Sleep Powder (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 75
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Sleep Powder puts the target to sleep, if it hits. Sleeping Pokémon cannot move (with some exceptions such as Snore). Sleep lasts for 1-3 turns.

Pokémon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit, or those behind a Substitute cannot be put to sleep.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sleep Powder turns into Z-Sleep Powder and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Sleep Powder
Japanese ねむりごな (Nemuri Gona)
German Schlafpuder
French Poudre Dodo
Italian Sonnifero
Spanish Somnífero

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
May cause the foe to fall asleep.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A sleep-inducing dust is scattered in high volume around a foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the foe.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
Sword​/​Shield The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sleep Powder 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 15
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 18
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 18
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 36
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 36
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 18
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 16
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 16

Learnt by breeding

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

Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass