You can find TM84 Poison Jab on a specific Mirage Mountain that’s located in the north central region of Hoenn. Once you land in this Mirage Spot you’ll just need to cross a bridge and the TM will be on a cliff nearby.
But you’ll also need the Acro Bike to cross a couple thin rails to reach the exact TM location.
As for the move itself:
Poison Jab is a Poison-type damage-dealing move that has a good chance of poisoning the target. When a Pokémon is poisoned, it takes damage each turn until it faints, making it easier to beat bulkier opponents. Poison Jab is a reliable Poison-type STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) move for physical attackers.
You’ll first need to get the Eon Flute from Steven after battling Kyogre or Groudon in the Cave of Origin. You’ll then be able to call on Latias/Latios (depending on your game version) to Mega Evolve and soar through Hoenn’s skies.
This lets you quickly travel to previously visited locations, and it grants you access to Mirage Spots.
Mirage Spots are rare locations that can randomly be found throughout the Hoenn region. They provide various benefits like access to rare or legendary Pokémon, valuable items, and unique TMs, including the Poison Jab TM.
A random Mirage Spot will appear on Hoenn’s outskirts each day, marked by a red sparkle. The Mirage Spots rotate daily, and they are randomized, so getting this TM can involve some patience.
There are five categories of Mirage Spots you can encounter:
- Mirage Island
- Mirage Forest
- Mirage Cave
- Mirage Mountain
- Crescent Isle
For the specific Mirage Spot where you’ll find TM84, the only prerequisite item you’ll need is the Acro Bike to cross over some rails.
If you currently have a Mach Bike, you can easily exchange it for an Acro Bike at Rydel’s Cycles on the east side of Mauville City.
TM84 Poison Jab Location (Step-by-Step)
When you’re good to go, check and see if the exact Mirage Island marked in the image below is available.
- If it is, use the Eon Flute to travel there.
- If it’s not, you can just keep waiting each day until it appears, or you can adjust your 3DS or emulator’s time until it appears.
And now here’s a step-by-step guide on how to find the TM:
Step 1: When you arrive at the Mirage Mountain, ride your Acro Bike east towards the bridge to the east.
Step 2: At the end of this small bridge, you’ll see rails that require the Acro Bike to cross.
To get to the right side of the bridge you’ll need to ride the rails and perform two sideways hops by using the B button and Up D-Pad/Control Pad at the same time.
Step 3: After crossing the bridge, go southeast to the corner of the ledge and grab the TM for Poison Jab.
TM84 Poison Jab Details + Uses
|Poison Jab Move Details|
|PP||20 (max. 32)|
TM84 Poison Jab is a Physical Poison-type move that deals damage and has a 30% chance of inflicting the Poison status condition on the target. Approximately one in three uses of Poison Jab uses will result in poisoning the target.
In competitive battles, Poison Jab is a popular Poison-type move due to its reliability.
It has a decent base power of 80 and a perfect accuracy of 100%, making it a consistent STAB move for Poison-types.
Additionally, its 30% chance to poison the target can help to wear down opponents over time, especially bulky or defensive ones.
Poison Jab vs. Similar Moves
Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb have quite a bit in common.
They’re both Poison-type moves that can dish out some decent damage. In fact, Poison Jab is pretty much a physical version of Sludge Bomb, just with a bit less power.
Another similar move would be Gunk Shot, a stronger Physical Poison-type move than Poison Jab, with 120 base power. However, it has 80% accuracy, making it less reliable than Poison Jab’s 100% accuracy.
Gunk Shot also has a 30% chance to poison the target. So generally speaking, Gunk Shot is a high-risk, high-reward option – while Poison Jab is a more consistent choice.
Poison Jab is useful for Poison-type Pokémon (of course) but it’s also a popular choice among Fighting-types. Many Fighting-type Pokémon can learn Poison Jab, providing them with an effective move to cover their weakness against Fairy-types.
Status Condition Info: Poison
The Poison status condition inflicts damage every turn until the Pokémon faints. Regardless of the Pokémon’s total HP or Defense stats, it will deal 1/8th or 12.5% of the afflicted Pokémon’s Max HP at the end of each turn.
Poison-type and Steel-type Pokémon cannot be afflicted with the Poison status condition.
Here’s a quick list of moves and Abilities from ORAS that interact with Poison:
|Immunity||Ability||Pokémon with this Ability cannot be poisoned|
|Poison Heal||Ability||While poisoned, HP is restored each turn instead|
|Toxic Boost||Ability||While poisoned, the user’s Attack stat is increased by 50%|
|Venom Drench||Move||Lowers a poisoned target’s Attack, Special Attack, and Speed|
|Venoshock||Move||Damage is doubled against poisoned targets|