Saturn's Toxicroak

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Saturn's Toxicroak
サターンのドクロッグ Saturn's Dokurog
Poké Ball
Saturn Toxicroak.png
Saturn's Toxicroak
Debuts in Enter Galactic!
Caught at Sinnoh
Gender Female*
Ability Anticipation*
Current location With Saturn
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Toxicroak Shin'ichirō Miki Bill Rogers

Saturn's Toxicroak (Japanese: サターンのドクロッグ Saturn's Dokurog) is Saturn's main battling Pokémon in the anime and games, and manga.

In the anime

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Saturn and his Toxicroak

Toxicroak was the second Pokémon that Saturn was revealed to have, and has been used in all of Saturn's appearances since its debut in Enter Galactic!, except Saving the World From Ruins!. In its debut episode, Toxicroak was sent out to battle against Ash and his friends, but ended up battling Brock and his Croagunk before Team Galactic escaped. It was shown to be very powerful in combat. After this incident, it developed a rivalry with Brock's Croagunk.

Toxicroak reappeared in Losing Its Lustrous! where it helped Saturn steal the Adamant Orb from a high security plane and also defeated Brock's Croagunk later in a showdown.

It also appeared in Double Team Turnover! where it battled alongside Mars's Purugly and several Golbat belonging to the Galactic Grunts. It managed to knock out Ash's Chimchar after Chimchar defended Ash's Pikachu from a Poison Jab whilst performing a direct Volt Tackle.

Toxicroak made another appearance in Gateway to Ruin!. It also appeared in The Needs of the Three! and The Battle Finale of Legend! where it successfully battled Gary's Electivire and Umbreon. Its final appearance was in the final battle with Team Galactic, where it was sent out to repel Ash's Pikachu and the other Pokémon. However, Croagunk leapt from Gliscor just as Toxicroak emerged, striking it in the head with Brick Break and knocking it out in one blow, leaving Croagunk satisfied and ended their rivalry.

Moves used

Saturn Toxicroak Rock Smash.png
Using Rock Smash
Saturn Toxicroak Dark Pulse.png
Using Dark Pulse
Move First Used In
Dark Pulse  Enter Galactic!
Sludge Bomb  Enter Galactic!
Poison Jab  Losing Its Lustrous!
Rock Smash Gateway to Ruin!
X-Scissor  The Needs of the Three!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Toxicroak has appeared alongside Saturn as his main battling Pokémon in every game he has appeared; that is, in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

At Lake Valor

Spr 4d 454 f.png
Poison Fighting
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Toxicroak Lv.37
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Faint Attack
Dark Physical
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
Fighting Physical

At Galactic HQ

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Poison Fighting
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Toxicroak Lv.40
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Bug Physical
Normal Status

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Toxicroak in Pokémon Adventures
As a Croagunk

Toxicroak is Saturn's first known Pokémon. It first appeared as a Croagunk in Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone with its Trainer. In Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra I, she was used to battle Paka and Uji with Saturn's Abra. With her ability to detect her opponents' movements, she had an advantage. Despite this, she was eventually defeated along with Abra.

At the Spear Pillar, she was used to battle Roark and Fantina along with Abra and Octillery. Eventually, she was defeated along with the rest of Saturn's team.

In the Platinum chapter, she was revealed to have evolved into a Toxicroak. There, she was used by Saturn at the Distortion World, where she did battle with Mira's Alakazam. Mira attempted to make the fight last long, but they were interuppted by Giratina when it flew past them.

Moves used

Saturn Toxicroak Poison Jab Adventures.png
Using Poison Jab
Move First Used In
Poison Jab Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra I
Sucker Punch Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra II
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Toxicroak in Diamond and Pearl Adventure

Toxicroak first appears while Hareta is in a cave and traps him with a Sludge Bomb. Later, while Hareta was battling Saturn, he was hurt by Toxicroak's attack causing him to be a bit weak. However, Azelf's willpower caused Hareta to get back up and activated Toxicroak's Anticipation.

Moves used

Saturn Toxicroak Sludge Bomb DPA.png
Using Sludge Bomb
Move First Used In
Sludge Bomb The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Poison Jab The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Saturn's Toxicroak is featured in the TCG as a Pokémon Pokémon G. The following is a list of cards named Toxicroak Pokémon G.

Saturn's Toxicroak
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Toxicroak Pokémon G Psychic Platinum Rare 40/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare 050/096
Toxicroak Pokémon G Fighting DP Black Star Promos   DP41 DPt-P Promotional cards   008/DPt-P


  • Saturn's Toxicroak in the anime appears to be of the alternate-coloration as opposed to a normal Toxicroak. However, there are many ongoing arguments in the fandom over this. Some people claim that merchandise depicting what appears to be the alternate-color Toxicroak is evidence that the anime considers Saturn's Toxicroak to be of the normal coloration. Other Toxicroak in the anime, as well as the species's anime artwork, appear with the same coloration as Saturn's, further proving this point.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Toxicroak.