Top Ten Best Poison Pokemon

This isn't 100% based off of stats, just so ya know. It's more-so an opinion.

The Top Ten

1 Crobat Crobat

Seriously hated Koga's team and his battling style in the elite 4, and this thing exemplified what Koga stands for with toxic and double team. But after kissing some Golbat ass, I can say this dude is sweet. One of the fastest out there, can wreak havoc with toxic (Koga-Sensei taught me well), learns Fly and gave a solarbeam more disrespect than Popo did to Goku's Kamehameha in the battle tower. - theman1000000

While some people might get turned off by him because of the frequency of zubats. Crobat is one of the fastest Pokemon in the whole series. With decent attack and defense to back it up, crobat has the highest stats out of any poison type. What other bat do you know of that is purple and has four wings?

Crobats awesome great stats for sure and you could catch it early in the game as a zubat or golbat in the caves

The only bad thing about Crobat is that he is not Muk.

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2 Drapion

Drapion is a very powerful pokemon. It is lethal with its defensive bulk,and has a decent attack stat. He is relatively fast and can learn some pretty decent moves. Now for its ability sniper, which increases the power of critical hits, you can easily use this to your advantage. If you give it a scope lens, it will increase it's critical hit ratio, plus with moves such as night slash and cross poison which have high critical hit ratios, it will become pretty hard for the hits to NOT be critical. Now with both cross poison and night slash receiving a STAB boost, the moves get base power 105, then with the extra high critical hit ratio, it's quite likely for the hits to become critical, increasing the damage by 2.25 because of sniper, the base power averages to roundabout 236. Now for a filter for the other slots you can have moves such as knock off and poison fang, which has a 50% chance to badly poison a target. You could also have toxic spikes or big bite. Also if you want to make ...more

Drapion is both offensive and defensive. Its high defensive status and decent stats all around make it a kick ass wall that still can inflict some good damage.

Drapion is awesome one weakness common that's awesome any ways, he would be an amazing threat against fairy types and think about it, not many people run earthquake on many of their Pokemon so you could eliminate all the Pokemon that now earthquake then bam go into drapion and start sweeping

Drapion is bomb! It is a Scorpion! Scorpions are the boss

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3 Nidoking Nidoking

First off, let's just say that if you don't pink for you Nidoking, his shiny is blue! Gengar's shiny form looks like a tooth! Nidoking is part of a combo of male and female, Gengar is forever alone. Nidoking learns moves like earthquake and megahorn, plus a unique move earth power! Gengar's only famous for his shadow ball, hypnosis, dream eater combo. Giving him no unique movepool. Plus, if we are talking true poison type Pokemon, then Gengar isn't a poison type then at all! He is a primary ghost type, people hardly use him for his poison abilities at all. Nidoking, on the other hand, is a primary poison type, making him more assigned as number 1 of poison types. Another bonus, Gengar is just a shadow who gives people nightmares that aren't real! While Nidoking is a giant reptilian like monster that can can cause earthquakes and have a girlfreind! Talk about win for win. Let's face it, Gengar may get a mega evolution, but no one says to the KING!

COME ON! Who doesn't love nidoking? I mean e is east to get and very powerful. E can also learn moves like earthquake. In fire red and leaf green you can get him at the beginning.

It's my favourite pokemon and its hyper beam is amazing. And no other poison pokemon can defeat it and crobat is not strong

Nidoking should be no. 1 poison pokemon

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4 Toxicroak

Despite the x4 weakness to psychic, Toxicroak can learn loads of moves such as X Scissor, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, Earthquake, Poison Jab, Brick Break, Shadow Ball, Bullet Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Bounce, and Dual Chop, this badass frog pokemon has the potential to wreck almost any team. Also, his name is LEGENDARY and has one of the most unique typings in Pokemon.

He's just so damn badass, it's move pool is too OP and it is fast as well as insanely powerful, My favourite Pokemon of all time no doubt!

I've just always loved Toxicroak and the way he looks! I've just feel he is really powerful

This is awesome poison pokemon

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5 Gengar Gengar Gengar, known in Japan as Gengar, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This Pokemon has access to STAB sludge bomb and shadow ball. It can even learn thunderbolt! With super high special attack and amazing speed, it makes for the best sweeper. In the Pokemon rescue team games, he may be the bad guy, but on the battlefield he dominates!

Gengar is not only the greatest poison type, but one of the best Pokemon of any type ever. From design to stats to overall awesomeness, Gengar slays the competition.

Find it hard not to catch a gastly at the start of Soulsilver every time I start again. Gengar is outrageously good. Don't really use his poison side but you can, he looks awesome and his special attack is to be honest is quite special.

Gengar is OP! Not to mention that what he has is what no other poison type (expect Venusaur) has: A MEGA EVOLUTION! sad it loses its levitate though :(

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6 Muk Muk

Muk is incredibly versatile, being able to force out a large number of Pokemon (including most of the new fairies), set up a curse to bolster its defense to match its Special defense, and also has access to priority in Shadow sneak, making it able to outspeed for the kill when needed. Way too underrated!

Muk is a purple blob of awesomeness, therefore the best poison type Pokémon of all time. With the exception of speed, its stats are great. Its moves are helpful, although it has a large amount of special moves that are basically useless. Use minimize and acid armor a few times, then poison jab and brick break. The first sentence was obviously the most important reason though...

This is one of my worst favorite Pokemon to fight, it's got obnoxiously high defense/(special defense? ) and with toxic and minimize, and shadow sneak this thing will destroy you slowly and painfully

Muk is the worst it can't back you up I could not even beat gym 1 with muk

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7 Scolipede

Gigantic pinky-purple centipedes for the win.

I can not stress it enough... I absolutely LOVE this thing! It has never let me down in battle! Not even once! I love its unique typing as well! It is super fast and hits hard too!

I don't see why this amazing beast of a cantipede isn't at the top of the list. I mean, he's based on the fossilized centipede that grew to be the size of a car! He's got some pretty unbelievable speed stats for something his size, and, on my Pokemon omega ruby game, he sweeped the elite four and then destroyed the champion all by himself! He also only needed, like, 5 full restores. This beast should be at the top of this list!

Sorry, I meant amazing beast of a centipede. Go Scolipede!

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8 Venusaur Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Grass/Poison type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Seriously?
We have a Drapion and a Crobat above Venusaur-think.
And a Gengar-GENGAR IS NOT USED AS A POISON TYPE!

Venusaur is actually forgotten for its poison side, but its poison side is super powerful-it's the best tank-sure, speed isn't great, but it's a wall and a tanks and a massive BEAST!

AND MEGA VENUSAUR! This is like having a garchomp with a stat boost of 10000-you have unleashed the fairy finisher, the ELIMINATOR!

It's A FROG WITH A FLOWER ON ITS BACK-AWESOME!

Come on! Lets give Venusaur that top ten crown!

This thing is destroyer of all. It can mega evolve and gain thick fat to protect it from fire and ice types, and even if the mega slot is full you can give it a big root, then it's invincible. This definitely deserves top 5 at least. It's the best starter Pokemon of all time!

Venusaur is well deserving of being in the Top 5, in my opinion. Many overlook its Poison capabilities which can knock the day lights out of an unprepared foe. Bolster it again, with its Mega Evolution and you've got yourself a killing machine.

My favorite Pokemon of all time and he's a complete beast with sludge bomb and leech seed.

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9 Weezing

Weezing what can I say about him that makes it one of the best poison types, well fer starters its ability "levitate" makes it immune to one of its 2 only weaknesses ground typing, not only that you can make it either physically or specially offensive because of its balanced special and physical attack stats and through breeding teach it toxic spikes, not only that its got great defensive bulk and decent special defense. and yes I rather like the design fer Weezing as well.

Weezing has always been a staple for poison types in the game and as a Pokemon in general in the original anime. Easily one of the most recognizable Pokemon of all time and can be an all out tank with strong defense stats and the ability to learn a wide set of TM's. Will always stay in my heart as my favorite poison types and one of, if not just flat out my all time favorite Pokemon.

I have ALWAYS loved weezing, ever since pokemon blue and red. Not only does it look cool, but it looks intriguing! It's an amazing pokemon with great defense and attack stats. Coming way ahead of Muk in my opinion.

# the first poison type ash has ever seen in real life why isn't he on at least the number 3 spot

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10 Arbok Arbok

It's the Poison Pokemon for definition! Great looking and strong!

Arbok has possibly the best look ever for a Pokemon, and it's speed is awesome

He was my favorite Pokemon In the 5th gen

Personally, Arbok is my favorite Pokemon. My Arbok Nagini and I beat Giovanni together. And I ONLY used that Pokemon. In my opinion, it is very underrated for one of the 1st gen Pokemon.

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The Newcomers

? Nihilego Nihilego Nihilego is a dual-type Rock/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by code name UB-01 Symbiont.

Nihilego is the best Pokemon ever. Fact! Nihilego is the best Poison-Type Pokemon ever and always will be. Fact! There is no point in trying anymore. Fact! If you don't vote for Nihilego, then you will be banished to the Ultra Wormhole!

? Salazzle Salazzle

Salazzle may have a x4 weakness to ground, but she's wicked strong. A few stat boosts and a Baton Pass made my Salazzle a sweeper to rock the ages.

