Dustox (Pokémon)

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Dustox
Poison Moth Pokémon
ドクケイル
Dokucale
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Dustox



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Compound Eyes
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Dustox
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Weight
69.7 lbs. 31.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
160
Gen. III
161
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Dustox (Japanese: ドクケイル Dokucale) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Cascoon starting at level 10. It is one of Wurmple's final forms, the other being Beautifly.

Biology

Dustox is a moth-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings. It has a purple, egg-shaped body with a jagged fringe on its rear. Its tattered, green wings are wide and flat, forming a disc-shape around its body. They have red markings in the form of rings and streaks, a darker green line around the edges, and contain toxic dust. This Pokémon has two pairs of red, stubby legs and yellow, stylized compound eyes. There is a pair of fuzzy, yellow antennae on top of Dustox's head, which are smaller on the female.

These antennae are used to seek food. Dustox is nocturnal and is instinctively drawn to light. Dustox are known to be active during sunset and the night. Swarms are attracted by the bright light of cities where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food. Bonfires at night can also draw in Dustox swarms. Dustox are known to violently attack foes by unleashing toxic dust from the scales spread from its wings. These toxins are powerful enough to make even a pro wrestler sick. As a result, people from settlements often have a difficult time driving away any Dustox swarms. It lives in forests.

In the anime

Main series

 
Dustox in the anime
 
Shiny Dustox in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Dustox

Jessie's Cascoon evolved into a Dustox in Seeing is Believing, which also marked the species' debut. She was used in many Pokémon Contests, eventually earning Jessie her first Ribbon in Team Shocker! after she defeated Kenny's Prinplup in the Battle Stage of the Solaceon Contest.

Other

In Crossing Paths, Austin owned a Shiny Dustox. He and Jessie eventually released their respective Dustox so they could take part in the Dustox Crossing, a time when many Dustox gather at a lake and pair up before flying over Mt. Coronet towards the Dustox Flower Field, where they start their families.

In Panic in the Park!, Goh's three Cascoon evolved into Dustox. They have since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

A Dustox appeared in A Fan with a Plan.

In Crossing Paths, multiple Dustox participated in the Dustox Crossing alongside Jessie's and Austin's own Dustox.

A Dustox appeared in a fantasy in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, a Dustox was part of Kricketina Kylie's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG028 Dustox Ash's Pokédex Dustox, the Toxic Moth Pokémon. Dustox is the evolved form of Cascoon and is drawn toward bright light. When flapping its wings, it will scatter a poison dust.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Dustox was flying away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Dustox debuted in Distracting Dustox. Ruby accidentally grabbed one of its wings, angering it and inciting it to attack. Though the boy initially had a hard time confronting it due to his impartiality towards battling, Mumu eventually defeated Dustox with a Water Gun.

The Battle Tower rented a Dustox, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII. It reappeared in a flashback in The Final Battle VIII.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS184 When it flaps it wings, it releases a deadly dust that can put even pro wrestlers to sleep. This Pokémon uses its antennae to search for food.*
Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS184 When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.*

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Dustox is one of the Pokémon used by Team Galactic Grunts. They first appeared in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured.

In the TCG

Main article: Dustox (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#018
Kanto
#—
Ruby Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright light of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.
Sapphire When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.
Emerald It is a nocturnal Pokémon that flies from fields and mountains to the attraction of streetlights at night. It looses highly toxic powder from its wings.
FireRed It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#052
Johto
#—
Diamond A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Pearl It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Platinum Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
HeartGold It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
White
Black 2 Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#018
X A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Y It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Omega Ruby Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.
Alpha Sapphire When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#052
Hisui
#022
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond Dustox are nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Shining Pearl It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Legends: Arceus Tends to be drawn to bonfires on dark nights. Difficult to chase away from settlements because of the way it scatters highly toxic scales.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Cascoon
Emerald
Evolve Cascoon
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Cascoon
Pearl
Route 230, Eterna Forest
Platinum
Routes 205, 224, and 229, Eterna Forest
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)Th
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Cascoon
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Cascoon
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Cascoon
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Evolve Cascoon
Shining Pearl
Route 230, Eterna Forest
Legends: Arceus
Floaro Gardens, The Heartwood, Grueling Grove


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Cascoon
Trozei!
Secret Storage 9, Endless Level 6, Forever Level 6, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Cascoon
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Possible Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 584
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Gracious Woodlands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Shed Shell (5%)
Platinum   Shed Shell (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver   Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
385
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

Dustox is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1717 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2222 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
2727 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3030 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3232 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3535 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Poison Sting Poison Physical 30 100% 20
Evo. 15 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 20
6 15 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
6 15 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 20
11 20 Poison Powder Poison Status 80% 20
18 28 Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 15
25 35 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 15
34 45 Extrasensory Psychic Special 70 100% 15
43 54 Bug Buzz Bug Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM51  TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dustox in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dustox in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Sludge Bomb Poison Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Psychic Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dustox
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dustox
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations


Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Stun Spore  Grass  Gymbaliar!

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Safeguard Dustox ex (EX Legend Maker 86)
Stun Spore Dustox (Diamond & Pearl 25)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I get drawn to bright lights. It's in my nature.
26%-50% HP Um... I guess my HP is down about halfway or so?
1%-25% HP No more, please... I'm running out of poison powders...
Level up I gained a level! My supply of toxic powders grew, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#703
 

Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 98 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Silver Wind, Sludge Bomb, Bug Buzz

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Wurmple
 Bug 
 
Level 7
 
First evolution
Cascoon
 Bug 
 
Level 10
 
Second evolution
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Dustox images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Dustox seems to be based on the Japanese Luna Moth or Japanese Moon Moth due to its green wings, nocturnal habits, and ability to learn Moonlight. Its Poison-type may be based on butterflies and moths that retain toxic chemicals in their bodies from the plants they consume as larva. Its Shiny colors resemble the Japanese Silk Moth.

Name origin

Dustox may be a combination of dust (referring to its powdery scales) and toxic.

Dokucale may be a combination of 毒 doku (poison) or 毒蛾 dokuga (poisonous moth) and scale or gale (strong wind).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドクケイル Dokucale From 毒蛾 dokuga, scale, and gale
  French Papinox From papillon and nox
  Spanish Dustox Same as English name
  German Pudox From Puder and toxisch
  Italian Dustox Same as English name
  Korean 독케일 Dokkeil Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 毒粉蛾 Dúfěn'é*
毒粉蝶 Dúfěndié*
From , 鱗粉 / 鳞粉 línfěn, and é
From , 鱗粉 / 鳞粉 línfěn, and dié
  Cantonese Chinese 毒粉蛾 Duhkfanngòh*
毒粉蝶 Duhkfandihp*
From duhk, 鱗粉 lèuhnfán, and ngòh
From duhk, 鱗粉 lèuhnfán, and dihp


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