Croagunk < Toxicroak > Carnivine
Species Type
Toxic Mouth Pokémon Poison.gif Fighting.gif
Number Ability
#454 Anticipation/Dry Skin
Poison Touch
Height Weight
4′3″ (1.3m) 97.9 lbs. (44.4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Croagunk None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Human-Like 75
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Attack Points

Toxicroak (ドクロッグ)is the 130th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. it is a Poison/Fighting Type, and is known as the Toxic Mouth Pokémon.

Toxicroak can use one of two Abilities: Anticipation, which alerts it to an opponent knowing either a move that is Super Effective against it or a One-Hit KO move; or Dry Skin, which reduces HP during periods of strong sunlight and gives it an increased weakness to Fire-Type moves, but also nullifies Water-Type moves, restoring HP if it gets hit by a Water-Type move or while it is raining. A third Ability is available to Toxicroak from the Dream World, the Poison Touch Ability. With this Ability, any of the moves that Toxicroak uses that require physical contact against its opponents also have a 20% chance of Poisoning that opponent.

Croagunk can evolve into Toxicroak at Level 37.

Toxicroak is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Toxicroak One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Toxicroak takes on the appearance of a purple poison dart frog, albeit more human-like than its previous form. Its hands have a single red claw on each hand, and under its chin is a vocal sack that is a common trait amongst frogs and toads alike, but Toxicroak's vocal sack is red in color.

Gender Differences

A Male Toxicroak has a larger vocal sack than a Female Toxicroak.

Game Information

Original Games

Toxicroak can be found in the Great Marsh as a Daily Binocular Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Black and White, the only way to obtain a Toxicroak is to evolve a Croagunk.

Toxicroak appear at the Pinwheel Forest in Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-Off Games

Toxicroak can be found at Sky Rift in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Sky Fissure in Explorers of Sky. The floor range is the same for both dungeons: B7-B15 & DPB1-B9. Toxicroak is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Marsh 13F-19F.

Toxicroak is a Boss Pokémon that appears in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, a battle that takes place at Pueltown during a mission early in the game, and after the game's completion inside the Capture Arena. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Toxicroak can be found in the Oblivia Region's Sky Fortress on the second floor's main room and the third floor in the room on the left in the Present, and can be obtained in the Fire Temple missions "Which Switch Is for Mime Jr.?" and "Graveler's Terrible Rocks" by defeating its pre-evolved form Croagunk and obtaining the Slate that it drops. The only way to tell what slate was dropped is to beat the Boss of that level within the time limit.

The only way to obtain Toxicroak in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Croagunk.

Trading Card Game

Toxicroak is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo set, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Majestic Dawn, Platinum and Arceus sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Saturn of Team Galactic would use a Toxicroak in a number of appearances starting with the episode Enter Galactic and concluding with The Battle Finale of Legend!


A Wild Toxicroak appears in the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life, the only appearance for Toxicroak in the films as of writing. It is also the only time that a Wild Toxicroak has appeared in either the Anime or the films.


Team Galactic Admins Jupiter and Saturn would both use a Toxicroak at various points in the Manga.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Toxicroak resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a unique typing, great ability in Dry Skin, and ability to threaten common defensive cores, Toxicroak is a strong offensive threat that can take advantage of the presence of bulky Water-types while not having to worry about Scald burns. Its resistances allow for numerous switch-in opportunities, while its movepool gives it options to go with a physical or special attacking set while having good overall coverage. Its most common set is a Life Orb Swords Dance set that is all about power with a strong STAB in Gunk Shot, a priority move in Sucker Punch, and nice Fighting STABs in Drain Punch or Low Kick. A Nasty Plot set has great surprise factor while being able to take out special walls like Blissey and Florges with a boosted Sludge Bomb or Focus Blast. Toxicroak can opt for Vacuum Wave to get rid of faster threats like Hydreigon, while coverage options like Dark Pulse and Hidden Power Ice allow for Toxicroak to get rid of checks like Doublade and Gligar. Since Toxicroak's resistances are plenty, it can choose to use a more bulky approach to sweeping with Swords Dance that acts as a more reliable sweeper against defensive teams. Toxicroak suffers from a lack of power before setting up and having mediocre at best bulk which is not helpful when up against offensive teams.

Toxicroak is also a decent option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its unique typing and Dry Skin, Toxicroak can act as a check to the common Water-types and Fairy-types like Keldeo and Clefable. With Swords Dance, Toxicroak can set up on numerous threats and take out common defensive cores. However, Toxicroak does not have the best Speed for a sweeper, although this can be mitigated somewhat by Sucker Punch. It is also weak to common attacking types like Psychic, Ground, and Flying.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% Great Marsh: Daily Binocular Pokémon
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Croagunk
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Croagunk
Black 2/White 2 10% Pinwheel Forest: Outside (Regular and Double Grass)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond Its knuckle claws secrete a toxin so vile that even a scratch could prove fatal.
Pearl The toxin made in its poison sacs is pumped to the knuckle claws through tubes down its arms.
Platinum It has a poison sac at its throat. When it croaks, the stored poison is churned for more potency.
HeartGold Swaying and dodging the attacks of its foes, it weaves its flexible body in close, then lunges out with its poisonous claws.
SoulSilver Swaying and dodging the attacks of its foes, it weaves its flexible body in close, then lunges out with its poisonous claws.
V Black It has a poison sac at its throat. When it croaks, the stored poison is churned for more potency.
White It has a poison sac at its throat. When it croaks, the stored poison is churned for more potency.
Black 2 The croaking that Toxicroak produces before a battle is for churning the poison it has stored in its poison sac.
White 2 The croaking that Toxicroak produces before a battle is for churning the poison it has stored in its poison sac.
VI X It has a poison sac at its throat. When it croaks, the stored poison is churned for greater potency.
Y Its knuckle claws secrete a toxin so vile that even a scratch could prove fatal.
Omega Ruby It has a poison sac at its throat. When it croaks, the stored poison is churned for greater potency.
Alpha Sapphire Its knuckle claws secrete a toxin so vile that even a scratch could prove fatal.

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 276 370 .
195 217 311 342
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
159 177 271 298
Sp. Def
121 135 229 251
157 175 269 295


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
10 Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
15 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
17 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
22 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
24 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
29 Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
31 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
36 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
41 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
49 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
54 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
62 Flatter Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Me First Normal.gif  ?? -- Other.png
Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100 Special.png
Meditate Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Wake-Up Slap Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Smellingsalt Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Cross Chop Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
Bullet Punch Steel.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Acupressure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Super Fang Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 37

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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