Poison Powder (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 75
PP 35  (max. 56)
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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 21
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 14
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 9
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 1
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 9
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Level 1
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Level 9
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 19
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 14
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 22
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Grass
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Grass
ScatterbugScatterbug
#664 / Bug
Bug
SpewpaSpewpa
#665 / Bug
Bug
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Bug
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Grass
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Grass