Poison Tail (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Physical Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Poison Tail 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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Has a high critical-hit ratio. May also poison.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also poison the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also poison the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y The user hits the target with its tail. This may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Tail 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.

Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 16
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 23
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 23

Learnt by breeding

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

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Monster, Field
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon