Smog (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Special
Power 30
Accuracy 70
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Smog deals damage and has a 40% chance of poisoning the target.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Smog has base power 20.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Smog
Japanese スモッグ (Smog)
German Smog
French Purédpois
Italian Smog
Spanish Polución

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may poison the foe.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An exhaust-gas attack that may also poison.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is attacked with exhaust gases. It may also poison the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smog 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.

Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 4
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 4
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 33
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 1
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 1
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 8
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 4
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 19
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 20
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 5
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 5
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 16
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 16
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 5

Learnt by breeding

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