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Cross Poison (move)

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Cross Poison
クロスポイズン Cross Poison
Cross Poison V.png
Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Cross Poison (Japanese: クロスポイズン Cross Poison) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation IV.


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


Games Description
DPPtHGSS A slashing attack that may also leave the target poisoned. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2Conq A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
XYORAS A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass -- -- --
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison   47 47
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison   55 55
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying -- -- --
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug 50 61 49 49
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark 58 73 57 57
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
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass ParasectSkorupiDrapion ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying ParasectSkorupiDrapion ParasectSpinarakAriados SkorupiDrapion ParasectSpinarakAriados SkorupiDrapion
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug SkorupiDrapion SkorupiDrapion SkorupiDrapion
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion ParasectSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
046 046 Paras Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Cross Poison is the only move of Crobat and Drapion. It may poison the target and has a high critical hit ratio.

Power ★★★
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

None.png Paul Drapion Cross Poison.png J Drapion Cross Poison.png None.png
Paul's Drapion J's Drapion
The user crosses its arms and they start to glow purple. The user then slashes its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
452 Drapion Drapion crosses its arms above its head and its hands and pincers start to glow purple. Drapion then slashes the opponent in an 'X' formation, or Drapion crosses its arms in front of its face and its claws start to glow purple. A purple 'X' then appears in front of its crossed arms and it opens its hands, firing the 'X' at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! Debut
Paul's Drapion Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Cross Poison 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 十字毒藥 Shí​zì​ Dú​yào
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifkruis
France Flag.png French Poison-Croix
Germany Flag.png German Giftstreich
Greece Flag.png Greek Διασταύρωση Δηλητηρίου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cross Poison
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenocroce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 크로스포이즌 Cross Poison
Poland Flag.png Polish Kontratrucizna
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Veneno
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cruz Venenosa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Crucea Otrăvitoare
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Veneno Cruzado
Spain Flag.png Spain Veneno X
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kesme Zehir

Variations of the move Slash
Physical Cross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow ClawSlash
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade

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