GenV Toxic
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Move Type PoisonPoison
Category StatusStatus
Power points 10 (16 max)
Power ---
Accuracy 90%
Introduced Generation I as TM06

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


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.

In-game Descriptions


By Leveling Up

# Pokémon Type Level
043 Oddish 35
044 Gloom 39
269 Dustox 32
285 Shroomish 33
315 Roselia 40
316 Gulpin 25
317 Swalot 25
416 Vespiquen 33
434 Stunky 27
435 Skuntank 27
543 Venipede 36
544 Whirlipede 41
545 Scolipede 44
568 Trubbish 36
569 Garbodor 39
590 Foongus 32
591 Amoonguss 32
690 Skrelp 32
691 Dragalge 32


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