Poison Touch is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Poison Touch
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May poison targets when a Pokémon makes contact.

Effect

In battle

If a Pokémon with this Ability uses a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance the target will become poisoned.

This chance applies independently of any moves that may have a chance to poison the target with their own effect. If the attack's target holds a status condition-curing Berry, it is possible for a move's natural effect to inflict a status condition which the target's held item will then cure, only for the target to then be poisoned by Poison Touch. Poison Touch's chances also apply independently for each hit of a multi-strike move.

Poison Touch can poison a target hit by Dragon Tail or Circle Throw. Poison Touch can poison a target with Mummy before Mummy overwrites Poison Touch.

Outside of battle

Poison Touch has no effect outside of battle.

Pokemon with Poison Touch

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Salatad Salatad Water Water Torrent None Poison Touch
Salanip Salanip Water Poison Torrent None Poison Touch
Salaslam Salaslam Water Poison Torrent None Poison Touch
Spidox Spidox Poison Bug Poison Touch Swarm Infiltrator
Widox Widox Poison Bug Poison Touch Swarm Infiltrator
Purpole Purpole Poison Poison Poison Point Liquid Ooze Poison Touch
Frogoo Frogoo Poison Poison Poison Point Liquid Ooze Poison Touch
Toxitoad Toxitoad Poison Poison Poison Point Liquid Ooze Poison Touch
Pollusion Pollusion Poison Dark Poison Touch None None
 
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