Poison Powder (move)

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 6
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 13
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 21
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 14
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 9
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 1
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 9
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 1
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 9
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 19
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 14
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 22
Vivillon
#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.