Gloom (Pokémon)

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0043MS.png #0043: Oddish
Pokémon
#0045: Vileplume 0045MS.png
Gloom
Weed Pokémon
クサイハナ
Kusaihana
#0044
Gloom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Stench
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Gloom
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.0 lbs. 8.6 kg
Gloom
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
132
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
138
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Gloom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0044.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gloom (Japanese: クサイハナ Kusaihana) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Oddish at level 21 and evolves into either Vileplume when exposed to a Leaf Stone or Bellossom when exposed to a Sun Stone.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Gloom's eyes as seen in the anime

Gloom is a blue, bipedal Rafflesia-like Pokémon with rudimentary hands and feet. On its head is a flower with spherical petals surrounded by four reddish-brown leaves. The petals are a dark reddish-brown and have white spots. A female displays a single large spot on each petal, while a male will have many smaller spots. Gloom's eyes are wide and often appear closed and its lips are thin and purple.

Gloom trickles sticky nectar from its mouth with the appearance and consistency of drool. This can be used as a fertilizer for plants. Both this nectar and the flower on Gloom's head release a foul odor strong enough to induce fainting in humans over a mile (1.6 kilometers) away. However, it can also attract prey, and even a very small number of humans find it pleasing. This odor is a key ingredient for some perfume production. When it is in danger, the odor worsens, but it will not emit its odor if it feels safe. Gloom lives in grassy plains. In Generation I, Petal Dance was its signature move.

Evolution

Gloom evolves from Oddish and evolves into either Vileplume or Bellossom.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Oddish
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 

Gloom
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 

Vileplume
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 

Bellossom
Second evolution
Bellossom
 Grass 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#044
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Blue
Yellow Smells incredibly foul! However, around 1 out of 1,000 people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Stadium The horrible-smelling pistil of this flower stinks over a mile away. Unwittingly inhaled, it can cause fainting.
Generation II Johto
#084
Gold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Silver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
Crystal The smell from its drool-like syrup and the pollen on its petals is so bad, it may make opponents faint.
Stadium 2 What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Generation III Hoenn
#089
Kanto
#044
Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drips even more of its honey.
Emerald A horribly noxious honey drools from its mouth. One whiff of the honey can result in memory loss. Some fans are said to enjoy this overwhelming stink, however.
FireRed Its pistils exude an incredibly foul odor. The horrid stench can cause fainting at a distance of 1.25 miles.
LeafGreen The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#084
Diamond The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
SoulSilver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
White
Black 2 The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #106
Hoenn
#092
X Smells incredibly foul! However, around one out of a thousand people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Y The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Omega Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Alpha Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drools even more of its honey.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#044
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Smells incredibly foul! However, around one out of a thousand people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#056
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Its pistils exude an incredibly foul odor. The horrid stench can cause fainting at a distance of 1.25 miles.
Shield What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Brilliant Diamond The nectar it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious that it can make noses curl from more than a mile away.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#63
Scarlet The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn’t drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Violet It secretes a sticky, drool-like nectar. Though sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.


Pokédex Image Gloom SV Blueberry.png
Gloom in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15
Yellow
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 5Night
Crystal
Route 24Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
Emerald
Routes 121 and 123, Safari Zone
FireRed
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Water Path
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 224, 229, and 230
Platinum
Routes 224 and 230
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 5Night
Routes 47 and 48
Safari Zone (tall grass in Marshland, defaultNight and with 2 Plains points)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Oddish
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 119, 120, 121, and 123, Safari Zone
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 12, 13, 14, 15 and 21
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Axew's Eye, North Lake Miloch, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap
Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 224, 229, and 230, Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Spacious Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Oddish
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Viridian Forest
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Oddish
Trozei!
Endless Level 2, Endless Level 15, Forever Level 51, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silent Chasm (B1F-B9F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Apple Woods (7F-12F)
MD Sky
Apple Woods (7F-12F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode A)
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Royal Garden (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Snorlax Sea, Celebi Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Silent Chasm (1F-9F), Purity Forest (35F-48F)
Mystery House: Pitfall Valley, Darknight Relic
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Sixth release)
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & OddishEgg


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Evolution Stone Promotion Gloom English United States 50 August 30 to September 4, 2003
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 September 18 to 20, 2020

