Toxic (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM06
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM06
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM06
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM06
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM06
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM06
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM06
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM27

Effects

Toxic causes the target to be badly poisoned. Pokémon that are badly poisoned will lose an increasing amount of HP at the end of each turn.

The affected Pokémon will lose 116 of its maximum HP at the end of the first turn, which then increases by 116 each turn. In other words, they lose 116, 216, 316, 416 and so on.

Toxic doesn't affect Pokémon already carrying a major status ailment, Pokémon behind a Substitute nor Poison- or Steel-type Pokémon.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Toxic has 85% accuracy.

In Generation 1, Toxic also increases the damage taken by Leech Seed.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Toxic turns into Z-Toxic 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 Toxic
Japanese どくどく (Dokudoku)
German Toxin
French Toxik
Italian Tossina
Spanish Tóxico

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A poison move with increasing damage.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A move that badly poisons the foe. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Toxic 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.

Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 35
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 39
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 32
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 33
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 40
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 25
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 25
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 27
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 27
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 36
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 41
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 44
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 36
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 39
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 32
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 32
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 21
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 21
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 29
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 29
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 45
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 41
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 41

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Litten
#725 / Fire
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying