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Spikes
Spikes VII.png
まきびし Caltrop
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Ground.gif
Category Status
Power: --
Accuracy: --%
PP: 20*
Affects: All Foes
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: No
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
Appeal:
Jam:

Spikes (まきびしCaltrop) is a Ground-type move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC Hurts foes when they switch out.
RS Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching out.
E Sets spikes that hurt a foe switching in.
FRLG A trap of spikes is laid around the foe's party to hurt foes switching in.
DPPtHGSS The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe's feet. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SWSH
The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.

Effect

In Battle

The user lays a trap of spikes at the foe's feet. The trap hurts foes that are switched into battle.

Starting from Generation III, Spikes can be set up to three times. One layer of spikes will damage the opponent by 12.5% of its maximum HP, two layers by 18.75, and three layers by 25%. Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon with Levitate are unaffected unless Gravity is used. Pokémon with Magic Guard are also unaffected. Rapid Spin and Defog remove the effects of Spikes. Rapid Spin removes Spikes from the user's side of the field, while Defog removes Spikes from the opponent's side of the field.

In Generation V, Spikes can be Reflected with Magic Coat.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, Spikes leaves a spike Trap on the title the user is one and it remains revealed,

Contests

Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.

Super Contests

Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
II III IV V VI VII VIII
091.png Cloyster water/ice Water 3 33C 33RSE
36FRLG
28 28 28 28 1
204.png Pineco bug Bug 43 43 23DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28
205.png Forretress bug/steel Bug 49 49 23DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28
211.png Qwilfish water/poison Water 2 1C 1 1 1 1 1 20
227.png Skarmory steel/flying Flying 42 27DP
28PtHGSS
28 28 28 44
331.png Cacnea grass Grass/Human-Like 33 33 33 33XY
30ORAS
30
332.png Cacturne grass/dark Grass/Human-Like 35 35 35 35XY
30ORAS
30
386C.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
658.png Greninja water/dark Water 1 28 28
707.png Klefki steel/fairy Mineral 15 15
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TR

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
II III IV V VI VII VIII
028.png Sandslash ground Field TR23
028A.png Sandslash ice/steel Field TR23
091.png Cloyster water/ice Water 3 TR23
138.png Omanyte rock/water Water 1/Water 3 TR23
139.png Omastar rock/water Water 1/Water 3 TR23
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TR23
211.png Qwilfish water/poison Water 2 TR23
214.png Heracross bug/fighting Bug TR23
225.png Delibird ice/flying Water 1/Field TR23
227.png Skarmory steel/flying Flying TR23
315.png Roselia grass/poison Fairy/Grass TR23
361.png Snorunt ice Fairy/Mineral TR23
362.png Glalie ice Fairy/Mineral TR23
406.png Budew grass/poison Undiscovered TR23
407.png Roserade grass/poison Fairy/Grass TR23
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral TR23
543.png Venipede bug/poison Bug TR23
544.png Whirlipede bug/poison Bug TR23
545.png Scolipede bug/poison Bug TR23
556.png Maractus grass Grass TR23
557.png Dwebble bug/rock Bug/Mineral TR23
558.png Crustle bug/rock Bug/Mineral TR23
568.png Trubbish poison Mineral TR23
569.png Garbodor poison Mineral TR23
597.png Ferroseed grass/steel Grass/Mineral TR23
598.png Ferrothorn grass/steel Grass/Mineral TR23
616.png Shelmet bug Bug TR23
617.png Accelgor bug Bug TR23
659.png Bunnelby normal Field TR23
660.png Diggersby normal/ground Field TR23
707.png Klefki steel/fairy Mineral TR23
767.png Wimpod bug/water Bug/Water 3 TR23
768.png Golisopod bug/water Bug/Water 3 TR23
804.png Naganadel poison/dragon Undiscovered TR23
837.png Rolycoly rock Mineral TR23
838.png Carkol rock/fire Mineral TR23
839.png Coalossal rock/fire Mineral TR23
871.png Pincurchin electric Water 1/Amorphous TR23
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special move

Generation V

Generation VII

By event

Generation II

Trivia

  • The spikes sent out during the move resemble Caltrops, a spiked weapon designed so that one spike is always facing up.

Gallery

Main games

Main series

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