Poison Attack is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. It launches a melee attack that may poison the target. Monsters first gained the ability to inflict poison with their normal attacks in Dragon Quest II, eventually becoming its own skill that can be used by monster companions in Dragon Quest V.
Poison Attack can be used by Bubble slimes, Cobra kaisers, Cobra kings, Gnashturtiums, Killipedes, Merluscs (NES version only), Sentripedes, and Walking corpses. Their attacks have a 25% chance of poisoning a character.
Poison Attack is learned by the Funghoul at Level 7. It does not cost MP to use.
Called PoisonHit in this game, this ability can be learned by various monsters. It requires the monster to be at least level 5, with at least 35 max HP, 30 ATK, and 30 INT. It is naturally learned by the Babble, Crestpent, KingCobra, MadHornet, Poisongon and Rayburn.
Known as Poisonous Poke in this game, it costs 2 MP to use and can be learned from:
Poisonous Poke can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, as well as from Canzar for 49 points.
Poison Attack is known naturally by Bubble slime, Corpse corporal, King bubble slime, Morphean mushroom and Walking corpse at level 1, costing 12 MP to use. It inflicts 130% potency physical damage to a single enemy and has a chance to poison them. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll, which is received as a reward for completing the seventh stage of the Bubble slime's Battle Road.