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Toxic Spikes (move)

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Toxic Spikes
どくびし Toxic Spikes
Toxic Spikes.png
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all foes
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The Pokémon appealing after self cannot raise its voltage that turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Toxic Spikes (Japanese: どくびし Toxic Spikes) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Toxic Spikes sets an entry hazard around the target Pokémon. One layer of Toxic Spikes causes opposing Pokémon to acquire the Poison status ailment upon switching in, while two or more layers causes opposing Pokémon to become badly poisoned.

Toxic Spikes has no effect against Flying-type, Poison-type, or Steel-type Pokémon or Pokémon with the Ability Immunity, Levitate, Leaf Guard (during intense sunlight) or Magic Guard. However, a Flying or Levitating Pokémon will be affected if it is switched in while holding an Iron Ball, while Gravity is in effect or if Baton Passed an Ingrain. If a Poison-type Pokémon that is not also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in, it will absorb Toxic Spikes and the effect of Toxic Spikes will end. Also, if a Poison-type Pokémon that is also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in holding the item Iron Ball or while Gravity is in effect, it will absorb Toxic Spikes. The moves Rapid Spin and Defog remove the effect of Toxic Spikes; Rapid Spin removes Toxic Spikes set around the Rapid Spinner while Defog removes Toxic Spikes set around the target of Defog.

Toxic Spikes does not activate the Ability Synchronize unless a Pokémon on the field directly causes Synchronizing Pokémon to switch in, such as by using the moves Roar or Whirlwind.

Generation V

If a Pokémon is holding an Air Balloon, it will not be affected by Toxic Spikes, unless Gravity is in effect. A Poison type Pokémon holding an Air Balloon will not absorb Toxic Spikes, unless Gravity is in effect.

Toxic Spikes can now be reflected with Magic Coat. Magic Guard will not prevent poisoning status but will prevent poison damage.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Toxic Spikes creates a Toxic Spikes trap underneath the user. Any Pokémon that steps on a Toxic Spikes will be poisoned. The trap is hidden to the user that used the move until a foe Pokémon activates it and has no effect on the user or allies; but if a foe Pokémon uses this move, it will be completely visible to the player so that the player can avoid it at any time. However, Toxic Spikes tile cannot be layed under one-tile ways and the entrance of a room.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the foe's feet. They poison foes that switch into battle.
PMDTDS Turns the user's tile into a Toxic Spikes trap. A Toxic Spikes trap inflicts damage on enemies that step on it and may also inflict them with a Poisoned status.
BWB2W2 The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent's feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle.
XY The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opposing team's feet. They poison opposing Pokemon that switch into battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 25 25 25
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 31 31 31
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison 35 35 35
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 31 31 31
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 35 35 35
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 15 15 15
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison 15 15 15
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice -- -- --
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel -- -- --
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison 21 21 21
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison 28 28 28
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug 34 28 28 34 34
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark 34 28 28 34 34
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison   7 7
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison   --, 7 --, 7
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
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion
109 Koffing Koffing* Poison Poison no no Yamask
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water TentacoolTentacruelCloysterSkorupiDrapion TentacoolTentacruelCloysterSkorupiDrapion TentacoolTentacruelCloysterSkorupiDrapion
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison no BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost no no TrubbishGarbodor
656 Froakie Froakie* Water Water no no Omanyte
690 Skrelp Skrelp* Poison Water no no Omanyte
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
204 204 Pineco Bug Dream World - Dream Park
545 545 Scolipede Bug Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Paul Drapion Toxic Spikes.png Paul Drapion Toxic Spikes field.png Paul Drapion Toxic Spikes effect.png Trubbish Toxic Spikes.png
Drapion The field Affecting Pokémon Trubbish
An orb is launched into the air. The orb then divides into multiple spikes that hit the floor. Anyone who touches the floor is poisoned.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
452 Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and a dark purple orb forms inside it. It then fires the ball into the air, which spirals and releases four small streams of purple smoke from the top of the ball. The orb then explodes, forming into multiple smaller orbs that fall and sink into the battlefield. The smaller orbs leave trails of purple smoke behind them as they fall. Any opposing Pokémon that steps on the battlefield (besides Pokémon immune to Toxic Spikes) becomes surrounded by purple static, purple waves, and indigo bubbles that rise from the ground over the opponent's body while taking continuous damage.
Paul's Drapion A Real Rival Rouser! Debut
568 Trubbish Trubbish opens its mouth and a dark purple orb forms inside it. Trubbish then fires the orb into the air, leaving behind purple streams of energy behind it as it does. The orb then explodes in the air and smaller magenta orbs with a dark purple aura around them fall to the battlefield and sink into the ground. When the orbs sink into the ground, they leave behind a ring of magenta energy for a moment. When the opponent steps on where the orbs of energy sank into the ground, a small explosion occurs under its feet and a ring of purple energy expand outwards, damaging it.
A wild Trubbish Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Toxic Spikes IV.png Toxic Spikes V.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 毒尖釘 Dú​jiān​dīng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifstekels
France Flag.png French Pics Toxik
Germany Flag.png German Giftspitzen
Greece Flag.png Greek Τοξικές Άκανθοι
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Paku Beracun
Italy Flag.png Italian Fielepunte
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독압정 Dok Apjeong
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Giftnåler
Poland Flag.png Polish Toksyczne Kolce
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Espinhos Venenosos
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Púas Tóxicas (DP Sinnoh League Victors)
Picos Tóxicos (Best Wishes Series)
Spain Flag.png Spain Púas Tóxicas


Variations of the move Spikes
Status SpikesStealth RockToxic SpikesSticky Web


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