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 numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 20
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 20
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 9
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
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
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 8
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