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Poison Fang

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 50 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance of badly poisoning the target.

Competitive Use

Poison Fang is a poor move. While it has a high chance of badly poisoning the target, its bad distribution and horrible coverage cause Poison Fang to fall into obscurity. Even as a STAB move, the underwhelming power that Poison Fang provides is far from desirable, especially when taking into consideration that the Pokemon most able to use it generally have other options for a physical Poison-type move, such as Cross Poison and Poison Jab. In addition, barring Arbok and Seviper, all Poison-type Pokemon that learn Poison Fang have a secondary type, and these Pokemon almost never use their Poison-type STAB moves due the high quantity of Pokemon that either resist or are immune to Poison-type moves. Overall, if you want to use a physical Poison-type move, don't bother with Poison Fang, as Cross Poison, Poison Jab, and even Gunk Shot outclass it. If you want just to inflict toxic poison, Toxic is much more reliable.

Related Moves

Poison Jab is a more powerful option.

Gunk Shot is a much more powerful option, but has lower accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
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
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245