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Dustox (Pokémon)

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Cascoon #268: Cascoon
Pokémon
#270: Lotad Lotad
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dustox (disambiguation).
Dustox
Poison Moth Pokémon
ドクケイル
Dokucale
#269
Dustox

Dustox

Dustox

Dustox
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Compound Eyes
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dustox

Mega Dustox Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
69.7 lbs. 31.6 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#269
Kanto
#000
Johto
#018
Hoenn
#052
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
160
Gen. III
161
IV
135
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F269.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Dustox (Japanese: ドクケイル Dokucale) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Cascoon starting at level 10. It is one of Wurmple's final forms, the other being Beautifly.

Biology

Dustox is a moth-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings. It has a purple egg-shaped body and tattered, green wings with red circles and streaks. It has yellow antennae and yellow stylized compound eyes. Its legs are red and stubby, and it has a jagged fringe on its rear. The female's antennae are smaller than the male's.

Dustox uses its antennae to seek out food, and its wings contain a highly poisonous dust. It is nocturnal and is instinctively drawn to light. When it is in swarms, it is attracted by the bright light of cities where it wreaks havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food. It lives in forests.

In the anime

Dustox in the anime
Shiny Dustox in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Dustox

Jessie's Cascoon evolved into Dustox in Seeing is Believing. It was her primary Contest Pokémon and was also known to be able to hold down a good battle. Dustox won Jessie her first Ribbon in Team Shocker! at the Solaceon Town Contest.

Other

A Shiny Dustox appeared in Crossing Paths under the ownership of Austin, who released his Dustox, along with Jessie releasing her Dustox, to breed along with dozens of other Dustox.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG028 Dustox Ash's Pokédex Dustox, the Toxic Moth Pokémon. Dustox is the evolved form of Cascoon and is drawn toward bright light. When flapping its wings, it will scatter a poison dust.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dustox debuts in its own round, VS. Dustox. Ruby accidentally grabbed one of its wings, angering it and inciting it to attack. Though the boy initially had a hard time confronting it due to his impartiality towards battling, Mumu eventually felled it with a Water Gun.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Dustox is one of the Pokémon used by random Team Galactic Grunts.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS184 When it flaps it wings, it releases a deadly dust that can put even pro wrestlers to sleep. This Pokémon uses its antennae to search for food.*
Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS184 When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.*

In the TCG

Main article: Dustox (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright light of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.
Sapphire When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.
Emerald It is a nocturnal Pokémon that flies from fields and mountains to the attraction of streetlights at night. It looses highly toxic powder from its wings.
FireRed It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Pearl It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Platinum Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
HeartGold It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
White
Black 2 Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
White 2
Generation VI
X A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Y It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Cascoon
Emerald
Evolve Cascoon
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Cascoon
Pearl
Routes 224 and 230, Eterna Forest
Platinum
Routes 205, 224, and 229, Eterna Forest
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)Th
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Cascoon
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Cascoon

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Cascoon
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Endless Level 6
Forever Level 6
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Cascoon
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Landslide Cave (B1-B12)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Challenger's Ground

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)
Platinum Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1313 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1717 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2020 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
2424 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2727 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3131 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
3838 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4141 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4545 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dustox obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dustox in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dustox in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dustox can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dustox cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
265 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
265 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
265 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
265 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
268 Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Stun Spore  Grass  Gymbaliar!

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Stun Spore Dustox (Diamond & Pearl 25)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS269.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani269.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP269.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I get drawn to bright lights. It's in my nature.
26%-50% HP Um... I guess my HP is down about halfway or so?
1%-25% HP No more, please... I'm running out of poison powders...
Level up I gained a level! My supply of toxic powders grew, too!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I gained a level! My supply of toxic powders grew, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP269.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

265Wurmple.png
Unevolved
Wurmple
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7
268Cascoon.png
First evolution
Cascoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10
269Dustox.png
Second evolution
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 269.png Spr b 3r 269.png Spr 3e 269.gif Spr b 3r 269.png Spr 3r 269.png Spr b 3r 269.png
Spr 3r 269 s.png Spr b 3r 269 s.png Spr 3e 269 s.gif Spr b 3r 269 s.png Spr 3r 269 s.png Spr b 3r 269 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
269MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dustox images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dustox shares its species name with Venomoth. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.
  • Dustox is the only Poison-type Pokémon that evolves from a non-Poison-type. Thus, if a poisoned Cascoon evolves into Dustox, it will keep the status condition.

Origin

Dustox is based on Actias artemis, a Japanese moon moth.

Name origin

Dustox is a combination of dust (referring to how wing scales are powdery) and toxic.

Dokucale may be a combination of 毒蛾 dokuga (poisonous moth) and scale (referring to wing scales) or gale.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドクケイル Dokucale From 毒蛾 dokuga, scale, and gale
France Flag.png French Papinox From papillon and nox
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dustox Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pudox From Puder and toxisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Dustox Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독케일 Dokcale Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

Cascoon #268: Cascoon
Pokémon
#270: Lotad Lotad


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