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The Poison type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Before the addition of Fairy-type, it was only super effective against Grass-type Pokémon, while being resisted or ineffective against several types. The main function of Poison-type moves is actually for nasty effects, especially poison and bad poison. Poison-type Pokémon are actually immune to these two status ailments, similar to how Grass-type Pokémon are immune to Grass-type status effects. However, as Poison-type attacks are now also super effective against the newly-added Fairy-type Pokémon, these attacks are becoming more popular in battles. Grounded Poison-type Pokémon can also remove Toxic Spikes from the field if they are switched in.

Battle Properties

Offensive

This table shows the effectiveness of Poison-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Grass Fairy
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Ground Rock Poison Ghost
No effect against: (Damage x0) Steel

Defensive

This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Poison-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) None
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Fighting Bug Grass Poison Fairy
Weak to: (Damage x2) Psychic Ground

Poison-Type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Note: For Pokémon available in many places, only the first accessible location with said Pokémon available for encounter shall be shown. Evolved and Final Form Pokémon shall only have their locations listed if their corresponding Base Form Pokémon can only be obtained via breeding. If the Base Form Pokémon can be caught or received as gift, the Evolved and Final Forms shall only have their evolving methods shown.

Pure Poison-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
23 Ekans
Ekans XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
24 Arbok
Arbok XY
Evolve Ekans at Lv. 22 or above
29 Nidoran
Nidoran-F XY
Catch in Gale Forest
30 Nidorina
Nidorina XY
Evolve Nidoran Female at Lv. 16 or above
31 Nidoran
Nidoran-M XY
Catch in Gale Forest
32 Nidorino
Nidorino XY
Evolve Nidoran Male at Lv. 16 or above
88 Grimer
Kanto Form
Grimer-Kanto XY
Catch in Anthian Sewer
89 Muk
Kanto Form
Muk-Kanto XY
Evolve Grimer at Lv. 38 or above
109 Koffing
Koffing XY
Catch in Anthian Sewers
110 Weezing
Weezing XY
Evolve Koffing at Lv. 35 or above
116 Gulpin
Gulpin-M XY

Male


Gulpin-F XY

Female

Breed Swalot in Lagoona Day Care
117 Swalot
Swalot-M XY

Male


Swalot-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 18
Evolve Gulpin at Lv. 26 or above
336 Seviper
Seviper XY
Hatch the Black Egg given by a lady in Lagoona Day Care
567 Trubbish
Trubbish XY
Catch in Anthian City - Housing District on Tuesday
568 Garbodor
Garbodor XY
Evolve Trubbish at Lv. 36 or above

Partly Poison-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
1 Bulbasaur Grass
Poison
Bulbasaur XY
Starter Pokémon
2 Ivysaur Grass
Poison
Ivysaur XY
Evolve Bulbasaur at Lv. 16 or above
3 Venusaur Grass
Poison
Venusaur-M XY

Male

Venusaur-F XY

Female

Evolve Ivysaur at Lv. 32 or above
Venusaur-Mega XY

Mega Venusaur

Purchase Venusaurite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Venusaur
13 Weedle Bug
Poison
Weedle XY
Catch in Gale Forest
14 Kakuna Bug
Poison
Kakuna XY
Evolve Weedle at Lv. 7 or above
15 Beedrill Bug
Poison
Beedrill XY
Evolve Kakuna at Lv. 10 or above
Beedrill-Mega ORAS

Mega Beedrill

Purchase Beedrillite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Beedrill
31 Nidoqueen Poison
Ground
Nidoqueen XY
Evolve Nidorina by using a Moon Stone
34 Nidoking Poison
Ground
Nidoking XY
Evolve Nidorino by using a Moon Stone
41 Zubat Poison
Flying
Zubat-M XY

Male

Zubat-F XY

Female

Catch in Mt. Igneus
42 Golbat Poison
Flying
Golbat-M XY

Male

Golbat-F XY

Female

Evolve Zubat at Lv. 22 or above
169 Crobat Poison
Flying
Crobat XY
Evolve Golbat with high happiness
43 Oddish Grass
Poison
Oddish XY
Catch on Route 8
44 Gloom Grass
Poison
Gloom-M XY

Male

Gloom-F XY

Female

Evolve Oddish at Lv. 21 or above
45 Vileplume Grass
Poison
Vileplume-M XY

Male

Vileplume-F XY

Female

Evolve Gloom by using a Leaf Stone
48 Venonat Bug
Poison
Venonat XY
Catch on Route 9
49 Venomoth Bug
Poison
Venomoth XY
Evolve Venonat at Lv. 31 or above
69 Bellsprout Grass
Poison
Bellsprout XY
Catch on Route 8
70 Weepinbell Grass
Poison
Weepinbell XY
Evolve Bellsprout at Lv. 21 or above
71 Victreebel Grass
Poison
Victreebel XY
Evolve Weepinbell by using a Leaf Stone
72 Tentacool Water
Poison
Tentacool XY
Catch by fishing on Rosecove Beach
73 Tentacruel Water
Poison
Tentacruel XY
Evolve Tentacool at Lv. 30 or above
88 Grimer
Alola Form
Poison
Dark
Grimer-Alola SM
Catch on Route 18
89 Muk
Alola Form
Poison
Dark
Muk-Alola SM
Evolve Grimer at Lv. 38 or above
92 Gastly Ghost
Poison
Gastly XY
Catch at Old Graveyard
93 Haunter Ghost
Poison
Haunter XY
Evolve Gastly at Lv. 25 or above
Haunter-white

