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What is a good moveset for Toxicroak?

2 votes

Mine knows:
Rock Climb,
Rock Smash,
Poison Jab.

toxicroak learnset

asked Jul 15, 2010 by pullerrush
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Hi pullerrush, I changed this to "Toxicroak" since that is the final evolution, and the one that everyone would be using...
5th Gen tier: OU
Actually, UU.
For smogon, it's OU
Those tiers change from usage though, and will fluctuate for some time now. It's best to just wait until they publish them on their site.
too bad his moveset is 3 hms...
To clarify, the older questions weren't made with the rest of the DB posting in mind. The person in question just posted whatever their pokemon happened to have on them. It's not trying to suggest an actual moveset for competitive use or anything else.

24 Answers

9 votes

I would go with something like this:
- Sucker Punch or X-Scissor (a must since he is 4x weak to Psychic)
- Brick Break
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance or Rain Dance

Rain Dance is great on a Toxicroak with 'Dry Skin' ability because it will recover HP each turn. Equip Leftovers as well for lots of HP-recovering!

answered Jul 16, 2010 by Pokemaster
love the moveset but maybe substitute earthquake with poison jab, because it doesn't cover any additional weaknesses, and poison jab w/ STAB would be 120 power with 30% chance of poisoning the foe, and earthquake is 100 with no additional effects.....
I would use Drain Punch Instead of Brick Break otherwise its great
Not Leftovers. Use Black Sludge. It will allow you to use Leftovers on another Pokemon
7 votes

This is my favorite but you need Platinum:
1. Ice Punch gets rid of Flying and Ground guys.
2. Gunk Shot is powerful+STAB and can poison.
3. Sucker Punch for Psychic guys and it lets you move first.
4. Earthquake for power plus takes out Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, and Steel.

answered Jul 16, 2010 by veneon
Not so fond of the other moves, but I like Ice Punch.
4 votes

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Poison Touch/Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Bulk Up
  • Drain Punch
  • Ice Punch/Sucker Punch

Here is what I would use. Substitute is there for obvious reasons, and blocks Status which cripples it a lot. Bulk Up boosts Attack and Defense which makes it harder to take down while under the Substitute. Drain Punch is chosen STAB, which heals Toxicroak from all the damage caused by Substitute. Ice Punch covers its Flying and more importantly, Ground Type weakness. Sucker Punch can be used to cover Psychic Type threats like Alakazam and Espeon, but Ice Punch is more preferred. Black Sludge is chosen over Leftovers because being a Poison Type, it gets Double the Leftovers recovery with it. EVs give it max Attack for maximum power and Speed to Outspeed threats that can revenge kill it in OU.Dry Skin can be used to abuse it with Rain, getting even more recovery, but it doesn't really mean much of you aren't using it on a Rain Team. Poison Touch gives a nice 20% Chance of Poison upon using a contact move, which is very nice.

-Mike Y(^_^)Y

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Mar 3, 2012 by Psychic x
A solid set, got dat big upvote.
3 votes

I would choose this moveset:

Brick Break: Breaks through Light Screen and Reflect, decent power, high accuracy, makes use of Toxicroak's attack stat, STAB.

X-Scissor: Takes down Psychic types which do x4 damage, goodpower, high accuracy, makes use of Toxicroak's attack,

Stone Edge: High power, good chance for critical-hit, used to defeat Flying types.

