Poison Powder (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 75
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Poison Powder causes the target to become poisoned. Poisoned Pokémon lose 18 of their maximum HP each turn.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as PoisonPowder.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A move that may poison the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Scatters a toxic powder that may poison the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A cloud of toxic dust is scattered. It may poison the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A cloud of poisonous dust is scattered on the foe. It may poison the target.
Black/White The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. It may poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Powder 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 21
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 14
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 9
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 9
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 9
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 25
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 14
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 22
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Scatterbug
#664 / Bug
Bug
Spewpa
#665 / Bug
Bug
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Bug