These are the Poison-type Pokémon to consider when building a team.
Arbok is the first pure Poison-type Pokémon
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Being clear from the beginning, the reality of Poison-type Pokémon is that they are not especially good, whereas this type is used more to cause the state change of Poison than for anything else. In fact, generally the best Poison-type Pokémon, as you will see at the top, are those that are combined with another to stand out and excel.
Of course, it cannot be said that in Game Freak they have not wanted it, giving way to the fact that we have had several attempts to promote this type (which is more than can be said for the Ice and Rock type), such as Fairies being weak to Sludge Bombs while, on the other hand, the Dynamax move that increased Special Attack had to be Poison.
The Poison type is in a certain sense one of the weakest of Pokémon
Given this, it must be said that, as usual, the Pokémon Legendary, Rare, Ultra Beasts, and Paradox Forms they stay outside the top, otherwise they would center the entire top. Although, yes, this time it is not that there are too many, since here we find Eternatus, Ferropolilla, Nihile and Naganadel.
On the other hand, the classic and normal Pokémon that have been left out are somewhat more numerous, since they Muk, Weezing, Weezing Galar, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Slowbro de Galar, Slowking de Galar, Drapion, Salazzle, Grafaiai, Clodisre, Tentacruel, Sneasler, Overqwil, Toxtricity, Glimmora, Scolipede they have not entered because the five present are much better. Of course, Sneasler and Overqwil deserve a special mention, since the fact that we have not yet been able to see them in action means that for now do not enter mole 5.
Muk de Alola
Without going too long, it must be said that Muk was a fairly defensive Pokémon, this being Alola Muk makes it even bettersince the combination with the Dark type was something that was sorely needed to, on the one hand, lose the weakness to the Psychic type while, on the other, get resist almost the entire table of typessince only the Ground type deals damage to it.
With all this, with Abilities such as Poison Point, he can cause status changes in the opponent with a simple touch, while Gluttony allows him to activate the Berries that he may have equipped before. Of course, nothing compares to the fact of having Disarm, Cheap Shot, Noxious Puja, Fel Shadow and other movements that make Alola Muk a very effective Pokémon.
In fact, if you want to make it much more durable, equip it Black Slime or Chaleco Asalto It will make it withstand more than two hits in combat, thus being able to counterattack the opponent in style.
If with the previous case we had a very defensive Pokémon introduced in Alola, with this one it is directly the end, since Toxapex is an impenetrable wall that even resists effective movements against it well, being a Pokémon designed to tank when using Toxic the Bunkerwhich works like a Protection, but poisoning the opponent if it deals physical damage.
In fact, with its Poison typing it prevents them from being able to use Toxic against it, which is honestly the only viable strategy with this defensive monster, since it with Recovery and Regeneration combined with Black Sludge it can last a whole fight, being able to attack occasionally with a good Surf. And if the rival thinks that he can increase his statistics to reduce him, the truth is that with Fog, avoid this.
It is from all that has been said that we see how Toxapex has been at the top for three generationsbeing also a Pokémon that can place Toxic Spikes on the battlefield, so its role as a tank only reinforces, since, whatever happens, it is quite likely that at least one of the opponent’s Pokémon will fall poisoned.
To be clear, we have already been able to see that it has been the best Grass-type starter, so its appearance in this top of Poison-type Pokémon was almost mandatory, thus finding in Venusaur the one that can be the best starter pokemon overall because it has been the only one that has remained on top for 8 generations (and waiting for the same to happen in the ninth if they manage to put it in).
Be that as it may, it must be said that Venusaur is able to use Toxic and Sleep.which comes with a poke on the opponent that can be combined with Drains so that the residual damage is not only slowly taking the enemy to the Pokémon Center, but also gets reinforce Venusaurwhich he can take advantage of to be protected behind a Substitute that they can do little damage to thanks to their Defenses.
Also, to this is added the possibility of having it with Chlorophyll, thus doubling its more than decent Speed when the Sun is active, which you can take advantage of to use Solar Beam in one turn. And if that wasn’t enough, Mud Bomb brings even more potential out of this Pokémon, which, whether in its base, Mega, or Gigamax form, is simply one of the great pokemon.
We must not go very far from the combination of types of Venusaur, since although in the top of the best Pokémon of the Plant type the toad won first place, in this case Amoonguss takes the leadsince, as such, it is a Pokémon that gets more out of its Poison type thanks in the first place to the combination of Toxic and Spores to cause a change of state or another depending on the situation.
However, having access to Black Sludge and Regeneration makes him a much more durable pokemon that although it does not focus so much on attacking beyond Giga Drained and Clear Fog (with which it restores the opponent’s statistics), it is its role as support partner what makes him shineachieving with this that this Pokémon can focus fully on Defense to be a punching bag (Rage Powder helps it with this) and that with a simple change or Protection it can recover a lot.
By the way, we cannot forget that during the sixth generation Amoonguss belonged to the CHALK teammade up of Cresselia, Heatran, Amoonguss, Landorus and Kangaskhan, this being a quintet of Pokémon that managed to shine and be so good that practically almost everyone wore it in the competitive scene, being the sixth member of the team what tipped the balance to one side or the other depending on the circumstances.
It’s the best Ghost-type Pokémon and having a dual-type obviously had to be in this top spot. And although it is true that Gengar didn’t get much out of his base moves in the first three generations, it was with the arrival of the division of physical and special movements that we could see that Gengar got all the juice out of Mud Bomb and Shadow Ballamong many other movements that have taken it to its rightful place within the elite of Pokémon.
And all this without counting that, on the one hand, its Mega Evolution gives it access to one of the best Skills ever created, since with Shadow Trap it can eliminate a basic mechanic in the rival as is the exchange, which led him to be present in teams where the legendary Pokémon prevailed due to their enormous strength during the sixth and seventh generations.
Likewise, its powerful Gigamax form means that although it cannot take advantage of the opponent’s Defense drop (to which it hardly does anything since its strengths are Special moves), with the Poison-type Dynamax movement it can further increase his Special Attackthus achieving that with a Vidasfera he can unleash terror and rise as the best poison type pokemon.
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