Poison Jab: Good damage, high accuracy, STAB, good chance of poisoning the foe.

answered Jul 16, 2010 by trachy
The Acrobatic Frog Set
Nature: Jolly | Item: Black Sludge | EVs: Attack + Sp. Defense

X - Scissor (Nice Power, The STAB)
Drain Punch (Amazing! Very Threatful / Uber)
Sucker Punch (Helps With Pokemon Like Hydregion)
Brick Break ( Takes Down Reflect Which Is A Threat To Toxicroak)

This Moveset Is Amazing. With The Focus Sash Toxicroak Can Be  Very Threatful.  With The Jolly Nature Toxicroak Might Be Able To Out Speed, Aleast U Can Set Up Brick Break Cause Reflect Is A Threat To Toxicroak, Nothing Else To Say About This Moveset, Except Its Very Tanky As A Attacker.
JakeygamesTK, your comment should probably be an answer.
3 votes

Rain dance if it has dry skin or swords dance,
poison jab
brick break

since it doesn't havethe best stats give it leftovers!!

answered Jul 21, 2010 by J DOG DE LEGEND
2 votes

Gen V

Toxicroak (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Dry Skin

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Sucker Punch
  • Drain Punch
  • Stone Edge
  • Poison Jab
answered Jun 18, 2011 by trachy
What does Gender have to do with it?
Is that the Toxicroak that gave me such a hard time earlier? ( Still pissing in your lemonade btw )

And I don't see the word gengar in there..
Nope, this one has Poison Jab instead of Swords Dance. And Gender just comes with the PO copy paste, since all my movesets are from my Pokemon Online Pokemon team sets.
1 vote

This guy is very interesting. He is a great teammate on a rain team due to dry skin and a great switch-in to water types. You can go 2 ways with this guy, physical or special.

Physical Toxicroak
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA) or Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Item: Black Sludge or Life Orb
- Poison Jab- STAB plus great chance to poison
- Drain Punch- add more healing
- Swords Dance- raises your attack to insane levels
- Stone Edge/X-Scissor/Ice Punch- get rid of your weaknesses

Special Toxicroak
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk) or Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Item: Black Sludge or Life Orb
- Sludge Wave/Sludge Bomb- STAB with a little more power or STAB with a better chance to poison
- Vaccum Wave- priority STAB and works great with Nasty Plot
- Nasty Plot- raise your Special Attack
- Shadow Ball/Dark Pulse- get rid of psychics

answered Sep 30, 2011 by mblinginballer
edited Nov 22, 2011 by mblinginballer
1 vote

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 188 SDef / 64 Spd
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Sucker Punch
- Drain Punch
- Bulk Up
- Poison Jab

answered Feb 8, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Croagunk (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Poison Touch
EVs: 188 Atk / 188 SAtk / 116 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
- Drain Punch
- Poison Jab
- Venoshock
- Shadow Ball / Rock Slide / Bullet Punch / HP [Ice]

Okay, this set might look strange, but this is how it works:
Hit the opponent with Poison Jab first, hoping for a 60% chance of poison, then follow up with Venoshock, which now has a amazing 195 BP. Drain Punch for Healing and STAB, while the last options are coverage.

answered Apr 7, 2012 by Pwnyta
edit: 60% chance poison ---> 30% chance poison, 20% chance poison.
This is a fun set regardless, I'd like to try this on a Croagunk.
1 vote

This Toxicroak has been a lifesaver. But it needs to be used in Rain.

Toxicroak @ Black Sludge
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

  • Swords dance
  • Substitute
  • Drain Punch
  • Sucker Punch

This Tockicroak doesn't rely on Bulk Up to survive. It relys on Speed. One substitute, then Swords Dance. Maybe more if you can survive it. Then Drain Punch and Sucker Punch all the way to the end.

answered Aug 8, 2012 by Dr.Flame
0 votes

ice punch-powerful, deals with flying and ground types
shadow ball/sucker punch-deal with psychic types
poison jab-powerful good change to poison the target
brick brake-powerful

answered Feb 5, 2012 by Marios Loggos
0 votes

This is a little different and works best with a pokemon before it that used Substitute and Baton Pass. It can work alone, though.

Toxicroak (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Focus Punch
- Sucker Punch
- Poison Jab
- Substitute

Ok, so I didn't put E.V.s into Sp.Def. because Toxicroak isn't going to stand up to a Psychic type that has Calm Mind, even with the Sp.Def. boosting.