Halloween Haunter

Catch during the 2016 Halloween Event (10-31/10/2016) (Event Ended)
94 Gengar Ghost
Poison
Gengar XY
Evolve Haunter by trading
White Gengar

Halloween Gengar

Evolve Halloween Haunter by trading
Gengar-Mega XY

Mega Gengar

Purchase Gengarite from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Gengar
MegaGengarH

Mega Halloween Gengar

Purchase Gengarite H from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Halloween Gengar (Event Ended)
167 Spinarak Bug
Poison
Spinarak XY
Catch in Gale Forest overnight
168 Ariados Bug
Poison
Ariados XY
Evolve Spinarak at Lv. 22 or above
211 Qwilfish Water
Poison
Qwilfish XY
Catch by fishing on Route 12
269 Dustox Bug
Poison
Dustox-M XY

Male

Dustox-F XY

Female

Evolve Cascoon at Lv. 10 or above
406 Budew Grass
Poison
Budew XY
Breed Roselia or Roserade holding a Rose Incense in Lagoona Day Care
315 Roselia Grass
Poison
Roselia-M XY

Male

Roselia-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 9 during daytime
Evolve Budew with high happiness during daytime
407 Roserade Grass
Poison
Roserade-M XY

Male

Roserade-F XY

Female

Evolve Roselia by using a Shiny Stone
434 Stunky Poison
Dark
Stunky XY
Catch on Route 4
435 Skuntank Poison
Dark
Skuntank XY
Evolve Stunky at Lv. 34 or above
451 Skorupi Poison
Bug
Skorupi XY
Catch on Route 18
452 Drapion Poison
Dark
Drapion XY
Evolve Skorupi at Lv. 40 or above
453 Croagunk Poison
Fighting
Croagunk-M XY

Male


Croagunk-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 18
454 Toxicroak Poison
Fighting
Toxicroak-M XY

Male


Toxicroak-F XY

Female

Evolve Croagunk at Lv. 37 or above
543 Venipede Bug
Poison
Venipede XY
Catch on Route 9
544 Whirlipede Bug
Poison
Whirlipede XY
Evolve Venipede at Lv. 22 or above
545 Scolipede Bug
Poison
Scolipede XY
Evolve Whirlipede at Lv. 30 or above
590 Foongus Grass
Poison
Foongus XY
Catch on Route 13
591 Amoonguss Grass
Poison
Amoonguss XY
Evolve Foongus at Lv. 39 or above
690 Skrelp Poison
Water
Skrelp XY
Catch on Route 17
691 Dragalge Poison
Dragon
Dragalge XY
Evolve Skrelp at Lv. 48 or above
747 Mareanie Water
Poison
Mareanie SM
Catch by fishing on Lost Islands
748 Toxapex Water
Poison
Toxapex SM
Evolve Mareanie at Lv. 38 or above

Poison-Type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Acid
Special Category
40 100% 30 (48) The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets' Sp.Def stats.
Acid Armor
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Acid Spray
Special Category
40 100% 20 (32) The user spits fluid that works to melt the target. This harshly reduces the target's Sp. Def stat.
Baneful Bunker
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also poisons any attacker that makes direct contact.
Belch
Special Category
120 90% 10 (16) The user lets out a damaging belch on the target. The user must eat a Berry to use this move.
Clear Smog
Special Category
50 ---% 15 (24) The user attacks by throwing a clump of special mud. All status changes are returned to normal.
Coil
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.
Cross Poison
Physical Category
70 100% 20 (32) A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
Gastro Acid
Status Category
--- 100% 10 (16) The user hurls up its stomach acids on the target. The fluid eliminates the effect of the target's Ability.
Gunk Shot
Physical Category
120 80% 5 (8) The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. It may also poison the target.
Poison Fang
Physical Category
50 100% 15 (24) The user bites the target with toxic fangs. It may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Poison Gas
Status Category
--- 90% 40 (64) A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. It may poison those hit.
Poison Jab
Physical Category
80 100% 20 (32) The target is stabbed with a tentacle or arm seeped with poison. It may also poison the target.
Poison Powder
Status Category
--- 75% 35 (56) The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. It may poison the target.
Poison Sting
Physical Category
15 100% 35 (56) The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
Poison Tail
Physical Category
50 100% 25 (40) The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Purify
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user heals the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.
Sludge
Special Category
65 100% 20 (32) Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
Special Category
90 100% 10 (16) Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
Sludge Wave
Special Category
95 100% 10 (16) It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
Smog
Special Category
30 70% 20 (32) The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
Toxic
Status Category
--- 90% 10 (16) A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn. It will never miss if used by a Poison-type Pokémon.
Toxic Spikes
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent's feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle. If used twice, it will cause Bad Poison.
Toxic Thread
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) The user shoots poisonous threads to poison the target and lower the target's Speed stat.
Venom Drench
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) Opposing Pokémon are drenched in an odd poisonous liquid. This lowers the Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats of a poisoned target.
Venoshock
Special Category
65 100% 10 (16) The user drenches the target in a special poisonous liquid. Its power is doubled if the target is poisoned.
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