The Top 10 Best Poison Type Pokemon Ever

If you want to add the best poison type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all non-legendary poison types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


Honorable Mentions:

Nidoqueen, Galarian Weezing, Venomoth, Toxicroak, Toxtricity


10. Roserade

best poison type pokemon - roserade

Luring prey with a sweet scent, Roserade uses poison whips on its arms to poison, bind, and finish off the prey.


Good attacks for Roserade: leaf storm, sludge bomb, synthesis, spikes, toxic, stun spore, sleep powder


9. Tentacruel

best poison type pokemon - tentacruel

Tentacruel fires off ultrasonic waves from its red orbs to weaken its prey, and then it wraps them up in its 80 tentacles.


Good attacks for Tentacruel: scald, sludge bomb, knock off, rapid spin, toxic spikes


8. Crobat

best poison type pokemon - crobat

If Crobat is flying by fluttering only a pair of wings on either the forelegs or hind legs, it's proof that it has been flying a long distance. It switches the wings it uses if it is tired.


Good attacks for Crobat: brave bird, super fang, cross poison, roost, defog


7. Amoonguss

best poison type pokemon - amoonguss

Amoonguss show off their Poké Ball caps to lure prey, but very few are fooled by this tactic.

Good attacks for Amoongus: sludge bomb, giga drain, clear smog, spore, stun spore


6. Venusaur

best poison type pokemon - venusaur

There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.

Good attacks for Venusaur: sludge bomb, giga drain, leech seed, growth, synthesis, sleep powder, toxic


Read more: The best legendary poison type Pokemon ever - ranked

5. Scolipede

best poison type pokemon - scolipede

Scolipede clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.

Good attacks for Scolipede: megahorn, aquatail, earthquake, rock slide, swords dance


4. Nidoking

best poison type pokemon - nidoking

Nidoking's thick tail packs enormously destructive power. With one swing, it can topple a metal transmission tower. Once it goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.

Good attacks for Nidoking: sludge wave, earth power, ice beam, flamethrower


Pro tip: use Nidoking's 'sheer force' ability and a life orb item to amplify Nidoking's attacking power!


3. Alolan Muk

best poison type pokemon - alolan muk

From Muk's body seeps a foul fluid that gives off a nose-bendingly horrible stench. Just one drop of its body fluid can turn a pool stagnant and rancid.


Good attacks for Alolan Muk: knock off, fire punch, poison jab, gunk shot, pursuit, explosion


2. Toxapex

To attack, Toxapex sends toxic spikes flying at its enemies. Ones that come close are struck by the claws on its feet.


Good attacks for Toxapex: scald, baneful bunker, recover, toxic, haze, toxic spikes


1. Gengar

Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow cast by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow.


Good attacks for Gengar: shadow ball, sludge wave, focus blast, icy wind, thunderbolt hex, will-O-wisp, destiny bond



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