Poison Type Pokemon Weakness and Strength Chart

We're taking a look at both the strengths and weaknesses of Poison-type Pokemon, so you know how to use and what to bring out against them!
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To become the ultimate Pokemon trainer, you are going to need all of the strengths and weaknesses of the Pokemon on your team and that you are battling against. These are not always cut-and-dry, because some types will have immunities and be vulnerable to things that don’t necessarily make sense. If you’re wondering about what the Poison-type is super effective against or vulnerable to, we’ll teach you what you need to know in this guide!

This chart will work for all current games, such as Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. If you want to see all of the weaknesses and strengths, head to our Pokemon Type Chart guide!

Poison Pokemon Weakness & Strength Chart

Strong AgainstWeak AgainstResistant toVulnerable to
GrassGhostFightingPsychic
FairySteelGrassGround
RockPoison
GroundFairy
Poison

Poison-type Pokemon are one of the weakest offensive Pokemon types. However, it performs a little better when on the defensive. The best advantage of this Pokemon type is through status moves like Toxic, a move that badly poisons the target and deals damage each round.

Poison-type moves are typically Clever or Tough in contests. They can be Beautiful or Cool, but none of them are considered Cute.

Some of the most popular Poison-type trainers include Koga, the Fuchsia Gym Leader, Roxie, the Virbank Gym Leader, and Klara, the Isle of Armor Gym Leader.

Poison Type Weaknesses

Poison-type Pokemon have weaknesses to Ground and Psychic-type moves when on defense. Their attacks are not very effective against Poison, Ground, Rock, and Ghost-type Pokemon, and they have no effect on Steel-type Pokemon.

Poison Type Strengths

Poison-type moves are strong (Super Effective) against Grass and Fairy Pokemon. When a Poison Pokemon is on defense, they are resistant to Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug, and Fairy-type moves.

Other Pokemon Types

We have guides on every Pokemon Types’ strengths and weaknesses, so you can navigate to the one you are looking for more information on below.

BugFireNormal
DarkFlyingPoison
DragonGhostPsychic
ElectricGrassRock
FairyGroundSteel
FightingIceWater

That is all you need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the Poison-type in the various games of the franchise. We’ve got more detailed content in the Pokemon section of our website.

Hayley Andrews

Hayley Andrews

Hayley is a gamer, writer, and author with a background in Business. Hayley graduated with a dual degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management in Australia.

She spent many years in business until she found her passion for creative writing and the gaming industry. When she’s not indulging in the latest anime, she can be found reading or playing video games.

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