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Type Poison

Poison-type Pokémon have a natural toxic quality about them. Some Poison Pokémon naturally produce venom (Ekans and Arbok for example), some are plants with poisonous qualities (Bulbasaur and Oddish – these are dual Grass-and-Poison types), while others largely consist of poisonous material (such as Koffing or Grimer). Many Poison-type moves can cause the Poison status effect, which causes the attacked Pokémon to lose hit points each turn. The Toxic or 'badly poisoned' status effect causes the amount of damage done by the poison to double each consecutive turn. Some Poison Pokémon are considered to represent forms of pollution such as Koffing/Weezing (air pollution) and Grimer/Muk (toxic waste). Poison-types are immune to the Poisoned status effect. Poison-type Pokémon are considered excellent choices for use with defensive strategies, given that they are resistant to many popular types of Pokémon attacks and only vulnerable to two. Offensively, they fair less well in that many types are also resistant to Poison-type attacks, and that moves of this type tend to have low damage values or produce only status effects.

Effectiveness of Poison-type moves and of other moves against Poison-type Pokémon

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Grass and Type Fairy.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ghost, Type Poison, Type Bug, Type Ground, and Type Rock.
×0
No damage at all against Pokémon of this type: Type Steel.
½
Not very effective when attacked by attacks of these types: Type Bug, Type Poison, Type Fighting, Type Grass, and Type Fairy.
×2
Super effective when attacked by attacks of the types: Type Ground, and Type Psychic.

Weaknesses and resistance

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistance of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
No damage
Move Type
Type Bug Type Dark Type Dragon Type Electric Type Fighting Type Fire Type Flying Type Ghost Type Grass Type Ground Type Ice Type Normal Type Poison Type Psychic Type Rock Type Steel Type Water
Type Poison
½
½
½
×2
½
×2
Type PoisonType Bug
½
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×2
×2
Type PoisonType Dark
½
½
½
½
×2
½
×0
Type PoisonType Fighting
½
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×4
½
Type PoisonType Flying
¼
×2
¼
¼
×0
×2
½
×2
Type PoisonType Ghost
¼
×2
×0
×2
½
×2
×0
¼
×2
Type PoisonType Grass
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type PoisonType Ground
½
×0
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
Type PoisonType Water
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
½

Abilities of Poison Pokémon

Natural

Hidden

Known Poison Pokémon Trainers

Koga(HGSS)Sprite Janine(B2W2)Sprite RoxieB2W2sprite Nene pokemon
Kanto Gym Leader/Johto Elite Four Koga Kanto Gym Leader Janine Unova Gym Leader Roxie Viperia Warlord Nene

Poison Pokémon Families

Unevolved First evolution Second evolution Other type
001 Bulbasaur 002 Ivysaur 003003M Venusaur Grass
013 Weedle 014 Kakuna 015 Beedrill Bug
023 Ekans 024 Arbok
029 Nidoran♀ 030 Nidorina 031 Nidoqueen Only Nidoqueen is Ground
032 Nidoran♂ 033 Nidorino 034 Nidoking Only Nidoking is Ground
041 Zubat 042 Golbat 169 Crobat Flying
043 Oddish 044 Gloom 045 Vileplume Grass
Bellossom Bellossom is only Grass
048 Venonat 049 Venomoth Bug
069 Bellsprout 070 Weepinbell 071 Victreebel Grass
072 Tentacool 073 Tentacruel Water
088 Grimer 089 Muk
092 Gastly 093 Haunter 094094M Gengar Ghost
109 Koffing 110 Weezing
167 Spinarak 168 Ariados Bug
211 Qwilfish Water
Wurmple Cascoon 269 Dustox Bug; Only Dustox is Poison
406 Budew 315 Roselia 407 Roserade Grass
316 Gulpin 317 Swalot
336 Seviper
434 Stunky 435 Skuntank Dark
451 Skorupi 452 Drapion Skorupi is Bug; Drapion is Dark
453 Croagunk 454 Toxicroak Fighting
543 Venipede 544 Whirlipede 545 Scolipede Bug
568 Trubbish 569 Garbodor
590 Foongus 591 Amoonguss Grass
690Skrelp 691Dragalge Skrelp is part Water, Dragalge is part Dragon

Relationship with other types

  • They're strong against the Fairy type because members of that type are pure in spirit but generally weak in body, allowing for easy corruption of bodily structures with natural toxins and poisons. Further, attacks from members of that type generally rely on a type of magic that cannot easily penetrate the poison-infused organic structures endemic to members this type.
  • They're strong against the Grass type because members of that type are dependent upon their environment for nourishment and are susceptible to absorption of corrupting toxins which have devastating effects on internal organic structures.
  • They're resistant to attacks from the Fighting type because members of that type employ primarily physical strength which is not very effective against the regenerative abilities and other adaptations common among members of this type.
  • They're weak against the Poison type because other members of this type have natural resistances to poison from carrying their own toxins.
  • They're weak against the Ghost type because members of that type do not have readily accessible bodily organs, requiring poisonous attacks to pass through a spiritual barrier before taking effect.
  • They're weak against the Bug type because members of that type have exoskeletons which are difficult for toxins to penetrate. Many members of that type have developed their own internal resistance due the production of their own poisons.
  • They're weak against the Ground type because earthen and sandy features neutralize and mitigate the toxicity of poisons, making them less effective. Further, they're susceptible to attacks from the Ground type because earth and sand smother the natural qualities of members of this type.
  • They're weak against the Rock type because the internal organs of the members of that type are not readily accessible from the outside, impeding the penetration of poisonous attacks and speed of action of toxic agents.
  • They're susceptible to attacks from the Psychic type because mental manipulation interferes with the natural resistances members of this type have developed to their own poisons, such as through overproduction, making internal structures especially vulnerable.
  • The Steel type is immune to attacks from members of this type because poisons cannot circulate through or penetrate solid, non-porous steel materials or body parts.

Trivia

  • There have only been two Poison-type Gyms, located in Fuchsia City in Kanto and Virbank City in Unova.
  • There is no Poison-type Legendary Pokémon, excluding Arceus holding a Toxic Plate.

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