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Growth (move)

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Growth
せいちょう Growth
Growth V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition and helps prevent nervousness.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

Growth (Japanese: せいちょう Growth) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Growth increases the user's Special stat by one stage.

Generation II to Generation IV

The effects of Growth are the same as the previous generation; however, it increases user's Special Attack stat instead.

Generation V

Growth now increases Attack by one stage in addition to increasing Special Attack by one stage. In intense sunlight, Growth raises Attack and Special Attack by two stages each.

Generation VI

Growth's PP is changed from 40 to 20.

Description

Games Description
Stad Raises Special to make special attacks stronger and enhance protection against special moves.
Stad2 A Normal-type move that raises Spcl.Atk. Normally used up to six times.
GSC Raises the Spcl. Atk rating.
RSEColo.XD Forces the body to grow and heightens Sp. Atk.
FRLG The user’s body is forced to grow, raising the Sp. Atk stat.
PMDRB Boosts the user's Special Attack by one level.
DPPtHGSS The user’s body is forced to grow all at once. It raises the Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2
XY
The user's body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison 34 32 32 25 25 25
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison 38 38 38 28 28 28
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison 43 41 41 28 28 28
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 41 37 37 27 33 33
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 48 46 43 30 37 37
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison -- 6 6 7 7 7
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison -- --, 6 --, 6 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 49 48 46 13 12 12 20 20
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass   4 6 -- -- '
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass   4 6 -- -- '
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass     7 7 7 7
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark     7 7 7 7
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark     --     '
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     36 33 33 '
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     5 4 4 4
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     9 9 9 9
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying     7 7 7 '
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison       4 4 4
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass       29 29 29
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass       7 7 7
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass       7 --, 7 --, 7
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass       -- -- --
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       12 12 20 20
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass         -- -- '
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         13 13
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         13 13
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         13 13
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy         4 4
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy         -- --
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass         4 4
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass         -- --
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass         6 6
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison         6 6
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison         --, 6 --, 6
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass           --
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass           --
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass           --
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass           --
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
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug   ParasParasectCacneaCacturne ParasParasectCacneaCacturne ParasParasectCacneaCacturne ParasParasectCacneaCacturne
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground         SeedotNuzleafSnivyServineSerperiorSkiddoGogoat
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass     BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivine BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenant
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice     BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivine BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenant
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison       BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenant
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
060 060 Poliwag Water New York Pokémon Center
133 133 Eevee Normal New York Pokémon Center
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Tangrowth Growth.png Cherrim Seedot Shroomish Bellsprout Growth glowing.png Cherrim Seedot Shroomish Bellsprout Growth.png Cherrim Seedot Shroomish Bellsprout Growth effect.png
Tangrowth Glowing Green beam released Effect
The user releases a green beam and gives its energy to others.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth holds out its hands and two light green orbs appear in front of them. Light green beams shoot from the orbs at the target, giving Tangrowth's energy to it.
A wild Tangrowth Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! Debut
421 Cherrim The purple stem on Cherrim's head glows light green and it releases a light green beam from the stem at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Cherrim Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
273 Seedot A light green orb forms above the gray stem on Seedot's head. It then fires a light green beam from the orb at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Seedot Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
285 Shroomish A light green orb forms above the hole on Shroomish's head, and it fires a light green beam from the orb at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Shroomish Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
069 Bellsprout Two light green orbs form in front of the leaves on the side of its body and it fires light green beams from the orbs at the target, giving its energy to it.
A wild Bellsprout Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Growth I.png Growth II.png Growth III.png Growth 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 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
Growth Stad.png Growth Stad2.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 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 生長 Shēngzhǎng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vækst
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Groei
France Flag.png French Croissance
Germany Flag.png German Wachstum
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάπτυξη
Italy Flag.png Italian Crescita
South Korea Flag.png Korean 성장 Seongjang
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Crescimento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Crescimento
Romania Flag.png Romanian Creșterea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Rast
Spain Flag.png Spanish Desarrollo


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