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

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.

To think the zubats we all tried to avoid would become into the thing we know as crobat. I remember finding a shiny zubat by complete accident in emerald in meteor falls, I caught him and he was known as the strongest member in my team. This thing would outspeed every pokemon it opposed, and with great attack and some pretty good moves it can learn along the way, this thing was definitely a force to be reconned with

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?

Just with Cross Poison and Aerial Ace, this thing is really good, taking care of any Grass, Bug, and Fighting types. You can also teach him Giga Drain, Steel Wing, Zen Headbutt, Dark Pulse, Heat Wave (in ORAS), X-Scissor, and Twister. Using him against an Aggron, however, under any circumstances, isn't recommended though.

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

I used one on let's go pikachu play through, and it swept Lorolei and bruno

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!

You made a paragraph about your like for Nidoking and STILL managed to get it's color wrong. Wow. - Thermal36

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

3 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 the best poison type Pokemon. He can take hits easily and give hits as well. Drapion has only 1 weakness and crobat has 4.

4 Toxicroak

My personal favorite poison type. Also like his dual-fighting type and he can learn a ton of moves.

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!

The amount of moves this pokemon can learn is enough to cover all of its weaknesses. Its design is also pretty cool and its idle animation looks like its ready kick some butt. Shame it doesn't have a signature move though.

5 Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Gengar is AWESOME and the best. Whoever didn't vote for Gengar is a constipated kitten

My favorite person. Those who did not vote for Gengar are all fools

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!

Why is Gengar no. 1 on best Ghost-types but never Poison-types?
Gengar is still really good and deserves a higher spot on the list!

6 Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

We have a Drapion and a Crobat above Venusaur-think.

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!


Come on! Lets give Venusaur that top ten crown!

This thing is an absolute beast. in pokemon go, venusaur is a tier 2 defender and a tier 3 attacker

It is one of the strongest grass types and it can mega evolve. It is way better than crobat.

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!

7 Scolipede

Think of it. I don't no if it can learn copycat or Me first but yeah


Toxic Spikes

Gunk Shot


Me First

Gigantic pinky-purple centipedes for the win.

Definitely my favourite pokemon, it is very fast and has a respectable attack stat. Set up a sword dance on this beast and it can sweep. Furthermore it's hidden ability means it only gets faster as the battle continues and it has baton pass meaning these boosts can be passed on to other pokemon allowing them to sweep.

Scolipede was the reason that I beat the grass gym in pbb... its good that it knows rock climb. And what other pokemon can use steamroller? Awesome!

8 Muk Muk, known in Japan as Betbeton, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Muk is overall a very powerful Pokemon, and despite its special attack and speed stats, it can still do loads of damage with Brick Break and Gunk Shot. Plus, Shadow Sneak gives priority, which can pick up quick kills in a pinch. Also, Minimize sharply raises evasion, so using it a few times can make Muk nearly untouchable. There is no reason it's not the best poison type Pokemon.

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...

Ok it is a great physical attacker with diverse moves but that's not why I voted it's actually the first pokemon I have ever seen and that is what got me into pokemon so thank you muk for getting me into this great series.

9 Arbok

I think that this is probably, besides gengar and crobat, the best poison type pokemon and weezing too.

Arbok and ekans are my favorite poison type pokemon and weezing and koffing too. But the only thing about koffing and weezing is that weezing always looks depressed and koffings voice in indigo league just personally, annoys me. Also, in the diglett episode, when jessies ekans and james koffing evolve, they wouldve beaten ash and stolen his pikachu if they didn't dive down under ground and getting beaten up by those diglett and dugtrio. I think that Arbok should be #1 because he can whip crobats butt.

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

Give arbok strong jaw with pison, ice, fire, and thunder fang it can't be beat.

10 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

Roserade is the best because it has good stats good moves, can survive to a super effective move if you train it well and its really cute with those sexy curves.
It's a super good Pokemon my team wouldn't be the same without him.
P. S: he/she should have a mega evalution

The Contenders

11 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.

It's literally a living toxin distiller. It mixes, creates, scavenges, then chemically produces SEVERELY poisonous gasses. Being only poison type, mainly focused on poison unlike other poison types(gengar), I think Weezing deserves the top spot as Best poison type because he fits the role of poison type the best.

