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Type(s)
Bug  Poison
Species Poison Moth Pokémon
Abilities Shield Dust
Compound Eyes (DW)
Pokédex
Cascoon ← 269 → Lotad
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 018 Sinnoh 052
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From Cascoon
Evolves Into None
Dustox
269
ドクケイル Dokukeiru
269Dustox
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
265266267268269
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
69.7 lbs. 31.6 kg 3'11" 1.2 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body13
F269
Cry

Dustox (Japanese: ドクケイル Dokukeiru) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Shiny-dustox

A shiny Dustox.

Dustox is a moth like Pokémon. Its body is purple while its wings are green with red circles in them. Its eyes are yellow with black dots in them. On its abdomen there are four little "arms" that are red.

Evolution

Dustox evolves from Cascoon at level 10 which is an evolved form of Wurmple.

Game info

Game locations

Dustox Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Cascoon None
Emerald Evolve Cascoon None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Routes 224, 230 and Eterna Forest (Pearl only) Common
Platinum Routes 205, 224, 229, and Eterna Forest Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Bug-Catching Contest (After obtaining National Pokédex) Uncommon
Black/White Evolve Cascoon (White only) None


Side game locations

Dustox Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Endless Level 6
Forever Level 6
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Cascoon
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright light 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.
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.
FireRed
It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.
LeafGreen
It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.
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
It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.
SoulSilver
It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.
Black
Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
White
Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
Black 2
Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.
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.

Learnset

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
13 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
17 Protect –% 10 Normal Status
20 Moonlight 100% 5 Normal Status
24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
27 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Status
31 Light Screen –% 30 Psychic Status
34 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special
38 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
41 Bug Buzz 80 100% 10 Bug Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back


Appearances

In the anime

Jessie's Dustox

Jessie's Dustox flying

A Dustox was owned by the Team Rocket member Jessie. It was caught as a Wurmple during her travels in Hoenn. Dustox was often used in Pokémon Contests in Hoenn, Kanto and Sinnoh regions. During Jessie's travels in Sinnoh her Dustox met a male, shiny Dustox and it fell in love with it. Then Jessie released it so it could experience love.

Trivia

  • Despite being able to fly, it isn't flying type.
  • Dustox and Venomoth have many similarities.
    • Both are Poison Moth Pokémon.
    • They have the same typing (Bug/Poison)
    • Both can have the ability Shield Dust.
      • Although Dustox always have it while Venomoth don't.
    • They both can fly but neither of them is Flying-type or have Levitate.
  • It is said in the Pokédex entries "When flapping its wings, it will scatter a poison dust", but it cannot learn Poison Powder.
  • Dustox is the only Poison-type Pokémon that has a pre-evolution that isn't Poison.

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