How to get Toxapex in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Toxapex is a great pick for Pokemon Go battles so here’s how to get it, the best moves for PvP and PvE, and if its shiny version is available.

Pokemon Go players want to add Toxapex to their PvP and PvE teams, an iconic Poison/Water-type Pokemon from Gen 7 that has always been a menace in the mainline games.

Here’s everything you need to know to get Toxapex in Pokemon Go, alongside its shiny chances and recommended moveset for PvP and PvE.

How to get Toxapex in Pokemon Go

You can get Toxapex in Pokemon Go by catching a Mareanie and evolving it with 50 Candy.

Mareanie is available as a wild spawn and from ongoing 3-Star Raids. Be sure to use a Pinap or Silver Pinap Berry each time you catch a Mareanie to earn bonus Candy and get Toxapex quickly.

Can Toxapex be shiny in Pokemon Go?

No, shiny Toxapex is not available in Pokemon Go. We’ll be sure to update this article when Mareanie and Toxapex make their shiny debuts in the game.

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Toxapex’s stats in Pokemon Go are 114 Attack, 273 Defense, and 137 HP.

Best Toxapex Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best PvP moves for Toxapex in Pokemon Go are Poison Jab with Brine and Sludge Wave.

Poison Jab has an excellent combination of 3.50 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.50 EPT (Energy Per Turn) to help it damage opponents and use its Charged Moves quickly. Brine is its cheapest move, letting it bait shields while Sludge Wave is expensive but has an incredible 110 damage output. So, use Sludge Wave when shields are down, typically at the end of the battle.

Best Toxapex Pokemon Go PvE moveset

The best PvP moves for Toxapex in Pokemon Go are Poison Jab and Gunk Shot.

Gunk Shot is a powerful Charged Move with a whopping 130 damage and syncs well with Poison Jab to turn Toxapex into a decent Poison-type attacker. You can use it as a Gym Defender or when you’re rejoining Raid lobbies after your first team of counters has fainted.

Is Toxapex good in Pokemon Go?

Toxapex is excellent in Pokemon Go Great League, but there are better options for Raids and the other PvP Leagues.

In the Great League, it is one of the bulkiest Pokemon and the ultimate counter to the dreaded Azumarill. Since it resists the ever-rampant Fairy, Fighting, and Steel types, it has always been easy to fit into teams even in high-octane matches. Thanks to its 237 Defense, it can tank hits from even the most OP threats. I’ve found it great for saving shields and keeping them for later in the battle.

Complete Toxapex Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves that Toxapex can learn in Pokemon Go:

Toxapex Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Poison Jab (Poison)
  • Bite (Dark)

Toxapex Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Brine (Water)
  • Sludge Wave (Poison)
  • Gunk Shot (Poison)

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