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Smelling Salts (Japanese: きつけ Resuscitation), named SmellingSalt prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Makuhita and Hariyama.
Generations III to V
SmellingSalt deals damage. Its base power of 60 will double against a paralyzed target, but it will also cure the target of paralysis.
The base power of Smelling Salts is increased to 70.
|| Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
|| Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe’s paralysis.
|| Strong against paralyzed targets, also heals them.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe’s paralysis, however.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target's paralysis, however.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target's paralysis, however.
|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 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Despite real-life smelling salts restoring consciousness, Smelling Salts cures paralysis. Another move, Wake-Up Slap, does this instead.
In other languages