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Poison Powder (move)

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Poison Powder
どくのこな Poison Powder
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  —
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Poison Powder (Japanese: どくのこな PoisonPowder), formatted as PoisonPowder prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

It appears to be a poison counterpart to Sleep Powder and Stun Spore, as the accuracy, Contest group, appeal, effects, Japanese names and animation are the same or very similar. They are also usually learned at the same level or in a similar pattern.

Effect

Generations I-II

PoisonPowder poisons the target. Poison-type and Steel-type Pokémon are unaffected by PoisonPowder.

Generation III-V

PoisonPowder's effects remain the same, except that now it can't affect targets with Immunity as their Ability.

Generation VI

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are now immune to Poison Powder.

Description

Games Description
Stad A technique that poisons the target. If poisoned, the victim loses HP steadily.
Stad2 A move that poisons the target. If poisoned, the victim loses HP steadily.
GSC A move that may poison the foe.
RSE Scatters a toxic powder that may poison the foe.
FRLG A cloud of toxic dust is scattered. It may poison the foe.
PMDRB Poisons the target. If a Pokémon is poisoned, it sustains damage over several turns.
Colo.XD Scatters toxic powder that may poison the target.
DPPtHGSS A cloud of poisonous dust is scattered on the foe. It may poison the target.
BWB2W2 The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. It may poison the target.
XY The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. This may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison 20 15 15 13 13 13
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison 22 15 15 13 13 13
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison 22 15 15 13 13 13
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 15 13 13 13 12 12 12
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison 15 14 14 13 13 13
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison --, 15 --, 14 --, 14 13 13 13
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison --, 15     -- -- --
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass   13 13 6 6 6
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass   --, 13 --, 13 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 24 22 20 20 13 13 13
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 24 22 20 20 13 13 13
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison 15 17 17 15 15 15
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison --, 15 17 17 15 15 15
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison --, 15         '
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic 37 31 31 21 21 21
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 32 13 19 15 15 14 14
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass   15 15 9 9 9
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass   15 15 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass   15 15 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   13 13 12 12 12
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   13 13 12 12 12
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   13 13 12 12 12
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     28 25 25 25
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying       29 29 29
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       15 15 14 14
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy         22 22
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying           --
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
II III IV V VI
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison       BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishCottonee BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishCottonee
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug Bug         ButterfreeParasParasectVenonatVenomothMothimVivillon
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

Foongus PoisonPowder.png Jeremy Butterfree PoisonPowder.png Shroomish PoisonPowder.png Amoonguss PoisonPowder.png
Foongus Butterfree Shroomish Amoonguss
A cloud of poisonous dust is scattered on the foe. It may poison the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
012 Butterfree Butterfree releases waves of purple powder from its wings at the opponent.
Jeremy's Butterfree Weekend Warrior Debut
285 Shroomish Shroomish releases a sparkling purple powder with green or orange sparkles in it from the hole on its head. When the opponent breathes in the powder, it becomes poisoned.
Multiple wild Shroomish Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate None
A wild Shroomish Keeping in Top Forme! None
590 Foongus Foongus releases a thick gray smog with purple sparkles in it or shiny purple particles from its mouth at the opponent. When the opponent breathes in the smoke, it becomes poisoned.
Multiple wild Foongus Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
Multiple wild Foongus Go, Go Gogoat! None
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss releases a thick gray smog with purple sparkles in it from its mouth. The gray smoke clusters in front of its face and then slowly dissipates, or Amoonguss releases a stream of thick gray smog with purple sparkles in it from its mouth at the opponent. The smoke hangs in the air all around for a moment before disappearing. When the opponent breathes in the powder, it becomes poisoned.
Two wild Amoonguss The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

PoisonPowder I.png PoisonPowder II.png PoisonPowder III.png PoisonPowder 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Most of Poison Powder's in-game descriptions state that it may poison the target. The word choice is likely alluding to its 75% accuracy, since it will always poison the target if the move is successful.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 毒粉末 Dú Fěnmò
Denmark Flag.png Danish Giftpulver
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifpoeder
Finland Flag.png Finnish Myrkkyjauhe
France Flag.png French Poudre Toxik
Germany Flag.png German Giftpuder
Greece Flag.png Greek Τοξική Σκόνη
India Flag.png Hindi ज़हरीला पावडर Zahareela Powder
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serbuk Racun
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenpolvere
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독가루 Dok Garu
Poland Flag.png Polish Trujący pył
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pó Envenenado
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Otrovni Prah
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Polvo Venenoso
Spain Flag.png Spain Polvo Veneno



Variations of the move Poison Powder
Status Poison PowderStun Spore
Formerly a variation
Status Glare


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