Poison Sting (move)

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Poison Sting
どくばり Poison Needle
Poison Sting V.png
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Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  15
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
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appeals before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Poison Sting (Japanese: どくばり Poison Needle) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Poison Sting does damage and has a 20% chance of poisoning the target.

Generation II onward

Poison Sting now has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of leaving the target with the lingering effects of poison.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of leaving the target poisoned.
GSC An attack that may poison the target.
RSEColo.XD A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
FRLG The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 10 9 8 4 4 4 4
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 1, 10 1, 9 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 24 17 17 9 9BW
5B2W2
5 5
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 27 17 17 9 9BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 14RGB 1 1 1 1 1
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field 1, 14RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 18 1 1 1 1 1 1
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 18 1 1 1 1 1 1
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 5 5 5 5 5
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 9 7 7 7 7
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 3 3BW
1B2W2
1 1
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 8 8
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 5 5 5
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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 Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
Power = 12 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 30% chance of poisoning each target.
Used by : Ekans   Venipede

Pokémon GO

Poison Sting
Fast Attack
Type Poison
Power 5
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.6 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
WeedleKakunaEkansNidoran♀NidorinaNidoran♂
NidorinoTentacoolSpinarakAriadosQwilfish
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Poison Sting had an energy gain of 4%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Poison Sting had a duration of 0.575 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Poison Sting had a power of 6, an energy gain of 8%, and a duration of 1.075 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it over several turns.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage.
Conq. Sting the enemy with a poisoned needle. May poison the target.

In the anime

In the main series

Jessie Arbok Poison Sting.png Cher Roserade Poison Sting.png Tentacruel Poison Sting.png Harley Cacturne Poison Sting.png
Arbok Roserade Tentacruel Cacturne
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
013 Weedle Weedle jumps at the opponent with its stinger pointed at it and stabs it.
A wild Weedle Challenge of the Samurai Debut
015 Beedrill Beedrill stabs the opponent with its body stinger.
Multiple wild Beedrill Challenge of the Samurai None
Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill The Fourth Round Rumble None
Multiple wild Beedrill A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
024 Arbok Arbok open its mouth and fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel stabs the opponent with the large blue beak on its face, or Tentacruel fires multiple white or purple darts from under its beak at the opponent, or the middle orb on Tentacruel's forehead glows purple and it fires multiple purple darts from it at the opponent.
Marina's Tentacruel Bye Bye Psyduck None
Captain Crook's Tentacruel Viva Las Lapras None
Kim's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kail's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kai's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
A Coordinator's Tentacruel A Cacturne for the Worse None
Multiple wild Tentacruel The Brockster Is In! None
207 Gligar Gligar points the large stinger at the end of its tail at the opponent and it starts to glow white. Multiple white needles are then shot at the opponent from the stinger.
Gligarman's Gligar The Superhero Secret None
028 Sandslash Sandslash rolls into a ball and spins around quickly, firing white needles from out of the quills on its back at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
167 Spinarak Spinarak fires multiple white needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Bugsy's Spinarak Gettin' the Bugs Out None
030 Nidorina Nidorina fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Whitney's Nidorina A Goldenrod Opportunity None
048 Venonat Venonat jumps into the air and spins around quickly, releasing multiple white needles from its body at the opponent.
Aya's Venonat Ariados, Amigos Venonat cannot legally learn Poison Sting
269 Dustox Dustox opens its mouth and white or purple darts are fired from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Dustox Seeing is Believing! None
332 Cacturne Cacturne fires multiple white or purple darts from the middle hole of its mouth at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Cacturne for the Worse None
168 Ariados Ariados fires multiple purple needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Ariados Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Multiple wild Ariados Historical Mystery Tour! None
Multiple wild Ariados SS024 None
A Ninja's Ariados A Festival of Decisions! None
453 Croagunk Croagunk fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Brock's Croagunk Gymbaliar! None
452 Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! None
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoran♂ Leading a Stray! None
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body quickly. It then fires multiple glowing purple darts from in between its antennae at the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
A wild Whirlipede Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! None
545 Scolipede Scolipede releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent. Or, Scolipede's horns glow purple and it lunges forward, firing purple darts at the opponent from its horns.
Emmanuel's Scolipede Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! None
Three wild Scolipede A Cellular Connection! None
407 Roserade Roserade releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Cher's Roserade Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None
034 Nidoking Nidoking releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoking Mystery on a Deserted Island! None
451 Skorupi Skorupi thrusts its tail and then multiple light purple darts shoot from around the tail towards the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi A Towering Takeover! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Nidorino Poison Sting PO.png None.png None.png
Nidorino
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
033 Nidorino Nidorino fires a purple-glowing spike from its horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidorino File 1: Red Debut

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Core series games

Poison Sting I.png Poison Sting II.png Poison Sting III.png Poison Sting IV.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Poison Sting Stadium.png Poison Sting Stad2.png Poison Sting Colo.png Poison Sting XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Poison Sting PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Poison Sting PMD RB.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Chinese Cantonese 毒針 Duhkjām
Mandarin 毒針 / 毒针 Dúzhēn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Giftstik
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gifangel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Myrkkypistos (original series)
Myrkkypiikki (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Dard-Venin
Germany Flag.png German Giftstachel
Greece Flag.png Greek Δηλητηριώδες Κεντρί Dilitiriúdes Kentrí
India Flag.png Hindi ज़ेहेरीली सुई Zehereeli Sui
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Beracun
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenospina
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독침 Dokchim
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Giftangrep
Poland Flag.png Polish Trujące Żądło
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ferrão Venenoso (games, BW098-present, Unleashed-present, manga)
Ferroada Venenosa (HeartGold & SoulSilver)
Picada Venenosa (early anime)
Espinhos Venenosos (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Picada Venenosa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Acul Otrăvit
Acul Veninos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Otrovna žaoka
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Piquete Venenoso (EP033, SS002, SS003, AG093-DP152, BW098)
Astillas Venenosas (EP040)
Picotazo Venenoso (EP053-AG006, AG033, AG052, BW039)
Aguja Venenosa (AG028, AG062, DP190)
Piquete de Veneno (AG077)
Piquete Veneno (AG079)
Hilo Venenoso (BW023)
Spain Flag.png Spain Picotazo Ven
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Giftgadd
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Zehirli İğne
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kim Độc


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