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| Effect Spore
| Generation V
| Contact may poison or cause paralysis or sleep.
Effect Spore (Japanese: ほうし Spore) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability, all of them Grass types.
Effect Spore may inflict the foe with a status problem if they make contact. It has a 30% chance of inducing either paralysis, sleep or poison on the opponent when hit with a move that makes contact.
The chance of inflicting a given status is not the same for each status. Overall, Effect Spore has a 9% chance of inducing poison, 10% chance of inducing paralysis, and 11% chance of inducing sleep.
Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Effect Spore.
Outside of battle
Effect Spore has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Effect Spore
- Of the four Abilities that may inflict a non-volatile status condition upon contact, Effect Spore is the only one that has not yet been activated in the Pokémon anime.
- All of the Pokémon with Effect Spore as their first Ability have the species name "Mushroom Pokémon".
- Effect Spore is the only Ability that can cause sleep.
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