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Koffing (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Koffing (disambiguation).
Koffing
Poison Gas Pokémon
ドガース
Dogars
#109
Koffing

Koffing

Koffing

Koffing
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Koffing

Mega Koffing Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 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
2.2 lbs. 1.0 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
#109
Kanto
#115
Johto
#108
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#046
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-089
Fiore
R-187
Almia
R-045/N-113
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
114
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
68
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F109.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Koffing (Japanese: ドガース Dogars) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Weezing starting at level 35.

Biology

Koffing is a spherical Pokémon filled with toxic gasses. It has vacant eyes and a wide mouth that usually has two pointed teeth in the upper jaw. However, a full set of teeth has been seen in the anime. Below is face is a cream-colored skull-and-crossbones marking. Several crater-like protrusions, which usually release a yellowish gas, cover this Pokémon’s body. Its purple skin is very thin, and over inflation can cause it to explode.

Koffing creates gases within its body by mixing toxins with garbage, and produces more gas in higher temperatures. These gases are malodorous and cause sniffles, coughs, and teary eyes to those around it. The gases are also lighter than air, allowing Koffing to hover. When agitated, it creates a more toxic gas and expels it through the holes in its body. As shown in the anime, Koffing's gas can be ignited by fire or electricity. Koffing is most often found in urban areas.

In the anime

Koffing in the anime

Major appearances

James's Koffing

Koffing first appeared in Pokémon Emergency! as James's Pokémon. It evolved into Weezing during Dig Those Diglett!.

Other

A poacher had captured a bunch of Koffing in A Poached Ego!.

A Koffing appeared in PK15.

In Tag! We're It...!, Dawn and Conway battled against a Trainer who used a Koffing, alongside his partner who used a Scyther. The Koffing had several powerful attacks like Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt, and Gyro Ball, but Conway's Slowking and Dawn's Piplup were able to defeat it.

A Koffing appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 under the ownership of Roxie.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator used a Koffing in New Plot, Odd Lot!.

A Koffing was seen in a Pokémon cosplay contest in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.

A Koffing made a brief cameo appearance in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW083 Koffing Ash's Pokédex Koffing, the Poison Gas Pokémon. Koffing hovers in the air, thanks to the poisonous gases it contains, which have a foul odor and can explode.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Koga's Koffing as it appears in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Koffing is seen as one of Koga's Pokémon alongside its evolution, which it first appeared in Striking Golduck. When Koga and Blue are ambushed by Agatha's Gengar in Gimme Shellder, Koga uses Koffing's smoke to relay his tactical plan to Blue without Gengar noticing.

Much later, Petrel, one of the Rocket Executives, attacked Silver and Eusine using the horrible odor induced by his many Koffing.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Koga uses a Koffing in Save The Chansey! in order to stop Red from getting to the Chansey.

Green caught a Koffing prior to PM054, but it officially debuted in PM055.

Giovanni sent out Koffing when he was about to destroy Pallet Town with a missile in PM047.

In the TCG

Main article: Koffing (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Koffing will initiate a Poison Gas attack which will pummel an opponent. Koffing did not return in Super Smash Bros. Melee and was replaced by its evolution, Weezing.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Koffing is set to appear in the 3DS version as an enemy in Smash Run.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Blue
Yellow In hot places, its internal gases could expand and explode without any warning. Be very careful!
Stadium A Pokémon that is like a thin-skinned balloon filled with a highly toxic gas. Known to occasionally explode.
Generation II
Gold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Silver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Crystal If one gets close enough to it when it expels poisonous gas, the gas swirling inside it can be seen.
Stadium 2 Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Generation III
Ruby If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may overinflate its round body, then explode.
Sapphire Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful Poison Gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Emerald Getting up close to a Koffing will give you a chance to observe, through its thin skin, the toxic gases swirling inside. It blows up at the slightest stimulation.
FireRed Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
LeafGreen Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Generation IV
Diamond Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
SoulSilver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Generation V
Black Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
White
Black 2 Toxic gas is held within its thin, balloon-shaped body, so it can cause massive explosions.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
Y Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Burned Tower
Team Rocket HQ (Seven)
Crystal
Burned Tower
Team Rocket HQ (Seven)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Mansion
Celadon City (surfing)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Weezing
Platinum
Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Burned Tower
Team Rocket HQ (Five)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Virbank Complex
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 32
Forever Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Tower (9F-16F)
Wish Cave (71F-75F)
Joyous Tower (65F-70F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Ruby Sapphire Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
Emerald
Platinum Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 340   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 60.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
044 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
077 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1515 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 —% 15
1818 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
2626 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
2929 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
3434 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4040 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
4242 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4545 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Koffing obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - 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 Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
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 Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
MisdreavusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePumpkabooGourgeist
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
Misdreavus Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus Psywave Psychic Special 100% 15
GrimerMukShuppetBanette Screech Normal Status 85% 40
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteSpiritomb
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Yamask Toxic Spikes* Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Koffing 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 Koffing in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - 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 Koffing can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Koffing cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double-Edge Koffing (EX Ruby & Sapphire 54)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin109.png Pin109.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS109.png PinRS109.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani109.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP109.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ooh, I'm feeling a little bloated with gas. Can I release some?
26%-50% HP Oof... Half my health's frittered away...
1%-25% HP I can't hold it anymore... Beware of leaking gases...
Level up Yes! I'm leveling up! Do I stink any worse?
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 Yes! I'm leveling up! Do I stink any worse?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP109.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 22 Max. exp.: 32
Browser entry  
Koffing sprays poison mist to attack. It puffs up if a loop is drawn around it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering Poison Gas.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Poison  Poison Assist.png
( Poison )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering poison gas around itself that makes Pokémon Tired.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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

