Best Poison Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Poison type Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Poison Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Poison Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Because of this, we have included a separate list for the best Altered Poison Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. However, Poison-exclusive Pokémon are uncommon, so we've included a separate list for them.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Poison Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Poison Pokémon.
    • Top Ten Overall Poison-type (Excludes Altered)
    • Top Five Poison-type Only
    • Top Five Altered Poison-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Poison-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Ground, Psychic
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Poison
    • Strong Resistance(s): Poison

Top Ten Overall Poison-type

  • #1: Roserade
    • Max CP: 3359
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 243/185/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb
  • #2: Muk
    • Max CP: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/172/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • #3: Venusaur (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3075
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 198/189/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Vine Whip
      • Charge Attack: Frenzy Plant
  • #3: Crobat (Tied
    • Max CP: 2992
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 194/178/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Air Slash
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb
  • #5: Gengar
    • Max CP:  3254
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/149/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #6: Nidoking
    • Max CP: 2902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 204/156/191
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #7: Tokicroak (Tied)
    • Max CP: 2813
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/133/195
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #8: Nidoqueen (Tied)
    • Max CP: 2812
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/173/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #9: Vileplume
    • Max CP: 2893
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 202/167/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Acid
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb
  • #10: Drapion
    • Max CP:  2773
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/202/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Sting
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb

Related: Best Steel Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Top Five Poison-type Only

  • #1: Muk
    • Max CP: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/172/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: HGunk Shot
  • #2: Garbodor
    • Max CP: 2651
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 181/164/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • #3: Weezing
    • Max CP: 2592
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 174/197/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb
  • #4: Seviper
    • Max CP: 2380
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 196/118/177
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Poison Fang
  • #5: Swalot
    • Max CP: 2236
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 140/159/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb

Top Five Altered Poison-type

  • #1: Mega Venusaur
    • Max CP: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/246
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Vine Whip
      • Charge Attack: Frenzy Plant
  • #2: Mega Gengar
    • Max CP: 4902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 349/155/199
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Lick
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #3: Alola Muk
    • Max CP: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/1723/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • #4: Mega Beedrill
    • Max CP: 3824
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 303/163/148
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Sludge Bomb
  • #5: Galarian Weezing
    • Max CP: 2592
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 174/197/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Tackle
      • Charge Attack: Play Rough

If you have one of the Poison Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Poison Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Fire Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Fighting Type Pokémon and Best Bug Type Pokemon!

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