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Stun Spore (move)

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Stun Spore
しびれごな Numbing Powder
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Stun Spore (Japanese: しびれごな Numbing Powder) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

It appears to be a paralyzing counterpart to Poison Powder and Sleep Powder, 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-II

Stun Spore paralyzes the target.

Generation III-V

Stun Spore's effects remain the same, except that now it can't affect targets with Limber as their Ability.

Generation VI and on

Grass-type and Electric-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Stun Spore.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that causes paralysis. When paralyzed, the victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
Stad2 Special move that causes paralysis. The victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
GSC A move that may paralyze the foe.
RSE Scatters a powder that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG Paralyzing dust is scattered wildly. It may paralyze the foe.
Colo.XD Scatters a powder that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSS The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder. It may paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder. It may leave the target with paralysis.
XY The user scatters a cloud of numbing powder that paralyzes the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 16 14 14 14 12 12 12
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison 17 16 16 15 15 15
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison --, 17 16 16 15 15 15
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison --, 17 -- -- -- -- --
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 13 7 7 6 6 6
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass --, 13 --, 7 --, 7 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 30 28 28 23 23 23
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison --, 30 28 28 23 23 23
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison 21 19 19 17 17 17
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison 23 19 19 17 17 17
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic 32 25 25 19 19 19
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 36 34 37 29 29 30 30
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass   -- -- -- -- --
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   15 15 14 14 14
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   15 15 14 14 14
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   15 15 14 14 14
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying     17 17 17 17
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying     40 33 33 33
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     7 9 9 9
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting     --, 7 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     13 10 10 10
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison       10 10 10
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       29 29 30 30
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy         10 10
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass         22 22
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug Bug           6
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
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass     OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoselia OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoseliaCottonee OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoseliaCottonee
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison       OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoseliaCottonee OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoseliaCottonee
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug Bug         ButterfreeParasParasectVenonatVenomothBeautiflyMasquerainVivillon
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

