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Spite

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Ghost - 100% 10 0 - Single non-user

Description

The last move used by the target has its PP reduced by 4. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute. Fails if the target has not made a move, if the move has 0 PP, or if it no longer knows the move. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

Spite's ability to deduct 4 PP per turn alongside the PP used to attack your Pokemon in the first place can prove devastating against attacks that have high Base Power but low PP, such as Hydro Pump and Fire Blast. However, most potential users of Spite, such as Giratina, Dusknoir, and Spiritomb, would rather use the moveslot for one of their many other useful status attacks or for extra coverage. Spite sounds nice on paper, but in practice, it isn't very useful at all.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490