Toxic (move)

Toxic redirects here. For the Badge given by Roxie, see Badge → Toxic Badge.
Toxic
どくどく Excessive Poison
Toxic IX.png
Toxic IX 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Toxic (Japanese: どくどく Excessive Poison) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I. It is:

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Examine values for Max Raid Battles (x value appears to be lower?), interaction with Dynamax/Gigantamax
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Generation I

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Check whether this line applies to both Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) and the international Pokémon Stadium: "In Pokémon Stadium, the N value of Toxic is reset by Rest."
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Toxic badly poisons the target, and has an accuracy of 85%. Toxic cannot affect Poison-type Pokémon.

When a Pokémon takes damage from bad poison, the damage done is N 16ths of the Pokémon's maximum HP (rounded down, but not less than 1), where N starts at 1 and increases each time it takes damage from poison or Leech Seed (meaning it may increase twice per turn if a Pokémon is affected by both). That is, the Pokémon takes damage equal to  .

After the battle ends, bad poison becomes regular poison. If a badly poisoned Pokémon is affected by Haze or switches out, the Pokémon's poison status becomes regular poison. If a badly poisoned Pokémon successfully uses Rest, it will be cured of poison, but counter (N) is not reset; if it subsequently suffers burn, Leech Seed or poison damage, that damage is still be calculated using the value of the counter (N), and the counter (N) will still increase by 1 each time (but if the Pokémon is poisoned by Toxic, the counter is reset to 1).

In Pokémon Stadium, if bad poison is cured by Rest, the counter (N) is reset.

Generation II

Toxic cannot affect Steel-type Pokémon.

Toxic and Haze no longer interact with Leech Seed. Rest now properly removes bad poison entirely (including resetting the counter).

If a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Baton Pass or Heal Bell, the counter is not be reset (like using Rest in Generation I). As a result, if it subsequently suffers burn or poison damage, that damage is still be calculated as   using the value of the counter (N), and the counter (N) will still increase by 1 each time (but if the Pokémon is poisoned by Toxic, the counter is reset to 1).

In the Generation II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Toxic, the move has a 25% chance to fail in addition to its normal chance to miss.

Generations III and IV

Toxic is now separate from other forms of recurrent damage (no longer builds from them or affects their strength). Toxic cannot affect targets with Immunity as their Ability.

A Pokémon that becomes badly poisoned with Toxic will no longer have its status changed to regular poison if it switches out or the battle ends.

Generation V

Toxic now has an accuracy of 90%.

A Pokémon that becomes badly poisoned with Toxic will now change to regular poison after the battle ends.

Generation VI onwards

If Toxic is used by a Poison-type Pokémon, that move will never miss, even if the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Fly or Dig. If that Pokémon uses any additional moves after Toxic in the same turn, those moves will never miss either—this is known as the Toxic sure-hit glitch.

Toxic can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex, Venom Drench and Venoshock to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Toxic, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

If Toxic hits a Dynamaxed opponent in Max Raid Battles, the Dynamax Pokémon is inflicted with normal poison instead of bad poison.

If Toxic hits a wild Tera Pokémon in a Tera Raid Battle, the Tera Pokémon is inflicted with normal poison, rather than bad poison.

From version 1.0.0 to version 1.3.0 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Toxic sure-hit glitch remains the same as previous generations. In version 1.3.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the glitch was fixed: If a Poison-type Pokémon uses Toxic, moves it uses later in that same turn perform accuracy checks as normal.

