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Toxic is a non-damaging attack in the Pokémon series introduced in Generation I. It badly poisons a foe. It is TM06 in every generation so far.

Effects

The move attempts to poison a single foe. Once it poisons a foe, it doubles damage each turn, starting at 1/16 of the target's maximum HP

Changes between generations

Generation I - The rate it increases each time it takes damage from Toxic or Leech Seed but resets with Haze. When the poisoned Pokémon is switched out or ends a battle, the counter is reset, but if it is cured by Rest, the counter remains and affects the next damage by normal poison, burn or Leech Seed. This can only be reset if the Pokémon is afflicted with Toxic again. This is fixed in Pokémon Stadium

Generation II - IV - Toxic damage is now separate from other status damage. Like poison, Toxic cannot affect Steel-types or Pokémon with Immunity.

Generation V - Accuracy is changed from 85 to 90

Generation VI - Toxic will not missed if used by a Poison Pokémon, even in the semi-invulnerable turn of certain moves like Fly. Toxic can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex, Venom Drench and Venoshock to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VII - If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Toxic, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

In-game Descriptions

Learnset

By Leveling Up

# Pokémon Type Level
23 Ekans PoisonPoison
  • 36 (PE)
24 Arbok PoisonPoison
  • 52 (PE)
29 Nidoran♀ PoisonPoison
  • 18 (PE)
30 Nidorina PoisonPoison
  • 23 (PE)
32 Nidoran♂ PoisonPoison
  • 18 (PE)
33 Nidorino PoisonPoison
  • 23 (PE)
41 Zubat PoisonPoisonFlyingFlying
  • 28 (PE)
33 Golbat PoisonPoisonFlyingFlying
  • 40 (PE)
43 Oddish PoisonPoisonGrassGrass
  • 35 (ORAS and USUM)
  • 26 (PE)
44 Gloom GrassGrassPoisonPoison
  • 39 (ORAS and USUM)
  • 36 (PE)
88 Grimer PoisonPoison
  • 36 (PE)
89 Muk PoisonPoison
  • 36 (PE)
92 Gastly PoisonPoisonGhostGhost
  • 21 (PE)
93 Haunter PoisonPoisonGhostGhost
  • 21 (PE)
94 Gengar PoisonPoisonGhostGhost
  • 21 (PE)
109 Koffing PoisonPoison
  • 30 (PE)
110 Weezing PoisonPoison
  • 30 (PE)
269 Dustox BugBugPoisonPoison
  • 38 (Gen III to XY)
  • 32 (ORAS to Gen VII)
285 Shroomish GrassGrass
  • 33 (ORAS to Gen VII)
315 Roselia GrassGrassPoisonPoison
  • 45 (Gen III)
  • 37 (Gen IV and BW)
  • 40 (BW2 to Gen VII)
316 Gulpin PoisonPoison
  • 28 (Gen III to XY)
  • 25 (ORAS to Gen VII)
317 Swalot PoisonPoison
  • 31 (Gen III)
  • 30 (Gen IV to XY)
  • 25 (ORAS to VII)
416 Vespiquen BugBugFlyingFlying
  • 27 (Gen IV and BW)
  • 33 (BW2 to Gen VII)
434 Stunky PoisonPoisonDarkDark
  • 20 (DP)
  • 27 (Pt to Gen VII)
435 Skuntank PoisonPoisonDarkDark
  • 20 (DP)
  • 27 (Pt to Gen VII)
543 Venipede PoisonPoisonBugBug
  • 36 (Gen V to Gen VII)
544 Whirlipede PoisonPoisonBugBug
  • 41 (Gen V to Gen VII)
545 Scolipede PoisonPoisonBugBug
  • 44 (Gen V to Gen VII)
568 Trubbish PoisonPoison
  • 36 (Gen V to Gen VII)
569 Garbodor PoisonPoison
  • 39 (Gen V to Gen VII)
590 Foongus PoisonPoisonGrassGrass
  • 32 (Gen V to Gen VII)
591 Amoonguss PoisonPoisonGrassGrass
  • 32 (Gen V to Gen VII)
690 Skrelp PoisonPoisonWaterWater
  • 32 (Gen VI and Gen VII)
691 Dragalge PoisonPoisonDragonDragon
  • 32 (Gen VI and Gen VII)
747 Mareanie PoisonPoisonWaterWater
  • 21 (Gen VII)
748 Toxapex PoisonPoisonWaterWater
  • 21 (Gen VII)
757 Salandit PoisonPoisonFireFire
  • 29 (Gen VII)
758 Salazzle PoisonPoisonFireFire
  • 29 (Gen VII)
771 Pyukumuku WaterWater
  • 45 (Gen VII)
803 Poipole PoisonPoison
  • 41 (USUM)
804 Naganadel PoisonPoisonDragonDragon
  • 41 (USUM)

By TM

Every Pokémon that can learn TMs except Unown, Wobbuffet, Wynaut, Kricketot, Burmy, Tynamo, Spewpa, and Magearna.

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