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-ichiro 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

Toxicroak and Saturn

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 send Team Rocket blasting off. Later, it appeared 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.

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

In Double Team Turnover!, Toxicroak was used 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 while performing a direct Volt Tackle.

Toxicroak reappeared 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 during 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 ending their rivalry.

Personality and characteristics

As a member of Team Galactic, Toxicroak is evil and very hostile, just like its Trainer. It would often get into fights with Brock's Croagunk and would usually come out the victor, with Croagunk getting injured during the battle.

Moves used

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.

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Lake Valor Team Galactic HQ
Spr 4p 454 f.png
Poison Fighting
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Toxicroak Lv.37/40
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Faint Attack
Dark Physical
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
Fighting Physical
Spr 4p 454 f.png
Poison Fighting
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Toxicroak Lv.40/44
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Bug Physical
Normal Status

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Toxicroak in Pokémon Adventures
As a Croagunk
Anticipation activated as a Croagunk

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Toxicroak is Saturn's first known Pokémon. She first appeared as a Croagunk in Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone with her 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.

In Creeping Away from Cradily, 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.

Platinum chapter

In the Platinum chapter, she was revealed to have evolved into a Toxicroak. In The Final Dimensional Duel VI, 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 interrupted by Giratina when it flew past them.

Moves used

Saturn Croagunk Poison Jab Adventures.png
Using Poison Jab as a Croagunk
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.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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


A 3DS theme featuring Toxicroak
  • Saturn's Toxicroak was featured in a 3DS theme.
  • Saturn's Toxicroak in the anime initially appeared to be of the alternate-coloration as opposed to a normal Toxicroak. However, there were many arguments in the fandom over this (with some people claiming 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). As other Toxicroak in the anime, as well as the species's anime artwork, appeared with the same coloration as Saturn's, it soon became clear that the color of Saturn's Toxicroak was intended to be the normal anime coloration.

Related articles

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