7 Best Poison Type Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

7 Best Poison Type Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet
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Poison-type Pokémons are perhaps the most strategic type in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Due to their damage over time nature, you have to be more clever with how you set up your attacks and utilize your abilities, as brute strength is not a feature they possess. If you want to incorporate Poison-type Pokémon into your team, you’ll probably want to get your hands on the best there is.

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On the lookout for the best Poison-type Pokémons in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Well, you have come to the right place; take a ride with us as we go down the rabbit hole of which Pokémon are the best at their toxicity.

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7 Best Poison Type Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

While Poison-type Pokémon are a stable pick against Grass and Fairy-type Pokémon, they can also fit into any composition you want. If you are looking for a Poison ally on your quest to Catch ‘em all, here are all the best Poison-type you can choose:

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Glimmora is a dual Rock/Poison type Pokémon that is a new addition introduced in generation 9. Due to its Rock typing, it enjoys extra resistance against four more types which adds to its reliability in multiple battle scenarios. In addition to solid base resistances, it also sports a freakishly high Special Attack stat which allows it to make great use of Poison-type moves.

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Poison Pokémon usually don’t fare well against Steel or other Poison types as they can’t Poison them but due to its Hidden Ability ‘Corrosion’, Glimmora can even poison those types as well. Additionally, its Normal Ability is good for synergistic plays, and it makes it so that opposing Pokémon get poisoned if they get hit with a simple physical move. This makes Glimmora the perfect choice for physical-damage-heavy teams.

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Our next dual-type Pokémon is a mischievous monkey named Grafaiai. Again the extra typing of Normal gives this pick additional resistance against almost half of the types in Pokémon, making it an all-weather pick. Add to that the slew of Poison and Dark-type moves it can learn, and it becomes a no-brainer to have this Pokémon on your team.

Being able to learn Dark-type moves makes Grafaiai a master tactician in addition to a poisoning menace. Moves like ‘Knock Off’ that slaps down the opponent’s item, making it unusable for the rest of the battle, and ‘Taunt’ that taunts the opponent into being able to only use attack moves for the next three turns are extremely game-changing.

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Finally, its Abilities also give it a powerful edge in battle, ‘Unburden’, which doubles its Speed once a held item is consumed, makes sure that your moves always go through, and ‘Poison Touch’ allows Grafaiai to have a chance of poisoning the opponent (whenever physical contact is made) even if no Poison-type move is used.


Perhaps the most recognized Poison-type Pokémon on this list. Following the trend, this Pokémon is also a dual type, featuring both Ghost and Poison types. In Gengar’s case, that means that in addition to being resistant to some types, he is also entirely immune to Normal types. This gives it a potent edge as Normal types are one of the more popular ones out there, so you’ll be facing it pretty regularly.

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With the Cursed Body ability, this Pokémon has a 30% chance of disabling every move that hits it. Although susceptible to the RNG gods, this ability, nonetheless, makes it surprisingly tanky. 


Coming in next is everyone’s lovable slimy purple Pokémon, Muk. Muk is another iconic Poison Pokémon that has been part of the game ever since the first generation games. While its gooey nature might be the cause for its slow Speed, the Pokémon compensates for it with impressive HP and Attack stats. His mainline moves, ‘Gunk Shot’ and ‘Acid Armor’, are powerful Poison-type attacks that are a valuable addition to anyone looking for Poison-type Pokémon.

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However, the fun doesn’t end just there; Muk has a plethora of moves under its sleeves (humor us for a moment) as well. Due to ‘Stench,’ every time Muk deals damage, he has a chance of making the enemy flinch. Use this to chain your attacks to maximize damage. Additionally, ‘Sticky Hold’ makes it so Muk holds onto its item even if moves that unarm Pokémon are used on it.


If you need a Pokémon that can be both reliable and unwavering in its attacks, then look no further. Toxapex is a Poison/Water type Pokémon with high Defence and Special Defence stats. This allows them to stay in battle for longer and thus deal more damage over time with its poison. Its Poison moves like ‘Toxic’ and ‘Poison Jab’ are a reliable source of damage in its kit.

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Toxapex’s ability, ‘Merciless,’ capitalizes on its poisonous nature by allowing them to execute critical hits if the target Pokémon is poisoned, which, when fighting against them, is going to be the case all the time. Moreover, you won’t have to be worried about the Paralysis status ailment either, as Toxapex is completely immune to that status due to its ‘Limber’ ability.


If the name didn’t give it away, then our next pick is Poison/Electric dual-type Pokémon. If you’re having a hard time against the meta Steel-type Pokémons, then this is the pick for you since its Electric Nature it is resistant to Steel moves. Additionally, Toxicity can learn a sleuth of different types of moves, including Electric, Poison, Steel, Dark, and even Normal. Therefore it will be a safe bet in a lot of battles.

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However, Poison is not the only characteristic of this Pokémon; he’s also fascinated with music and rhythm. That is something that transfers over to its abilities as well, with ‘Punk Rock’ Toxtricity deals more damage when he uses Sound-based moves and takes less damage from them as well.

Iron Moth

Well, we have reached the end of our roundup, and we have saved the best for last. Iron Moth is a paradox Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Violet. This means two things, firstly, Pokémon Violet players can get this Pokémon by trading with Scarlet players, and secondly, being a Paradox Pokémon, Iron Moth cannot breed.

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With an extremely high Special Attack stat, Iron Moth can be a one-hit wonder if played to its strengths. Being a Fire/Poison, its strength remains equally good against a myriad of opponents as Fire remains the most well-rounded type in Pokémon owing to its popularity (looking at you Charizard). 

Final Thoughts

There you have it, our roundup of the best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Do keep in mind that these picks are best for sustained damage and strategic plays due to their poisonous nature, so while they might lack brute strength or stat number, they more than makeup for it with their toxic maneuvers.