Description

Games Description
Stad A technique that badly poisons the target. The amount of damage from the poison increases every turn.
Stad2 A move that badly poisons the target. The amount of poison damage increases every turn.
GSC A poison move with increasing damage.
RSE Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.*
Poisons the foe with a toxin that gradually worsens.*
FRLG A move that badly poisons the foe. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
ColoXD Poisons the target with an intensifying toxin.*
Poisons the target with a toxin that gradually worsens.*
DPPtHGSS A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.*
A move that leaves the foe badly poisoned. This poison damage worsens every turn.*
PBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0023     Field Dragon 36
0024     Field Dragon 52
0029     Monster Field 18 40 40
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23 50 50
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0032     Monster Field 18 40 40
0033     Monster Field 23 50 50
0034    
 
Monster Field 1 1
0041    
 
Flying Flying 28
0042    
 
Flying Flying 40
0043    
 
Grass Grass 35ORAS 35 26 24 24 24
0044    
 
Grass Grass 39ORAS 39 36 26 26 26
0045    
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1
0088     Amorphous Amorphous 36 26
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 26
0089     Amorphous Amorphous 36 26
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 26
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21
0109     Amorphous Amorphous 30 36 36 36
0110     Amorphous Amorphous 30 38 38 38
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 38 38
0169    
 
Flying Flying 1 1
0182     Grass Grass 1 1 1
0194    
 
Water 1 Field 36 36 36
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field 36
0195    
 
Water 1 Field 46 46 46
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 Rem.
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2 52 52 44
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 44
0269    
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
32ORAS
32 32
0285     Fairy Grass 33ORAS 33 33 33
0286    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1
0315    
 
Fairy Grass 45 37 37BW
40B2W2
40 40 40 40
0316     Amorphous Amorphous 28 28 28 28XY
25ORAS
25 25 25
0317     Amorphous Amorphous 31 30 30 30XY
25ORAS
25 25 25
0407    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1
0416    
 
Bug Bug 27 27BW
33B2W2
33 33 36 36 36
0434    
 
Field Field 20DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 27 27 27
0435    
 
Field Field 20DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 27 27 27
0451    
 
Bug Water 3 33 33
0452    
 
Bug Water 3 33 33
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 36 36
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 36 36
0543    
 
Bug Bug 36 36 36 36
0544    
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 44
0545    
 
Bug Bug 44 44 44 50
0568     Mineral Mineral 36 36 36 30
0569     Mineral Mineral 39 39 39 30
0590    
 
Grass Grass 32 32 32 36 36
0591    
 
Grass Grass 32 32 32 36 36
0617     Bug Bug 52
0630    
 
Flying Flying 1 1
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon 32 32 35 35
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon 32 32 35 35
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1 21 50 50
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1 21 56 56
0757    
 
Monster Dragon 29 55 50
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 29 65 58
0771     Water 1 Water 1 45 55
0803     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41USUM 63
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41USUM 63
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 32 32
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 8
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2 44
0980    
 
Water 1 Field 40
1025    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

Before Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM06
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
0010     Bug Bug
0011     Bug Bug
0013    
 
Bug Bug
0014    
 
Bug Bug
0129     Water 2 Dragon
0132     Ditto Ditto
0201     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0202     Amorphous Amorphous
0235     Field Field
0265     Bug Bug
0266     Bug Bug
0268     Bug Bug
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0374    
 
Mineral Mineral
0401     Bug Bug
0412  
Burmy
All forms
  Bug Bug
0415    
 
Bug Bug
0602     Amorphous Amorphous
0664     Bug Bug
0665     Bug Bug
0789     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0790     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VIII onward

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0029     Monster Field
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0032     Monster Field
0033     Monster Field
0034    
 
Monster Field
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0110     Amorphous Amorphous
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0168    
 
Bug Bug
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0182     Grass Grass
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0197     Field Field
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0206     Field Field
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0269    
 
Bug Bug
0285     Fairy Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0336     Field Dragon
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0407    
 
Fairy Grass
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0451    
 
Bug Water 3
0452    
 
Bug Water 3
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0571     Field Field
0590    
 
Grass Grass
0591    
 
Grass Grass
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0705     Dragon Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0903    
 
Field Field
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0944    
 
Field Field
0945    
 
Field Field
0948    
 
Grass Grass
0949    
 
Grass Grass
0965    
 
Mineral Mineral
0966    
 
Mineral Mineral
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1025    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0535     Water 1 Water 1
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0944    
 
