Acid (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Acid deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Acid has a 10% chance of lowering Defense. This is likely because Acid is a Physical move in those games.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower DEFENSE.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets’ Sp. Def stats.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.
Sun/Moon The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Acid at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Level 20
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 20
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 9
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 9
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 23
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 24
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 10
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 1
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 10
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 5
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 5
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 1
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 19
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 4
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 15
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 15
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous