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Dustox
Poison Moth Pokémon
ドクケイル
Dokucale
#269
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
Dustox
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
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0
Speed
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HP
0
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Sp.Def
0
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F269.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

Contents

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 a 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 its head, which are smaller on the female. These antennae are used to seek food. Dustox is nocturnal and is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms are attracted by the bright light of cities where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food. It lives in forests.

In the anime

In the 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 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 JN033, a Dustox was part of Koromi'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.

In Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 felled it 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.*

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Dustox is one of the Pokémon used by random 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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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

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 Shed Shell (5%)
Platinum Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Shed Shell 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Dustox's learnsets 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
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Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
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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
MDP E 269.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush269 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#703
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Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO269.png 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

265Wurmple.png
Unevolved
Wurmple
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7
268Cascoon.png
First evolution
Cascoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10
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Second evolution
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 269.png Spr b 3r 269.png Spr 3e 269.png Spr b 3r 269.png Spr 3r 269.png Spr b 3r 269.png
Spr 3r 269 s.png Spr b 3r 269 s.png Spr 3e 269 s.png Spr b 3r 269 s.png Spr 3r 269 s.png Spr b 3r 269 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
269MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Dustox images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dustox shares its category with Venomoth. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.

Origin

Dustox appears to be based on a luna moth such as the Japanese luna moth. Its Poison type might be based on butterflies and moths that retain toxic chemicals in their bodies from the plants they consume as a defense mechanism. Its Shiny color scheme might be inspired by moths that mimic dead leaves for camouflage.

Name origin

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

Dokucale may be a combination of 毒蛾 dokuga and scale or gale.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドクケイル Dokucale From 毒蛾 dokuga, scale, and gale
France Flag.png French Papinox From papillon and nox
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dustox Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pudox From Puder and toxisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Dustox Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독케일 Dokkeil Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 毒粉蝶 Dúfěndié Literally "Toxic dust butterfly"


Related articles

External links


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