Apple Acid (move)

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Apple Acid
りんごさん Malic Acid
Apple Acid IX.png
Apple Acid IX 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Apple Acid (Japanese: りんごさん Malic Acid) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Appletun.


Apple Acid inflicts damage and lowers the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Apple Acid cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks the target with an acidic liquid created from tart apples. This also lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0842 Appletun GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 28 28
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 games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Special 2 30 36 100% An opponent Lowers the target’s Sp. Def by one stat rank. Mallow (Palentine's 2023) & Appletun

In the anime

Mitchell Appletun Apple Acid.png

The user attacks the target with an acidic liquid created from tart apples.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Appletun Appletun spits out an orange acidic liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Mitchell's Appletun The Bittersweet Truth Debut

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蘋果酸 Pìhnggwósyūn
Mandarin 蘋果酸 / 苹果酸 Píngguǒsuān
France Flag.png French Acide Malique
Germany Flag.png German Apfelsäure
Italy Flag.png Italian Acido Malico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사과산 Sagwasan
Poland Flag.png Polish Ocet Jabłkowy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Maçã Ácida
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ácido Málico

Variations of the move Lunge
PhysicalIC HOME.png LungeFire LashDrum BeatingGrav Apple
SpecialIC HOME.png Apple Acid

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