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

Good pokemon

Max out this boi's speed and boom a glass canon.

Best one. I 2HKO'ed A mega beedril with it. Confuse Ray and Acrbatics

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

2 Drapion 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

It can do 100 damege


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.

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

Incoming is real basking! after getting life orb with sheer force...he can easily sweep

Found shiny on cousins game.

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.

4 Toxicroak Toxicroak

It always cracks me up, I mean look at that mustashe

Interesting concept
Unique design
Good stats
I think this is a good pokémon.

Best POISON type EVER!

Favorite poison type and tied with Lucario and Hawlucha for favorite fighting type

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

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!

Gengar with hypnosis and dream eater I really op so how is this number five

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 #5! He deserves better,He is not only the best ghost type,But the best poison type! If not,He shall be one of the best pokemon ever! Oh,by the way,He learns a very large amount of dark type moves too allowing him to use powerful attacks like Dark Pulse and others.Not enough? Teach him hypnosis and dream eater and Nightmare (You could teach it now that move quite late but it is totally worth it.) and make it like the non-mythical version of Darkrai! Mark my words.

6 Scolipede Scolipede

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.

It has coverage for all it's weaknesses, plus the ability speed boost? A definite sweeper

Awesome can run a speed boost set with protect and mash as many enemies as possible. Plus looks nice.

Gigantic pinky-purple centipedes for the win.

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

I know it's the grass starter but its also a poison master

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.

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!

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

Well muk is a big splat of gunck,so it's got to be the most powerful it is qwite big


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!

9 Arbok Arbok

Ice fire and thunder fang. Whoever did this is mental.

The Best Pokemon!

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

He is awesome because he is a snake!

10 Roserade Roserade

It's so fast. You can sweep anything with a little setup.

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


The Contenders

11 Weezing Weezing

It's a really cool pokemon in my opinion

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.

12 Dragalge Dragalge

Frikin awesome

Very cool design, also amazing picture they used for this. - Aja

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!

13 Nidoqueen 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 Tentacruel

The best gen 1 pokemon

He is a good pokemon

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

15 Swalot Swalot

He is legit a tank ngl

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

16 Bulbasaur 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

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!

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


17 Skuntank 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:
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.

Skuntank is literally the skunk Pokémon. I like skunks, and it looks great too. It is my favorite Pokémon. - Tag365

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

18 Croagunk Croagunk

This thing is absolutely adorable.

This is a nice Pokemon...

Beedrill is better

Croagunk is boss

19 Skorupi 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.


20 Garbodor 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.

I can believe that a trash pokemon is so powerful

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!

21 Ivysaur Ivysaur

Very useful against water Pokémon.

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

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

Why is this Pokemon below a bunch of ugly ones?

Vileplume gets a hundred HP just at the level 30's. Awesome defense, and the moves. Oh, and the Sp. Attack and defense. Incredible!

This Pokemon has decent stadts and is by far the prettiest poison type Pokemon it is the best :) xoxo

24 Venomoth 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.

25 Ariados Ariados

Ariados is so cool! He is underrated, and I think he should get a mega evolution. I picked heart gold because of Ariados and Ho-Oh.

Ariados is one of my favorite Pokémon! It can be cute, and fierce, and although it isn't very powerful, it still has an awesome design and concept. I used one in my play-through of HeartGold and I can say I didn't regret it. It may not be the best, but it is special to me.

26 Beedrill Beedrill

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

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.

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

27 Seviper Seviper

It's a snake, what kind of other explanation is needed?

Seviper is totally the best poison-type! It's a snake with huge fangs and a sword on its tail. It's also the only poison-type to have a signature move ( poison tail). It can also learn moves such as flamethrower and crunch to deal with its weaknesses. I have a level 100 seviper and it defeated the diantha by itself. Also, you can get it early on in the game. If you use it right it can be awesome.

Seviper is the best poison type Pokemon! Unlike basically the whole top 10 this Pokemon is a pure poison type! In my Pokemon Y game this Pokemon was my tank. Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab, Glare, Crunch, Flamethrower, Haze, Toxic and it's kick-ass signature move Poison Tail. SO UNDERRATED!

