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Sleep Powder (move)

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Sleep Powder
ねむりごな Sleep Powder
Sleep Powder.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Sleep Powder (Japanese: ねむりごな Sleep Powder) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

It appears to be a sleep counterpart to Poison Powder and Stun Spore, as the accuracy, Contest group, appeal, effects, Japanese names and animation are the same or very similar. They are also usually learned at the same level or in a similar pattern.

Effect

Generations I and II

Sleep Powder puts the target to sleep.

Generations III and IV

Sleep Powder cannot affect targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability.

Generation V

Sleep Powder is ineffective if used on a Pokémon with Sap Sipper.

Generation VI

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

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Induces sleep. A Pokémon will stay asleep for several turns if an item isn't used to wake it.
GSC May cause the foe to fall asleep.
RSE Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.
FRLG A sleep-inducing dust is scattered in high volume around a foe.
Colo.XD Scatters a powder that may cause the target to sleep.
PMDRB Makes all foes around the user go to sleep, making them incapable of action.
DPPtHGSS The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
BWB2W2
XY
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison 41 15 15 13 13 13
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison 46 15 15 13 13 13
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison 55 15 15 13 13 13
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 17 15 15 15 12 12 12
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison 19 18 18 17 17 17
15
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison --. 19 18 18 17 17 17
15
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison --, 19         '
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 38 36 36 29 29 29
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 43 42 42 29 29 29
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison 18 15 15 13 13 13
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison --, 18 15 15 13 13 13
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison --, 18 -- -- -- -- --
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic 48 37 37 23 23 23
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 39 4 4 5 5 4 4
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   17 17 16 16 16
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   17 17 16 16 16
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   17 17 16 16 16
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       5 5 4 4
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass         10 10
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying           --
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 BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel ExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel ExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel ExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel ExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
114 114 TangelaLv.1 Grass My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison Dream World - Dream Park
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

Ash Butterfree Sleep Powder.png Viola Vivillon Sleep Powder.png Oddish Sleep Powder.png Mr Shaw Roselia Sleep Powder.png
Butterfree Vivillon Oddish Roselia
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
012 Butterfree Butterfree flaps its wings above the opponent and blue, shining powder comes is released from them, instantly putting the opponent to sleep.
Ash's Butterfree Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Ritchie's Happy Friend and Foe Alike None
Lisa's Butterfree Spell of the Unown None
Multiple wild Butterfree Mewtwo Returns None
049 Venomoth Venomoth flaps it wings and a light tan powder comes out, putting the opponent to sleep.
Koga's Venomoth The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
048 Venonat Venonat shakes its body and blue powder falls out of its fur, putting the opponent to sleep.
Tracey's Venonat Tracey Gets Bugged None
071 Victreebel Victreebel opens the large leaf on its head and a shining blue powder is released from its mouth, putting the opponent to sleep.
James's Victreebel A Way Off Day Off None
001 Bulbasaur A sparkling, light blue powder is released from the bulb on Bulbasaur's back. Anything who comes into contact with the powder instantly fall asleep.
Ash's Bulbasaur Misty Meets Her Match None
182 Bellossom The two large flowers on Bellossom's head spin around and a shining blue powder comes out of them, putting the opponent to sleep.
Bailey's Belle Flower Power None
Bailey's Bella Flower Power None
043 Oddish Oddish releases a blue, sparkling powder from the leaves on top of its head. Anything that goes into this powder will instantly fall asleep.
Mariah's Oddish Foul Weather Friends None
Multiple wild Oddish Jump for Joy! Referred as Stun Spore in dub
A wild Oddish Gettin' Twiggy with It! None
003 Venusaur Venusaur releases a sparkling blue powder out from the flower on its back, putting the opponent to sleep.
A wild Venusaur Houndoom's Special Delivery None
047 Parasect Parasect shakes the large mushroom on its back and a shining blue powder is released from it.
Multiple wild Parasect For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! Parasect cannot legally learn Sleep Powder
A wild Parasect Hocus Pokémon Parasect cannot legally learn Sleep Powder
044 Gloom Gloom releases an indigo powder from the flower on its head, putting the opponent to sleep.
A Coordinator's Gloom Once More with Reeling! None
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth puts its hands together so that the tips of its index fingers and thumbs are touching each other and a bright light pink light forms in between them. An indigo powder with light blue and pink sparkles in it is then released from the light and surrounds the opponent. When the opponent breathes in the powder, it falls asleep.
Tammy's Tangrowth Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
315 Roselia Roselia releases a sparkling green powder from the roses on its hands at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
Mr. Shaw's Roselia Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! None
666 Vivillon Vivillon releases a blanket of light green spores from its wings that put the opponent to sleep.
Viola's Vivillon Battling on Thin Ice! None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In The Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Sleep Powder I.png Sleep Powder II.png Sleep Powder III.png Sleep Powder 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
Sleep Powder V.png Sleep Powder 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 睡眠粉 Shuìmián Fěn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Slumrestøv
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Slaappoeder
Finland Flag.png Finnish Unijauhe (original series)
Uni-itiö (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Poudre Dodo
Germany Flag.png German Schlafpuder
Greece Flag.png Greek Υπνωτική Σκόνη
India Flag.png Hindi नींद का पावडर Neend Ka Powder
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Tidur
Italy Flag.png Italian Sonnifero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수면가루 Sumyeon Garu
Poland Flag.png Polish Usypiający proszek
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pó do Sono
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Uspavljujući Prah
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Polvo de Sueño (EP004-EP032)
Somnífero (EP079-EP241)
Spain Flag.png Spain Somnífero



Variations of the move Lovely Kiss
Status Lovely KissSleep PowderSweet Kiss
Formerly a variation
Status Will-O-Wisp


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