Smelling Salts (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical  Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Smelling Salts deals damage, and hits with double power (140) if the target is paralyzed. However, it also cures the paralysis.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Smelling Salts has base power 60.

In Generations 3-5, this move's name was formatted as SmellingSalt.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Smelling Salts turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Powerful against paralyzed foes, but also heals them.
FireRed/LeafGreen Doubly effective on a paralyzed foe, but it also cures the foe’s paralysis.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
This attack inflicts double damage on a paralyzed foe. It also cures the foe’s paralysis, however.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. It also cures the target’s paralysis, however.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
This attack inflicts double damage on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target’s paralysis, however.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
This attack’s power is doubled when used on a target with paralysis. This also cures the target’s paralysis, however.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smelling Salts 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.

MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 28
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

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

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like