Competitive Information for Toxicroak [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Toxicroak toxicroak
Base Stats for Toxicroak

Poison / Fighting

Abilities:
AnticipationAnticipation: On switch-in, this Pokemon shudders if any foe has a supereffective or OHKO move.
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Dry SkinDry Skin: This Pokemon is healed 1/4 by Water, 1/8 by Rain; is hurt 1.25x by Fire, 1/8 by Sun.
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Poison TouchPoison Touch: This Pokemon's contact moves have a 30% chance of poisoning.


Evolutions / Family:
Croagunk
Toxicroak

Weakness Chart for Poison/Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.25x
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
4x
0.5x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Toxicroak? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Toxicroak in Pokemon Black/White:

PolitoedFerrothornKeldeoExcadrillScizorThundurus-TherianTornadusStarmieTentacruelCelebi


Toxicroak is a pretty decent Poison and Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Toxicroak when battling in the 5th generation meta. Toxicroak is weak to Flying, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Toxicroak
Item: Life Orb / Black Sludge
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 28 Hp / 252 Atk / 228 Spe
Moveset:
- Sucker Punch
- Drain Punch / Bulk Up
- Ice Punch
- Substitute / Swords Dance

Physical Sweeper Toxicroak (Popular/Trending)

Toxicroak is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxicroak's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Toxicroak is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Drain Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (Toxicroak recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Toxicroak's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Substitute is a status move (Toxicroak takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Toxicroak's attack by 2 stages).



Species: Toxicroak
Item: Payapa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Drain Punch / Brick Break
- Frustration / Return
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Toxicroak (Dry Skin)

Toxicroak is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Toxicroak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxicroak's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Toxicroak is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Drain Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (Toxicroak recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).



Species: Toxicroak
Item: Payapa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse
- Hyper Beam / Round

Special Sweeper Toxicroak (Dry Skin)

Toxicroak is popular Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Toxicroak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxicroak's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Toxicroak is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Toxicroak cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Toxicroak? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Toxicroak in Pokemon Black/White:

PolitoedFerrothornKeldeoExcadrillScizorThundurus-TherianTornadusStarmieTentacruelCelebi


Species: Toxicroak
Item: Payapa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Poison Jab
- Drain Punch / Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Toxicroak (Dry Skin)

Toxicroak is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Toxicroak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxicroak's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Toxicroak is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Drain Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (Toxicroak recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).



Species: Toxicroak
Item: Payapa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Icy Wind
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Toxicroak (Dry Skin)

Toxicroak is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Toxicroak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxicroak's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Dry Skin, Toxicroak is healed 1/4 by water 1/8 by rain; is hurt 1.25x by fire 1/8 by sun.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Toxicroak learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud Bomb
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Covet
60
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cross Chop
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
60
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Smelling Salts
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target is paralyzed, and cures it.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Wake-Up Slap
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target is asleep, and wakes it.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Me First
--
--
20
Copies a foe at 1.5x power. User must be faster.
Meditate
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Toxicroak can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Toxicroak

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