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Dustox (ドクケイル Dokukeiru) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III and the evolved form of Cascoon.

Dustox evolves from Cascoon starting at level 10 and is one of the two final evolutions of Wurmple.

Biology

Physiology

Dustox is a moth-like Pokémon. Its body is purple while its wings are green with red circles in them. Its eyes are yellow with black dots in them. On its abdomen there are four little "arms" that are red.

Gender differences

The male's antennas are also larger than the female's.

Characteristics

Behavior

Game data

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Cascoon None
Emerald Evolve Cascoon None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Routes 224, 230 and Eterna Forest (Pearl only) Common
Platinum Routes 205, 224, 229, and Eterna Forest Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Bug-Catching Contest (After obtaining National Pokédex) Uncommon
Black/White Evolve Cascoon (White only) None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Endless Level 6
Forever Level 6
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Cascoon
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright light of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.

  • Sapphire

    When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.

  • FireRed

    It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.

  • LeafGreen

    It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.

  • Emerald

    It is a nocturnal Pokémon that flies from fields and mountains to the attraction of streetlights at night. It looses highly toxic powder from its wings.

  • Diamond

    A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.

  • Pearl

    It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.

  • Platinum

    Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.

  • HeartGold

    It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.

  • SoulSilver

    It scatters its fine dust all over when it is attacked. It is a nocturnal Pokémon.

  • Black

    Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.

  • White

    Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.

  • Black 2

    Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.

  • White 2

    Toxic powder is scattered with each flap. At night, it is known to strip leaves off trees lining boulevards.

  • X

    A nocturnal Pokémon. Drawn by streetlights, they messily eat the leaves of trees lining boulevards.

  • Y

    It violently flutters its wings to scatter toxic dust when attacked. It becomes active after sunset.

  • Omega Ruby

    Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When Dustox flaps its wings, a fine dust is scattered all over. This dust is actually a powerful poison that will even make a pro wrestler sick. This Pokémon searches for food using its antennae like radar.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Atk
50
Def
70
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
90
Speed
65
Total
385


Type effectiveness

Damage taken Types
×0
None
¼
Type Fighting Type Grass
½
Type Bug Type Fairy Type Poison
×2
Type Fire Type Flying Type Psychic Type Rock
×4
None
Note: If a type is not listed, it means it does normal damage to the Pokémon.


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Gust Type Flying Special 40 100% 35
1 Gust Type Flying Special 40 100% 35
12 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
15 Poison Powder Type Poison Status 75% 35
17 Moonlight Type Fairy Status —% 5
20 Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
22 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
25 Silver Wind Type Bug Special 60 100% 5
27 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
30 Whirlwind Type Normal Status —% 20
32 Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
35 Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 10
37 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
40 Quiver Dance Type Bug Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

Generation VII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM19 Roost Type Flying Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM48 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM83 Infestation Type Bug Special 20 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TM89 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
TM100 Confide Type Normal Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

Generation VII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
USUM Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
USUM Defog Type Flying Status —% 15
USUM Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
USUM Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
USUM Laser Focus Type Normal Status —% 30
USUM Signal Beam Type Bug Special 75 100% 15
USUM Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
USUM Tailwind Type Flying Status —% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation VI
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1XY Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
1ORAS Gust Type Flying Special 40 100% 35
10XY
12ORAS
Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
13XY
10ORAS
Gust Type Flying Special 20 100% 25
17XY
37ORAS
Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
15ORAS Poison Powder Type Poison Status 75% 35
20XY
17ORAS
Moonlight Type Fairy Status —% 5
20ORAS Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
24XY
22ORAS
Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 15
27XY
30ORAS
Whirlwind Type Normal Status —% 20
31XY
27ORAS
Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
34XY
25ORAS
Silver Wind Type Bug Special 60 100% 5
38XY
32ORAS
Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
41XY
35ORAS
Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 10
45XY
40ORAS
Quiver Dance Type Bug Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

Generation VI
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM19 Roost Type Flying Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM48 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal Status 100% 20
TM76 Struggle Bug Type Bug Special 50 100% 20
TM83 Infestation Type Bug Special 20 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TM89 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
TM94 Secret PowerORAS Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM100 Confide Type Normal Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

Generation VI
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
ORAS Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
ORAS Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
ORAS Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
ORAS Signal Beam Type Bug Special 75 100% 15
ORAS Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
ORAS Tailwind Type Flying Status —% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation V
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying Special 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug Special 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
41 Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 10
45 Quiver Dance Type Bug Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

Generation V
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal Special 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM22 SolarBeam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark Physical 40 100% 10
TM48 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 80 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal Status 100% 20
TM76 Struggle Bug Type Bug Special 30 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal Status 90% 15
TM89 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

Generation V
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
B2W2 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B2W2 Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
B2W2 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
B2W2 Roost Type Flying Status —% 10
B2W2 Signal Beam Type Bug Special 75 100% 15
B2W2 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
B2W2 Snore Type Normal Special 40 100% 15
B2W2 Tailwind Type Flying Status —% 30
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation IV
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying Special 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug Special 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison Status 85% 10
41 Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

Generation IV
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison Status 85% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal Special 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM19 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 60 100% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM22 SolarBeam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 15
TM42 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark Physical 40 100% 10
TM51 Roost Type Flying Status —% 10
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 80 100% 10
TM58 Endure Type Normal Status —% 10
TM62 Silver Wind Type Bug Special 60 100% 5
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal Status 100% 20
TM78 Captivate Type Normal Status 100% 20
TM82 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TM83 Natural Gift Type Normal Physical 100% 15
TM87 Swagger Type Normal Status 90% 15
TM89 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
HM05 DefogDPPt Type Flying Status —% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

Generation IV
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Pt / HGSS Air Cutter Type Flying Special 55 95% 25
HGSS Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Pt / HGSS Ominous Wind Type Ghost Special 60 100% 5
Pt / HGSS Signal Beam Type Bug Special 75 100% 15
Pt / HGSS Snore Type Normal Special 40 100% 15
HGSS String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
Pt / HGSS Swift Type Normal Special 60 —% 20
HGSS Tailwind Type Flying Status —% 30
Pt / HGSS Twister Type Dragon Special 40 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation III
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying Physical 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug Physical 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison Status 85% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

Generation III
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison Status 85% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal Physical 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM19 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 60 100% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM22 SolarBeam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Physical 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison Physical 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 15
TM42 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark Special 40 100% 10
HM05 Flash Type Normal Status 70% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

Generation III
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
FRLG / E / XD Double-Edge Type Normal Physical 120 100% 15
E Endure Type Normal Status —% 10
FRLG / E / XD Mimic Type Normal Status —% 10
E Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
E Snore Type Normal Physical 40 100% 15
FRLG / E / XD Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
E / XD Swagger Type Normal Status 90% 15
E Swift Type Normal Physical 60 —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 269 front E 269 front RS 269 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 269 front Pt 269 front Pt 269 front
DP 269f front Pt 269f front Pt 269f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Dustox BW Dustox BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Dustox XY Dustox XY
Dustox Shiny XY Dustox Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

A Dustox was owned by the Team Rocket member Jessie. It was caught as a Wurmple during her travels in Hoenn. Dustox was often used in Pokémon Contests in Hoenn, Kanto and Sinnoh regions. During Jessie's travels in Sinnoh her Dustox met a male, shiny Dustox and it fell in love with it. Then Jessie released it so it could experience love.

Trivia

  • Despite being able to fly, it isn't flying type.
  • Dustox and Venomoth have many similarities.
    • Both are known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.
    • They have the same typing (Bug/Poison)
    • Both can have the ability Shield Dust.
      • Although Dustox always have it while Venomoth don't.
    • They both can fly but neither of them is Flying-type or have Levitate.
  • It is said in the Pokédex entries "When flapping its wings, it will scatter a poison dust", but it cannot learn Poison Powder.
  • Dustox is the only Poison-type Pokémon that has a pre-evolution that isn't Poison.

Gallery

See also

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