"Its knuckle claws secrete a toxin so vile that even a scratch could prove fatal." Diamond
"Swaying and dodging the attacks of its foes, it weaves its flexible body in close, then lunges out with its poisonous claws."
(H)Ability: Poison Touch
Item: King's Rock
Fake Out/ Gunk Shot
Sucker Punch/ Power-Up Punch
Evs: 88 HP/ 130 Atk/ 76 Def/ 76 SpDef/ 140 Speed
Toxicroak is a lethal opponent, who strikes fast with deadly poison. Using Fake Out, you strike your opponent hard on the very first turn for chip damage. Each time you make contact with an enemy, Poison Touch has a 20% chance of debilitating your opponent with Poison, as well as Flinching. Gunk Shot takes advantage of Toxicroak's ability to churn poison to stronger effect. This move is a powerful STAB option that checks Fairies, if at a risk of accuracy. Psychic types are notorious for annihilating Toxicroak, and many expect Toxicroak to run with Sucker Punch. However, with the added 10% flinch chance from the King's Rock, what they won't expect is the possibility to Flinch. Even with another item, Sucker Punch is invaluable as a priority attack move. The last slot is Power-Up Punch, which is another STAB option. Although weak, Power-Up Punch sets Toxicroak up to be a great sweeper. Not only will it raise your Attack, but there is a combined chance to Flinch and Poison behind every attack. Toxicroak has some problems with it's weakness, but investing slightly in his defenses gives him enough bulk to withstand Earthquake from unboosted Swampert, as well as enough attack to make his physical attacks hit much harder. Again, Psychics and Psychic type attacks ruin the poor Toxic Fighter, but with any Pokemon, the right team support makes all the difference.