Essentials

Acid

Poison special

Generation 1

Summary

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

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
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
30, up to 48 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
10
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may lower DEFENSE.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Sprays a hide-melting acid. May lower DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is sprayed with a harsh, hide-melting acid that may lower DEFENSE.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets’ Sp. Def stats.

Generation 6
X, Y

The opposing Pokémon are attacked with a spray of harsh acid. This may also lower their Sp. Def stats.

Foreign Names

German
Säure
Spanish
Ácido
French
Acide
Italian
Acido
Czech
Kyselina
Japanese
ようかいえき (youkaieki)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Acid.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Luster Purge Psychic special 5 70 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Focus Blast Fighting special 5 120 70%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Flash Cannon Steel special 10 80 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Pokémon

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

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Acid's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
38 37 32 20 20 20 Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
47 43 38 20 20 20 Arbok Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
60 85 69 65 79 80 438
24 23 23 9 9 9 Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
28 24 24 Gloom Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Stench
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 65 70 85 75 40 395
Vileplume Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Effect Spore
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 80 85 110 90 50 490
26 23 23 23 23 23 Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
29 24 24 23 23 23 Weepinbell Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 90 50 85 45 55 390
Victreebel Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 80 105 65 100 70 70 490
19 19 12 12 12 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
19 19 12 12 12 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
15 8 8 8 Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
36 36 Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim
Poison Touch
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 105 95 75 85 75 74 509
19 19 Eelektrik Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 85 70 75 70 40 405
Eelektross Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
4 4 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
15 Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
50 60 60 60 60 30 320
15 Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
65 75 90 97 123 44 494
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
• • Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
• • • • Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
• • Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275

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