In my emerald game this owned everything with poison tail. It also just looks so amazingly awesome!

28 Salazzle Salazzle

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.

That artwork of Salazzle. It is Dazzling

I even have her as my main - Super64Mario

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.

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29 Amoonguss

Ok, so I know a lot of people just hates this Pokémon's look, but let's have a look at the 2013 Pokémon Video Game Championship, shall we?
If you were keeping track of the evenement, you probably know the Italian Arash Ommati won the Masters' Division.
The reason he won : its Amoonguss.
Arash Ommati's openent, Ryosuke Kosuge, had a team of almost only legendaries during the final ; Conkeldurr, Heatran, Cresselia and Therian Landorus. Its Amoonguss still survived all the battle, even if Heatran was a big threat.
I personally use Amoonguss since 3 years and it's an awesome Pokémon when you know how to use it properly. - -Giratina-

30 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.

One of the best

Any Ultra Beast should be FIRST!

I love how morbid it is. It is basically a huge parasite it, attached to it’s host to get some knowledge and it makes them aggressive. It only thinks of one thing survival.

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!

31 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Weedle is in-fact the product of a failed Pokemon cloning experiment! Oh wait...

Because I can. Problem, Weedle-haters?

32 Qwilfish Qwilfish

He should be in top twenty

He is so amazing!

I like this guy. He is a great toxic spikes stalker. So annoying

I’m just here cause no one else voted. Don’t listen to me this guy sucks

33 Toxapex Toxapex

As much as I dislike this Pokemon, I would be lying if I said he wasn't the best. - SapphireDragon95

Toxapex water/poison typing makes him invulnerable to groun types. Also his merciless ability make him powerful if the opponent was poisoned. Its special move baneful bunker will sure to mark a doubt to the trainers who attempts to make a physical attack plus its toxic spikes will make him a formidable enemy with an addition to venoshock, in which intensifies when the opponent was poisoned.

It is a great pokemon awesome for sun and moon ultra/non-ultra best posion type

Toxapex should be number one

34 Gliscor Gliscor Gliscor, known in Japan as Glion, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Are you kidding? Gliscor isn't a poison type but just in case: he's awesome

35 Naganadel Naganadel

It has great special attack and speed witch can make a great sweeper

36 Ekans Ekans

He is my favorite character and he's my imagination best friend.

Ekans is snake spelled backwards. Creative, Pokémon? I think not.

Where is Ekans guys?! I mean crobat is the WEAKEST thing in the world and its number one?! I MEAN EKANS IS ADORABLE LITTLE LOVABLE SNAKE AND NOBODY CARES FOR IT

It's so cute

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37 Koffing Koffing

Koffing is awesome


I mean why not?

38 Shroomish Shroomish

Its pure grass but still good and evolved into breloom grass/ fighting

Shroomish is really bad

Really? Shroomish is Just Grass.

Shroomish is clearly a cute poison type Pokemon
With some pretty decent moves

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39 Gastly Gastly Gaslty, known in Japan as Ghos, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Gastly is super ugly.

Why not?

40 Victreebel Victreebel

Is this even poison?

Yes it is

41 Roselia Roselia
42 Venipede

Yay cute venipede - TENTACRUEL

43 Golbat Golbat

Please put it ahead of zubat

44 Stunky Stunky

It is cute! But skuntank ruins stunky's cuteness hmph!

Stunky is a skunk Pokemon! And I love skunks! So obivously I'm voting for this one. vote this one evreyone! Its cute and its powerful (and because it a dark type you can use it for battling pyshic types too)

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46 Nidoran Nidoran
47 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

Of course they put the Pokémon GOD down here

It can only be the creator as with the Toxic plate it is there fore the only legendary poison type and can easily beat all other poison types on the list

Arceus is the one of the best Pokemon of all time I bet it can kO gengar with one hit

Boss Pokemon! Can K. O almost anything.

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48 Bellossem

Not a poison type. It evolves from one, but it's not a poison type itself.

This is misspelled... It's Bellossom

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

Zubat is an poison type

It's evolution is number 1

Zubat is not poison type?!?

Why is subatomic and Croat on the list but not Golbat?

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