Smelling Salts (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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 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 Sun & 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