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Poison Fang (Japanese: どくどくのキバ Excessive Poison Fang) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation III.
Generations III to V
Poison Fang inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of
badly poisoning the target.
Poison Fang now has a 50% chance to badly poison.
R S E A sharp-fanged attack. May badly poison the foe.
FR LG The foe is bitten with toxic fangs. It may also badly poison the foe.
XD A sharp-fanged attack. May badly poison target.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R The user bites the foe with toxic fangs. It may also leave the foe badly poisoned.
B W B2 W2 The user bites the target with toxic fangs. It may also leave the target badly poisoned.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM The user bites the target with toxic fangs. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Learnset In other games
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 = 31 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 30% chance of badly poisoning the target.
Used by :
Prior to an update to
Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Poison Fang had a power of 15. Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Poison Fang had a power of 25, an energy bar of , and a duration of 2.4 seconds.
Venomoth may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.
MD R B Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target badly poisoned, damaging it over several turns.
Conq. The user bites the enemy with toxic fangs. It may also leave the target badly poisoned.
In the anime
The user's fangs glow purple and it bites the opponent with them.
First Used In
Drapion Drapion grabs the opponent with its claws and its bottom fangs glow purple. The purple glow then moves down its arms, making the whole section glow as it does. When the glow reaches the last section, it skips the hands and the claws start to glow purple. Then, multiple purple sparks surround the claws as it tightens its grip on the opponent.
A Pyramiding Rage! Debut
A Real Rival Rouser! None
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga
In the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games Trivia
This is the only move that has a chance to badly poison as a secondary effect. In other languages