Cross Poison (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category Physical  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
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Scarlet​/​Violet A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.

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.

Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
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
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
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
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison