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Acid

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 40 100% 30 0 Special All enemies

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Acid is, like most low-power moves, completely useless competitively. While Acid Spray is at least moderately useful thanks to its excellent secondary effect, Acid has no such power, so is unfortunately doomed to obscurity. If you want to lower the opponent's Special Defense, Acid Spray is easily better. For a more powerful special Poison-type move, Sludge Wave or Sludge Bomb are both more than twice as powerful and have a much wider circulation, thanks to their status as TMs. Don't bother using it, ever.

Related Moves

Acid Spray has the same power but has a 100% chance to lower the opposing Pokemon's Special Defense by two stages.

Sludge Bomb is a much more powerful alternative with a chance to poison the opponent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Seismitoad Water / Ground NU Swift Swim / Poison Touch / Water Absorb 105 85 75 85 75 74 499
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480