Competitive Information for Toxapex [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Toxapex toxapex
Base Stats for Toxapex

Poison / Water

Abilities:
LimberLimber: This Pokemon cannot be paralyzed. Gaining this Ability while paralyzed cures it.
,
RegeneratorRegenerator: This Pokemon restores 1/3 of its maximum HP, rounded down, when it switches out.
,
MercilessMerciless: This Pokemon's attacks are critical hits if the target is poisoned.


Evolutions / Family:
Mareanie
Toxapex

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Toxapex? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Toxapex in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HeatranChanseyGliscorZapdosSableye-MegaAlakazam-MegaClefableSkarmoryTangrowthCelesteelaLatias-MegaReuniclus


Toxapex is a wonderful Poison and Water-typed Pokemon. It's a common sight to see Toxapex out in the 7th generation battlefield. Toxapex is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Toxapex
Item: Black Sludge / Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Baneful Bunker
- Haze
- Recover
- Toxic Spikes / Toxic

Physical Wall Toxapex (Popular/Trending)

Toxapex is an extraordinary Physical Wall. It's purpose is to take a mighty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Toxapex last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Regenerator, Toxapex restores 1/3 of its maximum hp rounded down when it switches out.

Baneful Bunker is a status move (protects from moves. contact: poison).
Haze is a status move (eliminates all stat changes).
Recover is a status move (heals your Toxapex by 50% of its max hp).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!




Species: Toxapex
Item: Waterium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab
- Return
- Knock Off

Physical Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxapex's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Toxapex cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).




Species: Toxapex
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Surf / Scald
- Ice Beam
- Round

Special Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is a decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxapex's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Toxapex cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it.

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).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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 Toxapex? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Toxapex in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HeatranChanseyGliscorZapdosSableye-MegaAlakazam-MegaClefableSkarmoryTangrowthCelesteelaLatias-MegaReuniclus


Species: Toxapex
Item: Waterium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab
- Return
- Knock Off

Doubles Physical Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxapex's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Toxapex cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).




Species: Toxapex
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Surf / Scald
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Toxapex's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Toxapex cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it.

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).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Toxapex 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Spike Cannon
20
100%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baneful Bunker
--
--
10
Protects from moves. Contact: poison.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
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.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Toxapex can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Toxapex

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