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Find out how to breed Toxtricity in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about Toxtricity's best competitive movesets, best builds, best nature, counters and the breeding process!

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Toxtricity Moveset & Best Builds

Total Base Stats502
Type Electric IconPoison Icon

Special Choice Specs Build

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Speed ↑ / Attack ↓)Choice Specs
Best Ability
Punk Rock
Boosts the power of sound-based moves. This Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.
Best Moveset
Overdrive / Sludge Bomb / Boomburst / Volt Switch
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Sp. Atk 252, Speed 252, Defense 4

Toxtricity Strengths

Toxtricity's unique Poison and Electric type gives him access to moves like Toxic, as well as making him formidable against Water-based threats in the metagame such as Gyarados & Toxapex.

Have An Escape Route

Toxtricity can be particularly weak to ground moves, so it's important to switch out when you feel a ground move is coming. Pokemon that work well with it are Gyarados, Togekiss, and Corviknight, due to their flying typing.

Physical Life Orb Build

Best NatureBest Item
Jolly (Speed ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Punk Rock
Boosts the power of sound-based moves. This Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.
Best Moveset
Thunder Punch / Shift Gear / Poison Jab / Fire Punch
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Atk 252, Speed 252, Defense 4

Gear Shift To Buff Up

Toxtricity has access to a rather rare move called Shift Gear, which increases Attack by 1 stage and Speed by 2! It is incredible for setting up and sweeping. Use it on a target that can't deal with Toxtricity and set up.

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Toxtricity - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Build #1 - Special Choice Item

Recommended Moves

electric Icon
Stab Electric move, is sound-based so it gets buffed by Punk Rock.
Sludge Bomb
Poison Icon
Good stab for dealing with Fairy and Grass types.
Volt Switch
electric Icon
Changes the user out. Useful with a choice scarf to go first and avoid taking damage.
Normal Icon
Incredible power. Should be used with a Throat Spray to maximize one-time damage.

Other Viable Moves

electric Icon
An alternative to Overdrive which has a chance to paralyze. Hits all Pokemon, even allies.

Build #2 - Physical Life Orb Build

Recommended Moves

Thunder Punch
electric Icon
For physical builds, has a chance to paralyze.
Shift Gear
status icon
Increases Attack by one stage and Speed by two stages. (Amped Up Form Only) Use with a Life Orb build.
Poison Jab
Poison Icon
Strong STAB physical move. Great for taking out Fairy types.
Fire Punch
fire Icon
Good on a physical build to counter some Pokemon like Ferrothorn.

Other Viable Moves

Throat Chop
dark Icon
Dark type move, great coverage vs. Ghost types.
Drain Punch
Fighting Icon
Fighting type move that also heals a bit, can be useful to counteract the Life Orb damage.
status icon
Inflicts a heavy poison on the target, making it take more damage each turn. Might be useful versus some threats.

Toxtricity - Best Items to Hold

Life OrbBoost move damage by 30%, but the holder takes 10% damage each turn. Useful for both physical and special builds.
Choice SpecsBoosts Special Attack by 50%, but the holder can only use one move. Great for a Modest all-in attacker.
Throat SprayRaises Special Attack when using a sound-based move. This applies to Boomburst, which can decimate any weak target that isn't resistant!
Choice ScarfBoosts Speed by 50%, but the holder can only use one move. Great for dealing with Gyarados, or other dangerous sweepers.

Toxtricity - Best Nature and EVs

Toxtricity - Recommended Natures

TimidSpeed↑ / Atk↓
The Timid nature focuses on going first and getting off a key paralyze or Toxic, or simply outspeeding a Gyarados without a speed nature.
AdamantAtk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Adamant will focus on physical moves, like punches, alongside Shift Gear to set up.
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Atk↓
Special attack user, focused on Discharge and Discharge.
MildSp.Atk↑ / Def↓
Allows for a mixed physical/special user, at the expense of Defense.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Special Choice Build

StatBase Point
Special Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
Defense4 points

This build can work as a Choice Specs user to take out large threats with Discharge or Sludge Bomb.

Physical Attacker Toxtricity

StatBase Point
Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
Defense4 points

Adamant nature is best for this build, which can improve type coverage by adding Fire Punch. A Life Orb might be beneficial for this build.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Toxtricity Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Toxtricity

Excadrill IconExcadrill Pros
- Can one shot and outspeed (even without Sandstorm)
- Immune to Electric and Poison moves
- Can take ~50% damage switching in on a Boomburst
Rhyperior IconRhyperior Pros
- Can switch in easily
- Immune to Electric moves
- Takes a good amount of damage switching in on a Boomburst
Dragapult IconDragapult Pros
- Outspeeds and 1 shots with Draco Meteor
- Immune to Boomburst
- Takes 30-40% damage switching in.

How To Play Against Toxtricity

Toxtricity's biggest weakness is its low speed stat. Look for an opportunity to switch to a Ground type. Keep in mind that some variants might run Fire Punch vs your Excadrill/Ferrothorn.

Toxtricity - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Get a Toxel from the Nursery on Route 5
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Toxel
3Breed that Toxel until you get one with a Modest Nature.
Note: This will get you a Low Key version of the Pokemon. If you want an Amped version, use a Mint.
4Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Reach Lv. 30 to evolve to Toxtricity
7Teach it Overdrive, Sludge Bomb, Boomburst, and Volt Switch
8Equip Choice Scarf
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Toxel

The first step to Breeding Toxtricity will be to catch a wild Toxel on Route 7. However, you can actually get a free Toxel in the Nursery on Route 5.

Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!

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Gamewith 4

Thanks for the feedback regarding Discharge/Overdrive. We've applied those changes to the article!

Anonymous 3

I know discharge has a 30% chance to paralyze, which punishes switch ins, but its worth mentioning overdrive has extra 50% power due to punk rock and hits through substitutes. This makes it better in a lot of circumstances.

Anonymous 2

It's also worth noting that Overdrive doesn't have a paralyze chance

Anonymous 1

This mentions mints and Amped form but says breed for Modest or Timid Toxtricity. Those are Low Key. Instead, if you want Amped, breed for one for Amped and use a Modest mint

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