Bullet Seed (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category 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.

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

ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 17
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 19
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 20
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 20
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 25
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Level 38
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 46
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 26
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 26
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Level 31
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 40

Learnt by breeding

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

BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Grass, Monster
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Field
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Field
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Grass
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral