Gunk Shot (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Physical
Power 120
Accuracy 80
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Gunk Shot deals damage and has a 30% 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 4-5, Gunk Shot has 70% accuracy.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Gunk Shot turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user shoots filthy garbage at the foe to attack. It may also poison the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. It may also poison the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. This may also poison the target.
Sun/Moon The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Gunk Shot 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 49
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 63
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 40
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 40
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 40
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 40
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 49
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 1
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 61
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 45
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 54

Learnt by breeding

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

GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous