Sleep Powder (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 75
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Sleep Powder puts the target to sleep, if it hits. Sleeping Pokémon cannot move (with some exceptions such as Snore). Sleep lasts for 1-3 turns.

Pokémon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit, or those behind a Substitute cannot be put to sleep.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
May cause the foe to fall asleep.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.
FireRed/LeafGreen A sleep-inducing dust is scattered in high volume around a foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
X/Y The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sleep Powder 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 17
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 17
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 29
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 29
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 23
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 4
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 16
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 16
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 16
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 4
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 10
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Undiscovered
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Grass