Poison Sting (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category   Physical
Power 15
Accuracy 100
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Poison Sting deals damage and has a 30% chance of poisoning the target.

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

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may poison the target.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Poison Sting 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.

WeedleWeedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Level 4
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 4
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 5
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 5
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 13
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 13
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 13
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 13
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 1
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 1
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
WurmpleWurmple
#265 / Bug
Level 5
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 7
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 1
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 1
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 8
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 8
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 1
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug