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Notable trainers that specialize in Poison-type Pokémon include Koga, Aya and Janine of Fuchsia City. Some villainous teams, such as Team Rocket, also frequently use Poison-type Pokémon.
- Are super-effective against: Bug, Grass
- Are not very effective against: Ghost, Ground, Poison, Rock
- Have no effect against: None (Steel wasn't introduced until Generation II)
Defensively, Poison is one of the better types to use. With Psychic-type moves dwindeling in usage in the D/P/Pt mategame, its only common weakness is Earthquake, and even that weakness is easily mitigated by the variety of dual-typed Grass and Bug/Poison Pokémon. Additionally, the Poison-type resists itself, Bug, Fighting, and Grass, giving it many common resistances, such as Aura Sphere, Megahorn, and Close Combat. Moreover, Poison-types tend to hold great status and support moves, such as Haze, Toxic Spikes, and Toxic. Immune to Poison and Toxic Spikes, they have an opportunity to absorb status effects as well. Thus, Koga's words of "confusion, sleep, poison" describe the Poison-type very well.
Offensively, Poison is one the least useful types. It is only super-effective against Grass, of which many are also Poison-type, making them neutral to Poison attacks. Ice, Fire and Flying are much more useful in countering the Grass-type. Also, Poison moves are not very effective to Poison, Rock, Ghost, Ground, and completely ineffective against Steel. Hence, resistances to Poison are far more common than weaknesses to it. Despite STAB, even many Poison-types, such as Weezing, regularly do not use their STAB Poison attacks, and insted use moves of a different type (such as in Weezing's case, Fire Blast).
When used in contests, Poison-type moves typically become Smart-type, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Cute.
In total, there are 50 Pokémon within the Poison-type; 22 are fully evolved.
Pure Poison-type Pokémon
Half Poison-type Pokémon
Primary Poison-type Pokémon
Secondary Poison-type Pokémon
- Acid is the only damage dealing Poison-type attack that does not have a chance to poison the opponent.
- Additionally, the three Poison-type moves that cannot poison all have Acid in their names (Acid, Acid Armor, and Gastro Acid).
- With the exception of Arceus holding a Toxic Plate, there has yet to be a Poison-type legendary Pokémon.
- Poison is the first type encountered in National Pokédex order, an honor it shares with the Template:Type2.
- Posion has the dubious honor of being one of three types that isn't doubly super effective against any Pokémon because it is only super effective against one type, the Template:Type2. It shares this trait with the Template:Type2 which is only effective against itself, and the Template:Type2, which isn't super effective against anything. It should also be noted that in Generation I, Poison was super effective against Template:Type2s, making Paras and Parasect doubly weak to Poison.
- Poison was the most common type in Generation I.
- Almost two thirds of the Poison-type Pokémon are from Generation I.
- As of yet, no pure Poison-type Pokémon have been introduced in an even-numbered generation.
- Gulpin and Seviper are the only pure Poison-type Pokémon not colored blue or purple.
- In Generation I Poison was super effective against the Template:Type2, while the Bug-type was super effective against Poison. This trait has never been shared with any other type match-up.
In other languages
- Dutch: Gif
- French: Poison
- German: Gift
- Italian: Veleno
- Korean: 독 dok
- Spanish: Veneno