String Shot (move)

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Move data

Type Bug
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy 95
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

String Shot lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, String Shot lowers Speed by one stage.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A move that lowers the foe's SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Binds the foe with string to reduce its SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is bound with strings shot from the mouth to reduce its SPEED.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth. It reduces the target’s Speed stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The targets are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth. This silk reduces the targets’ Speed stat.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The opposing Pokémon are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
The opposing Pokémon are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn String Shot 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.

CaterpieCaterpie
#010 / Bug
Level 1
WeedleWeedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
WurmpleWurmple
#265 / Bug
Level 1
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
ScatterbugScatterbug
#664 / Bug
Level 1
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 4
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 4
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 4

Learnt by breeding

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

LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Bug
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Bug