Acid (move)

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Acid
ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid
Acid VII.png
Acid VII 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Acid (Japanese: ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Acid does damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation II-III

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation IV onwards

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage instead.

In Triple Battles, Acid will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of lowering the target's Defense.
GSC An attack that may lower Defense.
RSEColo.XD Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets' Sp. Def stats.
XYORAS The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.
SM The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 38 37 32 20 20 20 20
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 47 43 38 20 20 20 20
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 24 23 23 9 9 9 9
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 28 24 24 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 26 23 23 23 23 23 23
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 29 24 24 23 23 23 24
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
10ORAS
10
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 15 8 8 8XY
5ORAS
5
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, 15 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 36 36 1, Evo.
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 19 19 19
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 4 4 4
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 15 15
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 15 15
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special moves

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Island Scan - Hau'oli Cemetery
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 GO

Acid
Fast Attack
Type Poison
Power 9
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.8 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
EkansArbokOddishGloomVileplumeBellsprout
WeepinbellVictreebelTentacruelGrimerMukKoffing
WeezingBellossom
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Acid had an energy gain of 7%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Acid had an energy gain of 10% and a duration of 1.05 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Acid had a power of 10, an energy gain of 9%, and a duration of 1.3 seconds.

Grimer, Muk, Koffing, and Weezing may only know this move they were obtained before August 20, 2016.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the user's Defense by one level.
MDTD* Inflicts damage on the target. But it may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
MDTD*
MDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.

In the anime

Jessie Ekans Acid.png Jessie Arbok Acid.png Jessie Arbok Acid effect.png Bianca Shelmet Acid.png
Ekans Arbok Corroding metal Shelmet
The user spits out acid from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
023 Ekans Ekans spits a black acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Ekans Pokémon Shipwreck Debut
024 Arbok Arbok spits a black or purple acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Pokémon Double Trouble None
044 Gloom Gloom fires a ball of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. It can also fire multiple balls, one after the other.
Multiple wild Gloom Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
616 Shelmet Shelmet releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Bianca's Shelmet Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross releases a short stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. The acid lands in front of the opponent and releases a light gray smoke that rises around the opponent, choking it.
Emmet's Eelektross Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
691 Dragalge Dragalge releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Two wild Dragalge An Undersea Place to Call Home! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Acid I.png Acid II.png Acid III.png Acid IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Acid V.png Acid VI.png
Acid VI 2.png
Generation V Generation VI

Spin-off series games

Acid Stad.png Acid Stad2.png Acid Colo.png Acid XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Acid PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Acid PMD RB.png Acid PMD TDS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Trivia

  • Acid has no effect on Steel-type Pokémon, despite the fact that real-life acids react very strongly with most metals.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 溶解液 Yùhnggáai Yaht
Mandarin 溶解液 Róngjǐe Yì / Róngjǐe Yè
Denmark Flag.png Danish Syre
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zuur
Finland Flag.png Finnish Happo
France Flag.png French Acide
Germany Flag.png German Säure
Greece Flag.png Greek Οξύ Ozý
India Flag.png Hindi तह्जाब Tehzaab
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Asam
Italy Flag.png Italian Acido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용해액 Yonghae Aek
Poland Flag.png Polish Kwas
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ácido
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ácido
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kiselina
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ácido
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Saltsyra
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Asit
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đòn A-xít


Variations of the move Acid
Special AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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