Gloom (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Oddish
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Vileplume 000
Gloom
クサイハナ Kusaihana
#044
044Gloom.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Weed Pokémon
Ability
Chlorophyll
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#044
Johto
#084
Hoenn
#089
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′07″
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
19.0 lbs.
Imperial
8.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F044.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Plant group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Gloom (Japanese: クサイハナ Kusaihana) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

The "flower" on top of Gloom's head resembles a Rafflesia flower found in the rainforests, which is said to smell like rotten meat.

Gender differences

A female has fewer, albeit larger, spots on its petals.

Special abilities

Gloom's most well-known special ability is launching a horrid-smelling pollen that has been described as smelling like a mixture of old sneakers, garbage, and rotten eggs with a hint of skunk fumes.

Behavior

Habitat

Gloom live in grassy plains, and can also be found in tropical areas such as jungles and swamps, where the ground is rich in nutrients.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Erika, the Gym Leader of Celadon City, has a Gloom that Ash Ketchum rescued from the Gym when it went up in flames because of Team Rocket. Erika first met Gloom when it saved her from a Grimer when she was a girl. It appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation.

While not actually seen before evolving into a Vileplume in Holy Matrimony!, James's fiancée, Jessiebelle had a Gloom that was once an Oddish.

Florinda has a Gloom which she wanted to evolve into a Vileplume in Make Room for Gloom. But this Gloom didn't need to evolve after it beat Team Rocket with its powerful SolarBeam attack.

A Gloom was also used by Gulzar in Pokémon Food Fight.

In the TCG

Main article: Gloom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Blue
Yellow Smells incredibly foul! However, around 1 out of 1,000 people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Stadium The horrible-smelling pistil of this flower stinks over a mile away. Unwittingly inhaled, it can cause fainting.
Generation II
Gold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Silver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
Crystal The smell from its drool-like syrup and the pollen on its petals is so bad, it may make opponents faint.
Stadium 2 What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Generation III
Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drips even more of its honey.
Emerald A horribly noxious honey drools from its mouth. One whiff of the honey can result in memory loss. Some fans are said to enjoy this overwhelming stink, however.
FireRed Its pistils exude an incredibly foul odor. The horrid stench can cause fainting at a distance of 1.25 miles.
LeafGreen The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Generation IV
Diamond The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Pearl The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15 (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15 and Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Few Route 5 (Night)
Crystal
Few Route 24 (Night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Few Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Few Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, and Water Path (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 224, 229, and 230
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Oddish
Pokémon Trozei Endless Level 2
Endless Level 15
Forever Level 51
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Silent Chasm (1F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Outside Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Nurue Field

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
395
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 85.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Template:Type2 moves is 4×.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Generation I
Level Move Type
Previous Absorb grass
PoisonPowder Poison
Stun Spore grass
Sleep Powder grass
28 Acid Poison
38 Petal Dance Grass
52 SolarBeam Grass
Generation II
Level Move Type
Previous Absorb grass
Sweet Scent normal
PoisonPowder Poison
Stun Spore grass
Sleep Powder grass
24 Acid Poison
35 Moonlight Normal
44 Petal Dance Grass
Generation III
Level Move Type
Previous Absorb grass
Sweet Scent normal
PoisonPowder Poison
Stun Spore grass
Sleep Powder grass
24 Acid Poison
35 Moonlight Normal
44 Petal Dance Grass
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Previous Absorb grass special
Sweet Scent normal status
Acid Poison special
PoisonPowder Poison status
Stun Spore grass status
Sleep Powder grass status
23 Mega Drain Grass Special
29 Lucky Chant Normal Status
35 Natural Gift Normal Physical
41 Moonlight Normal Status
47 Giga Drain Grass Special
53 Petal Dance Grass Special

