Cross Poison (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM73

Effects

Cross Poison deals damage and has a 10% chance of poisoning the target. It also has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 124).

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Cross Poison turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Cross Poison
Japanese クロスポイズン (Cross Poison)
German Giftstreich
French Poison-Croix
Italian Velenocroce
Spanish Veneno X

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A slashing attack that may also leave the target poisoned. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Cross Poison at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 39
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 39
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire