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Poison Tail

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 50 100% 25 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and 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. Has a 10% chance of poisoning the target.

Competitive Use

Poison Tail isn't the best choice of a move. First, it's a Poison-type move, and thus suffers from lackluster coverage. Second, it's entirely outclassed by Poison Jab and Gunk Shot, which aren't even good moves regardless. Finally, while critical hits happen more often, its low power makes this almost irrelevant. In a nutshell, opt always for either Poison Jab or Gunk Shot.

Related Moves

Cross Poison is a more powerful equivalent.

Poison Jab is a more powerful option with a normal critical hit rate.

Gunk Shot is a much more powerful option, but has lower accuracy and a normal critical hit rate.

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
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
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
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
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
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
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260