Gloom

Gloom
クサイハナ
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Oddish < Gloom > Vileplume
Species
Type
Weed Pokémon
Grass.gif Poison.gif
Number
Ability
#44
Height
Weight
2′7″ (0.8m)
19 lbs. (8.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
120
Tier
EV Yield
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Gloom (クサイハナ) is the 44th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Grass/Poison-Type, and is known as the Weed Pokémon.

Gloom uses the Chlorophyll Ability, which doubles its Speed during periods of strong sunlight, but not on the turn in which the weather changes to Clear Skies. Its Hidden Ability is Stench, which repels Wild Pokémon in the field, and when using a move that requires physical contact against an opponent, there is a chance of the opponent flinching.

Oddish can evolve into Gloom at Level 21, and can evolve into one of two Pokémon. Gloom can either evolve into a Vileplume by using a Leaf Stone, or a Bellossom by using a Sun Stone.

Gloom is in the Grass Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately, 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Gloom 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Gloom takes on the appearance of a small flower that isn't fully in bloom. Honey secretes from its mouth regularly, and its eyes are normally closed. There is at least one spot on each of its flower petals.

Gender Differences

A Male Gloom has three spots on each flower, whereas a Female Gloom only has one spot on each flower.

Game Information

Original Games

Gloom can be found on Routes 12-15 in Red and Yellow, and can also appear in Cerulean Cave in Yellow. In Gold and Silver, Gloom can be found on Route 5, and on Route 24 in Crystal, all at night.

Gloom can be found on Routes 121, 123 and the Safari Zone in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. In Pokémon Fire Red, Gloom can be found on Routes 12-15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink and Water Path.

Gloom can be found on Routes 224 and 230 in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, and Route 229 in Diamond and Pearl. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Gloom can be found at Routes 5, 47, 48 and the Safari Zone's Marshland at night, and at any time of day after placing 2 Plains Objects in the area. Gloom also appears at Route 6 in Heart Gold.

The only way to obtain a Gloom in Generation V is to trade for one, or evolve an Oddish in Pokémon White.

In Pokémon X and Y, Gloom can be caught in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Route 119, Route 120, Route 121 and Route 123.

Spin-Off Games

Gloom makes appearances at Endless Levels 2 & 15, Forever Level 51 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Gloom can be found at Silent Chasm 1F-9F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Gloom can be found at Apple Woods 7F-12F. Gloom is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on Chocolate Island 1F-8F.

Gloom can be found outside the Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Move Gust x2 is required to find it. The Field Assist Slam x2 is required to find Gloom on Chroma Highlands in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Gloom can be found in the Driveway of the Old Mansion in the Present, and in the Forest Temple mission "A Pokémon Forest in the Way" in the Past by defeating it or an Oddish and obtaining its Slate.

Gloom can be found at Everspring Valley Forest 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Gloom appears 14 different times in the Trading Card Game. Gloom is listed as a Common Card in the EX Unseen Forces and Legends Awakened (2) sets, and as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle, Team Rocket, Gym Heroes (2), Neo Genesis, Expedition, Aquapolis, EX Hidden Legends, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species card), Undaunted and Boundaries Crossed sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Gloom made its first Anime Appearance in the episode Pokémon Scent-sation under the loyal friendship of Celadon City Gym Leader Erika, a friendship that goes back to Erika's childhood as it had repulse a wild Grimer with its Stench, revealed in a flashback. Ash ran back into a burning Celadon Gym to save it after evacuating due to Team Rocket setting the building on fire.

Another trainer named Florinda used her Gloom to defeat Team Rocket in the episode Make Room for Gloom, blasting them off with a Solarbeam.

A trainer named Gulzar used a Gloom to battle Ash's Snorlax in the episode Pokémon Food Fight, only for Snorlax to wake up and attempt to eat Gloom, but thankfully Gulzar recalled Gloom. Snorlax would then mistake the flowers in Gulzar's hair for food, then proceed to eat the lunch that Gulzar's mom had made for him.

During all of this, Snorlax's Poké Ball was damaged after it slipped out of Ash's hand, preventing Ash from recalling it.

Movies

Another trainer used a Gloom in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Wild Gloom make appearances in The Power of One and the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure".

Manga

Erika also uses a Gloom in a battle against a trainer named Miles, a Super Nerd, in Celadon City in Chapter 48.

Team Rocket Four Generals member Ariana would also use a Gloom in Chapters 448-450, 454 and 455.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Gloom is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't reached its final evolved form.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red Few Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15
Blue None Trade
Yellow Few Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Cerulean Cave
Gold/Silver Few Route 5 (Night)
Crystal Few Route 24 (Night)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Few Route 121, Route 123, Safari Zone
FireRed Common Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Cape Brink, Water Path
Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl 10% Route 229 (Day)
Diamond/Pearl 20% Route 229, Route 230
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% Route 229
Platinum 5% Route 230
HeartGold 10% Route 6 (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% Route 47
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% Route 5 (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 20% Route 48
HeartGold/SoulSilver Uncertain% Safari Zone: Marshland (Night)
Safari Zone: Mashland (Place 2 Plains Objects, no wait)
Pokéwalker Varying% Treehouse
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White None Evolve Oddish
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 30% Route 121, Route 123, Safari Zone
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 40% Route 119, Route 120
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Blue The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
Yellow Smells incredibly foul! However, around 1 out of 1,000 people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
II Gold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
Silver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
Crystal The smell from its drool-like syrup and the pollen on its petals is so bad, it may make opponents faint.
III Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drips even more of its honey.
Emerald A horribly noxious honey drools from its mouth. One whiff of the honey can result in memory loss. Some fans are said to enjoy this overwhelming stink, however.
FireRed Its pistils exude an incredibly foul odor. The horrid stench can cause fainting at a distance of 1.25 miles.
LeafGreen The fluid that oozes from its mouth isn't drool. It is a nectar that is used to attract prey.
IV Diamond The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Pearl The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Platinum The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
HeartGold What appears to be drool is actually sweet honey. It is very sticky and clings stubbornly if touched.
SoulSilver It secretes a sticky, drool-like honey. Although sweet, it smells too repulsive to get very close.
V Black The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
White The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Black 2 The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
White 2 The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
VI X Smells incredibly foul! However, around one out of a thousand people enjoy sniffing its nose-bending stink.
Y The honey it drools from its mouth smells so atrocious, it can curl noses more than a mile away.
Omega Ruby Gloom releases a foul fragrance from the pistil of its flower. When faced with danger, the stench worsens. If this Pokémon is feeling calm and secure, it does not release its usual stinky aroma.
Alpha Sapphire From its mouth Gloom drips honey that smells absolutely horrible. Apparently, it loves the horrid stench. It sniffs the noxious fumes and then drools even more of its honey.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Def
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
75
139 155 249 273
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
Start Growth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Sweet Scent Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
5 Sweet Scent Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
9 Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
13 Poison Powder Poison.gif -- 75 Other.png
14 Stun Spore Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
15 Sleep Powder Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
19 Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
24 Lucky Chant Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
29 Moonlight Fairy.gif -- -- Other.png
34 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
39 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
44 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
49 Petal Blizzard Grass.gif 90 100 Physical.png
54 Grassy Terrain Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
59 Petal Dance Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Ingrain Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Razor Leaf Grass.gif 55 95 Physical.png
Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Teeter Dance Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Oddish Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
43 Moonblast Fairy.gif 95 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 175*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 175 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 190 -- Physical.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 21
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Gloom

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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