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Acid Spray

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 40 100% 20 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Competitive Use

While Acid Spray is certainly not the most powerful of moves, it has an extremely good special effect, namely that it will effectively halve the Special Defense stat of its target after its first use, making the opponent far more vulnerable to the user's special attacks as a result. However, it is limited in its application by relatively low distribution, and most of the Pokemon that do get the move cannot use it effectively on account of low Special Attack or general offensive incompetence. Some exceptions here are Tentacruel and Eelektross, both of whom have the bulk and the power to use the move effectively.

Related Moves

Sludge Bomb is a much stronger alternative that doesn't lower the opponent's Special Defense and has 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
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
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
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
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210