Statistical Attributes

Base Power




Spikes is a Ground-type status-based move.


Spikes strews spikes throughout the battlefield, thereby precipitating an entry hazard on it. Any Pokémon that switches onto the spikes-pervaded field will sustain damage.

Up to three layers of spikes can be accumulatively set, and the damage output will successively greaten upon each layer; the one, two, and three layers of spikes will inflict 1/8th (12.5%), 1/6th (16.67%), and 1/4th (25%) of the opponent’s maximal health, respectively.


Any damage that would have been otherwise sustained by spikes is not inflictible on Flying-type Pokémon, unless that immunity is deneutralized by the Gravity move technique.

The following moves can be used to parry off spikes and neutralize the entry hazard, completely: Rapid Spin, Magic Coat, and Defog.

Additionally, the following abilities will immunize the possessor from any damage inflictions that would have been sustained from spikes, otherwise: Levitate, Magic Bounce, Magic Guard, and Magnet Rise.



No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Level
091 Cloyster Water Ice 28
204 Pineco Bug 28
205 Forretress Bug Steel 28
211 Qwilfish Water Poison 1
227 Skarmory Steel Flying 28
331 Cacnea Grass 30
332 Cacturne Grass Dark 30
658 Greninja Water Dark 28
707 Klefki Steel Fairy 15

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.

Egg Moves

No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2
138 Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Rock Water
225 Delibird Ice Flying
315 Roselia Grass Poison
361 Snorunt Ice
362 Glalie Ice
406 Budew Grass Poison
407 Roserade Grass Poison
478 Froslass Ice Ghost
543 Venipede Bug Poison
544 Whirlipede Bug Poison
545 Scolipede Bug Poison
556 Maractus Grass
557 Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Bug Rock
568 Trubbish Poison
569 Garbodor Poison
597 Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Grass Steel
616 Shelmet Bug
617 Accelgor Bug
650 Chespin Grass
651 Quilladin Grass
652 Chesnaught Grass Fighting
659 Bunnelby Normal
660 Diggersby Normal Ground

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.