Cotton Spore (move)

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Cotton Spore
わたほうし Cotton Spore
Cotton Spore IX.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Cotton Spore (Japanese: わたほうし Cotton Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages and has an accuracy of 85.

In the Generation II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Cotton Spore, the move has a 25% chance to fail in addition to its normal chance to miss.

Generations III to IV

In Double Battles, Cotton Spore may target any single foe or ally.

Generation V

The accuracy of Cotton Spore is increased to 100.

Generation VI onwards

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

In Double and Triple Battles, Cotton Spore now targets all adjacent foes.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Cotton Spore, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Spores that cling to the target, sharply reducing the opponent's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSE Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing Speed.
FRLG Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
Colo.XD Spores cling to the target, sharply reducing Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
XYORAS The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.
SMUSUM The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stat.
SwShBDSPLA The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.
SV The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to opposing Pokémon. This harshly lowers their Speed stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0179 Mareep ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 23 23 19 19BW
11B2W2
11 11 11 11
0180 Flaaffy ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11 11
0181 Ampharos ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 27 27 20 20BW
11B2W2
11 11 11 11
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 25 25 28 34 34 34 34 27
0188 Skiploom GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 29 29 32 40 40 40 40 31
0189 Jumpluff GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 33 33 32 44 44 44 44 35
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 41 49 49 49XY
46ORAS
46 46 46
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 47 59 59 59XY
49ORAS
49 49 49
0546 Cottonee GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 17 17 17 33 33
0547 Whimsicott GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 18 18 18 40
0684 Swirlix FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 17 17 24
0685 Slurpuff FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 17 17 24
0830 Eldegoss GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Cotton Spore lowers the enemy's Travel Speed by one stage. Since Super Mystery Dungeon, it will have no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 13 - 70% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Status 2 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Speed by two stat ranks. Serena (Palentine's 2021) & Whimsicott
  • Stat decreases caused by this move apply to each target hit.
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the target's Speed.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Cotton Spore is Eldegoss's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Synthesis into it instead of Cotton Guard. The user channels, gathering spores while increasing its movement speed. At the end of the channel the spores are released, damaging and throwing nearby enemies into the air, then slowing them when they land. At level 13, user's Defense and Sp. Defense are increased by 40% while channeling.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの いどうそくどを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed.
SMD
MDRTDX
It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed, but it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.


In the anime

Harley Cacturne Cotton Spore.png
Cacturne
Cottonee Cotton Spore.png
Cottonee
Miette Slurpuff Cotton Spore.png
Miette's Slurpuff
Mitchell Slurpuff Cotton Spore.png
Mitchell's Slurpuff
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple fluffy, white cottonballs from its mouth that float around the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Hurdle for Squirtle Debut
Cottonee Cottonee jumps backwards and waves the leaves on the side of its body at the opponent. Four large, fluffy, white cottonballs then come out from its body and float around or stick onto the opponent.
Multiple wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! None
Slurpuff Slurpuff releases light-yellow sparkles from its body; or, Slurpuff releases a cloud of cotton from its mouth or hands, leaving the opponent trapped in the cotton.
Miette's Slurpuff Performing with Fiery Charm! None
Mitchell's Slurpuff The Bittersweet Truth None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉孢子 Mìhn Bāaují *
綿孢子 Mìhn Bāaují *
棉花孢子 Mìhnfā Bāaují *
綿胞子 Mìhn Bāaují *
Mandarin 棉孢子 Mián Bāozǐ *
綿孢子 Mián Bāozǐ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wattenspoor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pumpuli-itiö
France Flag.png French Spore Coton
Germany Flag.png German Baumwollsaat
Greece Flag.png Greek Βαμβακόσπορος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Kapas
Italy Flag.png Italian Cotonspora*
Cottonspora*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 목화포자 Mokhwa Poja
Poland Flag.png Polish Nasionko*
Bawełniany Pył*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esporo de Algodão (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG)
Esporos de Algodão (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esporos de Algodão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Spora od Vate
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Esporas Algodón (AG114-BW029)
Espora Algodón (XY080)
Spain Flag.png Spain Esporagodón
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bào Tử Bông Gòn


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