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Poison Sting (move)

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Poison Sting
どくばり Poison Needle
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Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  15
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appeals before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Poison Sting (Japanese: どくばり Poison Needle) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Poison Sting inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of poisoning the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of leaving the target with the lingering effects of poison.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of leaving the target poisoned.
GSC An attack that may poison the target.
RSEColo.XD A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
FRLG The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it over several turns.
DPPtHGSS The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2
XY
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
Conq Sting the enemy with a poisoned needle. May poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
013 Weedle Weedle Bug Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 10 9 8 4 4 4
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison --, 10 --, 9 --, 8 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground 24 17 17 9 9 5 5
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground 27 17 17 9 9 --, 5 --, 5
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 14 17 17 17 13 13 13
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison 14 19 19 18 13 13 13
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground 14   -- -- -- --
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 14 17 17 17 13 13 13
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 14 19 19 18 13 13 13
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground --, 14 -- -- -- -- -- --
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 18 -- -- -- -- --
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison 18 -- -- -- -- --
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison   -- -- -- -- --
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison   -- -- -- -- --
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying   -- -- -- -- --
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison   -- -- -- -- --
265 Wurmple Wurmple Bug Bug     5 5 5 5
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     9 7 7 7
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     -- -- -- --
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     -- -- -- --
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison       -- -- --
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying       3 3 -- --
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug       -- -- --
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark       -- -- --
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting       8 8 8
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting       --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison         5 5
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison         --, 5 --, 5
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison         --, 5 --, 5
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
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric WeedleSpinarakAriadosGligarWurmpleSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede WeedleSpinarakAriadosGligarWurmpleSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Poison Sting is the only move of Ekans and Venipede.

In the anime

In the main series

Jessie Arbok Poison Sting.png Cher Roserade Poison Sting.png Tentacruel Poison Sting.png Harley Cacturne Poison Sting.png
Arbok Roserade Tentacruel Cacturne
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
013 Weedle Weedle jumps at the opponent with its stinger pointed at it and stabs it.
A wild Weedle Challenge of the Samurai Debut
015 Beedrill Beedrill stabs the opponent with its body stinger.
Multiple wild Beedrill Challenge of the Samurai None
Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill The Fourth Round Rumble None
Multiple wild Beedrill A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
024 Arbok Arbok open its mouth and fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel stabs the opponent with the large blue beak on its face, or Tentacruel fires multiple white or purple darts from under its beak at the opponent, or the middle orb on Tentacruel's forehead glows purple and it fires multiple purple darts from it at the opponent.
Marina's Tentacruel Bye Bye Psyduck None
Captain Crook's Tentacruel Viva Las Lapras None
Kim's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kail's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kai's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
A Coordinator's Tentacruel A Cacturne for the Worse None
Multiple wild Tentacruel The Brockster Is In! None
207 Gligar Gligar points the large stinger at the end of its tail at the opponent and it starts to glow white. Multiple white needles are then shot at the opponent from the stinger.
Gligarman's Gligar The Superhero Secret None
028 Sandslash Sandslash rolls into a ball and spins around quickly, firing white needles from out of the quills on its back at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
167 Spinarak Spinarak fires multiple white needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Bugsy's Spinarak Gettin' the Bugs Out None
030 Nidorina Nidorina fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Whitney's Nidorina A Goldenrod Opportunity None
048 Venonat Venonat jumps into the air and spins around quickly, releasing multiple white needles from its body at the opponent.
Aya's Venonat Ariados, Amigos None
269 Dustox Dustox opens its mouth and white or purple darts are fired from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Dustox Seeing is Believing! None
332 Cacturne Cacturne fires multiple white or purple darts from the middle hole of its mouth at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Cacturne for the Worse None
168 Ariados Ariados fires multiple purple needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Ariados Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Multiple wild Ariados Historical Mystery Tour! None
Multiple wild Ariados SS024 None
453 Croagunk Croagunk fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Brock's Croagunk Gymbaliar! None
452 Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! None
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoran♂ Leading a Stray! None
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body quickly. It then fires multiple glowing purple darts from in between its antennae at the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
A wild Whirlipede Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! None
545 Scolipede Scolipede releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Emmanuel's Scolipede Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! None
407 Roserade Roserade releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Cher's Roserade Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None
034 Nidoking Nidoking releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoking Mystery on a Deserted Island! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Nidorino Poison Sting PO.png None.png None.png
Nidorino
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
033 Nidorino Nidorino fires a purple-glowing spike from its horn at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Nidorino File 1 - Red Debut

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Poison Sting I.png Poison Sting II.png Poison Sting III.png Poison Sting 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
Poison Sting Stadium.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 毒針 Dúzhēn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Giftstik
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifangel
Gifnaald
Finland Flag.png Finnish Myrkkypistos (original series)
Myrkkypiikki (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Dard-Venin
Germany Flag.png German Giftstachel
Greece Flag.png Greek Δηλητηριώδες Κεντρί
India Flag.png Hindi ज़ेहेरीली सुई Zehereeli Sui
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Beracun
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenospina
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Giftangrep
Poland Flag.png Polish Trujące żądło
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Picada Venenosa
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Picada Venenosa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Acul Otrăvit
Acul Veninos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Otrovna Žaoka
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Piquete Venenoso
Spain Flag.png Spain Picotazo Ven.


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