Spike Cannon (move)

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Spike Cannon
とげキャノン Spike Cannon
Spike Cannon IV.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Spike Cannon (Japanese: とげキャノン Spike Cannon) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 multi-hit move introduced in Generation I.


Generations I-III

Spike Cannon inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Although only the first hit can be a critical hit, each hit per use will deal the same amount of damage.

Spike Cannon will end immediately if it breaks a Substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.

Generation IV and on

The effects are the same as the previous generations, except it will continue attacking after a Substitute is broken.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice 50 41 41 43 40 13 '
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 46         '
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water 44 40 40 40 40 '
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock   31 28 40 40 '
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

None.png Misty Corsola Spike Cannon.png Kyle Cloyster Spike Cannon.png None.png
Corsola Cloyster
Sharp spikes are fired at the foe in rapid succession.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
222 Corsola Corsola's whole body glows white and its points all the horns on its body toward the opponent. It then fires multiple white spikes from its horns at the opponent. Sometimes, its body just becomes outlined in white before attacking.
Professor Elm's Corsola Around the Whirlpool Debut
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
Multiple Corsola trained by Andrea A Corsola Caper! None
A Coordinator's Corsola Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
091 Cloyster Cloyster closes its shell and the shell glows white. Cloyster then fires multiple white spikes from the shell at the opponent.
Kyle's Cloyster Staging a Heroes' Welcome! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spike Cannon I.png Spike Cannon II.png Spike Cannon IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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 being a Normal-type move, no Normal-type Pokémon (besides Smeargle) can legally learn this move, meaning that Smeargle is the only Pokémon to get a STAB from it.
  • All of the Pokémon capable of learning this move naturally are part Template:Type2 and in the Water 3 egg group.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spijkerkanon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Piikkitykki
France Flag.png French Picanon
Germany Flag.png German Dornkanone
Greece Flag.png Greek Κανόνι Ακίδων
Italy Flag.png Italian Sparalance
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가시대포 Gasi Daepo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacač Šiljaka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clavo Cañón

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