Poison Fang (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Poison Fang deals damage and has a 50% chance of badly poisoning the target. Badly poisoned Pokémon will lose an increasing amount of HP at the end of each turn.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Poison Fang has a 30% chance of badly poisoning the target.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Poison Fang
Japanese どくどくのキバ (Dokudoku no Kiba)
German Giftzahn
French Crochet Venin
Italian Velenodenti
Spanish Colmillo Ven

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A sharp-fanged attack. May badly poison the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is bitten with toxic fangs. It may also badly poison the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user bites the foe with toxic fangs. It may also leave the foe badly poisoned.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user bites the target with toxic fangs. It may also leave the target badly poisoned.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user bites the target with toxic fangs. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user bites the target with toxic fangs. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Sword​/​Shield The user bites the target with toxic fangs. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Fang 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.

Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 4
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 9
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 9
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 15
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 15
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1