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Poison Tail

Poison physical

Generation 3

Summary

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel 0
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
50; percentile 23.4
Accuracy
100%
PP
25, up to 40 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
10
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. User's critical hit rate is one level higher when using this move. Has a 10% chance to poison the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Has a high critical-hit ratio. May also poison.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also poison the foe.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

An attack with a high critical-hit ratio. This tail attack may also poison the foe.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user hits the target with its tail. This may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ポイズンテール (poizunteeru)
Korean
포이즌테일
French
Queue-Poison
German
Giftschweif
Spanish
Cola Veneno
Italian
Velenocoda
Czech
Jedovatý ocas

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Poison Tail.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Cross Poison Poison physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

Pokémon

Poison Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Poison Tail's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
16 16 16 12 12 Seviper Poison Shed Skin
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
73 100 60 100 60 65 458
19 19 19 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
19 19 19 Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
19 19 19 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
23 Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
50 60 60 60 60 30 320
23 Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
65 75 90 97 123 44 494
Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
• • • Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
• • • Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
• • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
• • • Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
• • • Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485
• Goomy Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 50 35 55 75 40 300

13 Pokémon

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