You ever been jabbed in the stomach? I have. Went down like a sack of potatoes. A plain old punch is bad enough, but I imagine if it were supplemented with Toxicroak’s particularly virulent blend of poison, I’d probably just drop dead. That’s just to give you a baseline of how dangerous this Pokémon is, but if you can best one in a fight, you could put it to work for you. Here’s a guide to Toxicroak Raids in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO Toxicroak Raid Guide
Toxicroak is a Poison/Fighting type, which means its resistances break down like this:
- Resistant to: Fighting, Grass, Rock, Poison, Dark
- Double-Resistant to: Bug
- Weak against: Flying, Ground
- Double-Weak against: Psychic
Meanwhile, these are the moves Toxicroak is packing in its kit:
Toxicroak Quick Moves
- Poison Jab (Poison)
- Counter (Fighting)
Toxicroak Main Moves
- Sludge Bomb (Poison)
- Mud Bomb (Ground)
- Dynamic Punch (Fighting)
With its base attack of 211, high number of resistances and relatively few weaknesses, Toxicroak is not a Pokémon to be trifled with. However, while its typing does give it a lot of resistances, it also has one critical weakness: Psychic moves. As both Poison and Fighting types are weak against Psychic moves, Toxicroak takes 256% damage from them. The answer is clear, then: we need a heavy hitting Psychic type.
Any pure Psychic type can do the job; Psychic types are resistant to Fighting moves and neutral toward Poison and Ground moves, so Toxicroak can’t deal any decisive damage against them. If you’ve got them handy, either a Mewtwo packing Confusion and Psystrike or an Attack form Deoxys with Zen Headbutt and Psycho Boost can absolutely decimate a Toxicroak. If Legendaries aren’t on the table, other Psychic types with high base attacks like Alakazam or Espeon will work just fine with doubled-up Psychic moves.