Poison Tail (move)

Poison Tail
ポイズンテール Poison Tail
Poison Tail IX.png
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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, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding. It is TM026 in Generation IX.

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
SwShBDSPLA
The user hits the target with its tail. This may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
SV The user hits the target with its tail. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit and may also poison the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field 8
0207    
 
Bug Bug - - - - - - 19
0336     Field Dragon 16 16 16BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
9 9 9
0543    
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
0544    
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
0545    
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 12
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon 23 23 25 25
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon 23 23 25 25
0706     Dragon Dragon - - 1 1
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0980    
 
Water 1 Field 12
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0206     Field Field
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0336     Field Dragon
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0843     Field Dragon
0844     Field Dragon
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0903    
 
Field Field
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0945    
 
Field Field
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0023     Field Dragon
0029     Monster Field -
0032     Monster Field -
0207    
 
Bug Bug - -
0451    
 
Bug Water 3 - -
0621     Dragon Monster
0704     Dragon Dragon - -
0843     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.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0024     Field Dragon Wild Tera Pokémon - Mossfell ConfluenceSVTM
0206     Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - South Province (Area Three)SV
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

Poison Tail inflicts damage and may leave the target poisoned. The move has increased critical-hit ratio (50% in the Rescue Team series, 30% in the Explorers series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 10 - 15 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 10 - 15 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 5 99 18 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 18 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 Playable Users
Physical 2 38 45 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned. Roxie & Whirlipede/Scolipede
Scottie/Bettie & Strike/Support Nidoran♀/Nidorina/Nidoqueen Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Strike/Support Ekans/Arbok Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Critical hits land more easily. Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Poison Tail
★★★
Attack power 57.15929
Charge time 0.98 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect May poison the foe

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. This may also poison the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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'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

Trivia

  • Goomy and Sliggoo cannot learn Poison Tail through TM in Generation IX, despite learning it through breeding in Generations VI and VII.

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 Poijeunteil
  Polish Trujący Ogon
  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


Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229
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