Poison Point (Ability)

Poison Point どくのトゲ
Poison Spine
Flavor text
Generation III
Poisons foe on contact.RSEFRLG
Poisons target on contact.ColoXD
Generation IV
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the foe.
Generation V
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
Generation VI
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
Generation VII
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
Generation VIII
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.

Poison Point (Japanese: どくのトゲ Poison Spine) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become poisoned. This Ability cannot poison Poison-type or Steel-type Pokémon.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit has an independent chance to activate this Ability.

Outside of battle

Poison Point has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Poison Point

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidorina Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
  Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidorino Poison Poison Poison Point Rivalry Hustle
  Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
  Seadra Water Water Poison Point Sniper Damp
  Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point Swift Swim Intimidate
  Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
  Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
  Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
  Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Speed Boost
  Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Speed Boost
  Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Speed Boost
  Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point Poison Touch Adaptability
  Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point Poison Touch Adaptability
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Poisons attackers.
MDTDS Poisons an attacker who lands a direct-contact attack.
BSL こうげきしてきた ポケモンを どくじょうたいに してしまう
Conq. Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
MDGtI May inflict the Poisoned status on the attacker who hits it with a direct attack.*
When the Pokémon is hit with a direct attack like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with the Poisoned status condition!*
SMD When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker sometimes gets poisoned!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move, like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker sometimes gets poisoned.


In the anime

       
Venipede The effect activated
When the opponent makes physical contact with the Pokémon, they become poisoned.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Venipede Venipede slams its head into the opponent, causing it to become poisoned.
A wild Venipede A Venipede Stampede! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒刺 Duhkchi
Mandarin 毒刺 Dúcì
  Dutch Gifpunt
  Finnish Myrkytys
  French Point Poison
  German Giftdorn
  Italian Velenopunto
  Korean 독가시 Dokgasi
  Polish Trujący Punkt
Portuguese   Brazil Ponto de Veneno
Ponto Venenoso (TCG)
  Portugal Ponto de Veneno
  Spanish Punto Tóxico
  Vietnamese Gai độc



Variations of the Ability Cute Charm
Cute CharmEffect SporeFlame BodyPoison PointStatic
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