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Smelling Salts (Japanese: きつけ Resuscitation), named SmellingSalt prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Makuhita and Hariyama.
Generations III to V
SmellingSalt deals damage. Its base power of 60 will double against a paralyzed target, but it will also cure the target of paralysis.
The base power of Smelling Salts is increased to 70.
Smelling Salts can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving the user an extra three appeal points if a certain move (Force Palm, Glare, Nuzzle, Stun Spore, Thunder Wave or Zap Cannon) was used in the prior turn.
|| Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
|| Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe's paralysis.
|| Strong against paralyzed targets, also heals them.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe's paralysis, however.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target's paralysis, however.
|| This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target's paralysis, however.
|| This attack's power is doubled when used on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target's paralysis, however.
In other games
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It inflicts greater damage if the target has paralysis, but it also heals paralysis.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- Despite real-life smelling salts restoring consciousness, Smelling Salts cures paralysis. Another move, Wake-Up Slap, does this instead.
In other languages