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* According to a question of a Pokémon Exam the characters of the anime participated in, Koffing was supposedly first discovered in a public bathhouse. However, the {{TCG|Team Rocket}} expansion's {{TCG ID|Team Rocket|Koffing|58}} card states that Koffing was first discovered in a weapons factory. This may be either because [[Jessie]] answered the question incorrectly, or due to an inconsistency between the TCG and anime.
 
* According to a question of a Pokémon Exam the characters of the anime participated in, Koffing was supposedly first discovered in a public bathhouse. However, the {{TCG|Team Rocket}} expansion's {{TCG ID|Team Rocket|Koffing|58}} card states that Koffing was first discovered in a weapons factory. This may be either because [[Jessie]] answered the question incorrectly, or due to an inconsistency between the TCG and anime.
 
* Koffing and {{p|Munna}} are the only Pokémon to be mentioned in a vocal track within the games. Munna's name is sung in the "Charming Munna" Pokémon Musical and Koffing's Japanese name was sung about in Roxie's gym. However, Koffing's name was replaced with the word "Pokémon" in international releases.
 
* Koffing and {{p|Munna}} are the only Pokémon to be mentioned in a vocal track within the games. Munna's name is sung in the "Charming Munna" Pokémon Musical and Koffing's Japanese name was sung about in Roxie's gym. However, Koffing's name was replaced with the word "Pokémon" in international releases.
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* Koffing seems to be the counterpart of {{p|Grimer}} and {{p|Trubbish}}. All 3 Pokémon are pure Poison-types with a single evolution, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and most importantly, Grimer represents water pollution, koffing represents air pollution, and Trubbish represents land pollution.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 00:56, 4 December 2012

Lickitung #108: Lickitung
Pokémon
#110: Weezing Weezing
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Koffing (disambiguation).
Koffing
ドガース Dogars
#109
109Koffing.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Unknown
Category
Poison Gas Pokémon
Ability
Levitate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#109
Johto
#115
Hoenn
#108
Unova
#046
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-089
Almia
R-187
Oblivia
R-045 N-113
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
2.2 lbs.
Imperial
1.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F109.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Amorphous group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 114 Battle Exp.: 1141*

Koffing (Japanese: ドガース Dogars) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Weezing starting at level 35.

Biology

Physiology

Koffing is a round, limbless purple Pokémon filled to the brim with toxic gases. Several crater-like protrusions on this Pokémon's thin body give it the resemblance of a meteorite or a naval mine. Although Koffing is usually seen with only two small fangs in its mouth, it has a full set of flat teeth as seen in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1. Koffing has a skull and crossbones below its blissful face. Koffing has been considered to be related to Grimer, who is also a purple Poison-type Pokémon that associates with pollutants. Koffing may also be related to Drifloon, who is also a floating, round, purple, "X"-bearing Pokémon with a tendency to explode.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Koffing spews out poisonous gases whenever it gets upset. On the other hand, Koffing exhales fresh, clean gases whenever it becomes happy or overjoyed. Although Koffing's gas is more commonly attributed as being poisonous, the gases may also cause coughs, sniffles, and teary eyes. Koffing has also been known to explode from over-inflating its body. Koffing is also capable of launching Fire and Electrical attacks. As shown in the anime, Koffing's gas can be ignited by fire or electricity, which suggests that it also contains flammable hydrocarbons.

Behavior

If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. Koffing is prone to over-inflating its round body before it self-destructs. The higher the temperature, the more gas Koffing concocts.

Koffing floats in the air because its body is filled with a gas that is slightly lighter than air. The gas is a combination of the vapors from fermenting trash and Koffing’s own poisonous fumes.

Habitat

Koffing are a very common sight around burned-down or abandoned buildings and power plants. Volcanoes also provide a suitable habitat for them. They are common in Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn, but seldom encountered in Sinnoh and Unova.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Koffing mainly eat rotten kitchen garbage.

In the anime

Koffing in the anime

Major appearances

James's Koffing

Koffing first appeared in Pokémon Emergency! as James's Pokémon. It evolved into Weezing during Dig Those Diglett!.

Other

A poacher had captured a bunch of Koffing in A Poached Ego!.

A Koffing appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) under the ownership of Roxie.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator used a Koffing in New Plot, Odd Lot!.

A Koffing was seen in a Pokémon Cosplay Contest in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.

In Tag! We're It...!, Dawn and Conway battled against a Trainer who used a Koffing, alongside his partner who used a Scyther. The Koffing had several powerful attacks like Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt, and Gyro Ball, but Conway's Slowking and Dawn's Piplup were able to defeat it.

A Koffing made a brief cameo appearance in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW083 Koffing Ash's Pokédex Koffing, the Poison Gas Pokémon. Koffing hovers in the air, thanks to the poisonous gases it contains, which have a foul odor and can explode.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Koga's Koffing as it appears in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Koffing is seen as one of Koga's Pokémon alongside its evolution. When Koga and Blue are ambushed by Agatha's Gengar in Volume 7, Koga uses Koffing's smoke to relay his tactical plan to Blue without Gengar noticing.

Much later, Petrel, one of the Rocket Executives, attacked Silver and Eusine using the horrible odor induced by his many Koffing.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Koga uses a Koffing in Save The Chansey! in order to stop Red from getting to the Chansey.

Green caught a Koffing prior to PM054, but it officially debuted in PM055.

Giovanni sent out Koffing when he was about to destroy Pallet Town with a missile in PM047.

