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Sleep Powder

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass - 75% 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

Puts the target to sleep. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. Pokemon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit are immune.

Competitive Use

Sleep Powder, despite its imperfect accuracy, is a great competitive move. Sleep is arguably the best status in the game, especially with BW's sleep mechanics, practically eliminating a Pokemon from the match. Once Sleep Powder hits, sweepers like Venusaur and Venomoth can easily set up on the sleeping opponent and prepare to sweep the opponent's team, as well as allowing teammates like Dragonite set up Dragon Dances and sweep. Sleep Powder is also easily taken advantage of by Roserade, which can use it to set up Toxic Spikes.

Related Moves

Sing is a less accurate Normal-type equivalent.

Hypnosis is a Psychic-type equivalent.

Lovely Kiss is a Normal-type equivalent.

GrassWhistle is a less accurate Grass-type equivalent.

Dark Void is a more accurate Dark-type equivalent that hits both Pokemon in double battles.

Spore is a much more accurate Grass-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Budew Grass / Poison LC Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480