Smog (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Special Special
Power 30
Accuracy 70
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Smog deals damage and has a 40% chance of poisoning the target.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Smog has base power 20.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may poison the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An exhaust-gas attack that may also poison.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is attacked with exhaust gases. It may also poison the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
X/Y The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smog 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.

Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 4
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 33
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 1
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 1
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 4
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 19
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 5
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field