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sword Shield

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
395
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 85.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Gloom is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1414 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1616 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1818 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
2020 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
2626 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3232 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
3838 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
5050 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gloom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gloom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM131Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM131 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM206Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM206 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gloom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Gloom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mirror Herb*
After You Normal Status —% 15
LotadLombreLudicoloSmolivDollivArboliva
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SunfloraCacneaCacturneSnoverAbomasnowFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenantFomantisLurantis
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunfloraLotadLombreShroomishBreloomCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottPhantumpTrevenantComfeyFlappleAppletunSmolivDollivArboliva
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnoverAbomasnowCottoneeWhimsicottFomantisLurantisGrookeyThwackeyRillaboomSmolivDollivArbolivaCapsakidScovillain
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
Mirror Herb*
Strength Sap Grass Status 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSeedotNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraFoongusAmoongussFomantisLurantisComfey
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
LombreLudicolo
Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gloom
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gloom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gloom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gloom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gloom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin044.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS044.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani044.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP I know I stink, but I'll KO foes, so please bear with me!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP left.
1%-25% HP No more... I'm out of power...
Level up Yup! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 044.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.1%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 044.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Rescue
Connected to: Maractus
Connection Orb Set: 10

Phrases
Normal When others have a gloomy day, I'm happy!
Low HP (< 50%) Am I going to faint…from stinking?
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 34 Max. exp.: 64
Browser entry R-127
Gloom blasts gas with a horrible stench. It hides in soil with only its head showing.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-115
It attacks by scattering clouds of poisonous pollen.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-128/N-013
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush044 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT044.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#480
Shuffle044.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO044.png Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
VileplumeOddish Candy100
BellossomOddish Candy100 + Sun Stone1
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Acid
Charged Attacks: Petal Blizzard, Sludge Bomb, Moonblast, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

In Pokémon GO, Gloom can be obtained by completing 1/6 of the Special Research, A Seven-Colored Shadow.

Evolution data

Gloom evolves from Oddish at level 21 and evolves into either Vileplume when exposed to a Leaf Stone or Bellossom when exposed to a Sun Stone. Gloom cannot evolve into Bellossom in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen before the player obtains the National Pokédex, as its evolution will be interrupted. Gloom also cannot evolve into Bellossom in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Bellossom is not present in those games.

Oddish
Unevolved
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 21
Gloom
First evolution
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
Vileplume
Second evolution
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Bellossom
Second evolution
Bellossom
 Grass 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 044.png Spr b g1 044.png Spr 1b 044.png Spr b g1 044.png Spr 1y 044.png Spr b g1 044.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 044.png Spr b 2g 044.png Spr 2s 044.png Spr b 2s 044.png Spr 2c 044.png Spr b 2c 044.png
Spr 2g 044 s.png Spr b 2g 044 s.png Spr 2s 044 s.png Spr b 2s 044 s.png Spr 2c 044 s.png Spr b 2c 044 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 044.png Spr b 3r 044.png Spr 3e 044.png Spr b 3e 044.png Spr 3f 044.png Spr b 3f 044.png
Spr 3r 044 s.png Spr b 3r 044 s.png Spr 3e 044 s.png Spr b 3e 044 s.png Spr 3f 044 s.png Spr b 3f 044 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male
Male
Male
Male
Female
Female
Female
Female
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male
Male
Male
Male
Female
Female
Female
Female
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 044 m.png
Spr 7p 044 m s.png
Spr 7p 044 f.png
Spr 7p 044 f s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male
Shiny Male
Female
Shiny Female
Cross-Generation
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
044MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Gloom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Gloom in the anime

Major appearances

Gloom debuted in Pokémon Scent-sation!, under the ownership of Erika. Ash first rescued it from the Celadon Gym when it was set on fire due to Team Rocket's actions. Erika first met Gloom when it saved her from a Grimer when she was a girl. According to this episode, Gloom is a very useful Pokémon, as Erika uses Gloom's stench as a recipe for creating perfume. It reappeared in flashbacks in Pikachu's Goodbye, the Japanese version of Gotta Catch Ya Later!, and Suffering the Flings and Arrows!.

In Make Room for Gloom, Florinda initially wanted to evolve her Gloom into a Vileplume. However, Florinda eventually decided it didn't need to evolve after it beat Team Rocket with its powerful Solar Beam attack. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

In Pokémon Food Fight!, Gulzar owns a Gloom. Ash tried to battle it with Charizard, but he sent Squirtle and then Snorlax out by mistake, which resulted in Snorlax trying to eat Gloom's leaves.

In Whichever Way the Wind Blows, multiple Gloom either evolved into Bellossom or Vileplume depending on the direction of the wind which contained fragments of Sun Stones and Leaf Stones.

In Bucking the Treasure Trend!, multiple Gloom attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island's treasure.

In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, a Gloom caused Jessie and Wobbuffet to fall off a cliff.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Scent-sation!, a Gloom was in the Celadon Gym, separate from the one Erika bonded with as a child and then kept as one of her battling Pokémon.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Gloom were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Gloom was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Round One - Begin!, a Trainer's Gloom competed in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Gloom was at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In The Power of One, a Gloom sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Gloom appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

Multiple Gloom appeared in Foul Weather Friends.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Gloom was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In Ariados, Amigos, a Trainer's Gloom was at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy.

