Poison Type Weaknesses and Resistances Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Poison Type is one of the eighteen Pokémon types known for leaving behind lingering damage that slowly spas away health of anyone inflicted by it. One notable trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who specializes in Poison types is Atticus of the Navi Squad.

In this guide, we will be talking about Poison type weaknesses and resistances and how players can take advantage of it with the current Pokémon roster of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Poison Type Weaknesses

Poison types are weak against:

  • Ground
  • Psychic

Look out for these Pokémon who can deal super effective attacks:

  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting) *Fighting moves are not very effective
  • Iron Treads (Ground/Steel)
  • Toedscool (Ground/Grass) *Grass moves are not very effective
  • Toadscruel (Ground/Grass) *Grass moves are not very effective
  • Sandy Shocks (Electric/Ground)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Clodsire (Poison/Ground) *Poison moves are not very effective
  • Flittle (Psychic)
  • Espathra (Psychic)
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Bug moves are not very effective
  • Farigiraf (Normal/Psychic)
  • Veluza (Water/Psychic)
  • Scream Tail (Fairy/Psychic)
  • Armarouge (Fire/Psychic)

Poison Type Resistances

Poison types are not immune to any type, but they are immune to being inflicted by the Poison status effect (except for some instances like dealing with the Corrosion ability).

On the other hand, the following type moves are not very effective against Poison types.

  • Grass
  • Fighting
  • Bug
  • Poison

Look out for these Pokémon who Poison types can be relatively safe fighting against:

  • Sprigatito (Grass)
  • Floragato (Grass)
  • Capsakid (Grass)
  • Meowscarada (Grass/Dark)
  • Smoliv (Grass/Normal)
  • Dollive (Grass/Normal)
  • Arboliva (Grass/Normal)
  • Bramblin (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brambleghast (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark)
  • Wo-Chien (Dark/Grass)
  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting)
  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fire//Water)
  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost)
  • Quaquaval (Water/Fighting)
  • Pawmo (Electric/Fighting)
  • Pawmot (Electric/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting)
  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting) *Ground moves are super effective
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Tarountula (Bug)
  • Spidops (Bug)
  • Nymble (Bug)
  • Rellor (Bug)
  • Lokix (Bug/Dark)
  • Paldean Wooper (Poison)
  • Clodsire (Poison/Ground) *Ground moves are super effective
  • Shroodle (Poison/Normal)
  • Grafaiai (Poison/Normal)
  • Glimmet (Rock/Poison)
  • Glimmora (Rock/Poison)
  • Iron Moth (Fire/Poison)
  • Varoom (Steel/Poison)
  • Revavroom (Steel/Poison)
Keep in mind that Pokémon types are just rough guides with regards to weaknesses and resistances and that these Pokémon can still learn moves that are outside their type.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

Type Weaknesses and Resistances:

Pokémon League:

How to Evolve:

Legendary Pokemon:

Check out this video by MandJTV explaining how Pokémon types fare against each other: