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From Bulbapedia.
Weezing's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games Melee
Move Smog
Rarity Rare
English voice actor Michael J. Haigney
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka
German voice actor Gerhard Jilka
Article on Bulbapedia Weezing (Pokémon)

Weezing (マタドガス, Matadogas) is a Pokémon. It evolves from Koffing.


Weezing's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Weezing is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #110 as the "Poison Gas Pokémon". It evolves from Koffing at level 35, and like its previous form it uses the gases contained in its body to float, attack and occasionally explode. It is somewhat notable for being Team Rocket member James's partner Pokémon in the early episodes of the Pokémon animated series, having evolved from Koffing in the 31st episode of the original series and remaining with him until early into the Advanced Generation series. Weezing also has a Poison/Fairy-type Galarian regional form in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Smog is a Poison-type move which Weezing learns at early levels, when it's still a Koffing: while very weak (30 base power, 20 prior to Generation VI) it has a 40% chance of inflicting the Poison status to the target.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Weezing appears in the Classic Mode ending picture for the Ice Climbers.

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Weezing in Melee.

Weezing can appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon, using Smog as its attack, which is nearly identical to Koffing's attack in Super Smash Bros. A cloud of gas will come out of the holes in Weezing. Any character that makes contact with the Smog will take damage and low knockback. If a character is stuck in the center of Weezing's attack, then they will also take damage continuously. Weezing can deal the most damage out of any Pokémon in Melee, being able to deal well over 100% if someone is to stay in the center of it, but a player can simply DI out of Weezing's attack to minimize damage. It is interesting to note that Weezing can deal extreme damage to Giga Bowser, as his very large size keeps him from escaping Weezing once trapped within. It is possible for Giga Bowser to accumulate over 300% from Weezing, making Weezing very valuable in Event 51: The Showdown and in the Giga Bowser battle in Adventure Mode. Weezing's attack does not harm the summoner. Its Japanese voice clip is from the Pokémon episode Dig Those Diglett! while its English voice clip is from the Pokémon episode Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.

As a stage element[edit]

Weezing's appearance on Poke Floats.

A giant balloon of Weezing (in actuality, the 3D model of Weezing used in Pokémon Stadium for Nintendo 64) is one of the many floating and bending "platforms" that make the Poké Floats stage. The balloon starts out big and actually decreases in size over time, likely referencing its ability to change its body size when releasing gas.


Weezing features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various single-player regular matches.

Weezing trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Weezing's trophy in Melee
The evolved form of Koffing, Weezing is basically a pair of Koffing fused together. They tend to float in the air and emit gas or noxious smoke from the outgrowths that cover their bodies. As strange as it may seem, diluting Weezing emissions as much as possible creates one of the most exquisite perfumes known to man.
Pokémon Red & Blue (9/98)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Weezing appears as a spirit.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Weezing.png
1 Fire & Explosion Attack ↑ Pokémon Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese マタドガス, Matadogas
UK English Weezing
France French Smogogo
Germany German Smogmog
Spain Spanish Weezing
Italy Italian Weezing
China Chinese (Simplified) 双弹瓦斯
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 雙彈瓦斯
South Korea Korean 또도가스, Ttodogas
Netherlands Dutch Weezing
Russia Russian Визинг


  • Weezing is one of two Poké Ball Pokémon to replace a member of their evolution-line in later installments, the other being Staryu.