In the TCG

Main article: Koffing (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Koffing will initiate a Poison Gas attack which will pummel an opponent. Koffing did not return in Super Smash Bros. Melee and was replaced by its evolution, Weezing.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Blue
Yellow In hot places, its internal gases could expand and explode without any warning. Be very careful!
Stadium A Pokémon that is like a thin-skinned balloon filled with a highly toxic gas. Known to occasionally explode.
Generation II
Gold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Silver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Crystal If one gets close enough to it when it expels poisonous gas, the gas swirling inside it can be seen.
Stadium 2 Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Generation III
Ruby If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may overinflate its round body, then explode.
Sapphire Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful Poison Gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Emerald Getting up close to a Koffing will give you a chance to observe, through its thin skin, the toxic gases swirling inside. It blows up at the slightest stimulation.
FireRed Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
LeafGreen Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Generation IV
Diamond Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
SoulSilver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Generation V
Black Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
White
Black 2 Toxic gas is held within its thin, balloon-shaped body, so it can cause massive explosions.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
CommonR
RareB
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Mahogany Town, Burned Tower
Crystal
Common Mahogany Town, Burned Tower
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
CommonR
RareS
Fiery Path
Emerald
Common Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
CommonFR
RareLG
Pokémon Mansion, Surf in Celadon City
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Breed Weezing
Platinum
Uncommon Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Burned Tower
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
Uncommon Virbank Complex
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 32
Forever Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Tower (9F-16F)
Wish Cave (71F-75F)
Joyous Tower (65F-70F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Ruby Sapphire Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
Emerald
Platinum Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 340   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 60.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 080}}80% 40
000Start 000Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
0066 0044 Smog Poison Special 02020 070}}70% 20
01010 0077 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
01515 01212 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
01919 01515 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 —}}—% 15
02828 01818 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 20
02424 02323 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
03333 02626 Haze Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 30
03737 02929 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
04646 03434 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
04242 03737 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
05151 04040 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —}}—% 5
05555 04545 Memento Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Koffing obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentChandelure
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigus
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
MisdreavusMismagiusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
MisdreavusMismagiusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwick
LampentChandelure
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
MisdreavusMismagius Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus Psywave Psychic Special 80% 15
GrimerMukShuppetBanette Screech Normal Status 85% 40
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteSpiritomb
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Koffing in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Koffing in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Koffing can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Koffing cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Rugged Mountain Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Koffing can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double-Edge Koffing (EX Ruby & Sapphire 54)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin109.png Pin109.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS109.png PinRS109.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani109.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP109.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ooh, I'm feeling a little bloated with gas. Can I release some?
26%-50% HP Oof... Half my health's frittered away...
1%-25% HP I can't hold it anymore... Beware of leaking gases...
Level up Yes! I'm leveling up! Do I stink any worse?
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! I'm leveling up! Do I stink any worse?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP109.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 22 Max. exp.: 32
Browser entry  
Koffing sprays poison mist to attack. It puffs up if a loop is drawn around it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering Poison Gas.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Poison  Poison Assist.png
( Poison )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering poison gas around itself that makes Pokémon Tired.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Koffing
Unevolved
Koffing
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 35


Weezing
First evolution
Weezing
 Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 109.png Spr 1y 109.png Spr 1g 109.png Spr b g1 109.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 109.png Spr 2s 109.png Spr 2c 109.gif Spr b 2g 109.png
Spr 2g 109 s.png Spr 2s 109 s.png Spr 2c 109 s.gif Spr b 2g 109 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 109.png Spr 3e 109.png Spr 3f 109.png Spr b 3r 109.png
Spr 3r 109 s.png Spr 3e 109 s.png Spr 3f 109 s.png Spr b 3r 109 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 109.png Spr 4p 109.png Spr 4h 109.png Spr b 4d 109.png
Spr 4d 109 s.png Spr 4p 109 s.png Spr 4h 109 s.png Spr b 4d 109 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 109.png Spr 5b 109.png Spr b 5b 109.png
Spr 5b 109 s.png Spr 5b 109 s.png Spr b 5b 109 s.png
Koffing For other sprites and images, please see Koffing images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Koffing was originally known as "Ny", representing New York City's polluted air.
    • This would have made it, and its evolution (then known as "La"), the Pokémon with the shortest English name. As of Generation V, that honor is held by Muk and Mew, both of which were also introduced in Generation I.
  • Koffing and Weezing are the only pure Poison-type Pokémon immune to Ground-type attacks, due to their Ability, Levitate.
  • According to a question of a Pokémon Exam the characters of the anime participated in, Koffing was supposedly first discovered in a public bathhouse. However, the Team Rocket expansion's Koffing card states that Koffing was first discovered in a weapons factory. This may be either because Jessie answered the question incorrectly, or due to an inconsistency between the TCG and anime.
  • Koffing and Munna are the only Pokémon to be mentioned in a vocal track within the games. Munna's name is sung in the "Charming Munna" Pokémon Musical and Koffing's Japanese name was sung about in Roxie's gym. However, Koffing's name was replaced with the word "Pokémon" in international releases.
  • Koffing seems to be the counterpart of Grimer and Trubbish. All 3 Pokémon are pure Poison-types with a single evolution, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and most importantly, Grimer represents water pollution, koffing represents air pollution, and Trubbish represents land pollution.

Origin

Considering its looks, its ability to float, and its tendency to explode, it may have been based upon a floating naval mine or living meteorite. It is also based on smog and other forms of air pollution. Koffing may also be based on the imagined fear that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and/or improper disposal of toxic/radioactive waste, may result in the creation of new and undesirable life.

Name origin

Koffing is a corruption of coughing.

Dogars is a combination of 獰 (bad) or 毒 doku (poisonous) and gas.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドガース Dogars From or doku and gas
France Flag.png French Smogo From the English word smog
Spain Flag.png Spanish Koffing Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Smogon From Smog and poison
Italy Flag.png Italian Koffing Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 또가스 Ddogaseu Transliteration of its Japanese name



Related articles

External links

Notes


Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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