Dustox, The Poison Moth Pokémon. It is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of Dustox are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food. When it 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. It searches for food using its antennae like radar. It scatters horribly toxic dust when it senses danger. They tend to gather in the glow of streetlamps at night.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Dustox would have to be this:


Sludge Bomb
Light Screen
Whirlwind / Toxic / Thief

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:

Careful Strategy Using Dustox

Dustox is a far low tier Pokémon, NU or low-UU at best. It gets some decent tanking moves though. With Light Screen it can tank a few special hits that aren't super effective as well as support it's team and with Moonlight it has some staying power. Sludge Bomb gets STAB and has a chance of Poison so it makes for a nice damage move, even off of it's low attack. Whirlwind, Toxic and Thief are all filler, they have their merits but are of questionable worth. Another attack could be used in it's place as well since Dustox has a reasonable set of offensive options.

EV Corner:

EVs: 236 HP / 116 Atk / 156 SDef~
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

Other Optional Sets

Dustox @ Choice Band
Trait: Shield Dust
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Sludge Bomb
- Silver Wind
- Shadow Ball
- Aerial Ace / Return / Hidden Power [Ground / Fight]

It'll do 'some' damage but don't expect to be sweeping. It has reasonable versatility and Double-STAB so the potential for a KO or two is there, especially with paralysis support.

Other Optional Moves

A fair few Pokémon used in UU/NU have a 4x weakness to Grass attacks so Giga Drain is viable, even without Special Attack EVs it'll do some good damage. Aside from that everything mentioned in the Choice Band set and Tanking set is all that's available.

Strategy Against Dustox

It has plenty of weaknesses in both Special and Physical. If it gets Light Screen up neutral Special Attacks won't do much damage. Steel types resist pretty much everything it has available (barring Hidden Powers) so they make suitable counters in 90% of situations.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Dustox would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Sleep Powder
Stun Spore
Shadow Ball

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Dustox

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Sleep powder, 2nd - Stun spore, 3rd - Whirlwind, 4th - Shadow ball, 5th - Sleep Powder

Locations in Games


Evolve Cascoon


Trade from RSE

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from RSE

Animé Appearences

Dustox has had a fair few Anime Appearences. Jessie's Cascoon evolved into a Dustox and since then Jessie & Dustox had an unspoken bond. It was used in battles against Ash & Co. but was also sometimes used in Contests

Episode 304: Seeing Is Believing
Episode 309: Now Thats Flower Power
Episode 311: Win, Lose or Drew
Episode 315: A PokéBlock Party
Episode 316: Watt's With Wattson
Episode 323: I Feel Skitty
Episode 327: Come What May
Episode 338: Disguise Da Limit
Episode 348: The Bicker The Better
Episode 353: A Fan With A Plan
Episode 355: Pearls Are A Spoink's Best Friend
Episode 356: Thats Just Swellow
Episode 366: Pokéblock, Stock & Berry
Episode 369: Clamperls of Wisdom
Episode 382: Once In A Mawile
Episode 383: Beg, Burrow & Steal
Episode 386: Do I Hear A Ralts?
Episode 390: Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?
Episode 391: Date Expectations
Episode 400: Rhapsody In Drew
Episode 416: On Cloud Arcanine
Episode 419: A Caterpie Dillema
Episode 440: Sceptile! Dawn of Revival
Episode 442: King Bonsly & Queen Mime Jr

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