Top 10 Best Poison Type 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

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.

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?

2 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!

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.

Nidoking is one of the most versatile Pokemon in Generation 1, and one of the few truly powerful non-starter Pokemon you can get in the early game.

Heck yeah Nidoking all the way! The king is in the house! His moveset is off the wall with Earthquake Mega horn and Earth power this guy is sick and crushes those other pokes under his epic rule.

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

It has a great defense and solid attack and speed. Ev train it's attack and sp defense and it'll be amazing in battle. When it learns cross poison it gets a 50% same type attack bonus so it can destroy. It has a good move poll too. So overall it's an awesome Pokemon.

How is this badass being beaten by the overrated ghost? Only one weakness, Amazing defense, learns Acupressure, Awesome design... This pokemon is the perfect poison type, and almost redeems this awful type of my hatrid.

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.

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

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!

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!

Ok gengar has been my partner Pokemon since gen 4 when my friend rekt my whole team with one gengar. Gengar not only is a beast but his stats are insane. Give him shadow ball and sludge bomb and he's unstoppable. And not only that he's not just poison but ghost also gives him so many more advantages. And his shiny forms AMAZING!

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.

5 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.

Croagunk is my favourite pokemon and Toxicroak is 10 times as cool. I think this badass frog has a move pool that can give him excellent coverage against most types and his unique type is also pretty cool (both poison and fighting are my favourite types).

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.

Screw fairies, we have Mach Punch! Screw psychic types, we have X-Scizor. Screw Choice Band/Specs, we have a mixed attacker that uses a Life Orb or Choice Scarf!

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

Energy Ball is a really good grass attack. Earthquake can take care of Fire, Poison, and Steel types. In my opinion, Sleep Powder is a better pairing to Solarbeam than Sunny Day is. It still doesn't solve all of Venusaur's weaknesses, however. Don't send this thing into battle against a Charizard, Skarmory, Swellow, or Talonflame.

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.

Venasaur rekt my team one time and I have 3 Pokemon that should easily be able to take on ANY grass type. When it mega evolves and gets thick fat you need to have a flying type and still get super lucky. This thing's a beast.

7 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 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...

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 an overpowered poison type that has a powerful Gunk Shot and its Toxic is a real advantage because it's damage worsens each turn. Minimize is OP because it will make Muk a dodging machine so they can't touch you. That is why I choose Muk.

8 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.

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!

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!

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!

9 Arbok

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.

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.

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

A wild Arbok appeared, go arceus. Arceus used judgement, it cuts 68% of arboks hp. Arbok used poison fang, it cut 29% of arceus hp, but wait! Arceus is know badly poisoned, poison is pulsing through his veins, its reaching its Arceus heart and Arceus died from poison. You try to run away, you can't, you use struggle, it cuts 2% of arboks hp while cutting your own health by 7%, and all this time arbok is using coil and screaming LOOL. In your face

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.

Hands down the best Venoshocker in any game. Able to also Petal Dance away, set up hazards and do a 100 power weather based attack, no Poison Pokemon messes with him. Not even Nidoking.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Croagunk

It's a pretty cool pokemon and has given me many memories over the years with the anime, or how it acts in pokken tournament or other places.

This thing is absolutely adorable.

Croagunk has got the best attitude.

Stabs brock in the back

13 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!

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

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!

14 Nidoqueen

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

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

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.

16 Tentacruel

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?

It is easily one of the best Pokemon. only 3 weaknesses and 8 resists.
Also learns toxic spikes and can do decent damage.
Great sp definitely and fair definitely stats with healthy hp stat make it good as a wall.

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

The best gen 1 pokemon

17 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.

I think swalots are just great. They've got a unique design including whiskers and diamonds. They have access to strange moves you wouldn't expect such as ice beam, earthquake and explosion. And I think it really helped my team when I used one in saphire version.

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.

18 Dustox
19 Beedrill

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 has been my favorite bug Pokemon for as long as I can remember

Sweeper because it has mega evolve and can sweep a lot because of speed and ability is open

Mega beedrill sweeps teams so fast they don't know whats coming

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

I shall die if he is not the best. Vote him so I live!

22 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 can take a hit, so if you run with Toxic (100% hit) and Venoshock (65 power doubled if it's already poisoned), then you're doing great. It's flinch Abilities should be coupled with moves that also can cause flinch, so your opponent gets nice and frustrated, like Dark Pulse. Finally, flamethrower isn't a bad idea, but consider Incenerate to remove all berries from an opponent with no hope of getting them back. Since Venoshock and Dark Pulse also give Skuntank stab, you're looking at a true tank. Couple it with Leftovers or Black Sludge or Shell Bell to build back large portions of HP.

HE is a tank he learns Explosion as the final move and he is a dark and poison type. IMMUNE to psychic types and psychic types are a threat. Look Skuntank has everything great stats great moves great design. If you watch TheKingNappy he says inone of his Insurgence videos that " SKUNTANK IS POWER" Those are his exact words.

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.

23 Eternatus
24 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 like this Pokemon. It's way better designed then muk.

25 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.

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

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