Essentials

Spikes

Ground status

Generation 2

Summary

Scatters Spikes, hurting opposing Pokémon that switch in.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 0
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Opponent's field
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Scatters spikes around the opposing field, which damage opposing Pokémon that enter the field for 1/8 of their max HP. Pokémon immune to Ground moves are immune to this damage, except during Gravity. Up to three layers of spikes may be laid down, adding 1/16 to the damage done: two layers of spikes damage for 3/16 max HP, and three layers damage for 1/4 max HP.

Wonder Guard does not block damage from this effect.

Rapid Spin removes this effect from its user's side of the field. Defog removes this effect from its target's side of the field.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Hurts foes when they switch out.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire

Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching out.

Emerald

Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching in.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A trap of spikes is laid around the foe’s party to hurt foes switching in.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe’s feet. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team’s feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team’s feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.

Foreign Names

German
Stachler
Italian
Punte
Czech
Střepiny
Spanish
Púas
French
Picots
Japanese
まきびし (makibishi)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Spikes.

Pokémon

Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
33 33 36 28 28 28 28 Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor
Skill Link
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Water 3 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
43 43 43 43 23 28 28 28 Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
49 49 49 49 23 28 28 28 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
42 42 27 28 28 28 Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
33 33 33 33 33 33 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
35 35 35 35 35 35 Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
20 33 33 33 33 Deoxys Defense Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
28 Greninja Water Dark Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 72 95 67 103 71 122 530
15 Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster
Magician
½ male, ½ female Mineral 57 80 91 80 87 75 470
Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
35 40 100 90 55 35 355
• Delibird Ice Flying Vital Spirit
Hustle
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
45 55 45 65 45 75 330
• • • • Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
• • • • • • Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
• • • • • • Snorunt Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
50 50 50 50 50 50 300
• • Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
• • Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
• • Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
• • Trubbish Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
• • Ferroseed Grass Steel Iron Barbs
Anticipation
½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
44 50 91 24 86 10 305
• • Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
• Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
• Bunnelby Normal Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Huge Power
½ male, ½ female Field 38 36 38 32 36 57 237

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