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The Poison type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Before the addition of Fairy-type, it was only super effective against Grass-type Pokémon, while being resisted or ineffective against several types, so the main function of Poison-type moves is actually for nasty effects, especially poison and bad poison, though Poison-type Pokémon are immune to these two status ailments. However, as Poison-type attacks are now also super effective against the newly-added Fairy-type Pokémon, these attacks are becoming more popular in battles. Grounded Poison-type Pokémon can also remove Toxic Spikes from the field if they are switched in.

Battle Properties


This table shows the effectiveness of Poison-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Grass Fairy
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Ground Rock Poison Ghost
No effect against: (Damage x0) Steel


This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Poison-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) None
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Fighting Bug Grass Poison Fairy
Weak to: (Damage x2) Psychic Ground

Poison-Type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Pure Poison-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
23 Ekans
Ekans XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
24 Arbok
Arbok XY
Evolve Ekans at Lv. 22 or above
29 Nidoran
Pink Female Symbol
Nidoran-F XY
Catch in Gale Forest
30 Nidorina
Nidorina XY
Evolve Nidoran Female at Lv. 16 or above
31 Nidoran
Male Blue Symbol
Nidoran-M XY
Catch in Gale Forest
32 Nidorino
Nidorino XY
Evolve Nidoran Male at Lv. 16 or above
88 Grimer
Kanto Form
Grimer-Kanto XY
Catch in Anthian Sewers
89 Muk
Kanto Form
Muk-Kanto XY
Evolve Grimer at Lv. 38 or above
109 Koffing
Koffing XY
Catch in Anthian Sewers
110 Weezing
Weezing XY
Evolve Koffing at Lv. 35 or above
336 Seviper
Seviper XY
Hatch the Black Egg given by a lady in the Lagoona Lake Day Care
567 Trubbish
Trubbish XY
Catch in Anthian City - Housing District on Tuesdays
568 Garbodor
Garbodor XY
Evolve Trubbish at Lv. 36 or above

Partly Poison-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
1 Bulbasaur GrassPoison
Bulbasaur XY
Starter Pokémon
2 Ivysaur GrassPoison
Ivysaur XY
Evolve Bulbasaur at Lv. 16 or above
3 Venusaur GrassPoison
Venusaur-M XY


Venusaur-F XY


Evolve Ivysaur at Lv. 32 or above
Venusaur-Mega XY

Mega Venusaur

Purchase Venusaurite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Venusaur
13 Weedle BugPoison
Weedle XY
Catch in Gale Forest
14 Kakuna BugPoison
Kakuna XY
Evolve Weedle at Lv. 7 or above
15 Beedrill BugPoison
Beedrill XY
Evolve Kakuna at Lv. 10 or above
Beedrill-Mega ORAS

Mega Beedrill

Purchase Beedrillite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Beedrill
31 Nidoqueen PoisonGround
Nidoqueen XY
Evolve Nidorina by using a Moon Stone
34 Nidoking PoisonGround
Nidoking XY
Evolve Nidorino by using a Moon Stone
41 Zubat PoisonFlying
Zubat-M XY


Zubat-F XY


Catch in Mt. Igneus
42 Golbat PoisonFlying
Golbat-M XY


Golbat-F XY


Evolve Zubat at Lv. 22 or above
169 Crobat PoisonFlying
Crobat XY
Evolve Golbat with high friendship
43 Oddish GrassPoison
Oddish XY
Catch on Route 8
44 Gloom GrassPoison
Gloom-M XY


Gloom-F XY


Evolve Oddish at Lv. 21 or above
45 Vileplume GrassPoison
Vileplume-M XY


Vileplume-F XY


Evolve Gloom by using a Leaf Stone
48 Venonat BugPoison
Venonat XY
Catch on Route 9
49 Venomoth BugPoison
Venomoth XY
Evolve Venonat at Lv. 31 or above
69 Bellsprout GrassPoison
Bellsprout XY
Catch on Route 8
70 Weepinbell GrassPoison
Weepinbell XY
Evolve Bellsprout at Lv. 21 or above
71 Victreebel GrassPoison
Victreebel XY
Evolve Weepinbell by using a Leaf Stone
72 Tentacool WaterPoison
Tentacool XY
Catch by fishing on Rosecove Beach
73 Tentacruel WaterPoison
Tentacruel XY
Evolve Tentacool at Lv. 30 or above
92 Gastly GhostPoison
Gastly XY
Catch at Old Graveyard
93 Haunter GhostPoison
Haunter XY
Evolve Gastly at Lv. 25 or above

