Toxicroak (Sinnoh Pokédex. it is a Poison/Fighting Type, and is known as the Toxic Mouth Pokémon.)is the 130th Pokémon in the
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.
A Male Toxicroak has a larger vocal sack than a Female Toxicroak.
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 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.
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.
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.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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