Competitive Information for Toxapex [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Toxapex in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DracovishIncineroarWhimsicottLucarioSylveonGyaradosArcanineSeakingPelipperLudicolo


Toxapex is an extraordinary Poison and Water-typed Pokemon. It's a super common sight to see Toxapex out in the 8th generation battlefield. Toxapex is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


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

Physical Wall Toxapex (Analytic)

Toxapex is an awesome Physical Wall. This moveset is designed to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. 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: Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab / Cross Poison
- Facade
- Bite

Physical Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is an awesome 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. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

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).
Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Toxapex is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




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

Special Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is a sensational Special Sweeper. It was 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).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Toxapex? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Toxapex in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CorviknightClefableDugtrioHippowdonSylveonDittoQuagsireChandelureJirachiPyukumukuGastrodonXatu


Species: Toxapex
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab / Cross Poison
- Facade
- Bite

Doubles Physical Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It was 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. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

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).
Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Toxapex is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Toxapex
Item: 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
- Hex

Doubles Special Sweeper Toxapex (Limber)

Toxapex is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's purpose 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).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).



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.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
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.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baneful Bunker
--
--
10
Protects from moves. Contact: poison.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Toxapex

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