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Spit Up (move)

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Spit Up
はきだす Spit Up
Spit Up V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Spit Up (Japanese: はきだす Spit Up) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

The Pokémon who are able to learn this move are also able to learn the related moves Stockpile and Swallow, except Qwilfish, which cannot learn Swallow.


Generation III

This move will fail if the user has not used Stockpile. If Spit Up is used after Stockpiling, Spit Up inflicts damage to the target and has no secondary effect. After Spit Up is used, the Stockpile count will be reset.

The base power of Spit Up depends on the number of times Stockpile was used. The base power varies as follows:

  • One Stockpile = 100 base power
  • Two Stockpiles = 200 base power
  • Three Stockpiles = 300 base power

Generation IV

In addition to previous effects, Spit Up also removes any Defense and Special Defense boosts gained through Stockpile. However, it simply will say the effect wore off without showing the stats changing, unlike Stockpile.

Generation V

The boost removal is now shown as stat drops.


Games Description
RSE Releases stockpiled power (the more the better).
FRLG The power built using Stockpile is released at once for attack.
Colo.XD Releases stockpiled power (the more the better).
DPPtHGSS The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack.
BWB2W2 The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the damage.
XY The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 37 25 25 25
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 46 28 27 27
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison   -- -- -- --
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric   27 27 27
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison   25 25 25
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying 47 38 38 39 39
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy 46 51 51 50
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison 34 34 39 39
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison 40 38 45 45
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass 50 57 57 57
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass 60 66 66 --, 66
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying   27 30 32 32
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying   27 32 34 34
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass   31 37 37
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire     56 50
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
086 Seel Seel Water Water     EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison   GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison     GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire   GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground     EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass     VictreebelCarnivine VictreebelCarnivine VictreebelCarnivine
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground   EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
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

Anthony Swalot Spit Up.png Jacuzzi Gulpin Spit Up.png Reggie Swalot Spit Up.png None.png
Anthony's Swalot Gulpin Reggie's Swalot
The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
316 Gulpin A purple ball of energy appears in front of Gulpin's mouth. Then, it fires a purple and white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Gulpin Gulpin it Down Debut
Professor Jacuzzi's Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
317 Swalot Swalot spits up anything that it swallowed, or Swalot fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Anthony's Swalot Deceit and Assist None
Reggie's Swalot Lost Leader Strategy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Spit Up III.png Spit Up 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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 噴出 Pēnchū
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spuug Uit
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sylkäisy
France Flag.png French Relâche
Germany Flag.png German Entfessler
Greece Flag.png Greek Πτυσμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Sfoghenergia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 토해내기 Tohaenaegi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Liberação
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cuspir
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scuiparea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Pljuvanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escupir

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