Toxic Boost(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the fifth generation.


While the ability holder is poisoned, its Attack is increased by 50%.

In-game Descriptions

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

Pokémon with the Ability

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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