By TM/HM

Generation I
# Move Type
TM03 Swords Dance Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM09 Take Down Normal
TM10 Double-Edge Normal
TM20 Rage Normal
TM21 Mega Drain Grass
TM22 SolarBeam Grass
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM33 Reflect Psychic
TM34 Bide Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM50 Substitute Normal
HM01 Cut Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
TM03 Curse Unknown
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent Normal
TM13 Snore Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM19 Giga Drain Grass
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM22 SolarBeam Grass
TM27 Return Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM01 Cut Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
Generation III
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM09 Bullet Seed Grass
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM17 Protect Normal
TM19 Giga Drain Grass
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM22 SolarBeam Grass
TM27 Return Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM01 Cut Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic Poison status
TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire status
TM17 Protect Normal status
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special
TM21 Frustration Normal physical
TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal status
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special
TM56 Fling Dark Special
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical
TM70 Flash Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special
TM87 Swagger Normal status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM01 Cut Normal Physical

By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
Charm* Normal Status Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Flail* Normal Physical Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Ingrain Grass Status Tangela
Sunkern, Sunflora
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne
Carnivine
Snover, Abomasnow
Tangrowth
Razor Leaf Grass Physical Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Sunflora
Tropius
Turtwig,Grotle,Torterra
Snover, Abomasnow
Swords Dance Normal Status Bulbasaur**, Ivysaur**, Venusaur**
Oddish*/**, Gloom*/**, Vileplume*/**
Paras**, Parasect**Bellsprout*/**, Weepinbell*/**, Victreebel*/**
Exeggcute**, Exeggutor**
Tangela**
Chikorita**, Bayleef**, Meganium**
Bellossom**
Hoppip**, Skiploom**, Jumpluff**
Sunkern**, Sunflora**
Lotad**, Lombre**, Ludicolo**
Seedot**, Nuzleaf**, Shiftry**
Shroomish**, Breloom**
Roselia**
Cacnea**, Cacturne**
Tropius**
Turtwig**, Grotle**, Torterra**
Budew**, Roserade**
Cherubi**, Cherrim**
Carnivine**
Snover**, Abomasnow**
Tangrowth**
Synthesis Grass Status Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Roselia
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Tickle Normal Status Tangela, Tangrowth
*Indicates moves only available through chain breeding.
**Father needs to learn this move through TM.

Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 044.png Spr 1y 044.png Spr 1g 044.png Spr b g1 044.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 044.png Spr 2s 044.png Spr 2c 044.png Spr b 2g 044.png
Spr 2g 044 s.png Spr 2s 044 s.png Spr 2c 044 s.png Spr b 2g 044 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 044.png Spr 3e 044.png Spr 3f 044.png Spr b 3r 044.png
Spr 3r 044 s.png Spr 3e 044 s.png Spr 3f 044 s.png Spr b 3r 044 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 044 m.png Spr 4d 044 m.png Spr 4h 044 m.png Spr b 4d 044 m.png
Spr 4d 044 f.png Spr 4d 044 f.png Spr 4h 044 f.png Spr b 4d 044 f.png
Spr 4d 044 m s.png Spr 4d 044 m s.png Spr 4h 044 m s.png Spr b 4d 044 m s.png
Spr 4d 044 f s.png Spr 4d 044 f s.png Spr 4h 044 f s.png Spr b 4d 044 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 044 m.png Spr 5b 044 m.png Spr b 5b 044 m.png
Spr 5b 044 f.png Spr 5b 044 f.png Spr b 5b 044 f.png
Spr 5b 044 m s.png Spr 5b 044 m s.png Spr b 5b 044 m s.png
Spr 5b 044 f s.png Spr 5b 044 f s.png Spr b 5b 044 f s.png
Gloom For other sprites and images, please see Gloom images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The bud on Gloom's head was orange in Generation II, but was changed to brown in Generation III.
  • In Generation I, the Glitch H Poké could evolve into Gloom at level 224.

Origin

Gloom appears to resemble the nocturnal flower known as rafflesia arnoldii, which has a foul odor.

Name origin

Gloom's name is taken from the word gloom, which refers to something depressing, since it's normally seen with a depressed face. It could also come from bloom, since it's still in the blooming stage of a rafflesia arnoldii. Its Japanese name can be taken to mean 臭い花, stinking flower.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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