12 Dragalge

Just look at it. It doesn't care about wut u think. The only thing it cares about is chillaxing, and wrecking all who oppose it.

In all seriousness, Dragalge is an incredible Pokemon, and for good reasons. First, it has a unique dual typing of Dragon/Poison, giving it 4 weaknesses(Ground, Psychic, Dragon, and Ice) and resists 7 types(Poison, Grass, Fire, Fighting, Bug, Water, and Electric). While it does have 4 weaknesses, Psychic and Ice are commonly special attacks. This is important because Dragalge's highest stat is Special Defense, which can help it shrug off some super effective moves. While its Special attack may seem average, don't be fooled. Dragalge is 1 out of 10 Pokemon capable of having the ability, Adaptability! Put a Life Orb on it with Adaptibility, and you will witness true power! And it isn't a slouch in moves either, learning powerful moves like Sludge Bomb, Gunk Shot, Dragon Pulse, Draco Meteor, and even Focus Blast! With these tools, Dragalge will punch ...more

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!

13 Nidoqueen

NO COMMENTS! Just one my most favorite pokemon EVER. Same with Nidoking.

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

5 words, life orb and sheer force

14 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?

15 Swalot Swalot, known in Japan as Marunoom, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Swalot refuses to die. Maybe not the highest defense for a poison-type pokemon, but my favorite because he doesn't die and does a lot of damage. Out of all I've used - Muk, Garbodor, Swalot, Tenticruel, Nidoking/Nidoqueen and other pokemon - something about Swalot and how powerful he is makes him my favorite.

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

Because it's hard to be defeated by hitting it's stomach because it's bouncy like jelly

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

16 Croagunk

This thing is absolutely adorable.

This is a nice Pokemon...

Croagunk is boss

Beedrill is better

17 Ivysaur

Can know all venusaurs moves however is easyer to 1 shot on the other hand it can get leach seeds out and PSn pow and do more damage than a lot of the guys on this list

Very useful against water Pokémon.

18 Haunter Haunter, known in Japan as Ghost, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He screams "veronica, open the, open the door please"

19 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, known in Japan as Fushigidane, 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

His final evolution, Venusaur, is poison. Not bulbasaur himself.

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!

cute and strong

20 Skuntank Skuntank (Japanese: スカタンク Skutank) is a dual-type Poison/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation IV of the Pokémon series. It is categorized as the Skunk Pokémon and it evolves from Stunky. Skuntank is known for its noxious fluid which smells dreadful. It can spray this fluid over 160 feet, more.

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:
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

The largely underrated skunk that is forever taking its foes by surprise! Well deserving of a higher placing, this bad boy is gonna take you down!

21 Salazzle

That artwork of Salazzle. It is Dazzling

I even have her as my main

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.

Salazzle is a great poisen type pokemon I always have her first in my battles cause she is strong Salazzle should at least be in the top tens.

22 Beedrill

Beedrill is helpful at the start of Pokemon and he is so strong at the start of the game but sadly you have to replace him with another Pokemon in the end :(

Scope lens, focus energy, sniper beedrill is a beast it will tear a team apart with 100% chance x3 crits, and adaptability mega beedrill's speed and attack are ridiculous, it has access to fell stinger, pin missile, poison jab, agility, x-scissor and u-turn, set it up and only a talon flame could stop it.

People who think butterfree is better have got to face it beedrill would just stab them and destroy butterfree

Beedrill is good with epic stats moves like fell stinger just keep boosting them so I think bee drill is awesome

23 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 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.

24 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.


25 Garbodor Garbodor, known in Japan as Dustdas, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise introduced in Generation V. It is categorized as the Trash Heap Pokémon.

This is one beefy stack of trash! Garbodor will reduce the opponents team to garbage, out of pure frustration. All hail the Garbage King!

This amazing Pokemon helped me through the Pokemon league In black and white. I love this pile of trash. It's so derpy so I love it.

I believe in my heart that this garbage pile should be MUCH higher on this list. It stinks!

I can believe that a trash pokemon is so powerful

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