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Sabão Spray
シャボン・スプレー
Shabon Supurē

Bubble spray

Shabon spray

Information
Users

Sailor Mercury

Type

Bubble/fog-based attack

Upgrades

Mercury Aqua Mist (second anime)
Sabão Spray Freezing
Shine Aqua Illusion

First Appearance

Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror

Sabão Spray (named Mercury Bubbles Blast in the English dubbed) is the very first attack used by Sailor Mercury. It was primarily a defensive attack, involving the formation of fog, which reduced overall visibility in the area. It also lowered the temperature of the area by a few degrees.

In Episode 45, Sailor Mercury used Sabão Spray to provide limited protection for herself against intense heat and flames. Sabão Spray was also one of the attacks used by Sailor Mercury in the video games Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon: Another Story. In Another Story it decreased the attack power of the targeted enemy, causing them to do less damage to the party. To do the attack in the anime, video games, Mercury gathers water in her cupped hands, twirls around with it, and then releases it this makes a fog appear, while in the video games, bubbles fly at the enemy.

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Shabon Spray (High Quality)

Trivia

  • It was her primary attack used in the first season of the original anime. It eventually became much stronger and more effective with Shabon Spray Freeze (Mercury Ice Bubbles Freeze) and Shine Aqua Illusion.
  • "Sabão" is the Portuguese word for soap. It is a Portuguese loanword in the Japanese language.
  • In most episodes, an animation mistake can often be seen where in one frame, Sailor Mercury's left glove turns skin color briefly before returning to its normal white color. In the Sailor Moon S movie, when Sailor Mercury used this attack to stop one of Princess Kaguya's Snow Dancers, this animation mistake was corrected.
  • Even though it was originally called "Mercury Bubbles Blast" in the English dub, this attack was renamed "Bubble Spray" in ADV's remastered DVD boxset.
  • In the English dubbed versions of episodes 72 and 73 this attack was called "Mercury Ice Storm Blast," which was the name normally used for Shine Aqua Illusion in that dub.
  • The attack is usually misread as "Shabon Spray" due to Ami's pronunciation of the attack in the original anime.

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