Two Gloom appeared in The Grass Route, with one being wild and the other under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Grass Tournament.

In Delibird's Dilemma, multiple Gloom helped Bulbasaur find some Christmas presents dropped by a Delibird.

In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, multiple Gloom were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Johto Photo Finish, a Gloom was fed by Tracey at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Grass Hysteria!, multiple Gloom were residents of the Forbidden Forest.

In Hokey Poké Balls!, a Gloom was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Gloom appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Gloom appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Pinch Healing!, a Gloom was a resident of Fennel Valley.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Gloom participated in the Terracotta Contest.

In The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!, a Gloom was found by Cheryl's Mothim while searching for the Enchanted Honey. Gardenia tried to catch it, but it managed to run away.

A wild Gloom appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2.

In the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Gloom was in an Aroma Lady's field of flowers.

A Gloom appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a girl.

In Under the Pledging Tree!, a Trainer's Gloom was present during the Coumarine City Festival.

A Gloom appeared as an image in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Gloom appeared in I Choose You!.

In Alola, Kanto!, three Gloom and a Vileplume got into a fight with a Weepinbell and Victreebel, which Bulbasaur had to break up.

Three Gloom appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

A Gloom appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

A Trainer's Gloom appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Gloom appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!. It reappeared in Breaking the Ice!.

A Trainer's Gloom appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!.

In The Mew from Here!, a Gloom was seen on Faraway Island.

A Gloom appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP107 Gloom Ash's Pokédex Gloom, the Weed Pokémon. Gloom gives off a very unpleasant smell. While strong against Water-type Pokémon, Gloom is weak against Fire and Flying types.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP031 Gloom Gardenia Gloom, the Weed Pokémon. It gives off a powerful aroma that can cause those to smell it to faint from two miles away.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

A Gloom appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!, where it was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In Days of Gloom and Glory, Florinda Showers was shown to have multiple Gloom, unlike her anime counterpart. They were used to make herbal medicines.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Gloom appeared in PMHGSS14.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Gloom appeared in JBA4, under the ownership of Ariana.

Pokémon Adventures

Gloom first appeared in Paras Sight, under the ownership of Erika. It was part of her Gym team, but it wasn't shown battling.

A Gloom appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In Softening Up Kakuna, a Gloom was used by a Trainer that was challenging the Battle Factory.

A Gloom appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Team Rocket Executive Ariana's Gloom appeared in Pleased as Punch With Parasect.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A Gloom appeared in Final Battle: Versus The Salon Maiden.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Gloom appeared in The Raining Crystal Ball.

A Gloom appeared in GDZ23.

Shu caught a Gloom, as seen in GDZ64.

A Gloom appeared in GDZ67, under the ownership of a monk.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Gloom appeared in Big Struggle with the Powerful Opponent Venusaur!!.

A Gloom appeared in Aim to be the No. 1 Pokémon!, under the ownership of Erika. It evolved from an Oddish and then into a Vileplume as part of an act.

A Gloom appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Gloom appeared in PZ05, under the ownership of a Gym Trainer at Celadon Gym.

In the TCG

Main article: Gloom (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

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Gloom seems to be based on a mandrake, plants from the Mandragora genus whose roots sometimes resemble human figures, and the budding stage of Rafflesia, a genus of parasitic plants known for their large, foul smelling flowers. Its brown leaves may also allude to its parasitic origins, as if the flower is drawing nutrients away from Oddish's formerly green leaves and causing them to wilt. Female Gloom resemble Rafflesia hasseltii due to the larger spots on their petals.

Its tendency to emit a foul odor when it feels threatened is similar to a skunk and comes from Rafflesia's rotting flesh smell. The fact that its pungent pollen can be made into a fragrant perfume may be a reference to musk, an aromatic substance secreted from the glands of various animals that is a common perfume ingredient but smells unpleasant in high concentrations.

Name origin

Gloom may be derived from gloom (a state of depression), glue (due to the sticky substance), and bloom. It may also involve glume (a leaf-like structure).

Kusaihana may be derived from 臭い花 kusai hana (stinking flower).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese クサイハナ Kusaihana From 臭い花 kusai hana
France Flag.png French Ortide From ortie and fétide
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gloom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Duflor From Duft and Flor
Italy Flag.png Italian Gloom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 냄새꼬 Naemsaeko From 냄새 naemsae and kkot
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 臭臭花 Chòuchòuhuā From chòu reduplicated and huā
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 臭臭花 Chauchaufā*
怪味花 Gwaaimeihfā*
From chau reduplicated and
From 怪味 gwaaimeih and


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