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Koffing
109
ドガース Dogaasu
109Koffing
Generation I
Evolutionary line
109110
Type(s)
Type Poison  
Species Poison Gas Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Lickitung ← 109 → Weezing
Kanto 109 Johto 114/115
Hoenn 108/113 Sinnoh 062
Unova 046 Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Weezing
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple Amorphous
Shape Footprint
Shape01
F109
Cry

Koffing (Japanese: ドガース Dogaasu) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Koffing is a Poison Gas Pokémon. Its body is purple and spherical with a skull and crossbones on the lower parts of its body. It has openings that allow gases to escape. A Koffing will spew a harmless gas if its happy, and a poisonous gas if it's angry. Koffing mainly eats rotten kitchen garbage.

Natural abilities

Koffing have the ability Levitate. Levitate causes all Ground-type moves to miss Koffing. Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive. Koffing's signature attack is Poison Gas.

Evolution

Koffing evolves into Weezing at Level 35.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Pokémon Mansion Common (Red)
Rare (Blue)
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Mahogany Town, Burned Tower Common
Crystal Mahogany Town, Burned Tower Common
Ruby/Sapphire Fiery Path Common (Ruby)
Rare (Sapphire)
Emerald Fiery Path Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Pokémon Mansion Common (FireRed)
Rare (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Breed Weezing None
Platinum Stark Mountain Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Burned Tower Common
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Trade from ORAS None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 32
Forever Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Sky Tower (9F-16F)
Wish Cave (71F-75F)
Joyous Tower (65F-70F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Yellow
In hot places, its internal gases could expand and explode without any warning. Be very careful!
Gold
Its thin, flimsy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
Silver
The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Crystal
If one gets close enough to it when it expels poisonous gas, the gas swirling inside it can be seen.
Ruby
If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and then jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may overinflated its round body, then explode.
Sapphire
Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful Poison Gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Emerald
Getting up close to a Koffing will give you a chance to observe, through its thin skin, the toxic gases swirling inside. It blows up at the slightest stimulation.
FireRed
Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
LeafGreen
Because it stores several kinds of toxic gases in its body, it is prone to exploding without warning.
Diamond
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also expensive.
Pearl
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also expensive.
Platinum
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
HeartGold
Its thin, filmy body is filled with gases that cause constant sniffles, coughs and teary eyes.
SoulSilver
The poisonous gases it contains are a little bit lighter than air, keeping it slightly airborne.
Black
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
White
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Black 2
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
White 2
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
X
Its thin, balloon-like body is inflated by horribly toxic gases. It reeks when it is nearby.
Y
Lighter-than-air gases in its body keep it aloft. The gases not only smell, they are also explosive.
Omega Ruby
If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may also overinflate its round body, then explode.
Alpha Sapphire
Koffing embodies toxic substances. It mixes the toxins with raw garbage to set off a chemical reaction that results in a terribly powerful poison gas. The higher the temperature, the more gas is concocted by this Pokémon.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
65
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
45
Speed
35
Total
340

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
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
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 109 front Y 109 front GR 109 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 109 front S 109 front C 109 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 109 front E 109 front FRLG 109 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 109 front DP 109 front HGSS 109 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Koffing BW Koffing BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Koffing XY Koffing XY
Koffing Shiny XY Koffing Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Koffing first appeared in the anime in Pokemon Emergency as James' Pokémon. It was extremely loyal to him, so much that it evolved into Weezing in Dig Those Diglett.

A group of wild Koffing appeared in A Poached Ego, where they were captured by a poacher along with a group of Ekans. They were rescued by Team Rocket, who were forced to release Jessie's Arbok and James' Weezing in the wild with them.

Trivia

  • Despite Koffing's diet of rotten kitchen garbage, it is unable to learn Gunk Shot, which the description of the move says that the user shoots filthy garbage at the foe.
  • Koffing is one of three Pokemon based on forms of environmental pollution, with the other two being Grimer and Trubbish (and their evolutions).
  • Koffing is the mascot of Smogon, an internet resource handling and analyzing competitive Pokemon battling.
  • Koffing's name (DOGARS) is sung in Roxie's Gym in the background in the Japanese version, while in the English version Pokémon is sung instead.
  • In Pokémon Red and Blue, Koffing's skull and crossbones on its body appear above its face, rather than below its face as it currently does.
  • Koffing and Weezing from Pokémon were originally named Ny and La, referencing the polluted cities of New York & Los Angeles.
  • Koffing and its evolution Weezing were originally going to become a part Fire type Alolan Form in Sun and Moon.
  • Koffing is one of the 16 Pokemon to be made into a puppet in Japan.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Koffing is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Smog.

Origin

Koffing resembles a cloud or perhaps a naval mine. It mostly is a physical representation of air pollution.

Etymology

The name "Koffing" is a homophone for "coughing."

Gallery

See also