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Toxic Boost (Ability)

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Toxic Boost どくぼうそう
Poison Rampage
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Generation V
Powers up physical attacks when poisoned.
Generation VI
Powers up physical attacks when the Pokémon is poisoned.

Toxic Boost (Japanese: どくぼうそう Poison Rampage) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Zangoose, although it is only available as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

When the user is poisoned, its Attack stat is raised by 50%.

Outside of battle

Toxic Boost has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Toxic Boost

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal Immunity None Toxic Boost
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.


  • Zangoose's inspiration, the mongoose, is likely the reason it has this Ability, as mongooses famously fight snakes.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Rage Poison
Germany Flag.png German Giftwahn
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenimpeto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독폭주 Dok Pokju
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Impulso Tóxico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ímpetu Tóxico*
Ím. Tóxico*

Variations of the Ability Flare Boost
Flare BoostToxic Boost

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