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Worry Seed (Japanese: なやみのタネ Worry Seed) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Worry Seed changes the target's
Ability to Insomnia. If a Pokémon affected by Worry Seed is switched out, it regains its original Ability. Worry Seed can be used successfully even if the target's Ability is already Insomnia.
Worry Seed fails if the target's Ability is
Truant, Multitype, Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, or Battle Bond.
With this effect, the target Pokémon cannot
sleep and wakes up if already asleep.
Generation V onwards
Worry Seed now displays the Pokémon's previous Ability before changing it.
Worry Seed now fails if the target's Ability is already Insomnia.
Worry Seed can be used as part of a
Contest Spectacular combination with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Rototiller was used in the prior turn.
If powered up by a
Grassium Z into Z-Worry Seed, the user's Speed stat rises one stage.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R A seed that causes worry is planted on the foe. It prevents sleep by making its ability Insomnia.
B W B2 W2 A seed that causes worry is planted on the target. It prevents sleep by making its Ability Insomnia.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM A seed that causes worry is planted on the target. It prevents sleep by making the target's Ability Insomnia.
Learnset In other games
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Worry Seed inflicts the sleepless status ailment on the target.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity onward, Worry Seed changes the target's Ability to Insomnia.
MD T D S Afflicts the target with a Sleepless status condition, even at a distance. It doesn't affect a Pokémon with the Truant ability.
MD GtI An attack that changes the target's ability to Insomnia, preventing sleep, napping, yawning or nightmare status.
S MD An attack that changes the target's ability to Insomnia, preventing sleep, napping, yawning or nightmare status.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The user shoots seeds at the opponent, turning its Ability into Insomnia.
First Chapter Used In
Shaymin Shaymin shoots out several small seeds, which sink into the opponent, turning their Ability to Insomnia and preventing them from falling asleep.
The Final Dimensional Duel X Debut
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games Trivia
Worry Seed's name is a play on 悩みの種 Nayami no Tane; although the expression is roughly "cause of trouble", an overly literal translation can yield "Worry Seed". 種 Tane (seed) is written using katakana to emphasize the move literally involves a seed. In other languages