Cross Poison (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Cross Poison deals damage and has a 10% chance of poisoning the target. It also has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Poison or Steel type Pokémon, those with the ability Immunity or those behind a Substitute cannot be poisoned.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Cross Poison turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A slashing attack that may also leave the target poisoned. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun/Moon A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Cross Poison at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 47
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 55
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 49
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 57

Learnt by breeding

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

ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug