Acid (move)

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Acid
ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid
Acid IX.png
Acid IX 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Acid (Japanese: ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Acid inflicts damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generations II and III

Acid inflicts damage to all adjacent opponents.

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation IV onwards

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage instead.

In Triple Battles, Acid only targets adjacent opponents.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of lowering the target's Defense.
GSC An attack that may lower Defense.
RSEColo.XD Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets' Sp. Def stats.
XYORAS The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.
SMUSUMPE The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stat.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
Opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 38 37 32 20 20 20 20 8 20 20
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 47 43 38 20 20 20 20 1, 9 20 20
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 24 23 23 9 9 9 9 8 4 4 4
0044 Gloom GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 28 24 24 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 8 1 1 1
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 26 23 23 23 23 23 23 12 23 23
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 29 24 24 23 23 23 24 1, 12 24 24
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 - - - - - - 1 1 -
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
10ORAS
10 13 4 4 4
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 1, 13 1 1 1
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1 6 6
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 1
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster - - - - - - - 10 - -
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass - - - - - - - 1 1 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 1
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 15 8 8 8XY
5ORAS
5 4 4
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, 15 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1 1
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 - - - 4
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 - - - 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 36 36 1, Evo. 1
0603 Eelektrik ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 19 19 19 19
0604 Eelektross ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0616 Shelmet BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 4 4 4 4
0617 Accelgor BugIC Big.png Bug Bug - - - 1
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 15 15 5 5
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 15 15 1 1
0793 Nihilego RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 5
0803 Poipole PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0804 Naganadel PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0848 Toxel ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0849 Toxtricity
Toxtricity
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0213 Shuckle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug - -
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like *
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - -
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 VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Island Scan - Hau'oli CemeterySM
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Acid deals damage and lowers the target's Sp. Defense by one stage (Defense stat in Red and Blue Rescue Team). This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition the Rescue Team and Explorers series.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 8 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS 8 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 8 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 4 99 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 4 99 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Poison.png Acid
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 9
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.4 - 0.6 seconds
Acid GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
EkansArbokOddishGloomVileplumeBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTentacruelBellossomSlowking (Galarian Form)LileepCradilyEelektrikEelektrossShelmetAccelgorSkrelpDragalgeNihilego
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
GrimerMukKoffingWeezing
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Duration: 1.05 → 1.3 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.85 - 1.05 → 0.4 - 0.6 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 9
    • Energy boost: 9 → 8
    • Duration: 1.3 → 0.8 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PoisonIC RR.png Acid
★★
Attack power 34.5061
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Defense
Acid Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Regular move

•Description of addition effect(s) prior to Version 2.10.0: Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.


Sync move(s)

Prepare for Trouble Acid
Playable
sync pair
Role Category Power at each move level Target Effect
tag
Additional effect(s)
1 2 3 4 5
VSJessie Masters.pngMastersIcon0024.png
Jessie & Arbok
Masters Special Strike.png
Special Strike
Special 250 262 275 287 300 An opponent No additional effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the user's Defense by one level.
MDTD* Inflicts damage on the target. But it may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
MDTD*
MDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.

In the anime

Dragalge Acid.png
Dragalge
Jessie Arbok Acid.png
Arbok
Jessie Arbok Acid effect.png
Corroding metal
Bianca Shelmet Acid.png
Shelmet
The user spits out acid from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Ekans Ekans spits a black acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Ekans Pokémon Shipwreck Debut
Arbok Arbok spits a black or purple acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Pokémon Double Trouble None
Gloom Gloom fires a ball of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. It can also fire multiple balls, one after the other.
Multiple wild Gloom Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
Shelmet Shelmet releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Bianca's Shelmet Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
Eelektross Eelektross releases a short stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. The acid lands in front of the opponent and releases a light gray smoke that rises around the opponent, choking it.
Emmet's Eelektross Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
Dragalge Dragalge releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Two wild Dragalge An Undersea Place to Call Home! None
Seismitoad Seismitoad releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Seismitoad Everybody's Doing the Underground Shuffle! None
Toxtricity Low Key Form Toxtricity releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Pokémon hunter's Toxtricity HZ035 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Acid, as a Poison-type move, normally has no effect on Steel-type Pokémon, despite the fact that real-life acids react very strongly with most metals.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 溶解液 Yùhnggáai Yaht
Mandarin 溶解液 Róngjǐe Yì / Róngjǐe Yè
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kyselina
Denmark Flag.png Danish Syre
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zuur
Finland Flag.png Finnish Happo
France Flag.png French Acide
Germany Flag.png German Säure
Greece Flag.png Greek Οξύ Oxý
India Flag.png Hindi तह्जाब Tehzaab
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Asam
Italy Flag.png Italian Acido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용해액 Yonghae-aek
Poland Flag.png Polish Kwas*
Płyn Rozpuszczający*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ácido
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ácido
Russia Flag.png Russian Кислота Kislota
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kiselina
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ácido
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Saltsyra
Thailand Flag.png Thai กรดละลาย
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Asit
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đòn A-xít


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Prepare for Trouble Acid

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 愛と真実の悪を貫く ようかいえき Ai to Shinjitsu no Aku o Tsuranuku Yōkaieki
Mandarin Chinese 貫徹愛與真實的邪惡之 溶解液 Guànchè Ài yǔ Zhēnshí de Xié'è zhī Róngjǐe Yì
France Flag.png French Écraser l'amour et la vérité ! Acide !
Germany Flag.png German Säure der Verurteilung
Italy Flag.png Italian Acido che denuncia verità e amore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사랑과 진실, 어둠을 뿌리고 다니는 용해액 Sarang-gwa Jinsil, Eodum-eul Ppurigo Danineun Yonghaeaek
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Ácido por la Verdad y el Amor!



Variations of the move Acid
SpecialIC HOME.png AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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