Toxicroak: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Toxicroak: Type, Powers, Strengths, Weaknesses, Evolutions and Moves

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Pokémon started off as a video game series and although new creatures are primarily introduced in the video games, the anime series has become as popular as the video games. As of December 2021, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Toxicroak.

Toxicroak is a dual Poison- and Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. It is the only evolution of the Generation IV Pokémon Croagunk, from which it is evolved by leveling up, starting at Level 37. Toxicroak has no Mega Evolution, nor a Gigantamax Form. It is weak to Flying-, Ground-, and Psychic-type moves, and is super effective against Fairy-, Ice-, Rock- and Grass-type Pokémon.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Toxicroak in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Toxicroak: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the PokémonGO videogame, the best moves for your Toxicroak are Counter and Dynamic Punch if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Counter reveals the following: “A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken”; as for Dynamic Punch, the attack is described as follows: “The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. This confuses the target if it hits.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Poison and Fighting-type Pokémon, Toxicroak is super effective against Fairy-, Ice-, Rock- and Grass-type Pokémon. It is weak against Flying-, Ground-, and other Psychic-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any specific types. It receives normal damage from Normal-, Ghost-, Steel-, Fire-, Water-, Electric-, Ice-, Dragon-, Fairy-type Pokémon.

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Powers and Abilities

Toxicroak’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP158 190 307 370  
Attack113126158173223248311342 
Defense7685117128149166229251 
Special Attack95106138151187208271298 
Special Defense7685117128149166229251 
Speed94105137150185206269295 

In Pokémon GO, Toxicroak has a Base Stamina of 195, a Base Attack of 211, and a Base Defense of 133.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Dry Skin: Restores HP in rain or when hit by Water-type moves. Reduces HP in harsh sunlight, and increases the damage received from Fire-type moves. (or)
  • Anticipation: The Pokémon can sense an opposing Pokémon’s dangerous moves.
  • Sheer Force: May poison a target when the Pokémon makes contact. (Hidden Ability)

Evolutions

Toxicroak is the final and only evolution stage of Croagunk; both have been introduced in Generation IV of the video games. The evolution is relatively simple – you just need to level up your Croagunk to Level 37 and it’ll evolve into Toxicroak. Toxicroak cannot Mega Evolve. This Pokémon doesn’t have any known Regional Variants.

Toxicroak: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Toxicroak also evolves from Croagunk. To evolve your Croagunk into Toxicroak, you need a total of 50 Croaguk Candy. You cannot further evolve Toxicroak in the game.

Moves

As of Generation VIII, the movies that Toxicroak can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxicroak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxicroak
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical15100%35
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial20100%10
1AstonishGhostPhysical30100%15
1TauntDarkStatus100%20
12FlatterDarkStatus100%15
16RevengeFightingPhysical60100%10
20VenoshockPoisonSpecial65100%10
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical70100%5
28SwaggerNormalStatus85%15
32Poison JabPoisonPhysical80100%20
36ToxicPoisonStatus90%10
42Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
48Sludge BombPoisonSpecial90100%10
54BelchPoisonSpecial12090%10

By TM

 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085%20
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075%5
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100%15
TM05Thunder PunchElectricPhysical75100%15
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM15DigGroundPhysical80100%10
TM16ScreechNormalStatus85%40
TM21RestPsychicStatus—%10
TM22Rock SlideRockPhysical7590%10
TM23ThiefDarkPhysical60100%25
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
TM25ProtectNormalStatus—%10
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
TM31AttractNormalStatus100%15
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100%20
TM41Helping HandNormalStatus—%20
TM42RevengeFightingPhysical60100%10
TM43Brick BreakFightingPhysical75100%15
TM48Rock TombRockPhysical6095%15
TM52BounceFlyingPhysical8585%5
TM57PaybackDarkPhysical50100%10
TM58AssuranceDarkPhysical60100%10
TM59FlingDarkPhysical100%10
TM63Drain PunchFightingPhysical75100%10
TM73Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical70100%20
TM74VenoshockPoisonSpecial65100%10
TM75Low SweepFightingPhysical65100%20
TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100%15
TM79RetaliateNormalPhysical70100%5
TM81BulldozeGroundPhysical60100%20
TR00Swords DanceNormalStatus—%20
TR07Low KickFightingPhysical100%20
TR10EarthquakeGroundPhysical100100%10
TR20SubstituteNormalStatus—%10
TR22Sludge BombPoisonSpecial90100%10
TR26EndureNormalStatus—%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR29Baton PassNormalStatus—%40
TR30EncoreNormalStatus100%5
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR37TauntDarkStatus100%20
TR48Bulk UpFightingStatus—%20
TR57Poison JabPoisonPhysical80100%20
TR58Dark PulseDarkSpecial80100%15
TR60X-ScissorBugPhysical80100%15
TR64Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070%5
TR68Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
TR73Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical12080%5
TR75Stone EdgeRockPhysical10080%5
TR78Sludge WavePoisonSpecial95100%10
TR81Foul PlayDarkPhysical95100%15
TR85Work UpNormalStatus—%30
TR91Venom DrenchPoisonStatus100%20
TR95Throat ChopDarkPhysical80100%15

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
AcupressureNormalStatus—%30
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
ConfideNormalStatus—%20
CutNormalPhysical5095%30
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Dual ChopDragonPhysical4090%15
Embargo ×DarkStatus100%15
Feint Attack ×DarkPhysical60—%20
Focus PunchFightingPhysical150100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Fury CutterBugPhysical4095%20
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Knock OffDarkPhysical65100%20
Me First ×NormalStatus—%20
Meditate ×PsychicStatus—%40
Mud Bomb ×GroundSpecial6585%10
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical40100%20
Pursuit ×DarkPhysical40100%20
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Rock SmashFightingPhysical40100%15
Role PlayPsychicStatus—%10
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Smelling Salts ×NormalPhysical70100%10
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
SpiteGhostStatus100%10
StrengthNormalPhysical80100%15
Super FangNormalPhysical90%10
TormentDarkStatus100%15
Wake-Up Slap ×FightingPhysical70100%10

In Pokémon GO, Toxicroak can learn Poison Jab and Counter as Fast Attacks, and Dynamic Punch, Mud Bomb, and Sludge Bomb as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Toxicroak, as they are event-only attacks.