109Koffing.png
Unevolved
Koffing
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 35
110Weezing.png
First evolution
Weezing
 Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 109.png Spr b g1 109.png Spr 1y 109.png Spr b g1 109.png Spr 1g 109.png Spr b g1 109.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 109.png Spr b 2g 109.png Spr 2s 109.png Spr b 2g 109.png Spr 2c 109.gif Spr b 2c 109.png
Spr 2g 109 s.png Spr b 2g 109 s.png Spr 2s 109 s.png Spr b 2g 109 s.png Spr 2c 109 s.gif Spr b 2g 109 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 109.png Spr b 3r 109.png Spr 3e 109.gif Spr b 3r 109.png Spr 3f 109.png Spr b 3f 109.png
Spr 3r 109 s.png Spr b 3r 109 s.png Spr 3e 109 s.gif Spr b 3r 109 s.png Spr 3f 109 s.png Spr b 3f 109 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 109.png Spr b 4d 109.png Spr 4p 109.png Spr b 4p 109.png Spr 4h 109.png Spr b 4h 109.png
Spr 4d 109 s.png Spr b 4d 109 s.png Spr 4p 109 s.png Spr b 4d 109 s.png Spr 4h 109 s.png Spr b 4d 109 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 109.png Spr b 5b 109.png Spr 5b 109.png Spr b 5b 109.png
Spr 5b 109 s.png Spr b 5b 109 s.png Spr 5b 109 s.png Spr b 5b 109 s.png
Front Back Front Back
109MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Koffing images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Koffing was originally known as "Ny", representing New York City's polluted air.
  • Koffing and Weezing are the only pure Poison-type Pokémon immune to Ground-type attacks, due to their Ability, Levitate.
  • According to a question of a Pokémon Exam the characters of the anime participated in, Koffing was supposedly first discovered in a public bathhouse. However, the Team Rocket expansion's Koffing card states that Koffing was first discovered in a weapons factory. This may be either because Jessie answered the question incorrectly, or due to an inconsistency between the TCG and anime.
  • Koffing and Munna are the only Pokémon whose names are mentioned in music found in the games. Munna's name is heard in ミュージカル「メロメロ★ムンナ」 Musical "Charming Munna", while Koffing's Japanese name is heard in タチワキジム(演奏・DOGARS) Virbank Gym (Performance - KOFFING), although it is replaced with the word "Pokémon" in international releases.
    • This distinction is possibly shared with Wingull, as its Japanese name, キャモメ Camome, is arguably heard in the obscure vocals of ビレッジブリッジ Village Bridge.
  • Koffing shares similar traits to Grimer and Trubbish. All three Pokémon are pure Poison-types with a single evolution and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Koffing being air pollution.

Origin

Considering its looks, its ability to float, and its tendency to explode, it may have been based upon a floating naval mine or living meteorite. It is also based on smog and other forms of air pollution. Koffing may also be based on the imagined fear that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and/or improper disposal of toxic/radioactive waste, may result in the creation of new and undesirable life.

Name origin

Koffing is a corruption of coughing.

Dogars is a combination of 獰 (bad) or 毒 doku (poisonous) and gas.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドガース Dogars From or doku and gas
France Flag.png French Smogo From the English word smog
Spain Flag.png Spanish Koffing Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Smogon From Smog and poison
Italy Flag.png Italian Koffing Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 또가스 Ddogaseu Transliteration of its Japanese name, replacing do as ddo



Related articles

External links

Notes


Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • Lucario
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Poké Ball: ArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDeoxys
ElectrodeEnteiGardevoirGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonleeHo-OhJirachiKoffingKyogreLatias and Latios
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