Toxic Thread (move)

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Toxic Thread
どくのいと Toxic Thread
Toxic Thread VIII.png
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Toxic Thread (Japanese: どくのいと Toxic Thread) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Spinarak and Ariados.


Toxic Thread poisons the target and lowers its Speed stat by one stage. Both effects are independent from each other; the target's Speed is still lowered even if it cannot be poisoned (such as if it is a Steel-type or it already has a status condition), and the target is still poisoned even if its Speed cannot be lowered (due to Clear Body or if the stat is already at -6 stages).

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Toxic Thread, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.


Games Description
The user shoots poisonous threads to poison the target and lower the target's Speed stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54 54BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 63 63BDSP
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


Games Description
MDRTDX It makes a faraway Pokémon Poisoned and reduces their Travel Speed.

In other generations

Core series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒絲 Duhksī
Mandarin 毒絲 / 毒丝 Dúsī
France Flag.png French Fil Toxique
Germany Flag.png German Giftfaden
Italy Flag.png Italian Velenotela
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독실 Doksil
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hilo Venenoso

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