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 and Sapphire Evolve Cascoon None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Evolve Cascoon None
Diamond and Pearl Routes 224, 230 and Eterna Forest (Pearl only) Common
Platinum Routes 205, 224, 229, and Eterna Forest Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Bug-Catching Contest (After obtaining National Pokédex) Uncommon
Black and 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.gif Type Grass.gif
½
Type Bug.gif Type Fairy.gif Type Poison.gif
×2
Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif Type Psychic.gif Type Rock.gif
×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.gif Special 40 100% 35
1 Gust Type Flying.gif Special 40 100% 35
12 Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
15 Poison Powder Type Poison.gif Status 75% 35
17 Moonlight Type Fairy.gif Status —% 5
20 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
22 Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 20
25 Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special 60 100% 5
27 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
30 Whirlwind Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
32 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
35 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 10
37 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
40 Quiver Dance Type Bug.gif 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.gif Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM19 Roost Type Flying.gif Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying.gif Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM83 Infestation Type Bug.gif Special 20 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM89 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM100 Confide Type Normal.gif 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.gif Physical 60 100% 20
USUM Defog Type Flying.gif Status —% 15
USUM Electroweb Type Electric.gif Special 55 95% 15
USUM Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
USUM Laser Focus Type Normal.gif Status —% 30
USUM Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
USUM Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
USUM Tailwind Type Flying.gif 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.gif Special 50 100% 25
1ORAS Gust Type Flying.gif Special 40 100% 35
10XY
12ORAS
Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
13XY
10ORAS
Gust Type Flying.gif Special 20 100% 25
17XY
37ORAS
Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
15ORAS Poison Powder Type Poison.gif Status 75% 35
20XY
17ORAS
Moonlight Type Fairy.gif Status —% 5
20ORAS Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
24XY
22ORAS
Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 15
27XY
30ORAS
Whirlwind Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
31XY
27ORAS
Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
34XY
25ORAS
Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special 60 100% 5
38XY
32ORAS
Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
41XY
35ORAS
Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 10
45XY
40ORAS
Quiver Dance Type Bug.gif 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.gif Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM19 Roost Type Flying.gif Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying.gif Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM76 Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special 50 100% 20
TM83 Infestation Type Bug.gif Special 20 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM89 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM94 Secret PowerORAS Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM100 Confide Type Normal.gif 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.gif Physical 60 100% 20
ORAS Electroweb Type Electric.gif Special 55 95% 15
ORAS Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
ORAS Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
ORAS Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
ORAS Tailwind Type Flying.gif 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.gif Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying.gif Special 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal.gif Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
41 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 10
45 Quiver Dance Type Bug.gif 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.gif Status 90% 10
TM09 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying.gif Physical 60 —% 20
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 40 100% 10
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM62 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM76 Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special 30 100% 20
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 90% 15
TM89 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif 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.gif Physical 60 100% 20
B2W2 Electroweb Type Electric.gif Special 55 95% 15
B2W2 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
B2W2 Roost Type Flying.gif Status —% 10
B2W2 Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
B2W2 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
B2W2 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 40 100% 15
B2W2 Tailwind Type Flying.gif 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.gif Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying.gif Special 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal.gif Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 85% 10
41 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif 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.gif Status 85% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM19 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 60 100% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying.gif Physical 60 —% 15
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 40 100% 10
TM51 Roost Type Flying.gif Status —% 10
TM53 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM58 Endure Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM62 Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special 60 100% 5
TM68 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM78 Captivate Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM82 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM83 Natural Gift Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 15
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 90% 15
TM89 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
HM05 DefogDPPt Type Flying.gif 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.gif Special 55 95% 25
HGSS Bug Bite Type Bug.gif Physical 60 100% 20
Pt / HGSS Ominous Wind Type Ghost.gif Special 60 100% 5
Pt / HGSS Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
Pt / HGSS Snore Type Normal.gif Special 40 100% 15
HGSS String Shot Type Bug.gif Status 95% 40
Pt / HGSS Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 —% 20
HGSS Tailwind Type Flying.gif Status —% 30
Pt / HGSS Twister Type Dragon.gif 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.gif Special 50 100% 25
10 Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special 50 100% 25
13 Gust Type Flying.gif Physical 40 100% 35
17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
20 Moonlight Type Normal.gif Status —% 5
24 Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special 65 100% 20
27 Whirlwind Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
31 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
34 Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Physical 60 100% 5
38 Toxic Type Poison.gif 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.gif Status 85% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status —% 5
TM15 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM19 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 60 100% 10
TM20 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status —% 25
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM22 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM36 Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Physical 90 100% 10
TM40 Aerial Ace Type Flying.gif Physical 60 —% 15
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM45 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM46 Thief Type Dark.gif Special 40 100% 10
HM05 Flash Type Normal.gif 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.gif Physical 120 100% 15
E Endure Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
FRLG / E / XD Mimic Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E Snore Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 15
FRLG / E / XD Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E / XD Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 90% 15
E Swift Type Normal.gif 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


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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