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Cross Poison

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 70 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to poison the target. Has a critical hit rate one stage higher than normal. Assuming there are no other critical hit modifiers in play, this move has a 1/8 chance to get a critical hit instead of a 1/16 chance.

Competitive Use

Cross Poison is a decent physical STAB move for any Poison-type that has access to it. Even though Poison isn't a great offensive type on it's own, it still hits a lot of things for at least neutral damage and can be paired with a coverage move with great success. The best user is definitely Drapion, thanks to usable Attack and Speed stats, good typing, and access to Sniper, an ability that lets him abuse the increased critical hit chance. However, the low Base Power can be a great letdown, so you may want to opt for a more powerful STAB move.

Related Moves

Poison Jab is a more powerful alternative with a 30% chance to poison the foe, but does not come with the increased chance to land a critical hit.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250