Cotton Spore (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Cotton Spore lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Cotton Spore has 85% accuracy.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Cotton Spore turns into Z-Cotton Spore and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Cotton Spore
Japanese わたほうし (Wata Hōshi)
German Baumwollsaat
French Spore Coton
Italian Cottonspora
Spanish Esporagodón

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Sharply reduces the foe's SPEED.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing SPEED.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Cotton-like spores cling to the foe, sharply reducing its SPEED stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user releases cottonlike spores that cling to the foe, sharply reducing its Speed stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, harshly reducing its Speed stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user releases cotton-like spores that cling to the opposing Pokémon, which harshly lowers their Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Cotton Spore at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 11
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 11
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 11
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 34
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 40
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 44
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 46
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 49
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 17
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 18
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 17
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 17

Learnt by breeding

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