TM06 Toxic can be obtained on the ground in Fiery Path, which is an underground cave that travels through Mt. Chimney. However, the western path in the cave is blocked by a boulder. So you need HM04 Strength to pass through.
To be able to use Strength in the overworld, you need to obtain the 4th Gym Badge from the Lavaridge City Gym.
The move Toxic inflicts the Badly Poisoned status to the opposing Pokémon. If a Pokémon is Badly Poisoned, it will continue to take increasing amounts of damage at every turn. It’s the bane of all defensive Pokémon, as it limits their effectiveness at their job.
TM06 Location (Step-by-Step)
Before you head out and explore Fiery Path, you should first complete a couple prerequisites:
- Get the fourth Gym Badge from Flannery, Lavaridge City’s Gym Leader
- Have a Pokémon that knows Strength
Now that you’re all set, get over to Lavaridge Town’s Pokémon Center and follow these directions:
Step 1: Start by following the path on the right.
Step 2: Go down the ledges on Route 112.
Step 3: Go up the stairs that lead to the base of Mt. Chimney.
Step 4: Enter Fiery Path’s entrance.
Step 5: Head north, then turn right down the stairs.
Step 6: Head to the west path – you’ll see it’s blocked by a boulder.
Step 7: Use Strength on the first boulder to move it into the hole.
Step 8: Use Strength on the second boulder to push it aside.
Step 9: Head north, and the TM for Toxic should be at the end of the path.
Toxic Move Details
|Toxic Move Details|
When you use Toxic to inflict the Badly Poisoned status to your opponent, they will take 1/16 of their maximum HP in damage, with the damage increasing by another 1/16 cumulatively every turn (the maximum being 15/16 of a target’s max health).
Toxic can be learned by most Pokémon in the game, Poison and non-Poison types alike.
Though when Poison-type Pokémon use Toxic, it will never miss – even if the target is in the middle of using Fly or Dig.
It’s also important to note that Toxic will fail when used against Poison and Steel-type Pokémon.
Toxic is a good way of dealing with defensive Pokémon, as it greatly diminishes their ability to tank any form of damage.
This move is also the preferred method of damage-dealing for stall teams. Stall is a playstyle that uses defensively oriented Pokémon with self-healing moves and other support moves to wear their opponents down slowly.
Tip: If you’re running Toxic, you should also consider running Protect. A well-timed Protect helps you stall a turn for Toxic to deal more damage. However, if your opponent successfully predicts your Protect, they will have a free turn to switch out or set up.
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