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- Spore redirects here. For the Ability named Spore in Japanese, see Effect Spore (Ability).
Spore (Japanese: キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Paras and Parasect.
Generation I to V
Spore puts the target to sleep. Spore cannot affect targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability.
In the Generation I handheld games only, Spore can affect a target behind a substitute.
Generation VI onwards
Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Spore. Pokémon under the effect of Sweet Veil are also unaffected by Spore.
Spore can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.
If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Spore, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
||Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the opponent inhales the spores, it will fall asleep.
||Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the foe inhales them, it will fall asleep.
||A move that induces sleep.
||Scatters a cloud of spores that always induce sleep.
||The user scatters bursts of fine spores that induce sleep.
||Scatters a cloud of spores that always induces sleep.
|The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
||The user scatters a burst of spores that makes the target drowsy.
In other games
Spore targets all enemies in the room and puts them to sleep if possible.
||Makes all the foes in the room go to sleep.
||Afflicts all enemies in the room with a Sleep status condition.
||おなじへやの てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる
||It causes the Sleep status condition to enemies in the same room. With the Sleep status, they can't do anything.
||It makes enemies sleep so they can't move for a while.*|
It makes the enemies in the same room go to sleep. But it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.*
In the anime
In the manga
|The user scatters bursts of special spores from its mushrooms that put the opponent to sleep.
||First Chapter Used In
||Paras puts its claws together and forms spores in between them. When the opponent is hit with the spores, they fall asleep.
||Parasect releases spores into the air from the mushroom on its back. The spores float into the air and drop down onto the opponent, making it go to sleep.
||Slugging It Out with Slugma
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- Spore is the only sleep-inducing status move with 100% accuracy.
- Excluding the use of Sketch, a Pokémon able to learn Spore has been introduced in every odd numbered Generation.
In other languages