Field Field
0948    
 
Grass Grass
0965    
 
Mineral Mineral
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0629    
 
Flying Flying Wild Tera Pokémon - Fellhorn GorgeSVTM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Toxic badly poisons the enemy. From Super Mystery Dungeon, if Toxic is used by a Poison-type Pokémon, the move will never miss, even if the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Fly or Dig. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 18 50 85% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 16 40 85% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Blast

Any Pokémon that goes into the area in front of the user will be Badly Poisoned.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Toxic could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Toxic could be seen as a move used by Boss Skuntank and Pyukumuku.

  Toxic
Charge time 0.8 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Badly poisons the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target badly poisoned. Erika & Tangela (Direct link)

Description

Games Description
MDRB Badly poisons the target. If a Pokémon is badly poisoned, it sustains damage over several turns.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Badly Poisoned status condition. A Pokémon with the Badly Poisoned status takes damage every few turns.
BSL てきポケモンを もうどくじょうたいにかえる もうどくじょうたいになると いっていターンごとに ダメージをうける
MDGtI It causes the Badly Poisoned status condition to an enemy. With the Badly Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage rapidly and can't restore its HP naturally.
SMD It makes an enemy badly poisoned. It never misses if used by Poison-type Pokémon! It even hits an out-of-sight Pokémon that used Dig, Fly, or the like.


In the anime

 
Arbok
 
Skuntank
 
Chespin
 
Pyukumuku
The user releases a purple or black substance that badly poisons the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Arbok opens its mouth and releases a black smog from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Make Room for Gloom Debut
  Skuntank releases a thick purple stream of liquid that breaks apart and falls in puddles all over the battlefield. The puddles then shrink and release a thick purple gas from them, badly poisoning the opponent if it breathes it in.
Jupiter's Skuntank Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! None
  Scolipede releases a stream of thick purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent, badly poisoning it. Anything the liquid touches, it dissolves.
A wild Scolipede The Bloom Is on Axew! None
Roxie's Scolipede Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
  Garbodor fires multiple globs of dark purple liquid from the pipes on its right hand or a stream of purple liquid from one of its pipes at the opponent.
A wild Garbodor Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
Zipp's Garbodor Alolan Open House! None
  Chespin launches two jets of purple liquid from its spikes at the opponent. Before reaching their target, the streams break apart and disperse midair into a cloud that envelops, and then badly poisons the opponent.
Mairin's Chespie Mega Evolution Special I None
  Skrelp releases a stream of thick purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent, badly poisoning it.
A wild Skrelp An Undersea Place to Call Home! None
  Drapion fires a ball of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Celosia's Drapion From A to Z! None
  Zubat fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Rapp's Zubat Alolan Open House! None
  Salandit fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Tupp's Salandit Alolan Open House! None
  Poipole fires a stream of liquid from each of the three needles on its head at the opponent, each time in different colors, badly poisoning it.
Ash's Poipole Love at First Twirl! None
  Pyukumuku fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent, badly poisoning it.
Goh's Pyukumuku All Out, All of the Time! None


In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Toxic used by Ekans and Toxic used by Spinda

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 劇毒 Kehkduhk *
猛毒素 Máahngduhksou *
Mandarin 劇毒 / 剧毒 Jùdú *
猛毒素 Měngdúsù *
  Czech Toxický útok
  Danish Gift
  Dutch Vergiftig
  Finnish Myrkky
  French Toxik
  German Toxin
  Greek Τοξίνη Toxíni
  Hindi जहर छोडना Jahar Chhodna
  Indonesian Toksik
  Italian Tossina
  Korean 맹독 Maengdok
  Norwegian Gift
  Polish Toksyna
  Brazilian Portuguese Tóxico
  Romanian Toxicitatea
  Serbian Toksični
  Spanish Tóxico
  Swedish Gift
  Vietnamese Độc


Variations of the move Leech Seed
  Leech SeedToxic


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
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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