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Effect Spore

Description

The wielder has an 11% chance of inducing sleep upon, 10% chance of poisoning, or 9% chance of paralyzing (30% chance to activate in total) a Pokemon that connects with a contact move. Effect Spore has a separate chance of activation on each hit of a contact multi-hit move, and can status a Pokemon multiple times if the first status is removed by the effect of Lum Berry or similar items. If a Pokemon falls asleep in the midst of a multi-hit attack, it will stop attacking (unless it is holding a Lum or Chesto Berry, in which case it will wake up and continue attacking). Effect Spore is prevented by Safeguard, but not by Substitute.

Competitive Use

Effect Spore's random effects can be handy, but they can be undesirable on Pokemon that rely on selective status conditions to deal with opponents, primarily sleep. Unfortunately, that encompasses every Pokemon with Effect Spore out there. Use another ability if you can.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480