Toxapex (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
Unknown Unknown
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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
20 cycles
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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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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 twelve 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 dark blue on the undersides. The legs are filled with spines, which can protrude towards the outer leg or retract into the inner leg. The inner spines are purplish pink, and when they are present, the outer spines 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 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. Toxapex's spines sense the flow of tides, allowing it to survey its surroundings. Its spines can also 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. Bruxish is its natural enemy. Toxapex competes against it in warm ocean currents, despite the odds being against it.

Toxapex is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Baneful Bunker. It and its pre-evolution, Mareanie, are also the only known Pokémon that can have Merciless as an Ability.

Evolution

Toxapex evolves from Mareanie.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #114
Alola
 US  UM : #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.
Generation IX Paldea
#345
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon lives within a dome made by its own legs. Toxapex monitors its surroundings by sensing the flow of the tide through its spikes.
Violet Toxapex gets into fierce battles with Bruxish over areas where warm ocean currents flow, but the odds are always against it.


   
Toxapex in the Alola Pokédex Toxapex in the Paldea Pokédex

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
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Area One (Normal Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Toxapex Appears


Held items

Games Held items
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield

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 IX, 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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——% 5
2525 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3030 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
3535 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
4242 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013  TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM214  TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 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 or an alternate form of Toxapex
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 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
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 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

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Wild Tera Pokémon Haze Ice Status —% 30
  • A superscript level indicates that Toxapex can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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 moves from other generations

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
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 114 Base Defense: 273
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Sludge Wave, Gunk Shot, Brine

Evolution data

 
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
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Toxapex images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


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 in Swaying!! Murky Memories.

In the TCG

Main article: Toxapex (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Toxapex may be based on a crown-of-thorns starfish, an invasive and venomous echinoderm that has dismantled numerous reef ecosystems by preying on reef coral polyps (similar to how Toxapex preys on Corsola). Its body shape may reference Colobocentrotus atratus, helmet-shaped sea urchins which are abundant on the shores of Hawaii. The pointy top of its head appears to be based on a crown.

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

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