Hey guys! We’re right into my favourite type, the Poison-type! This was fun, trying to come up with a different team set-up to that of my original Poison doubles Gym team. But here we are!
This series was inspired by my good friend Tim’s series that he did over the course of 18 months. He outlined the following rules, and I added the fourth:
- No Legendaries or Mythicals allowed
- No duplicate Pokemon across two posts.
- The exceptions to the above rule is regional variants or form changes that change the type.
- The Pokemon can be level 50 maximum
Crobat is one that I want to put into my Poison doubles anyway, and this is the sort of set-up that I’d use, give or take a few items. The Toxic and Hex set-up would be a great combination, and Leech Life to combat the Psychic-types. I also wanted a STAB Flying-type move, hence Dual Wingbeat.
Ability: Inner Focus
Item: Sitrus Berry
Moves: Dual Wingbeat, Toxic, Hex, Leech Life
Roserade’s a mainstay on my Poison team, and it’s here again! I decided on Giga Drain instead of Synthesis, just so that it deals damage and heals at the same time, coupling with the Black Sludge for extra healing power. I’d like to set up Toxic Spikes and Leech Seed for that extra crippling damage at the end of each turn. Because why not?
Ability: Poison Point
Item: Black Sludge
Moves: Toxic Spikes, Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb, Leech Seed
You knew it had to be here, didn’t you? And of course I had to go with my standard Toxtricity set, right down to the moves and item.
Ability: Punk Rock
Item: Choice Specs
Moves: Overdrive, Boomburst, Hex, Poison Jab
This is my Explosion setter, hence the Normal Gem. It could have been used with Skuntank as well, but I think Weezing just works better as an exploder, plus Skuntank has a different purpose. I went with Levitate over Neutralizing Gas for the Ground-type immunity.
Item: Normal Gem
Moves: Explosion, Sludge Bomb, Strange Steam, Dark Pulse
Skuntank is in this team for its Dark typing, because then it’s immune to Psychic-types. In my reworked Poison doubles it actually replaces Weezing as the Explosion set-up, but this time the direction is quite different. I just Life Orb the Skuntank, and give it a vast range of moves for coverage. Aftermath also comes into play instead of Keen Eye or Stench, just to help whittle the health of the opponent.
Item: Life Orb
Moves: Flamethrower, Crunch, Iron Tail, Poison Jab
Again, this is very similar to my Posion Gym team Gengar, except for the Mega Evolution forcing me to choose a different item other than Focus Sash. Shadow Tag would be a great Ability for the end of the road, meaning that the opponent can’t switch out freely.
Ability: Shadow Tag
Moves: Focus Blast, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb