|Fuchsia City Gym. Acquired after defeating Koga.
You’ll receive TM06 as a gift from Fuchsia City Gym Leader Koga after defeating him in the Fuchsia City Gym. This is the only Toxic TM that you can get in the game.
Getting TM06 Toxic
Starting from the Fuchsia City Pokémon Center, head west until you reach the gym.
Enter the Fuchsia City Gym.
The Fuschia City Gym is full of invisible walls, but you can identify them by looking at the dotted blue lines.
Once inside the gym, head northeast until you face a Juggler facing the right side wall.
There’s another Juggler facing south towards you, but he can be avoided if you walk east below the Pokémon statue.
The Juggler facing the right side wall is a trainer you can’t avoid and must fight.
|Drowzee x3 (Lv. 31)
|Kadabra (Lv. 31)
After defeating the Juggler, keep heading north until you reach the top right corner of the Gym.
There’s a Tamer near the top, but he can be avoided if you walk close to the right side wall.
Once you’ve reached the top right corner of the gym, head west until you reach the top left corner of the gym.
At the top left corner of the gym, head south until you reach a 3rd Juggler facing the left side wall.
The Juggler facing the left side wall is another trainer you can’t avoid and must defeat to progress.
|Drowzee (Lv. 34)
|Hypno (Lv. 34)
After defeating the Juggler, head southeast until you reach Koga.
Fighting Gym Leader Koga
At the center of the Gym, you’ll find Koga. Talk to him to begin your battle.
|Gym Leader Koga’s Team
|Venonat (Lv. 44)
|Venonat (Lv. 46)
|Venonat (Lv. 48)
|Venomoth (Lv. 50)
Tips for Fighting Koga
Make use of Ground and Flying Type Pokémon and attacks. Since all of Koga’s Pokémon are Bug/Poison types, they’ll be weak to Ground and Flying type attacks.
Also, since Venonat and Venomoth’s defense stats are lower than their special stats, physical move types like Ground and Flying will be even more powerful against them.
Watch out for Sleep Powder and Toxic. Koga’s Pokémon know Sleep Powder and/or Toxic. These status inflicting moves can really wear down your team. Be sure to have a few Awakenings and Antidotes on hand for the fight.
Once you defeat Koga, he’ll give you TM06 Toxic.
Toxic Details + Uses
|Toxic Move Details
|10 (max. 16)
|“Badly poisons” the opposing Pokémon. The damage a “Badly poisoned” Pokémon takes increases by a 1/16 of their maximum HP every turn.
Toxic is a Poison type move with the unique ability to “badly poison” an opposing Pokémon.
Unlike regular Poison, the HP a “badly poisoned” Pokémon loses will increase every turn.
Specifically, the damage will increase by a 1/16 of the target’s maximum HP every turn.
This really helps speed up the process of making the opposing Pokémon faint.
In Gen 1 exclusively, Toxic is especially deadly when paired with Leech Seed.
This is because in Gen 1, Toxic increases the HP absorbed by Leech Seed. The more damage that poison caused by Toxic does to an opposing Pokémon, the more HP that Leech Seed will absorb from an opposing Pokémon.
The combination of continually increasing damage due to Toxic, and the HP recovering abilities of Leech Seed, is a powerful strategy that provides a great offense and defense.
If you have a Poison-type Pokémon, defensive Pokémon, or a Pokémon with Leech Seed, then Toxic is a great move to teach them.