Smog (move)

Smog
スモッグ Smog
Smog VIII.png
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Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  30
Accuracy  70%
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  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Smog (Japanese: スモッグ Smog) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to V

Smog inflicts damage and has a 40% chance of poisoning the target.

Smog can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing SmokeScreen to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VI

Smog's power changed from 20 to 30.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Smog is spewed as a cloud. Has a fifty-fifty chance of poisoning the target.
GSC An attack that may poison the foe.
RSEColo.XD An exhaust-gas attack that may also poison.
FRLG The foe is attacked with exhaust gases. It may also poison the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2 The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 9 9 6 6BW
4B2W2
4 4SMUSUM
6PE
4
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1, 9 1, 9 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 52 1, 13 1, 13 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
6PE
1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 42Y 42 42 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33SMUSUM
21PE
20
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 13 13 9 8 8 8
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 13 13 1, 9 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 1 1 1 1 1
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 4 4 4 4 4 1
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
498   Tepig
  Field Field 19 19 19
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 20 20 20
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 20 20 20
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5 5 5 1
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 16 5
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 16 1
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon 5 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
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
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 and Darkness and Sky, Smog is a move with 4 base power, 73% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, and might poison them.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 1 21 25 70% An opponent Has a chance (40%) of leaving the target poisoned.

Past Description

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

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
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

       
Houndour Mega Houndoom Magmortar Chandelure
The foe is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing A thick dark green fog pours out of the holes covering Koffing's body.
James's Koffing Pokémon Emergency! Debut
  Weezing A thick dark green fog pours out of the holes covering Weezing's body, or Weezing opens its mouth on its larger body and releases a stream of thick black smoke from it at the opponent.
James's Weezing Dig Those Diglett! None
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing The Ultimate Test None
  Houndour Houndour opens its mouth and releases a thick black fog from it.
Multiple wild Houndour Hour of the Houndour None
Ralph's Houndour Ariados, Amigos None
Cassidy's Houndour The Mystery is History None
  Slugma Slugma opens its mouth and releases a thick, gray smoke from it.
Flannery's Meg Going, Going, Yawn None
  Magmortar Magmortar opens its mouth and releases a thick, gray smoke from it. On occasion, this will poison the opponent.
Paul's Magmortar Evolving Strategies! None
  Chandelure The large flame on the top of Chandelure's head dissolves into thick gray smoke and it leans forward so the top of its head is facing the opponent. It then releases a stream of thick gray smoke from the top of its head at the opponent.
Ingo's Chandelure Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
  Houndoom Mega Houndoom opens its mouth and releases a thick, black smoke from it.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None


Pokémon Origins

       
Koffing
The foe is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing Koffing releases a thick, dark green smoke from its mouth.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Koffing File 2: Cubone Debut


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Stadium and Stadium 2, Smog is described as having a 50% chance of poisoning its target, but it actually has a 40% chance.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 濁霧 Juhkmouh
Mandarin 濁霧 / 浊雾 Zhuówù *
迷霧 Míwù *
  Czech Kouř
  Danish Smog
  Dutch Smog
  Finnish Saastesumu (season 1)
Savupommi (Johto series)
Usva/Sumu*
  French Purédpois
  German Smog
  Greek Αιθαλομίχλη
  Italian Smog
  Korean 스모그 Seumogeu
  Polish Smog*
Zasłona Dymna*
Dym*
Śmierdzący Dym*
Gaz*
  Brazilian Portuguese Nevoeiro de Fumaça (games, TCG)
Poluição (anime, manga)
Névoa (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Romanian Smogul
  Serbian Smog
Spanish   Latin America Humo
  Spain Polución
  Swedish Smog
Dimma*
  Thai ควัน
  Vietnamese Đòn Sương Mù



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