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So, this is meant for Single Battles in Competitive. So, say you have a steel/poison type Pokémon. Then, you can make it hold a Toxic Orb. Sense it is a Steel or Poison type, it will not get poisoned. Then, you can use Trick to pass it on to the opponent. Now, they get poisoned, and they’re item taken away. That sounds really good, especially if they are holding Leftovers, a Focus Sash, or a Choice Item, if it works with your moveset. But I realized there are a lot of things that can go wrong. You can only do this once, they might be holding a item that hinders your Pokémon, or they are a Poison/Steel type as well. You can also do this entire thing with a Fire Type Pokémon and a Flame Orb. So, basically saying, is the risk worth the reward?

I think it's better overall to just trick a Choice Item.
Yeah, so it can be outclassed by that. I still wanna know how viable it is.
I once tried flash fire flame orb on chandalure. Perfection if no fire resist on opponent side.
Oo that is good
Yh works as late game cleaner

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Short answer: Not very, at least not with the Flame/Toxic Orbs.

Long answer: It occasionally sees use, but it's not very good. Rotom-Heat very rarely uses a Flame Orb and Trick for guaranteed burns, as opposed to Will-O-Wisp's 85% accuracy. This is extremely uncommon, and I haven't seen it in a very long while. Lopunny sometimes holds a Toxic Orb, which it can't be affected by due to Klutz. It then passes it off to an opponent to wear it down. Clefable, as it has Magic Guard, can do essentially the exact same thing as Lopunny.

There's just too many things that can go wrong. A faster Pokemon can Knock Off or use Corrosive Gas (but who uses that) to render your whole strategy useless. Alternatively, your Pokemon can pick up an item that cripples it. For instance, Lopunny getting passed Choice Specs, or Rotom-Heat an Assault Vest. It can be useable, but it's usually unviable. If you must use the Trick strategy, pass off something that can be more debilitating, like a choice item.

Hope I helped!

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Thank you very much! I thought of it last night when I was going to bed. When I was thinking of it now, I realized a lot of things could go wrong. So I wanted to ask to see if I was right; I was.
You're welcome!
yes, true. But I don't think anyone will expect this. Trick toxic orb is just bad because toxic is on pretty much every pokemon and has a pretty good 90% accuracy.

I guess go for it if you like rogue strategies and also are feeling lucky with what items your opponent is running