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Poison Gas (move)

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Poison Gas
どくガス Poison Gas
Poison Gas V.png
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Poison Gas (Japanese: どくガス Poison Gas) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.


Generation I to IV

Poison Gas poisons the target and has an accuracy of 55%. Poison Gas targets one opponent in Double Battles.

Generation V

Poison Gas's accuracy is increased to 80% and now targets all opponents in Double Battles and all adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Poison Gas's accuracy changed from 80% to 90%.


Games Description
StadStad2 A poisonous cloud of gas is forcefully expelled to poison the target.
GSC A move that may poison the foe.
RSE Envelops the foe in a toxic gas that may poison.
FRLG The foe is sprayed with a cloud of toxic gas that may poison the foe.
Colo.XD Envelops the target in a toxic gas that may poison.
DPPtHGSS A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the foe’s face. It may poison the target.
BWB2W2 A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. It may poison those hit.
XY A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. This may also poison those hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 30 -- -- -- -- --
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison --, 30 -- -- -- -- --
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 29 31 31 21 18 17 17
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 33 33 39 21 18 17 17
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison   -- -- -- -- --
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison   -- -- -- -- --
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison     9 9 9 9
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark       4 4 4
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark       --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison         -- --
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison         -- --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

James Weezing Poison Gas.png Grimer Poison Gas.png James Koffing Poison Gas.png None.png
Weezing Grimer Koffing
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the foe's face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
109 Koffing Koffing releases dark green toxic gases from the holes on its body at the opponent.
James's Koffing The Ghost of Maiden's Peak Debut
Koffing could not legally learn Poison Gas at the time
110 Weezing Weezing releases a thick brown toxic gas from its larger mouth at the opponent.
James's Weezing The Song of Jigglypuff Weezing could not legally learn Poison Gas at the time
088 Grimer Grimer opens its mouth and releases a thick dark green gas from its mouth at the opponent.
A Grimer Dawn used briefly Camping it Up! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In other generations

Poison Gas I.png Poison Gas II.png Poison Gas III.png Poison Gas 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 XY Generation V
Generation V
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 毒瓦斯 Dú Wǎsī
Denmark Flag.png Danish Giftgas
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifgas
Finland Flag.png Finnish Myrkkykaasu
France Flag.png French Gaz Toxik
Germany Flag.png German Giftwolke
Greece Flag.png Greek Δηλητηριώδες Αέριο
India Flag.png Hindi ज़ेहेरीली गैस Zehereeli Gas
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gas Beracun
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenogas
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독가스 Dok Gas
Poland Flag.png Polish Trujący gaz
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gás Venenoso
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Gás Venenoso
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Otrovni Gas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gas Venenoso

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