Poison Tail (move)

Poison Tail
ポイズンテール Poison Tail
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Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Poison Tail (Japanese: ポイズンテール Poison Tail) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Seviper.

Effect

Poison Tail deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It has a 10% chance of poisoning the target.

Poison Tail can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Has a high critical-hit ratio. May also poison.
FRLG An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also poison the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also poison the foe.
BWB2W2 The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user hits the target with its tail. This may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 16 16 16BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
9
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 23 23 25
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 23 23 25
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 1
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon
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 Tail is a move with 10 base power, 88% accuracy and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, possibly inflicting poison. The move has increased critical-hit raito.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 15.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 29
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of poisoning each target and an increased critical hit ratio.
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 2 38 45 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Critical hits land more easily. Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned. It has a high critical-hit rate.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage. It has a high critical-hit rate.
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 どくじょうたいにかえる きゅうしょにあたりやすい
Conq. An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also 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 could make an enemy poisoned. It has a high critical-hit rate.*
It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned. It has a high critical-hit rate.*


In the anime

       
Seviper Scolipede Sean's father's Scolipede
Part of the user's tail glows purple and it then hits the opponent with it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Seviper The dagger part of Seviper's tail glows purple and Seviper hits the opponent with it. On occasion, this will poison the opponent.
Jessie's Seviper A Tail with a Twist Debut
Lucy's Seviper Queen of the Serpentine! None
  Scolipede Scolipede's tails glow purple and Scolipede hits the opponent with them.
Sean's father's Scolipede Battling the Bully! None
A wild Scolipede Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒尾 Duhkméih
Mandarin 毒尾 Dúwěi
  Dutch Gifstaart
  Finnish Myrkkyhäntä
  French Queue-Poison
  German Giftschweif
  Greek Δηλητηριώδης Ουρά
  Hindi ज़हरीली पूँछ Zehreeli Poonch
  Indonesian Ekor Beracun
  Italian Velenocoda
  Korean 포이즌테일 Poison Tail
  Polish Trujący Ogon*
Trujące Żądło*
Trujące Ukłucie*
  Portuguese Cauda Venenosa
  Romanian Coada Otrăvitoare
  Serbian Otrovni Rep
Spanish   Latin America Cola Venenosa
  Spain Cola Veneno
  Turkish Zehirli Kuyruk
  Vietnamese Đuôi Độc



Variations of the move Karate Chop
  Karate ChopPoison Tail


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