Spore (move)

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Spore redirects here. For the Ability named Spore in Japanese, see Effect Spore (Ability).

キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Spore (Japanese: キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore) is a non-damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. Up until Generation III, it was Paras and Parasect's signature move.


Spore puts the target to sleep.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

The user will make all Pokémon in the room fall asleep, all other effects are the same.


Games Description
Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the opponent inhales the spores, it will fall asleep.
Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the foe inhales them, it will fall asleep.
A move that induces sleep.
RSE Scatters a cloud of spores that always induce sleep.
FRLG The user scatters bursts of fine spores that induce sleep.
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 27 25 25 17 22 '
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 30 28 27 17 22 '
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     54 45 45 '
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison         50 '
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison         62 '
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 Cassandra Parasect Spore.png Paras Spore.png None.png
Parasect Paras
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
047 Parasect Parasect releases a yellow powder from the hole under its mushroom at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
Cassandra's Parasect The Problem with Paras Debut
046 Paras Paras releases a white powder from the mushrooms on its back at the opponent that puts it to sleep.
A Coordinator's Paras Borrowing on Bad Faith! None
285 Shroomish Shroomish releases a sparkling, pale tan colored powder from the hole on its head at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shroomish Playing the Performance Encore! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

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


  • Spore can only be learned by Mushroom Pokémon.
    • All Pokémon capable of learning the move can also have the ability Effect Spore.
  • Every odd numbered Generation has introduced a new evolutionary line that can learn Spore.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蘑菇孢子 Mógu Bāozǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spoor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Itiö
France Flag.png French Spore
Germany Flag.png German Pilzspore
Greece Flag.png Greek Σπόριο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Spora
Spora Jamur
Italy Flag.png Italian Spora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버섯포자 Beoseot Poja
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esporos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Spora
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Espora

Variations of the move Spore
Status SporeThunder Wave

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