Poison Gas (move)

どくガス redirects here. For Poisonous Mist, the Skill in Pokémon Shuffle with the same Japanese name, see Skill.

Poison Gas
どくガス Poison Gas
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Poison Gas (Japanese: どくガス Poison Gas) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I-IV

Poison Gas poisons the target and has an accuracy of 55%.

Poison Gas targets one Pokémon in Double Battles.

Generation V

Poison Gas's accuracy is increased to 80% and now targets all adjacent opponents in Double and Triple Battles.

Generation VI onward

Poison Gas's accuracy changed from 80% to 90%.

Poison Gas can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex, Venom Drench and Venoshock to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Poison Gas, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  5  3  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with poison

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A poisonous cloud of gas is forcefully expelled to poison the target.
GSC A move that may poison the foe.
RSE Envelops the foe in a toxic gas that may poison.
FRLG The foe is sprayed with a cloud of toxic gas that may poison the foe.
Colo.XD Envelops the target in a toxic gas that may poison.
DPPtHGSSPBR A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the foe's face. It may poison the target.
BWB2W2 A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. It may poison those hit.
XYORAS A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. This may also poison those hit.
SMUSUMPE A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon, poisoning those hit.
SwShBDSP A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon, poisoning those it hits.
LA The user sprays a cloud of toxic gas that poisons the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous 30 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 30 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 7PE 6LA
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 7PE 6LA
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 7PE 6LA
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 31 31RSE
21FRLG
18 17 17 17SMUSUM
13PE
17BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 33RSE
21FRLG
18 17 17 17SMUSUM
13PE
17BDSP
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 18LA
240   Magby
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18LA
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 9XY
8ORAS
8 8BDSP
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8 1, 8BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 4 4 4 3 1SwShBDSP
11LA
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 3 1SwShBDSP
11LA
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 18LA
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Poison Gas is a move with 27 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, inflicting poison if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 88%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 90% All opponents Leaves the target poisoned.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Leaves all opposing sync pairs poisoned.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Poisons the target. If a Pokémon is poisoned, it sustains damage over several turns.
MDTDS Afflicts the target with a Poisoned status. A Pokémon with the Poisoned status takes damage periodically.
BSL てきポケモンを どくじょうたいにかえる どくじょうたいになると いっていターンごとに ダメージをうける
MDGtI It causes the Poisoned status condition to an enemy. With the Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage and can't restore its HP naturally.
SMD It makes an enemy poisoned.


In the anime

Main series

       
Koffing Weezing Dawn's borrowed Grimer Goh's Grimer
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the opponent's face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing Koffing releases dark green toxic gases from the holes on its body at the opponent.
James's Koffing The Ghost of Maiden's Peak Debut
Koffing could not legally learn Poison Gas at the time
  Weezing Weezing releases a thick brown toxic gas from its larger mouth at the opponent.
James's Weezing The Song of Jigglypuff Weezing could not legally learn Poison Gas at the time
  Grimer Grimer opens its mouth and releases a thick dark green or purple gas from its mouth at the opponent.
A Grimer Dawn used briefly Camping it Up! None
Goh's Grimer Panic in the Park! None


  • In the English dub of A Tent Situation, Ash commanded his Muk to use Poison Gas. In the original Japanese version, he simply called Muk by its name.

Pokémon Generations

       
Weezing
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the opponent's face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Weezing Weezing releases dark green toxic gases from its two mouths at the opponent.
Petrel's Weezing The Lake of Rage Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒瓦斯 Duhk Ngáhsī *
毒氣 Duhkhei *
Mandarin 毒瓦斯 Dú Wǎsī
  Czech Jedovatý kouř
  Danish Giftgas
  Dutch Gifgas
  Finnish Myrkkykaasu
  French Gaz Toxik
  German Giftwolke
  Greek Δηλητηριώδες Αέριο
  Hindi ज़ेहेरीली गैस Zehereeli Gas
  Indonesian Gas Beracun
  Italian Velenogas
  Korean 독가스 Dokgaseu
  Polish Trujący Gaz*
Atak Gazem*
Portuguese   Brazil Gás Venenoso
  Portugal Gás Venenoso
  Serbian Otrovni Gas
  Spanish Gas Venenoso
  Swedish Giftgasattack
  Vietnamese Khí Độc



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