All Poison-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Ezequiel Leis
Poison-type Pokemon in a Scarlet and Violet background

Whether you’re trying to catch Poison-type Pokemon or you have one on your team, here are all weaknesses, resistances, and strengths you need to know about.

Poison-type Pokemon aren’t the most popular, but that can be an advantage when facing unprepared trainers. Many Ultra Beasts are Poison-type species, so it’s always good to know how to deal with these powerful creatures.

Here are all Poison-type Pokemon weaknesses, resistances, and strengths, alongside the best counters to face them.


All Poison-type Pokemon weaknesses

Poison-type Pokemon are weak against Ground and Psychic-type attacks.

Hardcore Pokemon players might remember Poison types were weak to Bug-type moves in Gen 1, making them the only types in the franchise that were super-effective against each other.

All Poison-type Pokemon resistances

Poison-type Pokemon can resist Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, and Fairy-type moves in the franchise.

This makes Poison types a great asset when dealing with Fighting-type trainers and Gym Leaders in mainline games. They’re also great for the early stages of the game and usually include many Grass-type Pokemon in the wild and Bug-type Gyms, like in Scarlet and Violet.

Lastly, Poison-type Pokemon can resist all attacks that are super-effective against Dark-type Pokemon, so you can build some synergy with them.

All Poison-type Pokemon strengths

Poison-type Pokemon can deal super-effective damage to Grass and Fairy-type Pokemon with their Poison-type STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves.

On the other hand, it’s worth noting that Poison-type attacks do not affect Steel-type Pokemon unless they have the ability Corrosion in the mainline games.

Best counters for Poison-type Pokemon

Some of the best counters to face Poison-type Pokemon include Claydol, Metagross, Steelix, Bronzong, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Solgaleo, Alakazam, Espeon, Iron Crown, Iron Boulder and Iron Treads.

As you can see, most of these options are species that can deal super-effective damage while resisting Poison-type moves or being completely immune to them. Any Pokemon game has powerful Psychic-type Pokemon, so you should mainly rely on them for best results.

That’s all you need to know about Poison-type Pokemon in the franchise. For more Pokemon content, make sure to check more guides below:

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