If you haven't been baton passed a substitute, set one up. That is what sets up Focus Punch. Sucker Punch and Poison Jab seem pretty obvious, Sucker Punch for the Psychics and Poison Jab for the STAB.

I know some of you want to run Drain Punch over Focus Punch, but with Substitute, Focus Punch works (and Substitute provides Leftovers healing/Dry Skin healing).

Pretty deadly if used well, if you have any suggestions, please tell me.

answered Feb 8, 2012 by NuffSaid
0 votes

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Ice Punch
- Toxic
- ThunderPunch

For use of Rain.

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

(For Rain Teams)

Toxicroak - Shiny

AmphibiPWN (Toxicroak) (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Sucker Punch/ X-Scissor
  • Ice Punch
  • Stone Edge/ ThunderPunch
  • Drain Punch (B/W 2 Tutor)
answered Jun 23, 2012 by 5th of November
0 votes

I'm so ashy...

Ability: Dry Skin

Nature: Modest/Timid

EVs: 4HP, 252 SpA, 252 Spe

Item: Black Sludge

Nasty Plot: One of the best special boosting moves out there, turns Toxicroak into a altogether different threat.

Vacuum Wave/Focus Blast: Priority or more power but shaky accuracy, your choice.

Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball: Both have great type coverage with Toxicroak's Fighting STAB. Dark Pulse for the chance of flinching or Shadow Ball for the chance of lowering the opponents special defence.

Sludge Wave/Hidden Power Ice: High power STAB move put poor type coverage or Hidden Power Ice for dealing with Dragon, Ground and Flying types.

answered Jul 2, 2012 by K1
0 votes
  • Substitute
  • Bulk Up
  • Drain Punch
  • Ice Punch
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Dry Skin
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

I always have this set on my Toxicroak when I use drizzle Politoed in my team. You'll pretty much get to have a substitute up anytime you want because of dry skin in the rain, leftovers, and drain punch. Ice punch for flying types.

answered Oct 6, 2012 by Dusknoir477
Wouldn't you want black sludge instead if lefties?
0 votes

This is my Toxicroak if anything just comment.
Nature : Lonely
Ability : Dry Skin (Water restores HP)(Heat reduces HP)
Item : Big Root (a Pokemon held item that boosts the power of HP-stealing moves to let the holder recover more HP)


Toxic 10/10 (poison opponent)
Poison Jab 20/20 (very good move and power, also might poison)
Toxic Spikes 20/20 (very good if your opponent is switching a lot or just to get the psn)
Close Combact 5/5 (great move for lot of HP reduction)

If you need the stats you comment
Great Pokemon for Drizzle or Rain Dance team

answered Dec 18, 2012 by yaycheese7
edited Dec 18, 2012 by yaycheese7
0 votes

priority abuser
Toxicroak @life orb
Adamannt nature
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP
Ability: Poison Touch
-Fake Out (flinching and potential first turn poisoning)
-Drain Punch (heal yourself)
-Sucker Punch (psychic and ghost coverage)
-Bullet Punch (fairy coverage cuz no poison type move)
I dont usually have this Pokemon last so long

answered Apr 24, 2014 by Ki2436Chen
0 votes

Toxicroak @Black Sludge
Trait: Poison Touch
EVs 252Atk \ 240Hp / 16Spe
Adamant Nature

-Poison Jab
-Drain Punch
-Knock Off
-Bullet Punch

answered Apr 28, 2014 by Natsu
0 votes

Fairy crushing Toxicroak:

Toxicroak @ Expert Belt
Ability: Poison Touch (Dry skin if in a rain team)
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

Poison Jab
Brick Break
Swords Dance/Sucker Punch/Rain Dance (for rain teams)

I came up with this while making a fighting type team. Poison Jab for STAB fairy removal, and EQ because every fairy is weak to poison or ground. Brick Break is for more STAB, and sucker punch to cover psychic. Swords dance boosts attack further. Rain Dance boosts Dry skin Toxicroak's HP.

answered May 10, 2014 by Lobster44