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[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]]  
Species Poison Gas Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
None ← 109 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Weezing]]
(ドガース Dogāsu)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

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



Koffing is a Poison Gas Pokémon. Its body is cloud-shaped 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. and its face when happy looks like awesome face


Koffing mainly eats rotten kitchen garbage.

Special 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.


Koffing evolves into Weezing at Level 35.

Game info

Game 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

Side game 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



  • Despite Koffing's diet of rotten kitchen garbage, it is unable to learn Gunk Shot, which involves the description says that the user shoots filthy garbage at the foe.
  • 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 City & Los Angeles.
  • Roxie's Koffing uses Will-O-Wisp, a move commonly used by Ghost-type Pokémon.


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


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