PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
0 votes
678 views

I'm contemplating over this because Poison gas can hit all foes in double/triple battles, and Toxic can inflict a deadlier Poison.

What do you think is the best move for my Skuntank?

asked by
retagged by

1 Answer

0 votes

In my opinion, no matter what, Toxic will always be the better option. While poison does a constant amount of damage each turn depending on the opponent's HP, Toxic does the same thing, but every turn, the damage increases to dangerous levels. Besides, there will be Pokemon that are immune to poison, like the Steel-type and Poison-types themselves, so just spreading some gas over the opposing team may not affect some members of the opposing team at all. Besides, an opposing Pokemon being intoxicated will almost always result in a switch out if the opponent doesn't have a good strategy against it, leading to almost the entire team getting intoxicated soon enough.

tl;dr Toxic is the better choice, due to the increased damage.

Source: Knowledge

answered by
edited by
Poison- and Steel-types aren't resistant to the poison status condition, they are immune to it, similarly to how Fire-types cannot be burned, Electric-types cannot be paralyzed, and Ice-types cannot be frozen.
Good point, but if I do happen to gas multiple foes, my Skuntank will be able to use venom drench on more pokemon.
Fixed, Jason.