Malignant Chain (move)

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Malignant Chain
じゃどくのくさり Toxic Chain
Malignant Chain IX.png
Malignant Chain IX 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Malignant Chain (Japanese: じゃどくのくさり Toxic Chain) is a Poison-type damage-dealing move introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature move of Pecharunt.


Malignant Chain inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of badly poisoning the target.


Games Description
SV The user pours toxins into the target by wrapping them in a toxic, corrosive chain. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
1025 Pecharunt PoisonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 邪毒鎖鏈 Chèhduhk Sólihn
Mandarin 邪毒鎖鏈 / 邪毒锁链 Xiédú Suǒliàn
France Flag.png French Chaîne Malsaine
Germany Flag.png German Giftkettung
Italy Flag.png Italian Intossicatena
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악독사슬 Akdok Saseul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cadena Virulenta

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