Toxic (move)

Toxic redirects here. For the Badge given by Roxie, see Badge → Toxic Badge.

Toxic
どくどく Excessive Poison
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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 was TM06 from Generation I to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and TM27 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

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
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Generation I

Toxic badly poisons the target, and has an accuracy of 85%. When the target takes damage from the poison, the damage done will be N * x, where N starts at 1 and x is 1/16 of the target's maximum HP (rounded down, but not less than 1). While a Pokémon is badly poisoned, N increases by 1 each time it takes either Toxic or Leech Seed damage (meaning it may increase twice per turn if a Pokémon is affected by both). When an afflicted Pokémon is affected by Haze, switches out, or when the battle ends, the Pokémon's poison status becomes regular poison.

If a badly poisoned Pokémon successfully uses Rest, it will be cured of poison, but N is not reset; if it then suffers burn, Leech Seed or poison damage, that damage will still be calculated as N * x, and the N value will still increase by 1 each time (however, if the Pokémon is poisoned with Toxic, the N value will be reset to 1).

Toxic cannot affect Poison-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon Stadium, the N value of Toxic is reset by Rest.

Generation II

Toxic cannot affect Steel-type Pokémon.

Toxic no longer interacts with Leech Seed or Haze, and Rest now properly removes bad poison entirely. However, if a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Baton Pass or Heal Bell, N will not be reset. As a result, if the active Pokémon then suffers poison or burn damage, the damage will be calculated as N * x, and the N value will still increase by 1 each time (however, if the Pokémon is poisoned with Toxic, the N value will be reset to 1).

Generations III to 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 still doesn't have its status changed to regular poison if it switches out, but it does if the battle ends.

Generation VI to VII

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.

Generation VIII

If Toxic hits a Dynamaxed opponent in Max Raid Battles, the Dynamax Pokémon is inflicted with normal poison instead of 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.
Colo.XD 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
SwSh
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 36PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 52PE
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 18PE 40
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 23PE 50
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 18PE 40
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 23PE 50
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 28PE
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 40PE
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 35ORAS 35SMUSUM
26PE
24
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 39ORAS 39SMUSUM
36PE
26
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous 36PE
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 36PE
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 21PE
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 30PE 36
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 30PE 38
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 38
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 1
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field 36
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field 46
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 52
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
32ORAS
32
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 33ORAS 33
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 45 37 37BW
40B2W2
40 40 40
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 28 28 28 28XY
25ORAS
25
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 31 30 30 30XY
25ORAS
25
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 27 27BW
33B2W2
33 33 36
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 20DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 27
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 20DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 27
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 33
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 33
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 36 36 36 36
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 44
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 44 44 44 50
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 36 36 36 30
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 39 39 39 30
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 32 32 32 36
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 32 32 32 36
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 52
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 1
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 32 32 35
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 32 32 35
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 21 50
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 21 56
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 29 55
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 29 65
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 45 55
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 41USUM 63
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41USUM 63
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 32
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 32
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8
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 Machine
I
TM06
II
TM06
III
TM06
IV
TM06
V
TM06
VI
TM06
VII
TM06
TM27
VIII
--
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
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, Toxic is a move with 12 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, inflicting bad poison if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 88%.

Pokémon Rumble Blast

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

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target badly poisoned.

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 Garbodor, Zubat, and Salandit Skuntank Chespin
The user releases a purple or black substance that badly poisons the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Arbok Arbok opens its mouth and releases a black smog from its mouth at the opponent.
Jessie's Arbok Make Room for Gloom Debut
  Skuntank 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, poisoning the opponent if it breathes it in.
Jupiter's Skuntank Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! None
  Scolipede Scolipede releases a stream of thick purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent. 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 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 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 which envelops, and then poisons the opponent.
Mairin's Chespie Mega Evolution Special I None
  Skrelp 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 Drapion fires a ball of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Celosia's Drapion From A to Z! None
  Zubat Zubat fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Rapp's Zubat Alolan Open House! None
  Salandit Salandit fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent.
Tupp's Salandit Alolan Open House! None
  Poipole 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 Pyukumuku fires a stream of purple liquid from its mouth at the opponent, badly poisoning it.
Goh's Pyukumuku JN076 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*
Toksyczny Atak*
  Brazilian Portuguese Tóxico
  Romanian Toxicitatea
  Serbian Toksični
  Spanish Tóxico
  Swedish Gift
  Vietnamese Độc



Variations of the move Leech Seed
  Leech SeedToxic


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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