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Spider Web
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Spider Web
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Bug.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 10, max: 16
Affects: Either Foe
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Smart

Spider Web (クモのす Spider Web) is a Bug-type move introduced in Generation II that was the signature move of Spinarak and Ariados until Generation V.


Games Description
GSC Prevents fleeing or switching.
RSE Ensnares the foe to stop it from fleeing or switching.
FRLG Ensnares the foe with sticky string so it doesn't flee or switch out.
DPPtHGSS The user ensnares the foe with a thin, gooey silk so it can't flee from battle.
The user ensnares the target with thin, gooey silk so it can't flee from battle.


In battle

The user ensnares the foe with a thin, gooey silk so it can't flee from battle. In generation 3, Run Away, Smoke Balls and U-Turn allowed the user to flee from Spider Web (which was later given to all moves involving forcing a switch).

It bypasses accuracy checks and always hit the target (save for those on the semi-invulnerable turn if moves like Dig).

Initially, it bypassed Protect and Detect, but in Gen 3 and 4, it was blocked by them before Gen 6 made it bypass both moves (but not Crafty Shield), as well as making Ghost-types immune to it.


Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.

It gives 3 appeal points if String Shot was used previously and can be used to make self ko moves (some, if not all), give 3 appeal points.

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Super Contests

Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
167.png Spinarak bug/poison 37 37 29 29
168.png Ariados bug/poison 43 43 32 32
595.png Joltik bug/electric 1
596.png Galvantula bug/electric 1
751.png Dewpider water/bug
752.png Araquanid water/bug
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Main games

Main series