Spite (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

The opponent's last move loses 2-5 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Spite turns into Z-Spite and fully restores the user's HP, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Spite
Japanese うらみ (Urami)
German Groll
French Dépit
Italian Dispetto
Spanish Rencor

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Cuts the PP of the foe's last move.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Spitefully cuts the PP of the foe’s last move.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A move that cuts 2 to 5 PP from the move last used by the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user looses its grudge on the move last used by the foe by cutting 4 PP from it.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP from it.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP from it.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP from it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Spite 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 5
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 5
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 5
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 5
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 6
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 17
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 10
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 10
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Spite by the various move tutors in the games.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground