Poison Sting (move)

Poison Sting
どくばり Poison Needle
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Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  15
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appeals before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Poison Sting (Japanese: どくばり Poison Needle) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Poison Sting does damage and has a 20% chance of poisoning the target.

Generation II onward

Poison Sting now has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of leaving the target with the lingering effects of poison.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of leaving the target poisoned.
GSC An attack that may poison the target.
RSEColo.XD A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
FRLG The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 10 9 8 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
1PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 1, 10 1, 9 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1PE
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 24 17 17 9 9BW
5B2W2
5 5SMUSUM
4PE
3
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 27 17 17 9 9BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
6PE
1
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 14RGB 1 1 1 1 1 1
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 14RGB
17Y
17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
6PE
1
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 14RGB
19Y
19 18 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1, 14RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 18 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 18 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug 5 5 5 5 5
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 9 7 7 7 7 1, Evo.
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1 1
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 3 3BW
1B2W2
1 1 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 8 8 1
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 5 5 5 1
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 4
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
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 and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Poison Sting is a move with 3 base power, 19 PP and 73% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, while cutting corners, possibly inflicting poison.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 12
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of poisoning each target.
Users:      
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 12 14 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Pokémon GO

  Poison Sting
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.375 - 0.575 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 9
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                    
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 0.575 → 1.075 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 5
    • Energy boost: 8 → 7
    • Duration: 1.075 → 0.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • November 9, 2020
    • Energy boost: 6 → 8
  • May 31, 2021
    • Energy boost: 8 → 9

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it over several turns.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで どくじょうたいにして いっていターンごとに ダメージを あたえる
Conq. Sting the enemy with a poisoned needle. May poison the target.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Poisoned status condition. With the Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage and can't restore its HP naturally.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned.


In the anime

Main series

       
Toxapex Roserade Tentacruel Skorupi
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Weedle Weedle jumps at the opponent with its stinger pointed at it and stabs it.
A wild Weedle Challenge of the Samurai Debut
  Beedrill Beedrill stabs the opponent with its body stinger.
Multiple wild Beedrill Challenge of the Samurai None
Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill The Fourth Round Rumble None
Multiple wild Beedrill A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
  Arbok Arbok open its mouth and fires multiple white darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
  Tentacruel Tentacruel stabs the opponent with the large blue beak on its face, or Tentacruel fires multiple white or purple darts from under its beak at the opponent, or the middle orb on Tentacruel's forehead glows purple and it fires multiple purple darts from it at the opponent. On occasion, this will poison the opponent.
Marina's Tentacruel Bye Bye Psyduck None
Captain Crook's Tentacruel Viva Las Lapras None
Kim's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kail's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
Kai's Tentacruel Cerulean Blues None
A Coordinator's Tentacruel A Cacturne for the Worse None
Multiple wild Tentacruel The Brockster Is In! None
A Trainer's Tentacruel Making Battles in the Sand! None
  Gligar Gligar points the large stinger at the end of its tail at the opponent and it starts to glow white. Multiple white needles are then shot at the opponent from the stinger.
Gligarman's Gligar The Superhero Secret None
  Sandslash Sandslash rolls into a ball and spins around quickly, firing white needles from out of the quills on its back at the opponent.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
  Spinarak Spinarak fires multiple white needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Bugsy's Spinarak Gettin' the Bugs Out None
  Nidorina Nidorina fires multiple white darts from her mouth at the opponent.
Whitney's Nidorina A Goldenrod Opportunity None
  Venonat Venonat jumps into the air and spins around quickly, releasing multiple white needles from its body at the opponent.
Aya's Venonat Ariados, Amigos Venonat cannot legally learn Poison Sting
  Dustox Dustox opens its mouth and white or purple darts are fired from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Dustox Seeing is Believing! None
  Cacturne Cacturne fires multiple white or purple darts from the middle hole of its mouth at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne A Cacturne for the Worse None
  Ariados Ariados fires multiple purple needles from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Ariados Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Multiple wild Ariados Historical Mystery Tour! None
Multiple wild Ariados DPS01 None
A Ninja's Ariados A Festival of Decisions! None
  Croagunk Croagunk fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Brock's Croagunk Gymbaliar! None
  Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
J's Drapion Mutiny in the Bounty! None
  Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ opens its mouth and fires multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoran♂ Leading a Stray! None
  Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body quickly. It then fires multiple glowing purple darts from in between its antennae at the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
A wild Whirlipede Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! None
  Scolipede Scolipede releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent. Or, Scolipede's horns glow purple and it lunges forward, firing purple darts at the opponent from its horns.
Emmanuel's Scolipede Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! None
Three wild Scolipede A Cellular Connection! None
  Roserade Roserade releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
Cher's Roseradette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None
  Nidoking Nidoking releases a spray of multiple purple darts from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Nidoking Mystery on a Deserted Island! None
  Skorupi Skorupi thrusts its tail and then multiple light purple darts shoot from around the tail towards the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi A Towering Takeover! None
  Toxapex Toxapex latches onto its opponent with its body, stinging it with poison.
A wild Toxapex Fighting Back the Tears! None
  Nidorino Nidorino shoots multiple darts of purple poison from its forehead towards the opponent.
Team Rocket's Nidorino Restore and Renew! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Nidorino
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Nidorino Nidorino fires a purple-glowing spike from his horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidorino File 1: Red Debut


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒針 Duhkjām
Mandarin 毒針 / 毒针 Dúzhēn
  Czech Jedovaté žihadlo
  Danish Giftstik
  Dutch Gifangel
  Finnish Myrkkypistos (original series)
Myrkkypiikki (Advanced Generation)
  French Dard-Venin
  German Giftstachel
  Greek Δηλητηριώδες Κεντρί Dilitiriúdes Kentrí
  Hindi ज़ेहेरीली सुई Zehereeli Sui
  Indonesian Jarum Beracun
  Italian Velenospina
  Korean 독침 Dokchim
  Norwegian Giftangrep
  Polish Trujące Żądło*
Zatrute Żądło*
Trujące Ukąszenie*
Ostre Igły*
Atak Trucizny*
Trujące Igły*
Trujący Jad*
Stalowe Igły*
Zatrute Kolce*
Ostre Żądło*
Atak Jadem*
Trucizna*
Trujący Atak*
Trujący Cios*
Gazowy Atak/Trujący Gaz*
Zatrute Ostrze*
Portuguese   Brazil Ferrão Venenoso (games, BW098-present, Unleashed-present, manga)
Ferroada Venenosa (Base Set-HeartGold & SoulSilver)
Picada Venenosa (early anime)
Espinhos Venenosos (early anime)
  Portugal Picada Venenosa
  Romanian Acul Otrăvit
Acul Veninos
  Russian Ядовитое жало Yadovitoe zhalo
  Serbian Otrovna žaoka
Spanish   Latin America Piquete Venenoso (EP033, HS02, HS03, AG093-DP152, BW098)
Astillas Venenosas (EP040)
Picotazo Venenoso (EP053-AG006, AG033, AG052, BW039)
Aguja Venenosa (AG028, AG062, DP190)
Piquete de Veneno (AG077)
Piquete Veneno (AG079)
Hilo Venenoso (BW023)
  Spain Picotazo Veneno*
Picotazo Ven*
  Swedish Giftgadd
  Thai เหล็กในพิษ
  Turkish Zehirli İğne
  Vietnamese Kim Độc



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