String Shot
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String Shot (Let's Go).PNG
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Bug.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: --
Accuracy: 95%
PP: 40 (Max. 64)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

String Shot is a Bug-type move introduced in Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC A move that lowers the foe's SPEED.
RSE Binds the foe with string to reduce its SPEED.
FRLG The foe is bound with strings shot from the mouth to reduce SPEED.
DPPtHGSS The foe is bound with silk blown from the user's mouth. It reduces the target's Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The targets are bound with silk blown from the user's mouth. This silk reduces the targets' Speed stat.
XYORAS The opposing Pokémon are bound with silk blown from the user's mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.
SMUSUMPE The opponents are bound with a white silk from the user's mouth. This will also lower their Speed stat.

Effect

In battle

From Generation I to Generation V, String Shot lowers the target's Speed by 1 stage. As of Generation VI, String Shot lowers the target's Speed by 2 stages. In a Double Battle, String Shot targets both foes. In a Triple Battle, String Shot only targets adjacent foes.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
VII VIII
010.png Caterpie bug 1 1 1
013.png Weedle bug/poison 1 1 1
167.png Spinirak bug/poison 1 1
168.png Ariados bug/poison 1 1
265.png Wurmple bug 1
540.png Sewaddle bug/grass
541.png Swadloon bug/grass
542.png Leavanny bug/grass
595.png Joltik bug/electric
596.png Galvantula bug/electric
636.png Larvesta bug/fire
637.png Volcarona bug/fire
664.png Scatterbug 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.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
III IV V VI VII VIII
636.png Larvesta bug/fire 010.png013.png167.png
168.png265.png540.png
541.png542.png595.png
596.png636.png637.png
010.png013.png167.png
168.png265.png540.png
541.png542.png595.png
596.png636.png637.png
664.png
TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

Gallery

Main games
Side games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures

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