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The best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Want a ‘mon with a vicious sting? Of course you do, and this list of the best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go can help you find the right creature for you.

Poison Pokemon: Beedrill, Vileplume, and Victreebell in front of a purple background

Poison Pokémon are a great choice if you prefer to cause pain and suffering, rather than going for a quick finish. In Pokémon Go, no one can deny how annoying these creatures are. With that in mind, we took more than our fair share of cuts, bites, and stings from a range of poison-types, just so we can tell you what the best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go are. Most of them are fairly obvious, but there might be one or two entries that surprise you, and if they don’t, congratulations, you have great taste in Pokémon.

Of course, we understand that not everyone is in the market for poison. Some prefer arson, in which case, you should look at these fire Pokémon. Alternatively, you could shock ’em all with the best electric Pokémon, scare ’em all with some spooky ghost Pokémon, or reach for the skies with some flying Pokémon. Honestly, the Pokédex is full of different creatures that can help you out.

Anyway, have your antidotes at the ready as we dive into our list of the best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

poison Pokémon Beedrill


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

Do you know the ol’ saying, float like a Butterfree sting like a Beedrill? Well, there’s a reason for it, and that’s that the latter has some potent venom that can ruin your day. Seriously, Beedrill is one of the originators when it comes to poison-types, and you know what they say – don’t mess with the original.

If you want to know a little bit more about Beedrill, this Kanto native comes in at number 15 in the Pokédex and is one of the easiest stage three Pokémon to get as it evolves from Kakuna at level ten. You need to be on your guard when encountering a Beedrill, as this bug moves at high speed, using its stingers to cause maximum damage before fleeing.

Oh, and let’s not forget that Beedrill is a dual type, doubling as a bug Pokémon, so if you want to know the best way to beat it, give our bug Pokémon weakness guide a read.

poison Pokémon Victreebel


Fast attack: Acid
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

Another gen 1 Pokémon that paved the way for future poisonous creatures is Victreebel, and this poison and grass Pokémon and hybrid is one ferocious-looking plant. Yes, it’s as dangerous as it looks, so even though it might take a while to reach this stage three Pokémon, it’s worth the effort, especially since you can create a combination of attacks that can cause some serious problems for your rivals.

In the original Pokédex, Victreebell comes in at number 71, evolving from Weepinbell when it receives a leaf stone. Early Pokédex entries for this creature are quite grotesque, explaining that they live in colonies in deep jungles, but little more is known due to the fact no one ever returns. What’s more, they lure in their prey with a sweet aroma, only to swallow them whole and melt them away. Yes, that includes their bones. Their acidic fluid truly can dissolve anything.

To weed out Victreebel, you might want to know what the grass Pokémon weakness is. Please don’t harm any Bellsprouts though, those little guys are just vibing.

poison Pokémon Drapion


Fast attack: Poison sting
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

When it comes to poison Pokémon, this is a favorite at PT because no matter what game you play, Drapion is a solid addition to any party, and that’s especially true in Pokémon Go. Does it take a lot of time to get Drapion? Yes. Is it worth the hassle? Absolutely. Drapion has access to some powerful attacks that not only inflict the poison status effect, but also hit like a freight train.

Number 452 in the Pokédex, Drapion originally hails from Sinnoh and is known to be a highly poisonous creature who can even scrap a car with its claws. Despite its incredibly potent poison, Drapion relies a lot on its strength, opting to win a battle with its physical prowess more often than not.

poison Pokémon Roserade


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

Roserade is one of the most powerful poison Pokémon in the entire franchise, never mind in Pokémon Go. The thing about this stage three ‘mon is that it has access to some brutal attacks that can inflict plenty of damage, then stack poison on top of it. This rose really does have thorns. We suggest you read our Budew evolution guide to discover the best way to get one.

poison Pokémon Toxicroak


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

As the great Britney Spears once said, ‘I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re toxic?’ Well, actually, we’re not addicted to Toxicroak, cause you know, that would be all kinds of weird, but the gen 4 Pokémon is most certainly toxic. As such, it has no problem dishing out some lovely poison, with impressive speed, we might add. But more than that, Toxicroak is also a fighting Pokémon, so it can not only poison its foes but knock ’em out too – talk about a double whammy.

If you want any hope of defeating Toxicroak, you really need to know what the fighting Pokémon weakness is.

poison Pokémon Vileplume


Fast attack: Acid
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

Vileplume has a special place in the hearts of many, mainly due to it being one of the most powerful Pokémon from generation one, and it’s only gotten stronger over the years, as it became a grass and poison-type hybrid, which means you can mix and match its abilities, but if you choose a pure poison approach, Vileplume is a fine choice that can get the job done.

However, if it’s not Vileplume you want, there’s a second Gloom evolution for you to consider in the form of Bellossom. However, if you opt to go this happy grass-type, you do give up the secondary poison-typing.

poison Pokémon Scolipede


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge bomb

Scolipede is a bug and poison-type hybrid that can ruin your foe’s day, especially if they’re like Misty and have an aversion to bugs. When it comes to its poison attacks, this gen 5 Pokémon can cause impressive damage and the poison status effect – just watch the life drain from the opposing ‘mon. Oof, that got pretty dark.

poison Pokémon Muk


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Gunk shot

Muk is the only entry on this list that’s purely a poison Pokémon, so if you want one that only focuses on this field, you can’t get much better than Muk, who also happens to be somewhat of a pioneer for poisonous ‘mon. In Pokémon Go, Muk can use a variety of poison-based attacks, the majority of which are likely to cause lasting damage.

poison Pokémon Nidoqueen


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge wave

Nidoqueen is an accurate name, cause in Pokémon Go, you really do need-yo-queen. Silly puns aside, This giant ‘mon is a powerhouse in every sense of the word, and as a ground Pokémon and poison-type hybrid, she has access to some damage-heavy attacks that could decimate the opposition.

To hit the ground running with this one, head on over to our ground Pokémon weakness guide.

poison Pokémon Tentacruel


Fast attack: Poison jab
Charged attack: Sludge wave

Under the sea, not where you should be, down there is danger, poison can get ya, take it from me. Now we all have that delightful Disney song stuck in our heads, let me explain why Tentacruel is one of the best poison Pokémon (and water Pokémon) you can get in Pokémon Go. Quite simply, thanks to its water and poison capabilities, you can use some great combinations that are sure to damage the opposition.

To make a splash against Tentacruel you need to know what the water Pokémon weakness is, and we’re more than happy to help you with that.

There you have it, the best poison Pokémon in Pokémon Go – just keep some antidotes handy in case a trainer turns the tables on you. Oh, and check out our poison Pokémon weakness guide for some more assistance. Or, if it’s those that lurk in the shadows giving you trouble, consult our psychic Pokémon weakness, dark Pokémon weakness, and ghost Pokémon weakness guides.