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Smelling Salts (move)

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Smelling Salts
きつけ Resuscitation
SmellingSalt V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.

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.


Generation 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.

Generation VI

The base power of Smelling Salts is increased to 70.


Games Description
RSE Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
FRLG Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe’s paralysis.
Colo.XD Strong against paralyzed targets, also heals them.
DPPtHGSS This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe’s paralysis, however.
BWB2W2 This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target's paralysis, however.
XY This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target's paralysis, however.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting 31 22 22 22
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting 33 22 22 22
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
056 Mankey Mankey* Fighting Fighting Spinda Spinda SpindaMienfoo SpindaMienfoo
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
108 Lickitung Lickitung* Normal Normal Whismur Whismur Whismur Whismur
209 Snubbull Snubbull* Fairy Fairy Spinda Spinda SpindaMienfoo SpindaMienfoo
255 Torchic Torchic* Fire Fire Spinda Spinda SpindaMienfoo SpindaMienfoo
293 Whismur Whismur* Normal Normal Spinda Spinda SpindaMienfoo SpindaMienfoo
304 Aron Aron* Steel Rock Whismur Whismur Whismur Whismur
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass   MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting   MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting     MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting     MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
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

SmellingSalt III.png SmellingSalt IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
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


  • Despite real-life smelling salts restoring consciousness, Smelling Salts cures paralysis. Another move, Wake-Up Slap, does this instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 甦醒 Sūxǐng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ruikend Zout
France Flag.png French Stimulant
Germany Flag.png German Riechsalz
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάνιψη
Italy Flag.png Italian Maniereforti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정신차리기 Jeongsin Charigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Estimulo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mirišljava So
Spain Flag.png Spanish Estímulo

Variations of the move Smelling Salts
Physical Smelling SaltsWake-Up Slap

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