|Fuchsia City Gym – Reward for beating Gym Leader Koga
TM06 Toxic is given to you as a reward from Koga after you defeat him at his Gym in Fuchsia City. You can access Fuchsia as soon as you obtain the Poké Flute and wake up either Snorlax blocking the path on Route 12 or blocking Cycling Road.
As for the move itself:
Toxic is a Poison-type move that inflicts the badly poisoned condition. While under this status condition, the target will take increasing amounts of damage for each turn it is poisoned.
TM06 Toxic Location
Step 1: Starting at the eastern entrance to Fuchsia City, head west.
Step 2: Keep west through the city and pass the body of water.
Step 3: Keep going west until you hit a line of trees, and then head south alongside the long rock formation.
Step 4: Just ahead you’ll spot Fuchsia City’s Gym. Enter to challenge Gym Leader Koga.
Step 5: After defeating Koga you’ll receive TM06 Toxic along with the Soul Badge.
TM06 Toxic Details + Uses
|TM06 Toxic Move Details
Toxic is one of the strongest Status moves in FireRed & LeafGreen. It inflicts the badly poisoned status, which is really helpful at this point in the game when you get the TM.
Here’s how the status effect works:
On the first turn, Toxic’s poison inflicts damage equal to 1/16th of the target’s max HP. But this damage compounds each turn the Pokémon is affected – meaning that on turn 5, Toxic will inflict damage equal to 5/16ths of the target’s max HP.
The move’s lackluster 85% Accuracy is worth mentioning, but this is generally okay for a move that really only needs to be used once per target.
This attack is frequently used as part of the stalling strategy in competitive battles, but stalling can work great in a regular playthrough as well.
Stalling calls for slowly bleeding your opponent’s HP turn after turn – so you’d basically inflict Toxic and then stall each turn into the enemy faints.
Toxic can’t be learned via level-up by any Pokémon native to FRLG. So Koga’s TM is very valuable, and there are no other copies of TM06 in the game.
But it gets even better:
You can teach TM06 to every Pokémon in the game (other than Unowns). This includes ideal stallers like Chansey and Snorlax, but really the sky’s the limit with this TM.