Poison (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable Poison trainers include Koga and Janine of Fuchsia City. Team Rocket also frequently uses Poison-type Pokémon.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
122 - 169 234 - 328
65 - 132 126 - 258
58 - 123 112 - 240
65 - 132 126 - 258
63 - 128 121 - 251
60 - 125 116 - 245
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Battle properties

Generation I

Poison-type attacks:

  • Are super-effective against: Bug, Grass
  • Are not very effective against: Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost
  • Have no effect against: None (Steel wasn't introduced until Generation II)

Poison-type Pokémon:

Generation II-onward

Poison-type attacks:

Poison-type Pokémon:


The Poison type is one of the worst in the game. Defensively, it is destroyed by Earthquake, one of the most common attacks. Having a weakness to Psychic also makes it extremely easy to defeat a Poison-type in one turn. The Poison type's only useful resistances are to Fighting and, at times, Bug.

Offensively, the Poison type isn't much better. It is only super-effective against one type, Grass, many of which are half Poison which makes it do damage as if it were a Pokémon of a type that Poison neither weakens or does weakly against. On the other hand, it is resisted by Ground, Rock, and Ghost and completely ineffective against Steel. The only advantage of Poison type moves is that many of them may poison the opponent, unless the foe is also Poison, in which case it will not be able to be poisoned.


Pure Poison-type Pokémon

Half Poison-type Pokémon

Primary Poison-type Pokémon

Secondary Poison-type Pokémon


Damage-dealing moves

Non-damaging moves

In other languages

  • Japanese: どく doku
  • French: poison
  • German: Gift
  • Italian: veleno
  • Spanish: venenoso
  • Dutch: gif
  • Portuguese: veneno
  • Hebrew: רעל ra'al
  • Swedish: gift
  • Danish: gift
  • Norwegian: gift
  • Finnish: myrkky
  • Polish: trujący
  • Hungarian: méreg
  • Catalan: verí
  • Arabic: سام