Poison / Fighting.
Ability: Anticipation / Dry skin.
Locations: Great Marsh (Diamond /
Special attack: 86
Special defense: 65
everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
reviewing Toxicroak, the Toxic Mouth Pokémon.
Toxicroak is another one of our special requests made by a good
friend of mine. Its stats are very poor, even its attack. But
having an interesting type combination, the proper ability and a
good movepool makes Toxicroak a very fun Pokémon to play with.
We’ll mostly use physical sweepers with this one.
Anticipation lets you know if your opponent has a super
effective or OH-KO attack. But the dry skin is definitely
better; it lets you restore some of your HP when hit by a water
attack or when it’s rainy but (and it’s a very bog but) it makes
Toxicroak weak to fire attacks and reduces its HP during
sunlight. It’s a pretty good ability if you know how to use it.
move combinations for today are…
Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
Swords dance / Earthquake / Rain dance
edge / X-scissor
this is the most basic and easiest set to use. It’s all about
pure sweeping if you want to. But I’d suggest using swords dance
if possible. Or you can use rain dance with dry skin and forget
about the life orb effect.
Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).
252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
pulse / HP fighting / HP ice / HP electric
special sweeper is not the best one you’ll see. But it’s a very
nice surprise for your opponent. Surprise factor is a great
friend. Use nasty plot and sweep as much as you can. If you
choose HP I’d say fighting is the best option but if you are
going against Gyarados use electric or ice against dragons.
Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
252 Attack, 252 HP, 6 Speed.
edge / Cross chop
Toxicroak is a good option as well. I still like the physical
sweeper over this but here you have another set for you to try.
should I use this Pokémon?
Fighting types are pretty good. Their type combinations are
pretty awesome; Blaziken, Medicham and Toxicroak are good
examples of this. They are part of that interesting part of the
game. Probably it is not as terrific as Heracross or Machamp,
but it can cause serious damage if you know how to train and use
it. I’d suggest this for medium-experienced trainers.
should I use against this Pokémon?
Earthquake will be very OH-KO most of the time. That’s why
Toxicroak depends on speed so much. Claydoll, Gliscor, Tyranitar
and Metagross are very dangerous. Be careful of strong Psychic
attacks from Starmie, Medicham and Gengar as well…
this week of double dose. I’ll start finals on Friday so wish me
luck and see you next time for another Pokémon or the week.
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