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Poison Sting
Poison Sting IV
(どくばり Poison Needle)
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Poison
Category: Type Physical
Power: 15
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 35 (Max. 56)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles Pokémon who made an appeal before the user.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Poison Sting is a Poison-type physical move introduced in the Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may poison the target.
RSE A toxic attack with barbs, etc, that may poison.
FRLG The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.
DPPtHGSS The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Effect

In Battle

Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally

Poison Sting can target any Pokémon adjacent to the user. Poison Sting does damage and has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Learnset

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI VII
013 Weedle bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
023 Ekans poison 10 9 8 4 4 4 TBA
024 Arbok poison 1, 10 1, 9 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 TBA
027 Sandshrew ground 24 17 17 9 9 (BW)
5 (B2W2)
5 TBA
028 Sandslash ground 24 17 17 9 9 (BW)
1, 5 (B2W2)
1, 5 TBA
029 Nidoran♀ poison 14 (RB)
17 (Y)
17 17 13 13 13 TBA
030 Nidorina poison 14 (RB)
19 (Y)
19 18 13 13 13 TBA
031 Nidoqueen poison/ground 14 (RB) 1 1 1 1 TBA
032 Nidoran♂ poison 14 (RB)
17 (Y)
17 17 13 13 13 TBA
033 Nidorino poison 14 (RB)
19 (Y)
19 18 13 13 13 TBA
034 Nidoking poison/ground 1 (RB)
14 (Y)
1 1 1 1 1 TBA
072 Tentacool water/poison 18 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
073 Tentacruel water/poison 1 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
167 Spinarak bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
168 Ariados bug/poison 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
207 Gligar ground/flying 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
211 Qwilfish water/poison 1 1 1 1 1 TBA
265 Wurmple bug 5 5 5 5 TBA
315 Roselia grass/poison 9 7 7 7 TBA
331 Cacnea grass 1 1 1 1 TBA
332 Cacturne grass/dark 1 1 1 1 TBA
407 Roserade grass/poison 1 1 1 TBA
416 Vespiquen bug/flying 3 3 (BW)
1 (B2W2)
1 TBA
451 Skorupi bug/poison 1 1 1 TBA
452 Drapion poison/dark 1 1 1 TBA
453 Croagunk poison/fighting 8 8 8 TBA
454 Toxicroak poison/fighting 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 TBA
543 Venipede bug/poison 5 5 TBA
544 Whirlipede bug/poison 1, 5 1, 5 TBA
545 Scolipede bug/poison 1, 5 1, 5 TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By Breeding

By Breeding
Pokémon Type Father
V VI VII
595 Joltik bug/electric 013167168
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545
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545
TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Poison Sting depicted in the anime
Jessie Arbok Poison Sting
Jessie's Arbok using Poison Sting
Whitney Nidorina Poison Sting
Whitney's Nidorina using Poison Sting
Harley Cacturne Poison Sting
Harley's Cacturne using Poison Sting
Brock Croagunk Poison Sting
Brock's Croagunk using Poison Sting
Burgh Whirlipede Poison Sting
Burgh's Whirlipede using Poison Sting
Scolipede Poison Sting
Scolipede using Poison Sting

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