Toxic (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. 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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 24
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 26
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 36
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 38
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 38
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 36
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 46
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 52
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 40
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 36
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 27
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 27
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 33
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 33
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 36
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 36
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 36
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 44
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 50
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 30
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 30
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 36
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 36
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 52
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 35
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 35
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 50
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 56
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 55
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 65
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 55
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 32
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 32
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug