Koffing (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Lickitung #108: Lickitung
Pokémon
#110: Weezing Weezing
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Koffing (disambiguation).
Koffing
Poison Gas Pokémon
ドガース
Dogars
#109
Koffing



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate or Neutralizing Gas Cacophony
Cacophony
Stench
Gen VIII+ Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Koffing
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
Koffing
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
114
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
68
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Koffing
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png
Footprint
F109.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Koffing (Japanese: ドガース Dogars) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Weezing starting at level 35.

In Galar, Koffing evolves into Galarian Weezing starting at level 35.

Biology

Koffing is a spherical Pokémon filled with toxic gases. It has vacant eyes and a wide mouth that usually has two pointed teeth in the upper jaw. However, a full set of teeth has been seen in the anime. Below its face is a cream-colored skull-and-crossbones marking. Several geyser-like protrusions, which usually release a mustard-colored gas, cover this Pokémon's body. Koffing's purple skin is very thin, and over-inflation can cause it to explode.

Koffing creates gases within its body by mixing toxins with garbage, and produces more gas in higher temperatures. These gases are malodorous and cause sniffles, coughs, and teary eyes to those around them. The gases are also lighter than air, allowing Koffing to hover. When agitated, it creates a more toxic gas and expels it through the holes in its body. As shown in the anime, Koffing's gas can be ignited by fire or electricity. It feeds on the fumes of raw, rotting trash found in gas dumps and polluted air. Koffing at one point was plentiful in Galar due to factories. Koffing is most often found in urban areas.

In the anime

Main series

 
Koffing in the anime

Major appearances

James's Koffing

Starting in Pokémon Emergency!, Koffing was James's signature Pokémon. It evolved into Weezing in Dig Those Diglett!.

Other

In A Poached Ego!, multiple wild Koffing were captured by Rico. James released his Weezing along with Jessie's Arbok so they could protect these Koffing and a group of captured Ekans.

In PK15, a Koffing was one of the occupants of the spooky house.

In Tag! We're It...!, Giant used a Koffing in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. Dawn and Conway battled Giant and Koffing alongside their partner and his Scyther. Koffing had several powerful attacks like Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt, and Gyro Ball, but Conway's Slowking and Dawn's Piplup were able to defeat it.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1, Roxie used a Koffing during her Gym battle against Ash and proved to be a strong opponent. It managed to defeat Boldore and Unfezant before being defeated by Leavanny's combination of String Shot and Energy Ball.

Minor appearances

A Koffing appeared as an image in The Ultimate Test.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Koffing was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Koffing appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Koffing appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Koffing appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Coordinator's Koffing appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In New Plot, Odd Lot!, a Coordinator's Koffing competed in the Mulberry Contest.

A Coordinator's Koffing appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

In Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!, a Coordinator's Koffing competed in the Floaroma Contest. In the next episode, it continued competing in the Contest.

In All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!, a Koffing was entered into the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, where it dressed as a Togepi.

A Koffing appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In I Choose You!, a Koffing fell under the control of Marshadow.

A Koffing appeared in a fantasy in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

Two Trainers' Koffing appeared in The Power of Us.

Multiple Koffing appeared in a fantasy in Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!.

In Enter Pikachu!, the gas of three Koffing made a wild Pichu dizzy, causing him to fall off a cliff.

A Trainer's Koffing appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Koffing appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW083 Koffing Ash's Pokédex Koffing, the Poison Gas Pokémon. Koffing hovers in the air, thanks to the poisonous gases it contains, which have a foul odor and can explode.

Pokémon Origins

 
Koffing in Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, a Team Rocket Grunt's Koffing fought Red's Jolteon and lost.

Pokémon Generations

In a flashback in The Legacy, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Koffing to help Team Rocket invade the Goldenrod Radio Tower.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: James's Koffing

James's Weezing first appeared as a Koffing in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

A Koffing appeared in ANL2, under the ownership of Roxie.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Koffing appeared in PDP13.

Pokémon Adventures

Koffing is seen as one of Koga's Pokémon alongside his evolution, which first appeared in Striking Golduck. When Koga and Blue are ambushed by Agatha's Gengar in Gimme Shellder, Koga uses Koffing's smoke to relay his tactical plan to Blue without Gengar noticing.

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Petrel, one of the Rocket Executives, attacked Silver and Eusine using the horrible odor induced by his many Koffing.

A Team Plasma Grunt's Koffing was seen in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

A Koffing appeared in a flashback in PS580.

A Koffing appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 8, under the ownership of a Team Magma Grunt.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Ken owns a Koffing, as seen in GDZ16.

A Koffing first appeared in GDZ58, under the ownership of Asuka.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

A Koffing appeared in BET1.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Koga uses a Koffing in Save The Chansey! to stop Red from getting to a group of Chansey.

Giovanni's Koffing appeared in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon and Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

A Koffing appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

Green was revealed to have a Koffing in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 2), where it went up against Red during the Pokémon League.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Koffing appeared in Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!, under the ownership of Professor Oak.

In the TCG

Main article: Koffing (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Koffing will initiate a Poison Gas attack, which will pummel an opponent. Koffing did not return in Super Smash Bros. Melee and was replaced by Weezing.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Koffing appears in the 3DS version as an enemy in Smash Run. Its Poison Gas will reduce player's stats.

It later reappears in Smash Tour, an exclusive mode for Wii U version. In this mode, Koffing will release Smokescreen, which will obscure all players' view of the board for one turn.

 
Koffing trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Koffing appears as a trophy in both games.

Trophy information

3DS: This Poison-type Pokémon's balloon-like body is filled with toxic gases. In Smash Run, it floats over to fighters and expels gas at regular intervals. If the gas touches you, the stats you've worked so hard to build up will drop! Attack while it's deflated to take it down safely, and then help yourself to the many, many items it leaves behind.

Wii U: A Poison-type Pokémon that looks somewhat like a blown-up balloon. As you might be able to guess, though, it's not filled with fresh air - that's poison gas, and this Pokémon isn't shy about sharing. In Smash Tour, the gas it spews will hide spaces and any items that may be on them. The smoke should disappear by the end of the turn.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#109
Red Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Blue
Yellow In hot places, its internal gases could expand and explode without any warning. Be very careful!
Stadium A Pokémon that is like a thin-skinned balloon filled with a highly toxic gas. Known to occasionally explode.
Generation II Johto
#114
Gold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Silver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Crystal If one gets close enough to it when it expels poisonous gas, the gas swirling inside it can be seen.
Stadium 2 Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Generation III Hoenn
#108
Kanto
#109
Ruby If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may overinflate its round body, then explode.
Sapphire Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful Poison Gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Emerald Getting up close to a Koffing will give you a chance to observe, through its thin skin, the toxic gases swirling inside. It blows up at the slightest stimulation.
FireRed Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
LeafGreen Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#115
Diamond Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
SoulSilver The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #046
Black Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
White
Black 2 Toxic gas is held within its thin, balloon-shaped body, so it can cause massive explosions.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#113
X Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
Y Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Omega Ruby If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may also overinflate its round body, then explode.
Alpha Sapphire Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful Poison Gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#109
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu In hot places, its internal gases could expand and explode without any warning. Be very careful!
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#250
Sword Its body is full of poisonous gas. It floats into garbage dumps, seeking out the fumes of raw, rotting trash.
Shield It adores polluted air. Some claim that Koffing used to be more plentiful in the Galar region than they are now.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Burned Tower
Team Rocket HQ (Seven)
Crystal
Burned Tower
Team Rocket HQ (Seven)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Mansion
Celadon City (surfing)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Weezing
Platinum
Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Burned Tower, Johto Safari Zone
Team Rocket HQ (Five)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Virbank Complex
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu
Trade
Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant, Pokémon Mansion
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Phobosphere, Endless Level 32, Forever Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sky Tower (9F-16F), Wish Cave (71F-75F), Joyous Tower (65F-70F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode B)
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 305
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Ruby Sapphire   Smoke Ball (5%)
Emerald
Platinum   Smoke Ball (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver   Smoke Ball (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Smoke Ball (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Smoke Ball (5%)
Sword Shield   Smoke Ball (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
340
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 60.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
088 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00——% 15
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3232 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4444 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4848 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
5252 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
     
