|1||Fuchsia City Gym. Rewarded by Gym Leader Janine after defeating her in battle.||No|
You’ll get TM06 Toxic as a reward for defeating Gym Leader Janine in Fuchsia City’s Gym, which is located in the Kanto region. So this TM is only available in the post-game of Pokémon Crystal.
To reach Kanto you must board the S.S. Aqua at Olivine City with the S.S. Ticket handed to you by Prof. Elm in New Bark Town.
You can get the ticket once you’ve conquered the Johto Pokémon League and defeated the Elite IV.
The only real prerequisite to challenging Fuchsia Gym and obtaining TM06 Toxic is having access to the Kanto region so you can reach Fuchsia City.
- Obtaining all eight Johto Badges.
- Defeating the Elite IV and Champion Lance at the Indigo Plateau.
- Receiving the S.S. Ticket from Prof. Elm in New Bark Town.
- Boarding the S.S. Aqua to sail to Kanto’s Vermillion City.
From there, just go north into Saffron City, then west to Celadon City, and travel south over the Cycling Road (west of Celadon) to reach Fuchsia City.
Getting TM06 Toxic (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Find the Fuchsia Gym to the west of the Pokémon Center in Fuchsia City.
Step 2: Traverse the invisible wall maze and find the real Janine.
Not only is there a maze of invisible walls, but every trainer has disguised themselves as Gym Leader Janine – making it hard to find the real one and get your TM.
The real Janine is standing on the west side of the room. Here’s the most efficient route to reach her:
If you know which one the real Janine is, you don’t have to fight any of the other trainers.
Step 3: Defeat Gym Leader Janine and receive TM06 Toxic.
Gym Leader Janine’s Team
|Pokémon||Crobat (Lv.36)||Weezing (Lv.36)||Weezing (Lv.36)||Ariados (Lv.33)||Venomoth (Lv.39)|
Psychic-type Pokémon and moves are invaluable to help you deal with everyone in Fuchsia Gym – Janine included.
Ground-types are amazing as well due to their type advantage against Poison-types, but keep in mind that Ground-type moves won’t affect the Flying-type Crobat.
Tip: One of the best Pokémon to bring is Steelix. It’s immune to Poison-type moves due to its Steel-type, and can learn Ground and Rock-type moves that are super effective vs. Poison, Flying, and Bug-types.
She’ll gladly hand you TM06 Toxic if you prevail against her noxious team.
TM06 Toxic Details + Uses
|Toxic Move Details|
|Effect||Badly poisons the target.|
Toxic is a powerful move that can wear down your opponent much faster than the average Poison-type move.
Where Poison Sting simply poisons the target, Toxic badly poisons them.
Regular Poison damages the affected Pokémon for 1/16th of their HP each turn. Bad Poison starts like that, but it adds another 1/16th every turn that passes in battle.
Tip: The maximum damage per turn from Toxic is 15/16ths of the affected Pokémon’s HP, but rarely will a fight last long enough for that to happen.
Almost any Pokémon in Crystal can learn Toxic. The exceptions are:
That said, some Pokémon will get more use from it than others. Tanky Pokémon that can stall while Toxic does its job are ideal for this TM. Here are some great candidates:
|Steelix||Steel/Ground||Evolve Onix by trading while holding Metal Coat.|
|Umbreon||Dark||Evolve Eevee with high Friendship during the night.|
|Skarmory||Steel/Flying||Route 45 (Morning, Day).|