Smelling Salts (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Smelling Salts deals damage, and hits with double power (140) if the target is paralyzed. However, it also cures the paralysis.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Smelling Salts has base power 60.

In Generations 3-5, this move's name was formatted as SmellingSalt.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
FireRed/LeafGreen Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe’s paralysis.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe’s paralysis, however.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target’s paralysis, however.
X/Y This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target’s paralysis, however.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smelling Salts at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 22
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 22

Learnt by breeding

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

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Monster, Field
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Monster, Field
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Monster, Field
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like