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Toxic (Japanese: どくどく Excessive Poison) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I that badly poisons the target.
Toxic badly poisons the target, and has an Accuracy of 85. Each time the target takes recurrent damage, the damage
N * max(1, int(0.0625*MaxHP))
N starts as 1 and increases by 1 each time the afflicted Pokémon endures recurrent damage (including by Leech Seed). The target will lose 1/16 of its maximum HP during the first turn of being poisoned. During the second turn of being badly poisoned, the target will lose 2/16 (1/8) of its maximum HP. The target will then lose 3/16 of its maximum HP, in its third turn of being badly poisoned. The target will continue to lose an extra 1/16 of its maximum HP at the end of each consecutive turn. Toxic can cause the target to faint in six turns, using up 1PP.
The N value of Toxic resets via Haze, switching or ending the battle, but not by Rest. If a Pokémon uses Rest and becomes either normally poisoned, burned, or Leech Seeded without switching out, the N value will influence the amount of damage done. The damage will increase each time recurrent damage is done. However, if the target becomes badly poisoned again, the cumulative value will be reset. Unlike other types of damage, the recurrent damage done by Toxic can exceed the target's current HP.
Toxic can't affect a target that has a Substitute, already has a major status ailment, or is of the Template:Type2.
In Stadium, the N value of Toxic will be reset by Rest.
All effects are the same, except Toxic is now separate from other forms of recurrent damage (no longer builds from them or affects their strength). Toxic cannot affect Template:Type2 Pokémon.
Toxic now has an Accuracy of 90.
All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation I can learn Toxic.
All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation II can learn Toxic.
All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation III can learn Toxic.
All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation IV can learn Toxic.
- In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Toxic is depicted as two purple orbs spinning around each other towards the target. However, when Spinda or Carnivine use Toxic, the orbs travel in an erratic fashion.
- In Pokémon Red and Blue, Koga states that this ninja technique is over 400 years old.
- In Pokémon Stadium 2, if a Pokémon is afflicted with the badly poisoned status, and it successfully KO's the opponent with one hit, the Pokémon does not become affected by the status problem.
- In Generation I, Toxic was the only Template:Type2 move that could be taught by TM.
In the anime
In the manga
In other languages
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- Dutch: Gif
- French: Toxik
- German: Toxin
- Italian: Tossina
- Spanish: Tóxico
- Korean: 맹독 mengdok