Skiploom, The Cottonweed Pokémon. The bloom on top of it's head opens and closes depending on the temperature. It spreads it's petals to absorb Sunlight and floats to get closer and therefore more sunlight. As soon as it rains, it closes it's flower and hides in the shade of a tree to avoid it. It's flower blossoms when the temperature hits 64 Degrees. The amount opening depends on the temperature, because of is used sometimes as a thermometer.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Skiploom would have to be this:


Leech Seed
Stun Spore
Sleep Powder

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Skiploom

I was a little reluctant to pick Stun spore and sleep powder, but knowning that Skiplooms attack and special attack are quite poor, direct attacking is not the best option. So, Sleep powder, which might cause your opponent to switch if it hits and then use either stun spore or sleep powder on the next pokemon.
If your opponent doesn't switch, Substitute and Leech seed will help reduce your opponents pokemon hp. This set is designed to work with Skiplooms speed, which isnt too bad. Beware of Skiplooms 4x weakness to ice, the chances of this pokemon surviving an ice attack is slim.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed for Skiploom with any remaining in Special Defense & Defense

Strategy Against Skiploom

Skiplooms Defenses are a bit dodgy, so if you have no Super Effective attacks, pummel him with Physical Attacks

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Skiploom would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Mega Drain
Giga Drain
Leech Seed

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Skiploom

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Confusion, 2nd - Mega drain, 3rd - Giga drain, 4th Leech seed, 5th - Giga drain

Locations in Games


Trade from C/FR/LG


Snagged in Pyrite Town

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Hoppip

Animé Appearences

Skiploom has had several Animé Appearences, several of them are cameos however. First a boy, Ephram Owned it and used it in a Grass Type Pokémon Tournament. After that, A Bunch of Skiplooms at Oak live there and sometimes cause some arguements. After that it was part of one of the Forbidden Forest's in Hoenn.

Episode 180: The Grass Route!
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Episode 291: Gonna Rule The School!
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