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Toxicroak (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Croagunk
#{{{nextnum}}}: Carnivine 000
ドクロッグ Dokurog
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Poison Fighting
Toxic Mouth Pokémon
Anticipation or Dry Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
1.3 m
97.9 lbs.
44.4 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Humanshape group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 181 Battle Exp.: 1811*

Toxicroak (Japanese: ドクロッグ Dokurog) is a Poison/Fighting-type Pokémon.



Toxicroak is based on the poison dart frog. Its appearance is much more humanoid than Croagunk, though it still maintains the appearance of an oversized bipedal frog. Its main body color is a dark blue or teal. Its head bears a gently-upward curling spike which seems to be a part of the skull, as it is covered in the same color skin as the rest of its body. Toxicroak's eyes are bright yellow, sinister and intimidating, with a small snake-like pupil. Its mouth is not much different from Croagunk's; it still looks as though it is grinning, with its red upper lip curling upward at the ends in a very intimidating manner. Underneath its chin is a bulbous red vocal sack. Its arms are shaped much like those of Elekid, though not as thick and instead of three claws, Toxicroak has three fingers and one large red claw on the back of each hand. Its forearms have two black rings encircling them. Its legs are muscular and seem to be adapted for speedy attacks. It has three toes on its feet, with the middle toe red on each foot, and a sharp spike jutting out of its heels. Underneath the pelvic area Toxicroak has two white horizontal lines, which have moved down from Croagunk's chest. Toxicroak has thick black lines running down the sides of its body and surrounding its limbs, making them seem as if the limbs are detachable. The black lines go up into its face and surround the eyes before meeting in the middle of its snout, just above the upper lip.

Gender differences

A female has a smaller throat-sack.

Special abilities



Like its pre-evolution, Toxicroak live in moist areas around bodies of water.


Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Toxicroak (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond Its knuckle claws secrete a toxin so vile that even a scratch could prove fatal.
Pearl The toxin made in its poison sacs is pumped to the knuckle claws through tubes down its arms.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Rare Great Marsh

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 83
143 - 190 276 - 370
Attack: 106
99 - 173 195 - 342
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 490   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Type effectiveness

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If Toxicroak has the ability Dry Skin, the effect of Water becomes 0×, and Water attacks will heal 25% of Toxicroak's HP. In addition, the effect of Fire becomes 2×.


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By leveling up

Generation IV
Lv. Move Type Cat.
Start Astonish Ghost Physical
Mud-Slap Ground Special
Poison Sting Poison Physical
3 Mud-Slap Ground Special
8 Poison Sting Poison Physical
10 Taunt Dark Status
15 Pursuit Dark Physical
17 Faint Attack Dark Physical
22 Revenge Fighting Physical
24 Swagger Normal Status
29 Mud Bomb Ground Special
31 Sucker Punch Dark Physical
36 Nasty Plot Dark Status
41 Poison Jab Poison Physical
49 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
54 Flatter Normal Status


# Generation IV
TM01 Focus Punch
TM06 Toxic
TM08 Bulk Up
TM10 Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day
TM12 Taunt
TM15 Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect
TM18 Rain Dance
TM21 Frustration
TM26 Earthquake
TM27 Return
TM28 Dig
TM30 Shadow Ball
TM31 Brick Break
TM32 Double Team
TM36 Sludge Bomb
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM41 Torment
TM42 Facade
TM43 Secret Power
TM44 Rest
TM45 Attract
TM46 Thief
TM49 Snatch
TM52 Focus Blast
TM56 Fling
TM58 Endure
TM63 Embargo
TM66 Payback
TM68 Giga Impact
TM71 Stone Edge
TM75 Swords Dance
TM78 Captivate
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM80 Rock Slide
TM81 X-Scissor
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM84 Poison Jab
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM04 Strength
HM06 Rock Smash
HM08 Rock Climb

By breeding


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Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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Toxicroak For other sprites and images, please see Toxicroak images on Bulbagarden Archives.



Toxicroak may have been based on the poison dart frog.

Name origin

Dokurog's name is a combination of the Japanese word for poison, and "frog". Toxicroak's name combines the words "toxic" and "croak". Its German name, Toxiquak, comes from Toxin and Quak. Its French name, Coatox, comes from coassement and toxine.

In other languages

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