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Poison Sting

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 15 100% 35 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

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

Competitive Use

Poison Sting is one of the worse moves in the entire game. Ridiculously low power, extremely awful coverage, and miserable distribution are reason enough not to use this move, if any other were needed. If you want to use a physical Poison-type move, then Cross Poison, Poison Jab, and Gunk Shot are all available. Don't bother using it, simply put.

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
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
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
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
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
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
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
Nidoran-M Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 46 57 40 40 40 50 273
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sandshrew Ground LC Sand Veil / Sand Rush 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground RU Sand Veil / Sand Rush 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
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
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
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Weedle Bug / Poison LC Shield Dust / Run Away 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
Wurmple Bug LC Shield Dust / Run Away 45 45 35 20 30 20 195