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
   Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
      
   
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
      
 
Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
     Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
   Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
   Spit Up Normal Status —% 10
   Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Koffing 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 Koffing in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Corrosive Gas Poison Status 100% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Koffing
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Koffing
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double-Edge Koffing (EX Ruby & Sapphire 54)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ooh, I'm feeling a little bloated with gas. Can I release some?
26%-50% HP Oof... Half my health's frittered away...
1%-25% HP I can't hold it anymore... Beware of leaking gases...
Level up Yes! I'm leveling up! Do I stink any worse?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 22 Max. exp.: 32
Browser entry R-089
Koffing sprays poison mist to attack. It puffs up if a loop is drawn around it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
Poison
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-187
It attacks by scattering Poison Gas.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Poison
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Poison
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-045/N-113
It attacks by scattering poison gas around itself that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#460
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 119 Base Defense: 141
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Infestation*, Acid×
Charged Attacks: Sludge, Sludge Bomb, Dark Pulse, Frustration, Return
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #232
Koffing’s body is full of poisonous gas. If you see one all puffed up, that’s because the gases of the poison swamp have triggered a chemical reaction.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Koffing
 Poison 
 
Level 35
outside of Galar
 
First evolution
Weezing
 Poison 
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Weezing
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Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Koffing was originally known as "Ny", representing New York City's polluted air.
  • According to a question of a Pokémon Exam the characters of the anime participated in, Koffing was supposedly first discovered in a public bathhouse. However, the Team Rocket expansion's Koffing card states that Koffing was first discovered in a weapons factory. This may be either because Jessie answered the question incorrectly, or due to an inconsistency between the TCG and anime.
  • Koffing and Munna are the only Pokémon whose names are mentioned in music found in the games. Munna's name is heard in ミュージカル「メロメロ★ムンナ」 Musical "Charming Munna", while Koffing's Japanese name is heard in タチワキジム(演奏・DOGARS) Virbank Gym (Performance - KOFFING), although it is replaced with the word "Pokémon" in international releases.
    • This distinction is possibly shared with Wingull, as its Japanese name, キャモメ Camome, is arguably heard in the obscure vocals of ビレッジブリッジ Village Bridge.
  • Koffing shares similar traits to Grimer and Trubbish. All three Pokémon are pure Poison-type Pokémon with a single evolved form, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Koffing being air pollution.
  • Koffing and its evolved Kantonian form are the only Pokémon whose Abilities changed in Generation VIII. In previous generations, their only Ability was Levitate.

Origin

Considering its looks, its ability to float, and its tendency to explode, Koffing may have been based upon a floating naval mine or living meteorite. It is also based on smog and other forms of air pollution. Koffing may also be based on the imagined fear that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and/or improper disposal of toxic and/or radioactive waste, may result in the creation of new and undesirable lifeforms. The skull and crossbones symbol under its face is a reference to the real world toxic hazard symbol.

Name origin

Koffing is a corruption of coughing.

Dogars is a combination of 獰 (bad) or 毒 doku (poison) and gas.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドガース Dogars From or doku and gas
  French Smogo From smog
  Spanish Koffing Same as English name
  German Smogon From Smog and poison
  Italian Koffing Same as English name
  Korean 또가스 Ttogas Transliteration of its Japanese name, replacing do as ddo
  Cantonese Chinese 毒氣丸 Duhkheiyún Literally “Toxic gas ball”
  Mandarin Chinese 瓦斯彈 / 瓦斯弹 Wǎsīdàn Literally “Gas bomb”


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