Toxapex (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Toxapex
Brutal Star Pokémon
ドヒドイデ
Dohidoide
#748
Toxapex



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Water
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Merciless or Limber Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
32.0 lbs. 14.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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0
Atk
2
Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Toxapex (Japanese: ドヒドイデ Dohidoide) is a dual-type Poison/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Mareanie starting at level 38.

Biology

Toxapex is a small Pokémon with large, starfish-like legs sprouting from the top of its head. It has bright blue eyes with yellow sclerae and pupils. The main part of its body, consisting of a small head with protrusions similar to starfish arms below it, is a purplish pink. Its head is dark blue on top, near where its legs connect. This part of its body is typically suspended in the air due to the length of its legs.

The legs themselves are light blue on top and covered with spines and dark blue with purplish-pink spines on the undersides. When the inner spikes are present, the outer spikes sink back into its legs, and vice versa. The tip of each legs has two orange claws, and there is a ring of orange spines around a purplish-pink marking where all the legs meet on top.

Toxapex uses its 12 legs to walk along the ocean floor, where it hunts for Corsola. They can also be used to create a dome-like shelter, protecting it from the tides and, in colder regions, trapping its body heat to keep it warm. Its spines can be fired at enemies and carry a powerful poison, which causes pain for 72 hours (3 days), even to Pokémon as large as Wailord. Aftereffects of the venom remain even after recovery. If a foe bypasses its spines, it attacks with its claws instead.

Toxapex is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Baneful Bunker.

In the anime

Alternately colored Toxapex in the anime

Major appearances

A differently colored Toxapex debuted in Fighting Back the Tears!, having evolved from a Mareanie. He competed with James for the affections of his Mareanie.

Minor appearances


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Toxapex debuted in Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex, under the ownership of Nessa.

A Toxapex appeared inthe Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Toxapex (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #114
Alola
USUM: #137
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Toxapex crawls along the ocean floor on its 12 legs. It leaves a trail of Corsola bits scattered in its wake.
Moon Those attacked by Toxapex's poison will suffer intense pain for three days and three nights. Post-recovery, there will be some aftereffects.
Ultra Sun To attack, this Pokémon sends toxic spikes flying at its enemies. Ones that come close get mown down by the claws on its feet.
Ultra Moon With its 12 legs, it creates a dome to shelter within. The flow of the tides doesn't affect Toxapex in there, so it's very comfortable.
Generation VIII Galar
#308
Galar
Isle of Armor #128
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword To survive in the cold waters of Galar, this Pokémon forms a dome with its legs, enclosing its body so it can capture its own body heat.
Shield Within the poison sac in its body is a poison so toxic that Pokémon as large as Wailord will still be suffering three days after it first takes effect.
Generation IX Paldea
#345
Scarlet This Pokémon lives within a dome made by its own legs. Toxapex monitors its surroundings by sensing the flow of the tide through its spikes.
Violet Toxapex gets into fierce battles with Bruxish over areas where warm ocean currents flow, but the odds are always against it.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Mareanie
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Mareanie
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9
Motostoke RiverbankSw, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Giant's CapSw, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Wanderer)
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Toxapex Appears


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
152
141 - 224 278 - 443
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
142
132 - 213 260 - 421
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
495
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Baneful Bunker Poison Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
2525 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3030 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
3535 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
4242 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
4949 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
5656 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Toxapex in Generation IX
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Toxapex in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Poison
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#787
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Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush748Body.png Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 67 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO748.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 114 Base Defense: 273
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Sludge Wave, Gunk Shot, Brine

Evolution

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Unevolved
Mareanie
 Poison  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 38
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First evolution
Toxapex
 Poison  Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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748MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Toxapex images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Toxapex may be based on a crown-of-thorns starfish, a venomous predator that preys on reef coral polyps (similar to how Toxapex preys on Corsola).

Name origin

Toxapex may be a combination of toxic and apex (as in "apex predator").

Dohidoide may be a combination of ど酷い dohidoi (very cruel) and 海星 hitode (sea star).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドヒドイデ Dohidoide From ど酷い dohidoi and 海星 hitode
France Flag.png French Prédastérie From prédateur and astérie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Toxapex Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Aggrostella From aggressiv, groß, and stella marina
Italy Flag.png Italian Toxapex Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 더시마사리 Deosimasari From deo, 심하다 simhada, and 불가사리 bulgasari
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 超壞星 / 超坏星 Chāohuàixīng From 超壞 / 超坏 chāohuài and 海星 hǎixīng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 超壞星 Chīuwaaihsīng From 超壞 chīuwaaih and 海星 hóisīng


External links

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