Growth (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Growth raises the user's Attack and Special Attack by one stage each. During harsh sunlight it raises each stat by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Growth only increases Special Attack, and harsh sunlight does not affect it. In Generation 1 it increases the Special stat, which encompassed Special Attack and Special Defense.

In Generations 1-5, Growth has 40 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Growth turns into Z-Growth and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Growth
Japanese せいちょう (Seichō)
German Wachstum
French Croissance
Italian Crescita
Spanish Desarrollo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Raises the SPCL. ATK rating.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Forces the body to grow and heightens SP. ATK.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user’s body is forced to grow, raising the SP. ATK stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user’s body is forced to grow all at once. It raises the Sp. Atk stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user’s body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user’s body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user’s body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
Sword​/​Shield The user’s body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Growth 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 6
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 8
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 9
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 9
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 10
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 18
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 1
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 1
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 4
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 4
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 24
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 24
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 5
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 1
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 1
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 16
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 18

Learnt by breeding

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