Spite (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 12
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 12
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 16
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 16
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 16
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 15
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 57
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 10
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 1
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 15

Learnt by breeding

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

Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Amorphous
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Amorphous, Water 1