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** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.

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** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) net/wiki/Muk industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.

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** In addition, the fact that Toxin C (the best one) hurts all aliens is justified by the fact that they are all part of the same species, despite their vastly different appearances.

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* ''VideoGame/AncientEmpires'': The poison of Spiders and Dire Wolves works on everything, even the undead Skeletons and spiritual Wisps.


** In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', poison takes off 1 HP for every stamina point an ally or enemy uses. Similarly to Robo in ''Chrono Trigger'', Mojo (a voodoo doll), Grobyc ([[SdrawkcabName a cyborg]]), Skelly (a skeleton), and several plant people can be poisoned as easily as everyone else.

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** In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', poison takes off 1 HP for every stamina point an ally or enemy uses. Similarly to Robo in ''Chrono Trigger'', Mojo (a voodoo doll), Grobyc ([[SdrawkcabName a cyborg]]), Skelly (a skeleton), and several plant people can be poisoned as easily as everyone else. Also, early in the game one of your characters gets affected by special Hydra poison. Curing it requires you to complete a certain sidequest (or you can skip it and someone else cures her, which is the preferred route as it allows you to recruit another very powerful character).


** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.

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** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume) net/wiki/Vileplume putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.


* Poison was also considered an element in ''MagicalVacation'', along with a whole bunch of other weird elements like Beauty, Sword, and Bug.

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* Poison was also considered an element in ''MagicalVacation'', ''VideoGame/MagicalVacation'', along with a whole bunch of other weird elements like Beauty, Sword, and Bug.


** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.

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** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin) net/wiki/Gulpin disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.



** Another small exception is that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces a pokemon called [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Salandit_(Pokémon) Salandit]] with a "Corrosion" ability, which allows it to inflict poison status on otherwise-immune Steel and Poison types, thus sort-of-distinguishing between corrosive substances and other poisons (though this ability is not applied retroactively to other acidic pokemon that would make sense to have it, such as Gulpin).

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** Another small exception is that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces a pokemon called [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Salandit_(Pokémon) net/wiki/Salandit Salandit]] with a "Corrosion" ability, which allows it to inflict poison status on otherwise-immune Steel and Poison types, thus sort-of-distinguishing between corrosive substances and other poisons (though this ability is not applied retroactively to other acidic pokemon that would make sense to have it, such as Gulpin).


** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.

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** Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Muk) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Beedrill bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Amoonguss mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Arbok snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Skuntank skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Vileplume) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Trubbish garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Victreebel pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) net/wiki/Gulpin) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others.


* This trope is very prominent in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, where Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others. While [[StandardStatusEffects poison status effect]] actually does recognize two kinds of poisoning, the difference is only one of ''degree'', not of ''type'': there's "poisoned" (saps HP at a constant rate) and "badly poisoned" (saps HP at an accelerating rate), both of which are cured by the same Antidote. Another small exception is that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces a pokemon called [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Salandit_(Pokémon) Salandit]] with a "Corrosion" ability, which allows it to inflict poison status on otherwise-immune Steel and Poison types, thus sort-of-distinguishing between corrosive substances and other poisons (though this ability is not applied retroactively to other acidic pokemon that would make sense to have it, such as Gulpin).

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* This trope is very prominent in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, where series:
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Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others. others.
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While [[StandardStatusEffects poison status effect]] actually does recognize two kinds of poisoning, the difference is only one of ''degree'', not of ''type'': there's "poisoned" (saps HP at a constant rate) and "badly poisoned" (saps HP at an accelerating rate), both of which are cured by the same Antidote. Antidote.
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Another small exception is that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces a pokemon called [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Salandit_(Pokémon) Salandit]] with a "Corrosion" ability, which allows it to inflict poison status on otherwise-immune Steel and Poison types, thus sort-of-distinguishing between corrosive substances and other poisons (though this ability is not applied retroactively to other acidic pokemon that would make sense to have it, such as Gulpin).


* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Poison is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others. including includes some acid-based attacks (although the explicitly acid-based moves are also the only poison moves that ''cannot'' cause the Poison status effect). Poison-type Pokémon are immune to the poison status and take reduced damage from Poison-type attacks, while Steel-types are completely immune to both from Generation II onwards. There are two different types of poison status: regular "Poisoned" saps a set amount of damage (1/8th of max HP) every turn, and the "Toxic" effect that gradually increases in damage from 1/16th upwards every turn the affected Pokémon stays in battle.
** And purple seems to be the color of choice for many Poison-types in these games.
*** In Generation V, poisoned Pokémon pulse purple (alliteration not intended).
** As of Generation VI, if a Poison-type Pokemon uses Toxic, it will be an AlwaysAccurateAttack regardless of what defenses or evasions that would normally allow the opponent to avoid status effects. Poison is now super-effective against the new Fairy type.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduce Salandit and its Ability, Corrosion, which lets it poison any Pokémon. [[ScissorsCutsRock Yes, even Steel- and Poison-types]].

