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String Shot
(いとをはく Spit Thread)
String Shot VII
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Bug
Category: Type Special
Power: --
Accuracy: 95%
PP: 40 (Max. 64)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
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.

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 Level
I II III IV V VI VII
010 Caterpie bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
013 Weedle bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
167 Spinirak bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
168 Ariados bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
265 Wurmple bug 1 1 1 1 TBA
540 Sewaddle bug/grass 1 1 TBA
541 Swadloon bug/grass 1 1 TBA
542 Leavanny bug/grass 1 1 TBA
595 Joltik bug/electric 1 1 TBA
596 Galvantula bug/electric 1 1 TBA
636 Larvesta bug/fire 1 1 TBA
637 Volcarona bug/fire 1 1 TBA
664 Scatterbug bug 1 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.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Father
V VI VII
636 Larvesta bug/fire 010013167
168265540
541542595
596636637
010013167
168265540
541542595
596636637
664
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.

Gallery

String Shot depicted in previous generations
String Shot V
Generation V
String Shot VI
Generation VI
String Shot depicted in the manga
Janine's Ariados String Shot
Janine's Ariados using String Shot


String Shot depicted in the anime
Ash Caterpie String Shot
Ash's Caterpie using String Shot
Bugsy Spinarak String Shot
Bugsy's Spinarak using String Shot
May's Beautifly String Shot
May's Beautifly using String Shot
Ariados Shiny String Shot
Ariados using String Shot
Ash Leavanny String Shot
Ash's Leavanny using String Shot
Spewpa's String Shot
Spewpa using String Shot

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