Dustox

Dustox is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 269
Type Bug Poison
Species Poison Moth Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 31.6 kg (69.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Shield Dust
Compound Eyes (hidden ability)
Local № 018 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
052 (Diamond/Pearl)
052 (Platinum)
018 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 173
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 65
121 251
Total 385 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Dustox.

Evolution chart

(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)
(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)
#269
Dustox
Bug · Poison

Dustox changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby DUSTOX is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this POKéMON are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.
Sapphire When DUSTOX flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This POKéMON searches for food using its antennae like radar.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.
Emerald It is a nocturnal POKéMON that flies from fields and mountains to the attraction of streetlights at night. It looses highly toxic powder from its wings.
Diamond A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Pearl It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Platinum Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
X A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Y It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Omega Ruby Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.
Alpha Sapphire When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.

Moves learned by Dustox

Moves learnt by level up

Dustox learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
12ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
17MoonlightFairyStatus
20VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
22PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
25Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
27Light ScreenPsychicStatus
30WhirlwindNormalStatus
32ToxicPoisonStatus 90
35Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
37ProtectNormalStatus
40Quiver DanceBugStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Dustox learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100

Egg moves

Dustox does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Dustox can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Dustox. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100 Level up
HardenNormalStatus Level up
Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100 Level up
String ShotBugStatus 95 Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
Iron DefenseSteelStatus Move tutor
HardenNormalStatus Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Dustox is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Dustox can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Dustox learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
12ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
17MoonlightFairyStatus
20VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
22PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
25Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
27Light ScreenPsychicStatus
30WhirlwindNormalStatus
32ToxicPoisonStatus 90
35Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
37ProtectNormalStatus
40Quiver DanceBugStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Dustox learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100

Egg moves

Dustox does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Dustox. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100 Level up
HardenNormalStatus Level up
Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100 Level up
String ShotBugStatus 95 Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
HardenNormalStatus Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Dustox is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Dustox can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Dustox sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Dustox  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Dustox  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dustox  sprite from Black & White Dustox  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Dustox Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Dustox Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dustox Shiny sprite from Black & White Dustox Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Dustox

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
Diamond Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
Pearl Route 230, Eterna Forest
Platinum Route 205, 224, 229, Eterna Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Dustox
Japanese ドクケイル (Dokucale)
German Pudox
French Papinox

Name origin

dust
fine, dry particles
toxic
poisonous