Cross Poison (move)

Cross Poison
クロスポイズン Cross Poison
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Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Cross Poison (Japanese: クロスポイズン Cross Poison) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TM73 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

Cross Poison deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It has a 10% chance of poisoning the opponent.

Cross Poison can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  70  55  85
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
May inflict the target with poison
Has a high critical-hit ratio

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR A slashing attack that may also leave the target poisoned. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2 A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
LA A slashing attack with a toxic blade that may also poison the target. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
SV A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0041    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - 25
0042    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - 25
0047    
 
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 -
0167    
 
Bug Bug - 47 47 47 47 44
0168    
 
Bug Bug - 55 55 55 55 50
0169    
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 25
0451    
 
Bug Water 3 50 61BW
49B2W2
49 49 39 39 18
0452    
 
Bug Water 3 58 73BW
57B2W2
57 57 39 39 18
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0046    
 
Bug Grass
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0595    
 
Bug Bug -
0944    
 
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0254     Monster Dragon
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0451    
 
Bug Water 3
0452    
 
Bug Water 3
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0545    
 
Bug Bug
0569     Mineral Mineral
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0754     Grass Grass
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0862    
 
Field Field
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0046    
 
Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0945    
 
Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - Tagtree ThicketSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Anorith
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

Cross Poison deals damage, and may poison the target. It has an increased critical hit ratio (30% in the Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
SMD 12 99 20 40 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance to poison each target. Has a high critical hit ratio.
Users:     
Grid 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.

Pokémon GO

  Cross Poison
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 0.9 - 1.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
          
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 20 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 40
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Damage window: 1.2 - 1.5 → 0.9 - 1.3 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • May 31, 2021
    • Power: 40 → 50
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Cross Poison
★★★★
Attack power 28.78998
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect May poison the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Cross Poison Physical 2 38 45 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned. Janine & Ariados
Buddy move
B Cross Poison Physical 4 230 276 —% An opponent Sure Hit Activation Condition: When there is at least one poisoned or badly poisoned Pokémon on the opponent’s field of play.

Deactivation Condition: When there are no longer any poisoned or badly poisoned Pokémon on the opponent’s field of play.

Never misses. Except in certain circumstances, successful hits with this attack become critical hits. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target badly poisoned.

Emma & Crobat
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Ninja Spirit Cross Poison Physical Default 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. Janine & Ariados
Case Closed Cross Poison Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents*
No additional effect.* Emma & Crobat

Notes:

  • Cross Poison:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Critical hits land more easily. Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.
  • Ninja Spirit Cross Poison:
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0*: This move's power increases when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい しかも いっていのかくりつで どくじょうたいにして いっていターンごとに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

 
Skorupi
 
Paul's Drapion
 
J's Drapion
The user crosses its arms and they start to glow purple. The user then slashes the opponent in an 'X' formation.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Drapion crosses its arms above its head and its hands and pincers start to glow purple. Drapion then slashes the opponent in an 'X' formation; or, Drapion crosses its arms in front of its face and its claws start to glow purple. A purple 'X' then appears in front of its crossed arms and it opens its hands, firing the 'X' at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! Debut
Paul's Drapion Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
Celosia's Drapion From A to Z! None
  Skorupi crosses its arms in front of its face and its claws start to glow purple. A purple 'X' then appears in front of its crossed arms and it opens its hands, firing the 'X' at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi An Explosive Operation! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Cross Poison is the only Poison-type Cool move.
  • Cross Poison is the only move in its variation to have a secondary effect.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 十字毒刃 Sahpjih Duhkyahn *
十字毒藥 Sahpjih Duhkyeuhk *
Mandarin 十字毒刃 Shízì Dúrèn *
十字毒藥 / 十字毒药 Shízì Dúyào *
  Dutch Kruisgif
  French Poison CroixVIII+
Poison-CroixIVVII
  German Giftstreich
  Greek Διασταύρωση Δηλητηρίου Diastaúrosi Dilitepiu
  Indonesian Cross Poison
  Italian Velenocroce
  Korean 크로스포이즌 Keuroseupoijeun
  Polish Kontratrucizna
Portuguese   Brazil Corte-veneno
  Portugal Cruz Venenosa
  Romanian Crucea Otrăvitoare
Spanish   Latin America Veneno Cruzado
  Spain Veneno X
  Thai ครอสพอยซัน
  Turkish Kesme Zehir
  Vietnamese Độc Tố Chữ Thập


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Ninja Spirit Cross Poison

Language Title
  Japanese 受け継いだ忍ぶ心の クロスポイズン Uketsuida Shinobu Kokoro no Kurosu Poizun
Mandarin Chinese 繼承忍術心法之 十字毒刃 Jìchéng Rěnshù Xīnfǎ zhī Shízì Dúrèn
  French Technique secrète de Papa ! Poison-Croix !
  German Giftstreich der Ninja-Nachfahrin
  Italian Velenocroce dell'eredità ninja
  Korean 시노비 정신을 계승한 크로스포이즌 Sinobi Jeongsineul Gyeseunghan Keuroseu Poijeun
  Spanish Veneno X de Alma Ninja

B Cross Poison

Language Title
  Japanese ベノムクロスポイズン Benomu Kurosu Poizun
Mandarin Chinese 毒十字毒刃 Dú Shízì Dúrèn
  French Poison Croix S
  German Giftstreich S
  Italian Velenocroce S
  Korean 베놈크로스포이즌 Benom Keuroseu Poijeun
  Spanish Veneno X S

Case Closed Cross Poison

Language Title
  Japanese じけんをかいけつしちゃう クロスポイズン Jiken o Kaiketsushichau Kurosu Poizun
Mandarin Chinese 靠我來破案之 十字毒刃 Kào Wǒ lái Pòàn zhī Shízì Dúrèn
  French Affaire classée ! Poison-Croix !
  German Giftstreich des Spürsinns
  Italian Velenocroce per risolvere i casi
  Korean 사건을 해결하는 크로스포이즌 Sageon'eul Haegyeolhaneun Keuroseu Poijeun
  Spanish Veneno X que Resuelve Casos



Variations of the move Slash
  SlashNight SlashShadow ClawPsycho CutCross PoisonAqua Cutter
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


Generation VIII TMs
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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