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Poison Tail (move)

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Poison Tail
ポイズンテール Poison Tail
Poison Tail V.png
Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Poison Tail (Japanese: ポイズンテール Poison Tail) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Seviper.


Poison Tail deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It has a 10% chance of poisoning the target.


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Games Description
RSEColo. Has a high critical-hit ratio. May also poison.
FRLG An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also poison the foe.
DPPtHGSS An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also poison the foe.
BWB2W2 The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Conq An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also poison the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 16 16 16 12 ''''
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison     19 ''''
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison     19 ''''
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison     19 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison Seviper Seviper Seviper
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison     Seviper
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison     Seviper
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying     VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon     Seviper
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Poison Tail is the only move of Whirlipede.

In the anime

Sean father Scolipede Poison Tail.png Jessie Seviper Poison Tail.png Lucy Seviper Poison Tail.png Colress Scolipede.png
Sean's father Scolipede Jessie's Seviper Lucy's Seviper Scolipede
An attack with a high critical-hit ratio.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
336 Seviper The dagger part of Seviper's tail glows purple and Seviper hits the opponent with it.
Jessie's Seviper A Tail with a Twist Debut
Lucy's Seviper Queen of the Serpentine! None
545 Scolipede Scolipede's tails glow purple and Scolipede hits the opponent with them.
Sean's father's Scolipede Battling the Bully! None
A wild Scolipede Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

In other generations

Poison Tail III.png Poison Tail IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 毒尾 Dúwěi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifstaart
Finland Flag.png Finnish Myrkkyhäntä
France Flag.png French Queue-Poison
Germany Flag.png German Giftschweif
Greece Flag.png Greek Δηλητηριώδης Ουρά
India Flag.png Hindi ज़हरीली पूँछ Zehreeli Poonch
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Ekor Beracun
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenocoda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포이즌테일 Poison Tail
Poland Flag.png Polish Trujący ogon
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cauda Venenosa
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cauda Venenosa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Coada Otrăvitoare
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Otrovni Rep
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cola Venenosa (anime)
Spain Flag.png Spain Cola Veneno

Variations of the move Karate Chop
Physical Karate ChopPoison Tail

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