Smog (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Smog turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 100.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 4
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 4
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Level 1
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Level 33
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Level 1
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 1
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Level 1
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 4
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Level 19
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 5
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 5
ChandelureChandelure
#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.

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field