Essentials

Poison Sting

Poison physical

Generation 1

Summary

Has a 30% 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
15; percentile 1.4
Accuracy
100%
PP
35, up to 56 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
30
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
Generation 7
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Meta

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

History

Before Gold, Silver
Effect chance is 20.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may poison the target.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is stabbed with a toxic barb, etc. It may poison the foe.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is stabbed with a poisonous barb of some sort. It may also poison the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon

The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.

Foreign Names

Japanese
どくばり (dokubari)
どくばり
Korean
독침
Chinese
毒針
毒针
French
Dard-Venin
German
Giftstachel
Spanish
Picotazo Ven
Italian
Velenospina
Czech
Jedovaté žihadlo

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

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

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Poison Sting.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Smog Poison special 20 30 70%

Has a 40% chance to poison the target.

Sludge Poison special 20 65 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Gunk Shot Poison physical 5 120 80%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Sludge Wave Poison special 10 95 100%

Has 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 Sting's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Weedle Bug Poison Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
10 10 9 8 4 4 4 4 4 Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Arbok Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
60 95 69 65 79 80 448
24 24 17 17 9 9 5 5 5 Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
27 27 17 17 9 9 Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
14 17 17 17 13 13 13 13 13 Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
14 19 19 18 13 13 13 13 13 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
14 Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always female Undiscovered 90 92 87 75 85 76 505
14 17 17 17 13 13 13 13 13 Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
14 19 19 18 13 13 13 13 13 Nidorino Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
61 72 57 55 55 65 365
Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always male Monster
Field
81 102 77 85 75 85 505
18 18 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
18 18 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 70 40 400
Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 85 55 55 85 440
5 5 5 5 5 5 Wurmple Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
9 7 7 7 7 7 Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 70 65 125 105 90 515
Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
3 3 Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure
Unnerve
always female Bug 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
8 8 8 8 8 Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
5 5 5 5 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
Mareanie Poison Water Merciless
Limber
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Water 1 50 53 62 43 52 45 305
Toxapex Poison Water Merciless
Limber
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Water 1 50 63 152 53 142 35 495
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Generation 7 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.
• • • • Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319

33 Pokémon

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