Toxic Spikes (move)

Toxic Spikes
どくびし Toxic Spikes
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Affected by Magic Coat and Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all foes
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The Pokémon appealing after self cannot raise its voltage that turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Toxic Spikes (Japanese: どくびし Toxic Spikes) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TR54 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation IV

Toxic Spikes sets an entry hazard around the target Pokémon. One layer of Toxic Spikes causes opposing Pokémon to acquire the poison status ailment upon switching in, while two or more layers causes opposing Pokémon to become badly poisoned.

Toxic Spikes has no effect against Flying-type, Poison-type, or Steel-type Pokémon or Pokémon with the Ability Immunity, Levitate, Leaf Guard (during intense sunlight), or Magic Guard. However, a Flying or Levitating Pokémon will be affected if it is switched in while holding an Iron Ball, while Gravity is in effect, or if Baton Passed an Ingrain.

If a Poison-type Pokémon that is not also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in, it will absorb Toxic Spikes and the effect of Toxic Spikes will end. Also, if a Poison-type Pokémon that is also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in holding the item Iron Ball or while Gravity is in effect, it will absorb Toxic Spikes. The moves Rapid Spin and Defog remove the effect of Toxic Spikes; Rapid Spin removes Toxic Spikes set around the user of Rapid Spin while Defog removes Toxic Spikes set around the target of Defog.

Toxic Spikes does not activate the Ability Synchronize unless a Pokémon on the field directly causes Synchronizing Pokémon to switch in, such as by using the moves Roar or Whirlwind.

Generation V onward

If a Pokémon is holding an Air Balloon, it will not be affected by Toxic Spikes, unless Gravity is in effect. A Poison-type Pokémon holding an Air Balloon will not absorb Toxic Spikes, unless Gravity is in effect.

Toxic Spikes can now be reflected with Magic Coat. Magic Guard will not prevent poisoning status but will prevent poison damage.

Toxic Spikes does not activate the Ability Synchronize at all, even if a Pokémon on the field directly causes Synchronizing Pokémon to switch in, such as by using a move like Roar or Dragon Tail.

Toxic Spikes can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Circle Throw, Dragon Tail, Hex, Roar, Venom Drench, Venoshock and Whirlwind) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

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

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the foe's feet. They poison foes that switch into battle.
BWB2W2 The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent's feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle.
XYORAS The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opposing team's feet. They poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the feet of the opposing team. The spikes will poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug 25 25 25 29SMUSUM 29BDSP
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 31 31 31 31SMUSUM 20
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35 35 35SMUSUM 21
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 31 31 31 31SMUSUM 20
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 35 35 35 35SMUSUM 21
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 15 15 15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 15 15 15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 21 21 21 21 36
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 28 28 28 28 20
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25BDSP
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25BDSP
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25BDSP
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 34DP
28PtHGSS
28BW
34B2W2
34 34 15
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 34DP
28PtHGSS
28BW
34B2W2
34 34 15
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 15SwSh
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 15SwSh
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 13 30SwSh
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 13 30SwSh
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 40SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR54
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field SwSh
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field SwSh
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field SwSh
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 SwSh
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 SwSh
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 SwSh
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass SwSh
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass SwSh
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous SwSh
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug SwSh
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug SwSh
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon SwSh
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon SwSh
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous SwSh
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
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
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug BDSP
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug USUM
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug Island Scan - Route 4SM
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Toxic Spikes has 18PP. The user creates a Toxic Spikes trap underneath them, as long as it's a land tile that is neither stairs nor Kecleon carpet. Any Pokémon that triggers a Toxic Spikes trap will be poisoned, if possible. The trap cannot be laid in hallways and the entrance of a room. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTD Turns the user's tile into a Toxic Spikes trap. A Toxic Spikes trap inflicts damage on enemies that step on it and may also inflict them with a Poisoned status.
MDS Turns the user's tile into a Toxic Spikes trap. A Toxic Spikes trap inflicts damage on enemies that step on it and inflicts them with a Poisoned status.
BSL あしもとに わな『どくびし』を つくる わな『どくびし』を ふんだ てきポケモンは ダメージをうける しかも どくじょうたいに かわる
MDGtI It turns your tile into a  Toxic Spikes trap. A  Toxic Spikes trap damages enemies that step on it and causes the Poisoned status.
SMD It turns your tile into a  Toxic Spikes trap. A  Toxic Spikes trap damages enemies that step on it, making them poisoned.


In the anime

       
Drapion The field Affecting Pokémon Trubbish
An orb is launched into the air. The orb then divides into multiple spikes that hit the floor. Anyone who touches the floor is poisoned.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Drapion Drapion opens its mouth and a dark purple orb forms inside it. It then fires the ball into the air, which spirals and releases four small streams of purple smoke from the top of the ball. The orb then explodes, forming into multiple smaller orbs that fall and sink into the battlefield. The smaller orbs leave trails of purple smoke behind them as they fall. Any opposing Pokémon that steps on the battlefield (besides Pokémon immune to Toxic Spikes) becomes surrounded by purple static, purple waves, and indigo bubbles that rise from the ground over the opponent's body while taking continuous damage.
Paul's Drapion A Real Rival Rouser! Debut
  Trubbish Trubbish opens its mouth and a dark purple orb forms inside it. Trubbish then fires the orb into the air, leaving behind purple streams of energy behind it as it does. The orb then explodes in the air and smaller magenta orbs with a dark purple aura around them fall to the battlefield and sink into the ground. When the orbs sink into the ground, they leave behind a ring of magenta energy for a moment. When the opponent steps on where the orbs of energy sank into the ground, a small explosion occurs under its feet and a ring of purple energy expand outwards, damaging it.
A wild Trubbish Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, the positioning of the spikes change every time a different animation is played.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒菱 Duhklìhng *
毒尖釘 Duhkjīmdēng *
Mandarin 毒菱 Dúlíng *
毒尖釘 Dújiāndīng *
  Dutch Giftige punten
  French Pics Toxik
  German Giftspitzen
  Greek Τοξικές Άκανθοι
  Indonesian Paku Beracun
  Italian Fielepunte
  Korean 독압정 Dok Apjeong
  Norwegian Giftnåler
  Polish Toksyczne Kolce
Portuguese   Brazil Espinhos Venenosos
  Portugal Farpas Tóxicas
Spanish   Latin America Púas Tóxicas (DP Sinnoh League Victors)
Picos Tóxicos (Best Wishes Series)
  Spain Púas Tóxicas
  Vietnamese Đinh Độc



Variations of the move Spikes
  SpikesStealth RockToxic SpikesSticky Web


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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