greek Σπόροι Σφαίρες
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tembakan Biji
Senapan Biji
Italy Flag.png Italian Semitraglia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기관총 Gigwanchong
Poland Flag.png Polish Nasienny Pocisk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Semente Projétil (games)
Projétil de Semente (XY series-present, Secret Wonders, Dragons Exalted, BW Promo)
Semente de Bala (Emerging Powers)
Rajada de Sementes (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Balas de Semente
Recorrente
Semente Bala (anime)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sămânța Glonț
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ispaljivanje semenki
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bala Semilla
Spain Flag.png Spain Recurrente
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đạn Hạt Mầm
Đạn Hạt Liên Thanh


Variations of the move Bullet Seed
Physical Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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