Acid (move)

Acid
ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid
Acid VIII.png
Acid VIII 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
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
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Acid (Japanese: ようかいえき Corrosive Liquid) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Acid inflicts damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generations II and III

Acid inflicts damage to all adjacent opponents.

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation IV onwards

Acid now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage instead.

In Triple Battles, Acid only targets adjacent opponents.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of lowering the target's Defense.
GSC An attack that may lower Defense.
RSEColo.XD Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets' Sp. Def stats.
XYORAS The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.
SMUSUMPE The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stat.
SwSh Opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 38 37 32 20 20 20 20SMUSUM
8PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 47 43 38 20 20 20 20SMUSUM
1, 9PE
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 24 23 23 9 9 9 9SMUSUM
8PE
4
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 28 24 24 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1PE 1
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass 26 23 23 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
12PE
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass 29 24 24 23 23 23 24SMUSUM
1, 12PE
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1PE
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
10ORAS
10SMUSUM
13PE
4
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 19 19 12 12 12XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10SMUSUM
1, 13PE
1
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1 6
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 10PE
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 15 8 8 8XY
5ORAS
5 4
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 15 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 4
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 36 36 1, Evo. 1
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 19 19 19
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 4 4 4 4
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 1
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 15 15 5
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 15 15 1
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 5
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
848   Toxel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
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
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Island Scan - Hau'oli CemeterySM
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, Acid is a move with 8 base power, 88% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowering their Defense by one level. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move now lowers Special Defense due to being reclassified as a physical move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
1 19 22 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

  Acid
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 9
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.4 - 0.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                  
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
    
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Duration: 1.05 → 1.3 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.85 - 1.05 → 0.4 - 0.6 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 9
    • Energy boost: 9 → 8
    • Duration: 1.3 → 0.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the user's Defense by one level.
MDTD* Inflicts damage on the target. But it may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
MDTD*
MDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
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 とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.

In the anime

       
Dragalge Arbok Corroding metal Shelmet
The user spits out acid from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Ekans Ekans spits a black acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Ekans Pokémon Shipwreck Debut
  Arbok Arbok spits a black or purple acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Pokémon Double Trouble None
  Gloom Gloom fires a ball of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. It can also fire multiple balls, one after the other.
Multiple wild Gloom Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
  Shelmet Shelmet releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Bianca's Shelmet Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
  Eelektross Eelektross releases a short stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent. The acid lands in front of the opponent and releases a light gray smoke that rises around the opponent, choking it.
Emmet's Eelektross Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
  Dragalge Dragalge releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
Two wild Dragalge An Undersea Place to Call Home! None
  Seismitoad Seismitoad releases a stream of violet acid from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Seismitoad JN072 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Acid, as a Poison-type move, normally has no effect on Steel-type Pokémon, despite the fact that real-life acids react very strongly with most metals.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 溶解液 Yùhnggáai Yaht
Mandarin 溶解液 Róngjǐe Yì / Róngjǐe Yè
  Czech Kyselina
  Danish Syre
  Dutch Zuur
  Finnish Happo
  French Acide
  German Säure
  Greek Οξύ Oxý
  Hindi तह्जाब Tehzaab
  Indonesian Asam
  Italian Acido
  Korean 용해액 Yonghaeaek
  Polish Kwas*
Trucizna*
Jad*
Kwasowy Atak*
Płyn Rozpuszczający*
Portuguese   Brazil Ácido
  Portugal Ácido
  Russian Кислота Kislota
  Serbian Kiselina
  Spanish Ácido
  Swedish Saltsyra
  Thai กรดละลาย
  Turkish Asit
  Vietnamese Đòn A-xít



Variations of the move Acid
  AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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