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Toxic (move)

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Toxic
どくどく Excessive Poison
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Toxic (Japanese: どくどく Excessive Poison) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I that badly poisons the target.

Effect

Generation I

Toxic badly poisons the target, and has an Accuracy of 85. Each time the target takes recurrent damage, the damage will equal

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.

Generation II to IV

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.

Generation V

Toxic now has an Accuracy of 90.

Learnset

Generation I

By TM06

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation I can learn Toxic.

Generation II

By TM06

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation II can learn Toxic.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison 38
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 45
316 316 Gulpin Poison 28
317 317 Swalot Poison 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM06

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation III can learn Toxic.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison 38
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 37
316 316 Gulpin Poison 28
317 317 Swalot Poison 30
416 416 Vespiquen Bug Flying 27
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark 20DP
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark 27PtHGSS
435 435 Skuntank Poison Dark 20DP
435 435 Skuntank Poison Dark 27PtHGSS
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM06

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation IV can learn Toxic.

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison 38
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 37
316 316 Gulpin Poison 28
317 317 Swalot Poison 30
416 416 Vespiquen Bug Flying 27
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark 27
435 435 Skuntank Poison Dark 27
543 543 Fushide Bug Poison 36
544 544 Hoiiga Bug Poison 41
545 545 Pendra Bug Poison 44
568 568 Yabukuron Poison 36
569 569 Dasutodasu Poison 39
590 590 Tamagetake Grass Poison 32
591 591 Morobareru Grass Poison 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM06

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation V can learn Toxic.

Trivia

  • 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

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Arbok Skuntank Pendra
The user releases a purple or black liquid that poisons the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
024 Arbok Arbok opens its mouth and releases a black smog from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Make Room for Gloom! Debut
110 Weezing Weezing opens its main head's mouth and releases smog from its mouth at the opponent.
James' Weezing Make Room for Gloom! Debut
435 Skuntank Skuntank releases a thick purple stream of liquid that breaks apart and falls in puddles all over the battlefield. The puddles then shrink and release a thick purple gas from them, poisoning the opponent if it breathes it in.
Jupiter's Skuntank Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! None
545 Pendra Pendra sprays a thick purple stream of liquid that significantly corrodes a large rock and eats away a tree trunk.
A wild Pendra BW009 None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

  • Dutch: Gif
  • French: Toxik
  • German: Toxin
  • Greek: Τοξίνη
  • Italian: Tossina
  • Korean: 맹독 Maengdok
  • Spanish: Tóxico


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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