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Poison This trope is very prominent in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, where Poison, associated with the color purple, is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or corrosive, acidic/corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others. including includes some acid-based attacks (although the explicitly acid-based moves are also the only poison moves that ''cannot'' cause the Poison status effect). Poison-type Pokémon are immune to the While [[StandardStatusEffects poison status effect]] actually does recognize two kinds of poisoning, the difference is only one of ''degree'', not of ''type'': there's "poisoned" (saps HP at a constant rate) and take reduced damage from Poison-type attacks, while Steel-types are completely immune to "badly poisoned" (saps HP at an accelerating rate), both from Generation II onwards. There of which are two different types of poison status: regular "Poisoned" saps a set amount of damage (1/8th of max HP) every turn, and cured by the "Toxic" effect same Antidote. Another small exception is that gradually increases in damage from 1/16th upwards every turn the affected Pokémon stays in battle.
** And purple seems to be the color of choice for many Poison-types in these games.
*** In Generation V, poisoned Pokémon pulse purple (alliteration not intended).
** As of Generation VI, if a Poison-type Pokemon uses Toxic, it will be an AlwaysAccurateAttack regardless of what defenses or evasions that would normally allow the opponent to avoid status effects. Poison is now super-effective against the new Fairy type.
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''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduce Salandit and its Ability, Corrosion, introduces a pokemon called [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Salandit_(Pokémon) Salandit]] with a "Corrosion" ability, which lets allows it to inflict poison any Pokémon. [[ScissorsCutsRock Yes, even Steel- status on otherwise-immune Steel and Poison-types]].Poison types, thus sort-of-distinguishing between corrosive substances and other poisons (though this ability is not applied retroactively to other acidic pokemon that would make sense to have it, such as Gulpin).


* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Poison is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it includes some acid-based attacks (although the explicitly acid-based moves are also the only poison moves that ''cannot'' cause the Poison status effect). Poison-type Pokémon are immune to the poison status and take reduced damage from Poison-type attacks, while Steel-types are completely immune to both from Generation II onwards. There are two different types of poison status: regular "Poisoned" saps a set amount of damage (1/8th of max HP) every turn, and the "Toxic" effect that gradually increases in damage from 1/16th upwards every turn the affected Pokémon stays in battle.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Poison is one of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 18 elemental types]], and it encompasses everything that could be construed as toxic, or corrosive, or just smelly or gross, ranging from [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Muk_(Pok%C3%A9mon) industrial sludge]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Beedrill_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bees]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Amoonguss_(Pok%C3%A9mon) mushrooms]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arbok_(Pok%C3%A9mon) snakes]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skuntank_(Pok%C3%A9mon) skunks]],[[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Vileplume_(Pok%C3%A9mon) putrid rafflesia flowers]][[note]]Though despite being based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia "corpse flower"]], no reference is made to a foul smell, with the pokedex entries instead justifying its connection to the poison type by stating that ''its pollen is super-allergenic'', adding ''allergens'' to the list of things conflated into the UniversalPoison element[[/note]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trubbish_(Pok%C3%A9mon) garbage bags]], [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Victreebel_(Pok%C3%A9mon) pitcher plants]] and even [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gulpin_(Pok%C3%A9mon) disembodied stomachs]], among many, many others. including includes some acid-based attacks (although the explicitly acid-based moves are also the only poison moves that ''cannot'' cause the Poison status effect). Poison-type Pokémon are immune to the poison status and take reduced damage from Poison-type attacks, while Steel-types are completely immune to both from Generation II onwards. There are two different types of poison status: regular "Poisoned" saps a set amount of damage (1/8th of max HP) every turn, and the "Toxic" effect that gradually increases in damage from 1/16th upwards every turn the affected Pokémon stays in battle.


* Poison is often damaging as an element towards earth, air, water, and/or plants, because it's generally perceived to be associated with decay and pollution of the natural world, even if it comes straight from the natural world itself (i.e. monsters). "Clean" elements such as water, air, and even holiness also tend to be very damaging towards poison elemental forces.

