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)
052 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
022 (Legends: Arceus)

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.
Brilliant Diamond Dustox are nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.
Shining Pearl It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.
Legends: Arceus Tends to be drawn to bonfires on dark nights. Difficult to chase away from settlements because of the way it scatters highly toxic scales.

Moves learned by Dustox

Moves learnt by level up

Dustox learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1String ShotBugStatus 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
12ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
17MoonlightFairyStatus
20VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
22PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
25Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100

Egg moves

Dustox does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by TM

Dustox is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Dustox learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
?ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
6Iron DefenseSteelStatus
6TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
11Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
18Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
25VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
34ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
43Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Dustox can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60

Dustox sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Dustox  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Dustox  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dustox  sprite from Black & White Dustox  sprite from X & Y Dustox  sprite from Legends: Arceus
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 Dustox Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Brilliant Diamond Evolve Wurmple/Silcoon/Cascoon
Shining Pearl Route 230, Eterna Forest
Legends: Arceus The Heartwood, Grueling Grove, Floaro Gardens, Veilstone Cape
Scarlet
Violet
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