Halloween Haunter

Catch during the 2016 Halloween Event (10-31/10/2016) (Event Ended)
94 Gengar GhostPoison
Gengar XY
Evolve Haunter by trading
White Gengar

Halloween Gengar

Evolve Halloween Haunter by trading
Gengar-Mega XY

Mega Gengar

Purchase Gengarite from the Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Gengar

Mega Halloween Gengar

Purchase Gengarite H from the Battle Colosseum and equip it on Halloween Gengar (Event Ended)
167 Spinarak BugPoison
Spinarak XY
Catch in Gale Forest
168 Ariados BugPoison
Ariados XY
Evolve Spinarak at Lv. 22 or above
211 Qwilfish WaterPoison
Qwilfish XY
Catch by fishing on Route 12
269 Dustox BugPoison
Dustox-M XY


Dustox-F XY


Evolve Cascoon at Lv. 10 or above
406 Budew GrassPoison
Budew XY
Breed with a female Roselia or Roserade holding a Rose Incense
315 Roselia GrassPoison
Roselia-M XY


Roselia-F XY


Catch on Route 9
Evolve Budew with high friendship
407 Roserade GrassPoison
Roserade-M XY


Roserade-F XY


Evolve Roselia by using a Shiny Stone
434 Stunky PoisonDark
Stunky XY
Catch on Route 4
435 Skuntank PoisonDark
Skuntank XY
Evolve Stunky at Lv. 34 or above
543 Venipede BugPoison
Venipede XY
Catch on Route 9
544 Whirlipede BugPoison
Whirlipede XY
Evolve Venipede at Lv. 22 or above
545 Scolipede BugPoison
Scolipede XY
Evolve Whirlipede at Lv. 30 or above
590 Foongus GrassPoison
Foongus XY
Catch on Route 13
591 Amoonguss GrassPoison
Amoonguss XY
Evolve Foongus at Lv. 39 or above
747 Mareanie Water
Mareanie SM
Catch by fishing in Lost Islands
748 Toxapex WaterPoison
Toxapex SM
Evolve Mareanie at Lv. 38 or above

Poison-Type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Special Category
40 100% 30 (48) The opposing team is attacked with a spray of harsh acid. The acid may also lower the targets' Sp.Def stats.
Acid Armor
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Acid Spray
Special Category
40 100% 20 (32) The user spits fluid that works to melt the target. This harshly reduces the target's Sp. Def stat.
Baneful Bunker
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also poisons any attacker that makes direct contact.
Special Category
120 90% 10 (16) The user lets out a damaging belch on the target. The user must eat a Berry to use this move.
Clear Smog
Special Category
50 ---% 15 (24) The user attacks by throwing a clump of special mud. All status changes are returned to normal.
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.
Cross Poison
Physical Category
70 100% 20 (32) A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also leave the target poisoned. Critical hits land more easily.
Gastro Acid
Status Category
--- 100% 10 (16) The user hurls up its stomach acids on the target. The fluid eliminates the effect of the target's Ability.
Gunk Shot
Physical Category
120 80% 5 (8) The user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. It may also poison the target.
Poison Fang
Physical Category
50 100% 15 (24) The user bites the target with toxic fangs. It may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Poison Gas
Status Category
--- 90% 40 (64) A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of opposing Pokémon. It may poison those hit.
Poison Jab
Physical Category
80 100% 20 (32) The target is stabbed with a tentacle or arm seeped with poison. It may also poison the target.
Poison Powder
Status Category
--- 75% 35 (56) The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust on the target. It may poison the target.
Poison Sting
Physical Category
15 100% 35 (56) The user stabs the target with a poisonous stinger. This may also poison the target.
Poison Tail
Physical Category
50 100% 25 (40) The user hits the target with its tail. It may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user heals the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.
Special Category
65 100% 20 (32) Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
Special Category
90 100% 10 (16) Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
Sludge Wave
Special Category
95 100% 10 (16) It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
Special Category
30 70% 20 (32) The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. It may also poison the target.
Status Category
--- 90% 10 (16) A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn. It will never miss if used by a Poison-type Pokémon.
Toxic Spikes
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the opponent's feet. They poison opponents that switch into battle.
Toxic Thread
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) The user shoots poisonous threads to poison the target and lower the target's Speed stat.
Venom Drench
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) Opposing Pokémon are drenched in an odd poisonous liquid. This lowers the Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats of a poisoned target.
Special Category
65 100% 10 (16) The user drenches the target in a special poisonous liquid. Its power is doubled if the target is poisoned.