Toxic Boost(JP) is a Pokémon ability that boosts physical attacks when the user is poisoned. It is the signature ability of Zangoose.


While the Pokémon with Toxic Boost is poisoned, its Attack is increased by 50%

In-game Descriptions

Generation V: Powers up physical attacks when poisoned.

Generation VI: Powers up physical attacks when the Pokémon is poisoned.

Pokémon with Toxic Boost

As a Hidden Ability


  • It works similarly to Guts, except only for Poison. Marvel Scale and Quick Feet also work similarly for Defense and Speed respectively.
  • The ability is likely derived from Zangoose's inspiration as the mongoose, which are known for fighting snakes.
  • Flare Boost seems to be a direct counterpart to this ability. It is a signature hidden ability that is caused by a status affliction (Burn) and boosts an attacking stat by 50%
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