The Contenders

11 Tentacruel Tentacruel

Come on No.11 people what about these moves Sludge Wave, Scald, Toxic, and Toxic Spikes with Liquid Ooze it is bad for Leech seed, Giga Drain, Mega Drain, and absorb so use it and you won't be upset with the results

Epic Pokemon though it is under appreciated it has epic specials and speed and a considerate defense

Very bulky like the guy below me said use these moves I've had him and destroyed a team so easily

Tentacruel is good if you're up against fairies, because of its resistance to fairies as well as its high special defense.
As a bonus, it was that one Pokemon that you were a little scared of when it destroyed cities, so why not?

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12 Dragalge Dragalge

One of the most underrated 6th gen Pokemon and a top contender for one of the best poison types. Sure, its stats are unremarkable and its normal abilities are useless, but one look at its HA shows just how powerful this sea horse can be. Adaptability turns up STAB moves from 1.5x to 2x power. Do you know what that means? Any poison or dragon move suddenly does the same damage as a super effective hit. One wonderful adaptability sludge wave means goodbye for any pesky fairy types!

Has a ton of defense makes this thing a major stalker. Also a great counter for fairy types.

Dragalge is really cool, and is the only Poison/Drago type!

I really like the design of dragalge and now that it has adaptability it is very strong, too ^_^

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13 Nidoqueen

An awesome pokemon that can learn 3 one hit
KO moves and knows epic moves for all elements
A pokemon with such as a poisonous heart earns
A place in the top ten at the least

If nidoking is second then she should be first
She is the mother of all poison types and can destroy steel with earth quake

Great design and good type match. I also love Nidoran (female), so cute! (and I like their color)

5 words, life orb and sheer force

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14 Roserade

What happened to it? Roserade is decent to have, with the best moves a poison type can ever use. It could learn Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Leech Seed, Sleep Powder and such, added with decent Speed and Special Attack. Train it right, and you got yourself a poisonous bomb.

Roserade is probably one of the most over-looked Pokemon. He has a base 125 Special Attack and a very respectable 100 base Special Defense and 90 base Speed.

It's an awesome sweeper, after galvantula throws its sticky web, assault vest roserade, in a full power set is awesome

Great! But a shame you have to use a stone to evolve it... that way you can't change its moves if you regret them

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15 Skuntank

Skuntank is one of two poison type that don't have to worry about psychics and it can throw opposing teams for a loop if you're go at predicting moves. Try this set:
Snatch
Thief
Sucker Punch
Poison Jab
First take their item with thief. Then they won't expect a second dark attack in sucker punch, then when they try to boost to avoid the sucker punch use snatch.
Or if you know you're fighting a boosting Pokemon like a cloyster or a dragonite snatch first.
This is a top 5 poison Pokemon

Really guys! When you put a poison out, they switch to an Espeon or something like that. But not Skuntank. His dark side makes him immune to psychic, and his po7son side makes him normal to bug and fighting. That makes Skuntank's only weakness is ground.

I used action replay just to get it in platinum and hence the name he is a tank only being taking down by ground moves have a wide variety of moves making him one of the most power full

Repulsive but cool at the same time

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16 Croagunk

This thing is absolutely adorable.

When evolves makes other Pokemon cry

Croagunk has got the best attitude.

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17 Swalot

When you look past the whole "poisonous bag that eats everything whole" thing, Swalot is really cute.

Yes pick the giant purple blob that eats everything in its path. Of course.

In Pokemon y I got one early on used it as a tank and swept the rest of the game with the bloody thing... So yeah swalot top 5 at least

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18 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known as Fushigidane in Japan, is the first Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Bulbasaur is so cute plus he is the strongest out of charmander and squirtle I think he's great :D

It is so cute! It probably isn't one of my favorite grass pokemon because Leafeon is my favorite pokemon but bulbasaur is a good starter wiv a cute face and epic evolutions!

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19 Skorupi

I love skorupi he's powerful and can use moves that are affective against types he weak to!

I love skorupi he's way better than weezing in my opinion

Skorupi is the only scorpion Pokemon that actally looks like a scorpion. Unlike Drapion and his weird neck thing. Drapion is still good.

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20 Venomoth

As a poison trainer I like poison pokemon but
I suggest that venomoth should be in the ten.
But why? Because I traded my venomoth from hg
To my diamond and managed to sucseed in the
Whole game with Venomoth, nidoqueen, gengar
Toxicroak, muk and weezing! I also managed to
Beat the champion in 1 minute with my lv 100
Venomoth! IN YOUR FACE CYNTHIA!

Venomoth is an exellent Pokemon. You Can easly pass trough the Pokemon league just with him and defeat opponent Pokemons that have an higher level than your Venomoth.

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