Toxic Thread (move)

Toxic Thread
どくのいと Toxic Thread
Toxic Thread VII.png
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Toxic Thread (Japanese: どくのいと Toxic Thread) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Spinarak and Ariados.

Effect

Toxic Thread poisons the target and lowers its Speed stat by one stage. Both effects are independent from each other; the target's Speed is still lowered even if it cannot be poisoned (such as if it is a Steel-type or it already has a status condition), and the target is still poisoned even if its Speed cannot be lowered (due to Clear Body or if the stat is already at -6 stages).

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Toxic Thread, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user shoots poisonous threads to poison the target and lower the target's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 54
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 63
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

Description

Games Description
MDRTDX It makes a faraway Pokémon Poisoned and reduces their Travel Speed.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 毒絲 Duhksī
Mandarin 毒絲 / 毒丝 Dúsī
  French Fil Toxique
  German Giftfaden
  Italian Velenotela
  Korean 독실 Doksil
  Spanish Hilo Venenoso



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