The 10 most powerful Poison-type Pokemon to use in Pokemon GO Gym battles and Raids are:

  • Nihilego
  • Roserade
  • Overqwil
  • Toxicroak
  • Scolipede
  • Victreebell
  • Skuntank
  • Muk
  • Alolan Muk
  • Vileplume

Each of these Pokemon has high damage output alongside powerful Poison-type attacks, making them effective for PvE battles!

The table below tells you all of the most powerful Poison-type attacks for each of these Pokemon. Just make sure you know how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach them these attacks!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
NihilegoNihilego Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
RoseradeRoserade Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
OverqwilOverqwil Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
ToxicroakToxicroak Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
ScolipedeScolipede Pokemon GOPoison JabSlude Bomb
VictreebellVictreebell Pokemon GOAcidSludge Bomb
Skuntank Skuntank Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
MukMuk Pokemon GOPoison JabGunk Shot
Alolan MukAlolan Muk Pokemon GOPoison JabGunk Shot
VileplumeVileplume Pokemon GOAcidSludge Bomb

Powering up any Pokemon requires a lot of Candy. Follow these tips to earn more Candy in Pokemon GO if you want to increase the CP on your ‘Mon!

Pokemon GO Nihilego Portal

Best Poison-Type Mega Pokemon

The two best Poison-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO are:

  • Mega Beedrill
  • Mega Venusaur

While any Mega Pokemon gives you all of the great Mega Evolution bonuses in Pokemon GO, it is important to have a powerful Mega ‘Mon which also counters whatever you are fighting!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega BeedrillPokemon GO Mega BeedrillPoison JabSludge Bomb
Mega VenusaurPokemon GO Mega VenusaurVine WhipSludge Bomb

Read More: Every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Mega Venusaur

What Is Poison Super Effective Against in Pokemon GO?

Posion-type attacks are super effective or not very effective against the following types:

Super EffectiveNot Very Effective
Steel (Double Resisted)

Pokemon GO Poison-Type Weaknesses & Resistances

Poison-type Pokemon resist plenty of damage types but also have a couple of weaknesses:


Now that you know the best Poison-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you may also want to find out eh strongest Pokemon from all of the other types in the game:

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