Essentials

String Shot

Bug status

Generation 1

Summary

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
95%
PP
40, up to 64 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
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
Generation 7
Not a TM

Effect

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Meta

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

History

Before Sun, Moon
Effect is: Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

A move that lowers the foe's SPEED.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Binds the foe with string to reduce its SPEED.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is bound with strings shot from the mouth to reduce its SPEED.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth. It reduces the target’s Speed stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The targets are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth. This silk reduces the targets’ Speed stat.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

The opposing Pokémon are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon

The opposing Pokémon are bound with silk blown from the user’s mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
いとをはく (itowohaku)
いとをはく
Korean
실뿜기
Chinese
吐絲
吐丝
French
Sécrétion
German
Fadenschuss
Spanish
Disparo Demora
Italian
Millebave
Czech
Lepivé vlákno

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

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

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as String Shot.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Scary Face Normal status 10 100%

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Cotton Spore Grass status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Caterpie Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
Weedle Bug Poison Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 70 40 400
Wurmple Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 63 90 50 80 42 380
Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Scatterbug Bug Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 38 35 40 27 25 35 200
4 Grubbin Bug Swarm ½ male, ½ female Bug 47 62 45 55 45 46 300
Charjabug Bug Electric Battery ½ male, ½ female Bug 57 82 95 55 75 36 400
Vikavolt Bug Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 77 70 90 145 75 43 500
Totem Vikavolt Totem Vikavolt Bug Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 77 70 90 145 75 43 500
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 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.
• • • Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
HeartGold, SoulSilver Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 49 65 65 45 318
HeartGold, SoulSilver Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
60 62 63 80 80 60 405
HeartGold, SoulSilver Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 83 100 100 80 525
HeartGold, SoulSilver Caterpie Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Metapod Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 20 55 25 25 30 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Weedle Bug Poison Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Kakuna Bug Poison Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 45 25 50 25 25 35 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
HeartGold, SoulSilver Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
HeartGold, SoulSilver Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
HeartGold, SoulSilver Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
HeartGold, SoulSilver Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
HeartGold, SoulSilver Ledian Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
HeartGold, SoulSilver Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 70 40 400
HeartGold, SoulSilver Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
HeartGold, SoulSilver Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
HeartGold, SoulSilver Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
HeartGold, SoulSilver Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
HeartGold, SoulSilver Remoraid Water Hustle
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
35 65 35 65 35 65 300
HeartGold, SoulSilver Octillery Water Suction Cups
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
75 105 75 105 75 45 480
HeartGold, SoulSilver Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim
Water Absorb
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1 85 40 70 80 140 70 485
HeartGold, SoulSilver Wurmple Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Silcoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Cascoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
HeartGold, SoulSilver Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
HeartGold, SoulSilver Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
70 60 62 100 82 80 454
HeartGold, SoulSilver Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
HeartGold, SoulSilver Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
HeartGold, SoulSilver Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
HeartGold, SoulSilver Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 75 47 85 85 430
HeartGold, SoulSilver Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 75 73 85 85 430
HeartGold, SoulSilver Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
HeartGold, SoulSilver Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
HeartGold, SoulSilver Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
HeartGold, SoulSilver Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
HeartGold, SoulSilver Burmy Bug Shed Skin
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 29 45 29 45 36 224
HeartGold, SoulSilver Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Sandy Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Trash Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Combee Bug Flying Honey Gather
Hustle
⅞ male, ⅛ female Bug 30 30 42 30 42 70 244
HeartGold, SoulSilver Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure
Unnerve
always female Bug 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
HeartGold, SoulSilver Shellos Water Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
76 48 48 57 62 34 325
HeartGold, SoulSilver Gastrodon Water Ground Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
111 83 68 92 82 39 475

66 Pokémon

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