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* Poison is often damaging as an element towards earth, air, water, and/or plants, because it's generally perceived to be associated with decay and pollution of the natural world, even if it comes straight from the natural world itself (i.e. monsters).animal venom). "Clean" elements such as water, air, and even holiness also tend to be very damaging towards poison elemental forces.


* While they come from many different places and are made out of vastly different materials, toxic waste, radioactive waste, chemical waste, sewer waste, heavy-duty pesticides, venom, and even crude oil all cause the same kind of damage or condition, and usually look the same, being either green, purple, greyish, or brown, complete with a bubbling surface and {{sickly g|reenGlow}}low for the more colorful variants, despite the fact waste can assume many colors, textures, viscosities, and thicknesses, and usually is out of the range of TechnicolorScience properties.

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* While they come from many different places and are made out of vastly different materials, toxic waste, radioactive waste, chemical waste, sewer waste, toxic mushrooms, heavy-duty pesticides, venom, and even crude oil animal venom all cause the same kind of damage or condition, and usually look the same, being either green, purple, greyish, or brown, complete with a bubbling surface and {{sickly g|reenGlow}}low for the more colorful variants, despite the fact waste can assume many colors, textures, viscosities, and thicknesses, and usually is out of the range of TechnicolorScience properties.


However, in fiction -- especially VideoGames -- there's one type of poisoning that saps the life force from the poisoned one over time, and any antidote will cure it. Usually [[TechnicolorToxin presented as green, purple, or both]], and optionally [[GreenAroundTheGills colors the victim in the same tone]]. This is an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break From Reality]], as most players wouldn't want to have to sort through dozens of remedies to handle the specific types of poison that one monster might inflict, especially if there are already other StandardStatusEffects to carry cures for. On the rare occasion that other poison types do exist they will often be lumped with these other status ailments (such as paralysis).

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However, in fiction -- especially VideoGames -- all poison is essentially the same. It doesn't matter whether it's caused by industrial pollution, animal venom, poisonous plants, or military-grade chemical weapons, there's just one type of poisoning that saps the life force from the poisoned one over time, and any antidote will cure it. Usually [[TechnicolorToxin presented as green, purple, or both]], and optionally [[GreenAroundTheGills colors the victim in the same tone]]. This is an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break From Reality]], as most players wouldn't want to have to sort through dozens of remedies to handle the specific types of poison that one monster might inflict, especially if there are already other StandardStatusEffects to carry cures for. On the rare occasion that other poison types do exist they will often be lumped with these other status ailments (such as paralysis).



* While they come from many different places and are made out of vastly different materials, toxic waste, radioactive waste, chemical waste, sewer waste, heavy-duty pesticides, and even oil all cause the same kind of damage or condition, and usually look the same, being either green, purple, greyish, or brown, complete with a bubbling surface and {{sickly g|reenGlow}}low for the more colorful variants, despite the fact waste can assume many colors, textures, viscosities, and thicknesses, and usually is out of the range of TechnicolorScience properties.

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* While they come from many different places and are made out of vastly different materials, toxic waste, radioactive waste, chemical waste, sewer waste, heavy-duty pesticides, venom, and even crude oil all cause the same kind of damage or condition, and usually look the same, being either green, purple, greyish, or brown, complete with a bubbling surface and {{sickly g|reenGlow}}low for the more colorful variants, despite the fact waste can assume many colors, textures, viscosities, and thicknesses, and usually is out of the range of TechnicolorScience properties.


* The gradual damage effect is inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' "Poison Headcrab" bites are an HPToOne attack which immediately begins to heal back (to what you were at before being poisoned minus the 5 damage of the crab's bite), representing your HEV suit "administering antivenom". It's essentially harmless - unless they manage to get you in the middle of a battle, as ''any'' enemy except the poison headcrabs themselves can bring that little health down to a stark, dead zero. The crabs aren't capable of killing you on their own outside of mods, even multiple ones, but that doesn't make them any less DemonicSpiders than they are.

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* The gradual damage effect is inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' "Poison Headcrab" bites are an HPToOne attack which immediately begins to heal back (to what you were at before being poisoned minus the 5 damage of the crab's bite), representing your HEV suit "administering antivenom". It's essentially harmless - unless they manage to get you in the middle of a battle, as ''any'' enemy except the poison headcrabs themselves can bring that little health down to a stark, dead zero. The crabs aren't capable of killing you on their own outside of mods, even multiple ones, but that doesn't make them any less DemonicSpiders than they are.

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