Toxapex (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Mareanie #747: Mareanie
Pokémon
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Toxapex
Brutal Star Pokémon
ドヒドイデ
Dohidoide
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Toxapex



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Water
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Abilities
Merciless or Limber Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
32.0 lbs. 14.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
2
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Toxapex (Japanese: ドヒドイデ Dohidoide) is a dual-type Poison/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Mareanie starting at level 38.

Biology

Toxapex is a small Pokémon with large, starfish-like legs sprouting from the top of its head. It has bright blue eyes with yellow sclerae and pupils. The main part of its body, consisting of a small head with protrusions similar to starfish arms below it, is a purplish pink. Its head is dark blue on top, near where its legs connect. This part of its body is typically suspended in the air due to the length of its legs.

The legs themselves are light blue on top and covered with spines and dark blue with purplish-pink spines on the undersides. When the inner spikes are present, the outer spikes sink back into its legs, and vice versa. The tip of each legs has two orange claws, and there is a ring of orange spines around a purplish-pink marking where all the legs meet on top.

Toxapex uses its 12 legs to walk along the ocean floor, where it hunts for Corsola. They can also be used to create a dome-like shelter, protecting it from the tides and, in colder regions, trapping its body heat to keep it warm. Its spines can be fired at enemies and carry a powerful poison, which causes pain for 72 hours (3 days), even to Pokémon as large as Wailord. Aftereffects of the venom remain even after recovery. If a foe bypasses its spines, it attacks with its claws instead.

Toxapex is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Baneful Bunker.

In the anime

 
Alternately colored Toxapex in the anime

Major appearances

A differently colored Toxapex debuted in Fighting Back the Tears!, having evolved from a Mareanie. He competed with James for the affections of his Mareanie.

Minor appearances


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Toxapex debuted in Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex, under the ownership of Nessa.

A Toxapex appeared inthe Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Toxapex (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #114
Alola
USUM: #137
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Toxapex crawls along the ocean floor on its 12 legs. It leaves a trail of Corsola bits scattered in its wake.
Moon Those attacked by Toxapex's poison will suffer intense pain for three days and three nights. Post-recovery, there will be some aftereffects.
Ultra Sun To attack, this Pokémon sends toxic spikes flying at its enemies. Ones that come close get mown down by the claws on its feet.
Ultra Moon With its 12 legs, it creates a dome to shelter within. The flow of the tides doesn't affect Toxapex in there, so it's very comfortable.
Generation VIII Galar
#308
Galar
Isle of Armor #128
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword To survive in the cold waters of Galar, this Pokémon forms a dome with its legs, enclosing its body so it can capture its own body heat.
Shield Within the poison sac in its body is a poison so toxic that Pokémon as large as Wailord will still be suffering three days after it first takes effect.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Mareanie
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Mareanie
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9
Motostoke RiverbankSw, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Giant's CapSw, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Wanderer)
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Toxapex Appears


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
152
141 - 224 278 - 443
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
142
132 - 213 260 - 421
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
495
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

Toxapex is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Baneful Bunker Poison Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Baneful Bunker Poison Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2525 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3030 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
3535 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
4242 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
4949 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
5656 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM73  TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR73  TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Haze Ice Status —% 30
   Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
   Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
   Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
   Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Toxapex in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Toxapex in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII After You Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Spike Cannon × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 15
VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Toxapex
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Toxapex
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#787
 

Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 67 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 114 Base Defense: 273
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: N/A km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Mareanie
 Poison  Water 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Toxapex
 Poison  Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Toxapex images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Toxapex may be based on a crown-of-thorns starfish, a venomous predator that preys on reef coral polyps (similar to how Toxapex preys on Corsola).

Name origin

Toxapex may be a combination of toxic and apex (as in "apex predator").

Dohidoide may be a combination of ど酷い dohidoi (very cruel) and 海星 hitode (sea star).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドヒドイデ Dohidoide From ど酷い dohidoi and 海星 hitode
  French Prédastérie From prédateur and astérie
  Spanish Toxapex Same as English name
  German Aggrostella From aggressiv, groß, and stella marina
  Italian Toxapex Same as English name
  Korean 더시마사리 Deosimasari From deo, 심하다 simhada, and 불가사리 bulgasari
  Mandarin Chinese 超壞星 / 超坏星 Chāohuàixīng From 超壞 / 超坏 chāohuài and 海星 hǎixīng
  Cantonese Chinese 超壞星 Chīuwaaihsīng From 超壞 chīuwaaih and 海星 hóisīng


External links

  #747: Mareanie
Pokémon
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