Poison Gas (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 90
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Poison Gas causes the target to become poisoned. Poisoned Pokémon lose 18 of their maximum HP each turn.

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

Changes

In Generation 5, Poison Gas has 85% accuracy.

In Generations 1-4, Poison Gas has 55% accuracy and only targets a single opponent.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Poison Gas turns into Z-Poison Gas and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A move that may poison the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Envelops the foe in a toxic gas that may poison.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is sprayed with a cloud of toxic gas that may poison the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the foe’s face. It may poison the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. It may poison those hit.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. This may also poison those hit.
Sun/Moon A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon, poisoning those hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Gas 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.

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 1
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 1
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 17
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 17
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 1
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 8
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 1
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 8
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 3
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 3
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 1
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 1
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1