Bullet Seed (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM09
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM09
Sword​/​Shield TM50

Effects

HitsProb.Power
23850
33875
418100
518125

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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bullet Seed turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bullet Seed
Japanese タネマシンガン (Tane Machine Gun)
German Kugelsaat
French Balle Graine
Italian Semitraglia
Spanish Recurrente

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 28
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 30
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 20
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 20
Skwovet
#819 / Normal
Level 35
Greedent
#820 / Normal
Level 41
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 20
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 45

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark