Acid (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Special Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Acid deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Acid has a 10% chance of lowering Defense. This is likely because Acid is a Physical move in those games.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower DEFENSE.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets’ Sp. Def stats.
X/Y The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Acid at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 20
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 20
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 9
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 9
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 23
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 23
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 12
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 12
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 8
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 36
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 19
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 4
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 15
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 15

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Acid as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous