(どくどく Excessive Poison)
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Poison
Category: Type Status
Accuracy: 90%[1]
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Toxic is Poison-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been TM06 since Generation I.


Games Description
GSC A poison move with increasing damage.
RSE Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.
FRLG A move badly poisons the foe. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
SMUSUM The opponent gets badly poisoned. The damage gets worsen in every turn.


In battle

Toxic poisons the target and worsens for each consecutive turn it is out. In a Double Battle, Toxic can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Toxic can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user. Toxic will have no effect on Pokémon with Immunity.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
043 Oddish grass/poison 35 TBA
044 Gloom grass/poison 39 TBA
269 Dustox bug/poison 38 38 38 38 (XY)
32 (ORAS)
285 Shroomish grass 33 TBA
315 Roselia grass/poison 45 37 37 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 TBA
316 Gulpin poison 28 27 28 28 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
317 Swalot poison 31 30 30 30 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
416 Vespiquen bug/flying 27 27 (BW)
33 (B2W2)
33 TBA
434 Stunky poison/dark 20 (DP)
27 (PtHGSS)
27 27 TBA
435 Skuntank poison/dark 20 (DP)
27 (PtHGSS)
27 27 TBA
543 Venipede bug/poison 36 36 TBA
544 Whirlipede bug/poison 41 41 TBA
545 Scolipede bug/poison 44 44 TBA
568 Trubbish poison 36 36 TBA
569 Garbodor poison 39 39 TBA
590 Foongus grass/poison 32 32 TBA
591 Amoonguss grass/poison 32 32 TBA
690 Skrelp poison/water 32 TBA
691 Dragalge poison/dark 32 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.


All Pokémon that can learn TMs can learn Toxic by TM06 except Burmy, Kricketot, Spewpa, Tynamo, Unown, Wobbuffet and Wynaut.


Generation VI

Original series (Kanto & Orange Islands)

Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl

Pokémon: Best Wishes!

Pokémon: XY

Pokémon: Sun & Moon


  1. ^ As of Generation V, Toxic has an accuracy of 90%, which prior to that had an accuracy of 85%