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Essentials

Toxic Spikes

Poison status

Generation 4

Summary

Scatters poisoned spikes, poisoning opposing Pokémon that switch in.

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
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Opponent's field
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

Scatters poisoned spikes around the opposing field, which poison opposing Pokémon that enter the field. A second layer of these spikes may be laid down, in which case Pokémon will be badly poisoned instead. Pokémon immune to either Ground moves or being poisoned are immune to this effect. Pokémon otherwise immune to Ground moves are affected during Gravity.

If a Poison Pokémon not immune to Ground moves enters a field covered with poisoned spikes, the spikes are removed.

Rapid Spin will remove this effect from its user's side of the field. Defog will remove this effect from its target's side of the field.

This move does not trigger Synchronize, unless the Pokémon with Synchronize was forced to enter the field by another effect such as Roar.

Pokémon entering the field due to Baton Pass are not affected by this effect.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the foe’s feet. They poison foes that switch into battle.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent’s feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opposing team’s feet. They poison opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.

Foreign Names

Czech
Toxické ostny
French
Pics Toxik
Italian
Fielepunte
Spanish
Púas Tóxicas
German
Giftspitzen
Japanese
どくびし (dokubishi)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Toxic Spikes.

Pokémon

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
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.
25 25 25 25 25 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
31 31 31 31 31 Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
35 35 35 35 35 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
31 31 31 31 31 Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
35 35 35 35 35 Nidorino Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
61 72 57 55 55 65 365
15 15 15 15 15 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
15 15 15 15 15 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor
Skill Link
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Water 3 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
21 21 21 21 21 Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
28 28 28 28 28 Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
34 28 28 34 34 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
34 28 28 34 34 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
7 7 7 Trubbish Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Garbodor Poison Stench
Weak Armor
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
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.
• • • • • Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
• Koffing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
• • • • • Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
35 40 100 90 55 35 355
• • • • • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • • • • Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
• • • Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
• Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
• Froakie Water Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 41 56 40 62 44 71 314
• Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
50 60 60 60 60 30 320

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