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- Toxic redirects here. For the Badge given by Roxie, see Badge → Toxic Badge.
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Toxic (Japanese: どくどく Excessive Poison) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM06 in every generation so far.
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).
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.
Toxic now has an accuracy of 90.
Generation VI onward
Toxic will never miss if used by a Poison-type Pokémon, even if the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Fly or Dig.
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 raises one stage.
|| 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.
| A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
In other games
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.
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
Spin-off series games
Toxic used by Ekans vs. Toxic used by Spinda.
In other languages