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Type Grass  Type Poison
Species Weed Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Stench (Dream World)
[[Oddish]] ← 044 → [[Vileplume]]
Kanto 044 Johto 084
Hoenn 089 Sinnoh -
Unova N/A Central Kalos 106
Evolves From [[Oddish]]
Evolves Into [[Vileplume (Leaf Stone) / Bellossom (Sun Stone)]]
クサイハナ Kusaihana'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint
Gloom is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Gloom has a very wide mouth that is nearly always agape, with some drool leaking. The flower on its head is large with four petals. Gloom also has some leaves sticking out of its sides.

Special abilities

All Gloom have the ability Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll allows Gloom's Speed to rise when the sun is strong. The drool of Gloom is very powerful; it can be smelt from miles away.

In the anime


Main article: Erika's Gloom

Erika has a Gloom appearing in Pokémon Scent-sation! on whom Ash rescued from Team Rocket who set it in flames. Florinda has a Gloom appearing in Make Room for Gloom. In Pokémon Food Fight!, Gulzar had a Gloom. A Gloom appeared in [[AG188: AG188: Pinch Healing!]|AG188: Pinch Healing!], Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 , League Unleashed! respectively. Several appeared in Whichever Way the Wind Blows.


Gloom is the evolved form of Oddish, as of level 21. Gloom evolves into Vileplume by use of a Leaf Stone. Gloom can also evolve into Bellossom by use of a Sun Stone.

Game info

Game Locations

Gloom Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 12-15 (Red only) Rare
Yellow Route 12-15, and Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Gold/Silver Route 5 Uncommon
Crystal Route 24 Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Route 121, 123, Safari Zone Uncommon
Emerald Route 121, 123, Safari Zone Uncommon
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 12-15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, and Water Path Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Route 224, 229, 230 Common
Platinum Route 224, 230 Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 5, 47, 48 Uncommon
Black/White Evolve Oddish (White only) None

Side game locations

Gloom Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Oddish
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2, 15, Forever Level 51, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (1-9F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (7-12F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Highlands
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Old Mansion, Forest Temple

Pokédex entries



Gloom appears to be based on a type of flower.


  • Gloom is the only dual-typed that can evolve into a single-type being Bellossom.
  • A threatened Gloom or a normal Gloom will give out a horrifying smell, while if a Gloom is not threatened it's scent will smell just fine.


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