Toxic Chain (Ability)

Toxic Chain どくのくさり
Toxic Chain
Flavor text
Generation IX
The power of the Pokémon's toxic chain may badly poison any target the Pokémon hits with a move.

Toxic Chain (Japanese: どくのくさり Toxic Chain) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of the Loyal Three.


In battle

If a Pokémon with this Ability uses a move that does not target the user, there is a 30% chance the target will become badly poisoned. If this Ability triggers when using the move Knock Off on a target with a Lum or Pecha Berry, the Berry will be consumed to cure the poisoning instead of being removed by Knock Off's effect.[1]

Outside of battle

Toxic Chain has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Toxic Chain

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
1014   Okidogi
Poison Fighting Toxic Chain None Guard Dog
1015   Munkidori
Poison Psychic Toxic Chain None Frisk
1016   Fezandipiti
Poison Fairy Toxic Chain None Technician
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒鎖鏈 Duhk Sólín
Mandarin 毒鎖鏈 / 毒锁链 Dú Suǒliàn
  French Chaîne Toxique
  German Giftkette
  Italian Catena Tossica
  Korean 독사슬 Dok Saseul
  Spanish Cadena Tóxica


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