Toxic Spikes (move)
|PP||20 (max. 32)|
Toxic Spikes lays a trap of poisonous spikes around the foe, which poison Pokémon switching in to the opposing field. If used more than once, incoming Pokémon will be badly poisoned.
The spikes will not poison any
raised Pokémon, nor does it affect Poison or Steel types, nor Pokémon with the abilities Immunity or Magic Guard. Raised Pokémon are any Flying types or those under the effects of Levitate, Magnet Rise or Telekinesis. Full details in glossary.
Toxic Spikes can be cleared from the field by the moves Rapid Spin (around the user) or Defog (around the target). Poison type Pokémon (that are not raised) will absorb the spikes upon switching in, removing their effect.
When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Toxic Spikes turns into Z-Toxic Spikes and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.
Targets all Pokémon on the opposing field.
|The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the foe’s feet. They poison foes that switch into battle.|
Black 2/White 2
|The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent’s feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle.|
|The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opposing team’s feet. They poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.|
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
|The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the feet of the opposing team. The spikes will poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.|
|Sword/Shield||The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the feet of the opposing team. The spikes will poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.|
Learnt by level up
These Pokémon learn Toxic Spikes 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.
Learnt by breeding
These Pokémon can learn Toxic Spikes as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.