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Toxic (Japanese: どくどく Excessive Poison) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM06 from Generation I to Generation VII, and TM27 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
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Toxic badly poisons the target, and has an accuracy of 85%. When the target takes damage from the poison, the damage done will be N * x, where N starts at 1 and x is 1/16 of the target's maximum HP (rounded down, but not less than 1). While a Pokémon is badly poisoned, N increases by 1 each time it takes either Toxic or Leech Seed damage (meaning it may increase twice per turn if a Pokémon is affected by both). When an afflicted Pokémon is affected by Haze, switches out, or when the battle ends, the Pokémon's poison status becomes regular poison.
If a badly poisoned Pokémon successfully uses Rest, it will be cured of poison, but N is not reset; if it then suffers burn, Leech Seed or poison damage, that damage will still be calculated as N * x, and the N value will still increase by 1 each time (however, if the Pokémon is poisoned with Toxic, the N value will be reset to 1).
Toxic cannot affect Poison-type Pokémon.
In Pokémon Stadium, the N value of Toxic is reset by Rest.
Toxic cannot affect Steel-type Pokémon.
Toxic no longer interacts with Leech Seed or Haze, and Rest now properly removes bad poison entirely. However, if a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Baton Pass or Heal Bell, N will not be reset. As a result, if the active Pokémon then suffers poison or burn damage, the damage will be calculated as N * x, and the N value will still increase by 1 each time (however, if the Pokémon is poisoned with Toxic, the N value will be reset to 1).
Generations III to IV
Toxic is now separate from other forms of recurrent damage (no longer builds from them or affects their strength). Toxic cannot affect targets with Immunity as their Ability.
A Pokémon that becomes badly poisoned with Toxic will no longer have its status changed to regular poison if it switches out or the battle ends.
Toxic now has an accuracy of 90%.
A Pokémon that becomes badly poisoned with Toxic still doesn't have its status changed to regular poison if it switches out, but it does if the battle ends.
Generation VI to VII
If Toxic is used by a Poison-type Pokémon, that move will never miss, even if the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Fly or Dig. If that Pokémon uses any additional moves after Toxic in the same turn, those moves will never miss either—this is known as the Toxic sure-hit glitch.
Toxic can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex, Venom Drench and Venoshock to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.
If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Toxic, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.
If Toxic hits a Dynamaxed opponent in Max Raid Battles, the Dynamax Pokémon is inflicted with normal poison instead of bad poison.
From version 1.0.0 to version 1.3.0 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Toxic sure-hit glitch remains the same as previous generations. In version 1.3.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the glitch was fixed: If a Poison-type Pokémon uses Toxic, moves it uses later in that same turn perform accuracy checks as normal.
|| A technique that badly poisons the target. The amount of damage from the poison increases every turn.
|| A move that badly poisons the target. The amount of poison damage increases every turn.
|| A poison move with increasing damage.
|| Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.*|
Poisons the foe with a toxin that gradually worsens.*
|| A move that badly poisons the foe. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
|| Poisons the target with an intensifying toxin.*|
Poisons the target with a toxin that gradually worsens.*
|| A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.*|
A move that leaves the foe badly poisoned. This poison damage worsens every turn.*
| A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Toxic is a move with 12PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, inflicting bad poison if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 88%.
Any Pokémon that goes into the area in front of the user will be Badly Poisoned.
|| Badly poisons the target. If a Pokémon is badly poisoned, it sustains damage over several turns.
|| Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Badly Poisoned status condition. A Pokémon with the Badly Poisoned status takes damage every few turns.
|| てきポケモンを もうどくじょうたいにかえる もうどくじょうたいになると いっていターンごとに ダメージをうける
|| It causes the Badly Poisoned status condition to an enemy. With the Badly Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage rapidly and can't restore its HP naturally.
|| It makes an enemy badly poisoned. It never misses if used by Poison-type Pokémon! It even hits an out-of-sight Pokémon that used Dig, Fly, or the like.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
| The user shoots toxic clouds that poison the opponent if they hit.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Kingdra shoots toxic clouds that poison the opponent if they hit.
| An Unnamed Trainer's Kingdra
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
Toxic used by Ekans
and Toxic used by Spinda
- In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Toxic is depicted as two purple orbs spinning around each other towards the target. However, when Spinda or Carnivine use Toxic, the orbs travel in an erratic fashion.
- In Generation I and its remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Koga states that Toxic is a secret technique that dates over 400 years old and was passed down through his family.
- In Generation I, Toxic was the only Poison-type move that could be taught by TM.
- In the German releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, when a Pokémon is badly poisoned by Toxic, the game uses the same message as when a Pokémon is inflicted with regular poison ("(Gegner) (name) ist vergiftet!"). In later generations, it is specified that the Pokémon was "badly poisoned".
In other languages