Bullet Seed (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Physical Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM09
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM09

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 50
3 38 75
4 18 100
5 18 125

Bullet Seed hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Bullet Seed is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Bullet Seed to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generation 3, Bullet Seed ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generations 3-4, Bullet Seed has a base power of 10.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Shoots 2 to 5 seeds in a row to strike the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot at once.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
X/Y The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bullet Seed at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 17
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 19
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 20
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 20
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 25
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 38
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 46
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 26
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 26

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Bullet Seed as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Grass, Monster
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Grass
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Bullet Seed in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — TM
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Gen 4 — TM
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM