Poison Powder (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 75
PP 35  (max. 56)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Poison Powder 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 Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as PoisonPowder.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Poison Powder
Japanese どくのこな (Doku no Kona)
German Giftpuder
French Poudre Toxik
Italian Velenpolvere
Spanish Polvo Veneno

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A move that may poison the foe.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Scatters a toxic powder that may poison the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A cloud of toxic dust is scattered. It may poison the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A cloud of poisonous dust is scattered on the foe. It may poison the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. It may poison the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. This may also poison the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust that poisons the target.
Sword​/​Shield The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust that poisons the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Powder 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 14
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 14
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 20
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 20
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 21
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass