Where To Get TM06 Toxic in Pokémon Crystal

Approaching the Fuchsia City Gym in Pokémon Crystal
TM06 Toxic
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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.

That means:

  1. Obtaining all eight Johto Badges.
  2. Defeating the Elite IV and Champion Lance at the Indigo Plateau.
  3. Receiving the S.S. Ticket from Prof. Elm in New Bark Town.
  4. 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.

Approaching Fuchsia Gym / Pokémon Crystal
Approaching Fuchsia Gym.

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:

Bird’s eye view of Fuchsia Gym showing the path toward the real Janine / Pokémon Crystal
Bird’s eye view of Fuchsia Gym showing the path toward the real Janine.

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)
Type Poison/Flying Poison Poison Bug/Poison Bug/Poison
Held Item None None None None None
  • Wing Attack
  • Confuse Ray
  • Supersonic
  • Screech
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Smog
  • Toxic
  • Explosion
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Smog
  • Toxic
  • Explosion
  • String Shot
  • Night Shade
  • Giga Drain
  • Scary Face
  • Toxic
  • Psychic
  • Double Team
  • Supersonic

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.

Receiving TM06 Toxic from Janine / Pokémon Crystal
Receiving TM06 Toxic from Janine.

TM06 Toxic Details + Uses

Toxic Move Details
Type Poison
Category Status
Effect Badly poisons the target.
Accuracy 90%
PP 10

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:

  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Magikarp
  • Ditto
  • Unown
  • Wobbuffet
  • Smeargle

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:

Pokémon Type Location
Blissey Normal Evolve Chansey.
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).

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