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

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

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?

Zubats are annoying,but when I got a Crobat,he was a god at speed and attack!

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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

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 badass great design great type and great movepool

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

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

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

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4 Toxicroak 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!

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.

One of my favorites

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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.

Gengar is a pure beast while he can dream eat all those pokemon like Toxicroak Nidoking Drapion Crobat If I get to pick 1 GHOST TYPE/POISON TYPE I choose Gengar! Plus you can get it in Lavender Town or in a Graveyard or any spooky place Like come on give this guy a chance You won't regret it! Catch a gastly they're pretty common in scary place's Train him up to a Haunter Use your way of getting a Gengar I like never regretted using a Gengar I had a Gengar with those good ol hypnosis and dream eater He kicked butt! Like really! Plus he can hypnosis a legendary/mythical/rare AND GUESS WHAT?! It'll be a 1000 time's easier to catch! You'll catch it in no time with an ultra/dusk/great ball!

Gengar is the only poison ghost type if you don't count Haunter and Gastly. - Manowar9

Seriously! Fift h!

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6 Scolipede Scolipede

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!

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

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7 Venusaur Venusaur Venusaur, known in Japan as Fushigibana, is a Grass/Poison type 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 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.

Venusaur is pretty tanky, and it also has good special attack, can beat any type with a weakness to it. - Decidueye2314

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8 Muk 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...


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9 Arbok Arbok

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

He was my favorite Pokemon In the 5th gen

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

He is awesome because he is a snake!

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10 Roserade 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


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The Newcomers

? Naganadel Naganadel

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

The Contenders

11 Weezing 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 a really cool pokemon in my opinion

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12 Nidoqueen 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

5 words, life orb and sheer force


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13 Dragalge 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.

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

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14 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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15 Swalot Swalot

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

He is legit a tank ngl

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16 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!

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

The #1 Pokémon. Literally. Puns anyone?

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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.

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

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

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18 Croagunk Croagunk

This thing is absolutely adorable.

This is a nice Pokemon...

Beedrill is better

Croagunk has got the best attitude.

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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.

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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21 Ivysaur 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

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

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

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

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27 Seviper Seviper

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!

Seviper has good moves to counter its weaknesses flamethrower and dark pulse

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28 Salazzle Salazzle

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.

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.

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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.

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!

Any Ultra Beast should be FIRST!

One of the best

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.

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31 Weedle Weedle Weedle is a worm-like Pokémon in the Pokémon series. It evolves to Kakuna, which evolves to Beedrill. Its name may come from "worm" and "needle", or "weed" and "needle", referencing that it chews weeds, helping gardeners.

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

Because I can. Problem, Weedle-haters?

32 Toxapex Toxapex

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.

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

Toxapex should be number one

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

33 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

34 Ekans Ekans

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

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

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

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35 Shroomish Shroomish

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

Really? Shroomish is Just Grass.

Shroomish is really bad

Eh its ok

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36 Qwilfish Qwilfish

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

37 Gastly Gastly

Gastly is super ugly.

Why not?

38 Koffing Koffing

I mean why not?


39 Venipede

Yay cute venipede - TENTACRUEL

40 Golbat Golbat

Please put it ahead of zubat

41 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)

42 Victreebel Victreebel

Is this even poison?

Yes it is

43 Roselia Roselia
44 Mareanie
45 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

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.

What to tell he is the god of pokmon

46 Bellossem

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

This is misspelled... It's Bellossom

47 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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