Poison Sting (move)

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Poison Sting
どくばり Poison Needle
Poison Sting VIII.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 appealed 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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  30  20  40
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  50%  50%  100%
Turns  5  3  7
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with poison

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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
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 VIII
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 17BDSP
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 10 9 8 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
1PE
4BDSP
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 1, 10 1, 9 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1PE
1, 4BDSP
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 24 17 17 9 9BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
4PE
3SwShBDSP
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 27 17 17 9 9BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1SwShBDSP
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
6PE
1SwShBDSP
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1SwShBDSP
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14RGB 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
6PE
1SwShBDSP
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1SwShBDSP
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field 1, 14RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 18 1 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 1
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSPLA
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1LA
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 5 5 5 5 5 5BDSP
1LA
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1LA
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1BDSPLA
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1LA
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1BDSPLA
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 9 7 7 7 7 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
1LA
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1LA
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1 1
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 3 3BW
1B2W2
1 1 1SwShBDSP
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 8 8 1
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1BDSPLA
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 5 5 5 1SwSh
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 4SwSh
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1SwSh
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1SwSh
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1SwSh
904 Overqwil Overqwil
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1LA
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 VIII
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Poison Sting is a move with 3 base power, 19 PP and 73% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, while cutting corners, possibly inflicting poison.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 12
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of poisoning each target.
Users: Ekans   Venipede
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 12 14 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Pokémon GO

GO Poison.png Poison Sting
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.375 - 0.575 seconds
Poison Sting GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 9
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
WeedleKakunaEkansNidoran♀NidorinaNidoran♂NidorinoTentacoolSpinarakAriadosQwilfishQwilfish (Hisuian Form)SilcoonCascoonCacneaVespiquenSkorupiDrapionCroagunkVenipedeWhirlipedeMareanieOverqwil
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 0.575 → 1.075 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 5
    • Energy boost: 8 → 7
    • Duration: 1.075 → 0.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • November 9, 2020
    • Energy boost: 6 → 8
  • May 31, 2021
    • Energy boost: 8 → 9

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.
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 どくじょうたいにして いっていターンごとに ダメージを あたえる
Conq. Sting the enemy with a poisoned needle. May poison the target.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Poisoned status condition. With the Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage and can't restore its HP naturally.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned.


In the anime

Main series

Toxapex Poison Sting.png Cher Roserade Poison Sting.png Tentacruel Poison Sting.png Team Flare Skorupi Poison Sting.png
Toxapex Roserade Tentacruel Skorupi
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Weedle Weedle Weedle jumps at the opponent with its stinger pointed at it and stabs it.
A wild Weedle Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Beedrill 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
Arbok Arbok Arbok open its mouth and fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
Tentacruel 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. On occasion, this will poison 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
A Trainer's Tentacruel Making Battles in the Sand! None
Gligar 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
Sandslash 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
Spinarak Spinarak Spinarak fires multiple white needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Bugsy's Spinarak Gettin' the Bugs Out None
Nidorina Nidorina Nidorina fires multiple white darts from her mouth at the opponent.
Whitney's Nidorina A Goldenrod Opportunity None
Venonat 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
Dustox 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
Cacturne 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
Ariados 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 DPS01 None
A Ninja's Ariados A Festival of Decisions! None
Croagunk Croagunk Croagunk fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Brock's Croagunk Gymbaliar! None
Drapion Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! None
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoran♂ Leading a Stray! None
Whirlipede 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
Scolipede 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
Roserade Roserade Roserade releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Cher's Roseradette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None
Nidoking Nidoking Nidoking releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoking Mystery on a Deserted Island! None
Skorupi 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
Toxapex Toxapex Toxapex latches onto its opponent with its body, stinging it with poison.
A wild Toxapex Fighting Back the Tears! None
Nidorino Nidorino Nidorino shoots multiple darts of purple poison from its forehead towards the opponent.
Team Rocket's Nidorino Restore and Renew! None


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
Nidorino Nidorino Nidorino fires a purple-glowing spike from his horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidorino File 1: Red Debut


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒針 Duhkjām
Mandarin 毒針 / 毒针 Dúzhēn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Jedovaté žihadlo
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
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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*
Zatrute Żądło*
Trujące Ukąszenie*
Ostre Igły*
Atak Trucizny*
Trujące Igły*
Trujący Jad*
Stalowe Igły*
Zatrute Kolce*
Ostre Żądło*
Atak Jadem*
Trucizna*
Trujący Atak*
Trujący Cios*
Gazowy Atak/Trujący Gaz*
Zatrute Ostrze*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ferrão Venenoso (games, BW098-present, Unleashed-present, manga)
Ferroada Venenosa (Base Set-HeartGold & SoulSilver)
Picada Venenosa (early anime)
Espinhos Venenosos (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Picada Venenosa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Acul Otrăvit
Acul Veninos
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Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Piquete Venenoso (EP033, HS02, HS03, 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 Veneno*
Picotazo Ven*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Giftgadd
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