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This is a strategy guide for using Toxapex in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, Builds, and Held Items to use with Toxapex, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Limber||The Pokemon is protected from paralysis.|
|Merciless||The Pokemon's attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.|
|Regenerator (Hidden)||Restores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage|
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage||
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Haze||Inherit from Wooper (learns at Lv. 12)|
|Nature||Bold (+Def, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp.Atk. 4|
|Final Stat Values||HP 157 / Def. 224 / Sp.Atk. 74 / Sp.Def. 162 / Spd. 55|
|Held Item||Black Sludge|
This set takes advantage of Toxapex's high Defense, allowing it to take heavy attacks from Physical attackers. By inflicting status conditions that wear down the opponent's HP with Scald and Baneful Bunker, it can use Recover to restore its HP, so as long as the opponent is unable to deal more damage in a single attack than the amount healed by Recover, Toxapex can continue stalling and withstanding hits.
|Toxic||Although it's a bit of a waste to use alongisde the Burn-inflicting Scald, has the advantage of definitely inflicting a status condition. It doesn't affect Steel, but it's great as a damage source.|
With Toxapex's high Defense, it's an ideal wall for Physical attackers. Although its Attack and Special attack are low, it's able to inflict status effects with moves like Scald and Toxic, so you'll hardly worry about its low attacking stats while it takes down foes.
This Pokemon serves as a key axis in a Defensive loop strategy, which focuses on sending in Defensive Pokemon to take hits and waiting until the situation turns advantageous. With its ability Regenerator, allowing it to restore HP every time it's withdrawn, Toxapex is able to consistently maintain high HP even after being sent into battle multiple times.
Toxapex is typically used as a Physical Defender. This leaves an opening for opponents attack with Special moves to deal big damage.
・Can take Toxapex's moves at reduced damage
・Can use Special Electric-type attacks for easy damage
・Can use Trick to trade away a Choice Item and seal off Toxapex's moves
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・Immune to Poison thanks to its Steel typing
・Can deal heavy damage with its high Special Attack
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As Toxapex relies heavily on status moves, Taunt will render it largely unable to fight back.
・Can use Taunt first thanks to its high Speed
・Also an effective Special Attacker who can hit Toxapex's weak points
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・Can use Taunt wirth priority thanks its ability Prankster
・Will lose its precious Attack power if Burned by Scald
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