Spore (move)

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Spore redirects here. For the Ability named Spore in Japanese, see Effect Spore (Ability).

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Spore
キノコのほうし Mushroom Spore
Spore.png
Spore 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

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.

Effect

Generations I-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.

Description

Games Description
Stad Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the opponent inhales the spores, it will fall asleep.
Stad2 Special spores are scattered from mushrooms. If the foe inhales them, it will fall asleep.
GSC A move that induces sleep.
RSE Scatters a cloud of spores that always induce sleep.
FRLG The user scatters bursts of fine spores that induce sleep.
Colo.XD Scatters a cloud of spores that always induces sleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 27 25 25 17 22 22 22
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 30 28 27 17 22 22 22
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass 54 45 45 45XY
40ORAS
40
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 50 50 50
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 62 62 62
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 36
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
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

Spore targets all hostile Pokémon in the same room as the user.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes all the foes in the room go to sleep.

In the anime

Shroomish Spore.png Cassandra Parasect Spore.png Paras Spore.png Foongus Spore.png
Shroomish Parasect Paras Foongus
The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
047 Parasect Parasect releases a yellow powder from the hole under its mushroom at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
Cassandra's Parasect The Problem with Paras Debut
046 Paras Paras releases a white powder from the mushrooms on its back at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A Coordinator's Paras Borrowing on Bad Faith! None
285 Shroomish Shroomish releases a sparkling, pale tan colored powder from the hole on its head at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shroomish Playing the Performance Encore! None
590 Foongus Foongus releases a sparkling, yellow or green powder from its mouth at the opponent, putting it to sleep.
A wild Foongus The Island of Illusions! None
Multiple wild Foongus So You're Having a Bad Day! None
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss releases a sparkling, green powder at the opponent, making it sleepy.
A wild Amoonguss Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Spore I.png Spore II.png Spore III.png Spore IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Spore V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Spore Stad.png Spore Stad2.png Spore Colo.png Spore XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Spore PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Spore PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • All Pokémon capable of learning Spore are related to mushrooms and can have the Ability Effect Spore.
  • Spore is the only sleep-inducing status move with 100% accuracy.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蘑菇孢子 Mòhgū Bāaují
Mandarin 蘑菇孢子 Mógu Bāozǐ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Spore
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spoor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Itiö
France Flag.png French Spore
Germany Flag.png German Pilzspore
Greece Flag.png Greek Σπόριο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Spora
Spora Jamur
Italy Flag.png Italian Spora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버섯포자 Beoseot Poja
Poland Flag.png Polish Zarodnik
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esporos (anime, TCG, manga)
Germe (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esporos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Spora
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Esporas (previously)
Espora (present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Espora
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phun Bào Tử Nấm


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