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SmellingSalt

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 60 100% 10 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. If used on a Pokemon with the paralysis status, its Base Power doubles, but the target is cured of its paralysis.

Competitive Use

SmellingSalt has little competitive use due primarily to two reasons. First, it is very exclusive; only a select few Pokemon (mostly Fighting-types) learn it. Second, it is typically better to keep foes paralyzed then to get rid of that status (unless one is able to KO them). Generally, Return or Frustration, which are more powerful than SmellingSalt most of the time and given to a much wider variety of Pokemon, will serve a better purpose on a moveset.

Related Moves

Wake-Up Slap has a similar effect and the same Base Power, but it doubles in power when the opponent is sleeping rather than paralyzed.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Machamp Fighting UU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Machoke Fighting NU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Machop Fighting LC Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Whismur Normal LC Soundproof / Rattled 64 51 23 51 23 28 240