Jessie's Dustox

Jessie's Dustox
ムサシのドクケイル Musashi's Dokucale
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Jessie's Dustox
Debuts in All in a Day's Wurmple
Caught at Route 104
Evolves in A Corphish Out of Water
Seeing is Believing!
Gender Female[1]
Ability Unknown
Released in Crossing Paths
Current location Dustox Flower Field
This Pokémon spent 10 episodes as Wurmple and 4 episodes as Cascoon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wurmple Chinami Nishimura Tara Jayne
As Cascoon Chinami Nishimura Amy Birnbaum
As Dustox Chinami Nishimura
(regular voice actress)
Rikako Aikawa
(AG138 only)
Amy Birnbaum
Michele Knotz

Jessie's Dustox (Japanese: ムサシのドクケイル Musashi's Dokucale) was the second Pokémon caught by Jessie of Team Rocket during her travels through Hoenn, and her sixth overall.


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

As a Wurmple
As a Cascoon

Jessie caught a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple, as did May. The chance encounter occurred on a tree branch after Team Rocket was blasted off yet again; Jessie noticed Wurmple nearby and simply threw a Poké Ball at it. Jessie quickly grew infatuated by her Wurmple, often spoiling it with her attention and referring to by cutesy nicknames.

In Which Wurmple's Which?, both Wurmple were temporarily switched with one another, but eventually, they were returned to their proper Trainers by the end of the day.

In A Corphish Out of Water, Jessie's Wurmple evolved into a Cascoon while May's evolved into a Silcoon; Jessie believed hers was a Silcoon as well. Later, in Seeing is Believing!, Jessie's Cascoon evolved into a Dustox, soon after May's Silcoon evolved into Beautifly. Though Jessie was initially disappointed that she did not have a Beautifly, she came to adore her new Dustox almost immediately. In the Japanese version, she called her Dokucale-chan on more than one occasion. In the English dub, Jessie often called her Dustox-Dear, and when she would throw her Poké Ball, she has also refer to as "my dear Dustox".

Dustox was Jessie's primary Contest Pokémon. She was used in the Fallarbor Contest in Come What May and then the Verdanturf Contest in Disguise Da Limit. Jessie attempted to enter her in the Rubello Town Contest in A Fan with a Plan, but Jessie did not have a previously obtained Ribbon needed for entry.

In That's Just Swellow, James used Dustox as his Pokémon in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition. Dustox defeated May's Beautifly, but she was then defeated at the last minute when Ash's Taillow evolved into a Swellow.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Dustox in love

In A Stand-Up Sit-Down!, Jessilina decided to face off against Dawn in order to practice for the Hearthome Contest. However, it was Zoey who accepted the challenge. Jessie used the combination of Dustox and Seviper and her idea was to make Dustox use Poison Sting and then to make Seviper use Poison Tail on Dustox's Poison Sting, making it spin and adding extra-power to it. Brock even said that that was a smart combination. However, that didn't work as Zoey's Glameow countered with Iron Tail, making the combination go to the other side. Zoey's Shellos then used Mud Bomb, breaking the combination of Poison Sting and Poison Tail. Dustox and Seviper were then both easily defeated by Zoey's Glameow.

In Team Shocker!, Dustox was used in the Solaceon Town Pokémon Contest. During the Performance Stage, she used Whirlwind to lift Jessie off the ground, leaving the crowd astounded. She kept Jessie floating for a while and then used Psybeam to create a thick green smoke which covered the entire stage. When the smoke was cleared, it revealed Jessie and Dustox smiling and posing before the audience. The performance was well-received by the panel of judges and, when the results were announced, Jessie appeared among the Coordinators advancing to the Battle Stage. There, Dustox was able to defeat her first two opponents to reach the finals, where she went up against Kenny's Prinplup. She managed to use Prinplup's techniques against him to win the battle, earning Jessie her first Contest Ribbon. Ever since, Dustox has been wearing Jessie's hair-ribbons that she wore in that Contest.

In Crossing Paths, during the Dustox Crossing, she fell in love with a Shiny Dustox owned by Austin. Jessie tearfully decided that Dustox had to go with the others, despite everyone's protests, but, since Dustox was loyal, she didn't want to. Seeing that Dustox was facing the same dilemma Jessie once was, about to throw away her chance of finding her true love to be with friends, Jessie had to shatter Dustox's Poké Ball to let her go. Dustox then went to live with other Dustox and start a family, giving Jessie the hope of finding her own soulmate.

In Our Cup Runneth Over!, Jessie said she would dedicate her performance in the Wallace Cup to Dustox, in her flashback. In Jumping Rocket Ship!, she appeared in Meowth's flashback.

Personality and characteristics

Dustox and Jessie

As a Wurmple, she was very sedate and well-behaved, unlike May's Wurmple, who was gluttonous and a bit disobedient. When she evolved, she stayed well-behaved and was very loyal to Jessie. Dustox served as Jessie's secondary battling Pokémon. They had a very strong connection with each other, which was mostly evident upon Dustox's release in Crossing Paths, when Dustox wouldn't go with her mate and refused to leave Jessie's side.

Moves used

Using Whirlwind
Using Tackle as a Cascoon
Move First Used In
String Shot Which Wurmple's Which?
Tackle  Seeing is Believing!
Harden Seeing is Believing!
Poison Sting  Seeing is Believing!
Psybeam  Seeing is Believing!
Whirlwind  Watt's with Wattson?
Stun Spore × Gymbaliar!
Gust A Staravia is Born!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately known by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
  A Stand-Up Sit-Down! Poison Sting and Poison Tail Jessie's Seviper
Description: Dustox uses Poison Sting towards the sky. When the purple darts start falling down, Seviper hits them with Poison Tail, making them spin very fast. The spinning darts head towards the opposing Pokémon at great speed with the extra power that the Poison Tail added. The combination was used during a Double Battle against Zoey's Glameow and Shellos.


  • The yellow ribbons Dustox wears in the episode she was released are similar to the ones Jessie wears when she is disguised as Jessilina when competing in Contests.
  • Once her Cascoon evolved into a Dustox, Jessie's team didn't change for over 250 episodes until she released Dustox, not counting temporary changes.
  • Dustox is the only Pokémon in the anime belonging to a main character to have its Poké Ball broken permanently.
  • Out of all of Team Rocket's Pokémon, Dustox has used the most different types of moves, at six different types used.
  • Excluding her temporary Pokémon, Dustox is Jessie's only Pokémon that is part of a three stage evolutionary family.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Wurmple, Cascoon, and Dustox.


  1. Confirmed in Crossing Paths

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