Kenny Breloom Stun Spore.png James Amoonguss Stun Spore.png Officer Jenny Parasect Stun Spore.png Koga Venomoth Stun Spore.png
Breloom Amoonguss Parasect Venomoth
The user scatters a cloud of paralyzing powder.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
012 Butterfree Butterfree flies over the opponent and an orange mist comes out of its wings, paralyzing it.
Ash's Butterfree The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Debut
Multiple Butterfree Battle Aboard the St. Anne None
Multiple wild Butterfree Mewtwo Returns None
Jeremy's Butterfree Weekend Warrior None
114 Tangela Tangela shakes its body and waves of orange powder comes out of it and hits the opponent, paralyzing it.
Erika's Tangela Pokémon Scent-sation None
048 Venonat Venonat shakes its fur and an orange mist is released from its body. Any Pokémon that gets trapped in the mist becomes paralyzed.
Aya's Venonat The Ninja Poké-Showdown! None
A Venonat Conway trained briefly Camping it Up! None
049 Venomoth Venomoth flaps its wings and an orange powder comes out of them. Any Pokémon that gets trapped in the mist becomes paralyzed.
Koga's Venomoth The Ninja Poké-Showdown! None
A wild Venomoth The Bug Stops Here! None
Chaz's Venomoth All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
Katie's Venomoth Shocks and Bonds None
046 Paras Paras shakes its mushrooms and an orange powder comes out of them and at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Cassandra's Paras The Problem with Paras None
045 Vileplume A tornado of topaz mist comes out of the hole on Vileplume's head, paralyzing anyone who comes into contact with the dust, or Vileplume releases a ball of orange dust into the air that lands on the opponent, paralyzing them.
Jessebelle's Vileplume Holy Matrimony! None
A wild Vileplume A Stun Spore Detour None
Multiple wild Vileplume Whichever Way the Wind Blows None
A Coordinator's Vileplume A Hurdle for Squirtle None
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
A wild Vileplume Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
043 Oddish Oddish lowers the leaves in front on its head and an orange powder is released from them, paralyzing anyone who comes into contact with the dust.
Mariah's Oddish Foul Weather Friends None
071 Victreebel Victreebel releases an orange mist from its mouth at the opponent.
James's Victreebel The Fortune Hunters None
A wild Victreebel Danger, Sweet as Honey! None
182 Bellossom Bellossom releases an orange mist from the flowers on its head.
Multiple wild Bellossom Whichever Way the Wind Blows None
Noelle's Bellossom Strategy Begins at Home! None
047 Parasect Parasect shakes its mushroom and an orange powder comes out of it at the opponent, or Parasect releases an orange powder from under its mushroom at the opponent.
A wild Parasect Hocus Pokémon None
Officer Jenny's Parasect Gulpin it Down None
285 Shroomish Shroomish releases a stream or cloud of orange powder from the hole on its head at the opponent.
Alex's Shroomish Taming of the Shroomish None
A wild Shroomish A Corphish Out of Water None
A Coordinator's Shroomish Win, Lose or Drew! None
315 Roselia Roselia releases an orange powder from the flowers on its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! None
275 Shiftry Shiftry waves its hand and releases blue sparkling dust at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A wild Shiftry Jump for Joy! Shiftry cannot legally learn Stun Spore
044 Gloom Gloom shakes its head and an orange powder comes out of the flower on its head at the opponent.
A wild Gloom Grass Hysteria! None
A wild Gloom Pinch Healing! None
286 Breloom Breloom releases an orange mist from the holes on its head at the opponent, or Breloom shakes its body and releases a brown mist from its body all around it.
Fighting Dojo's Breloom Pasta La Vista! None
Kenny's Breloom Team Shocker! None
269 Dustox Dustox flaps its wings and releases a mist of orange powder at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Jessie's Dustox Gymbaliar! Dustox cannot legally learn Stun Spore
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff releases a sparkling yellow powder from the three dandelions on its body at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Jumpluff Dressed for Jess Success! None
546 Cottonee Cottonee turns to its side and waves one of its leaves upward, releasing a wave of sparkling golden powder from it that falls on the opponent.
A wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! None
590 Foongus Foongus releases sparkling orange powder from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Foongus Expedition to Onix Island! None
548 Petilil Petilil releases white sparkling powder at the opponent.
Nursery's Petilil Unrest at the Nursery! None
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss waves its arms, releasing sparkling orange powder from them at the opponent, paralyzing it.
James's Amoonguss New Places... Familiar Faces! None
A wild Amoonguss The Journalist from Another Region! None
666Ele Vivillon Vivillon's releases sparkling orange powder from its body, paralyzing the opponent.
A wild Vivillon To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! None


Cure

According to Ash Ketchum's Pokédex, the effects of Stun Spore are cured by consuming a dose of salveyo weed.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In The Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Stun Spore I.png Stun Spore II.png Stun Spore III.png Stun Spore 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

Trivia

  • Most of Stun Spore's in-game descriptions state that it may paralyze the target. The word choice is likely alluding to its 75% accuracy, since it will always paralyze the target if the move is successful.
  • Stun Spore is the only Grass-type move able to paralyze the opponent.
  • In the anime, as of the Best Wishes series, Stun Spore was often shown to poison opponents instead of paralyze them.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 麻痹粉 Mábì Fěn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Omráčení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Lammestøv
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verdeelspoor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pökräitiö (original series)
Tyrmäysitiö (AG series)
France Flag.png French Para-Spore
Germany Flag.png German Stachelspore
Greece Flag.png Greek Παραλυτικός Σπόρος
India Flag.png Hindi Stun Spore
बेहोशी का धुआ Behoshi ka dhua
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Kesemutan
Italy Flag.png Italian Paralizzante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 저리가루 Jeori Garu
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Sjokkbølger
Poland Flag.png Polish Oszałamiający Proszek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pó Atordoante
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esporos Paralizantes
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sporul Orbitor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ošamućujuća Spora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Paralizador



Variations of the move Poison Powder
Status Poison PowderStun Spore
Formerly a variation
Status Glare


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