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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.
Generations VI and VII
The name of this move was changed from SmellingSalt to Smelling Salts.
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.
Smelling Salts cannot be selected in a battle.
|| 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.
|| This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, SmellingSalt is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy, and 15 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front. If the target is paralyzed, the move's damage is doubled and the target is cured of its paralysis.
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It inflicts greater damage if the target has paralysis, but it also heals paralysis.
|| Inflicts damage on the target, doing more if it has a Paralysis status, but it will then heal the target's Paralysis status.
|| てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいてが まひじょうたいなら ダメージが おおきくなるが まひじょうたいは なおってしまう
|| It damages an enemy. It causes more damage if the enemy has paralysis, but it heals the paralysis.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side 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.
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