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Cotton Spore (move)

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Cotton Spore
わたほうし Cotton Spore
Cotton Spore.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.

Cotton Spore (Japanese: わたほうし Cotton Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages and has an accuracy of 85.

In Double Battles, Cotton Spore may target any single foe or ally.

Generation V

The accuracy of Cotton Spore is increased to 100.

Generation VI

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Cotton Spore.

In Double and Triple Battles, Cotton Spore now targets all adjacent foes.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Spores that cling to the target, sharply reducing the opponent's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSE Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing Speed.
FRLG Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
Colo.XD Spores cling to the target, sharply reducing Speed.
DPPtHGSS The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
XY The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric 23 23 19 19 11 11
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric 27 27 20 20 11 11
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric 27 27 20 20 11 11
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying 25 25 28 34 34
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying 29 29 32 40 40
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying 33 33 32 44 44
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass   41 49 49 49
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark   47 59 59 59
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy       17 17
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy       -- --
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass       18 18
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy         17
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy         17
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison   HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturne HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturne HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturneCottoneeWhimsicottMaractus HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturneCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusSwirlixSlurpuff
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison     HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturne HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturneCottoneeWhimsicottMaractus HoppipSkiploomJumpluffCacneaCacturneCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusSwirlixSlurpuff
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 Harley Cacturne Cotton Spore.png Cottonee Cotton Spore.png None.png
Cacturne Cottonee
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
332 Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut
546 Cottonee Cottonee jumps backwards and waves the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. Four large, fluffy, white cottonballs then come out from its body and float around or stick to the opponent.
Multiple wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Cotton Spore II.png Cotton Spore III.png Cotton Spore IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Cotton Spore V.png Cotton Spore 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Mandarin Chinese 棉孢子 Mián Bāozǐ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pumpuli-itiö
France Flag.png French Spore Coton
Germany Flag.png German Baumwollsaat
Greece Flag.png Greek Βαμβακόσπορος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Kapas
Italy Flag.png Italian Cottonspora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 목화포자 Mokhwa Poja
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esporos de Algodão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Spora od Vate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Esporagodón


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