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
Spore V.png
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. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Paras and Parasect.


Generation I-II

Spore puts the target to sleep.

Generation III-V

Spore's effects remain the same, except that now it cannot affect targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability.

Generation VI and on

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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Spore targets all hostile Pokémon in the same room as the user.


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.
PMDRB Makes all the foes in the room go to 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 22
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 30 28 27 17 22 22
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     54 45 45 45
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison         50 50
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison         62 62
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
235 235 Smeargle Normal World Championships 2013 Smeargle
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Shroomish Spore.png Cassandra Parasect Spore.png Paras Spore.png Foongus Spore.png
Shroomish Parasect Paras Foongus
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, putting 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
590 Foongus Foongus releases a sparkling, yellow powder from its mouth at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A wild Foongus The Island of Illusions! 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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蘑菇孢子 Mógu Bāozǐ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Spore
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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