For many Pokémon gamers, Poison- and Bug-type represent those pesky Pokémon and trainers that are great for leveling up early in the game. Bug-type Pokémon, especially, are notable for their quick evolutions, while Poison-type Pokémon may have the most troublesome secondary effect from their attacks in all of the series with their ability to poison your Pokémon.
No new pure Poison-type Pokémon were introduced in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, but the type does have some strong Pokémon to catch. A little less of that applies to Bug, traditionally a type that isn’t as powerful as others. In fact, Bug is the only type to not have been a legendary type as well as the only type to not have been paired with Dragon-type.
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The best Poison- and Bug-type Paldean Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet
Below, you will find the best Paldean Poison and Bug Pokémon ranked by their Base Stats Total (BST). This is the accumulation of the six attributes in Pokémon: HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Each Pokémon listed below has at least a 430 BST.
Poison-type Pokémon are the seventh rarest type in the series, while Bug-type Pokémon are the sixth most common type. However, Poison the type most commonly paired with Bug (along with Flying), so there’s sort of a middle ground between their rarities. Unfortunately for Bug, in addition to its lack of presence among legendary Pokémon, Bug is the only type to not have been a legendary type as well as the only type to not have been paired with Dragon-type.
A note: every Pokémon on this list except for the final one has appeared on at least one other Paldean list.
The list will be a combined list rather than listing each type separately. This will not include legendary, mythical, or Paradox Pokémon.
Click the links for the best Grass-type, best Fire-type, best Water-type, best Dark-type, best Ghost-type, best Normal-type, best Steel-type, best Psychic-type, and best Dragon- and Ice-type Paldean Pokémon.
1. Glimmora (Rock and Poison) – 525 BST
Glimmora has placed on multiple lists as the strongest Rock- and Poison-type Paldean Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet (non-legendary and Paradox). The fluttering chrysalis looks like a blue flower of minerals, floating through the air.
Glimmora is a special attacking tank. It has 130 Special Attack, 90 Defense, 86 Speed, 83 HP, and 81 Special Defense. It trades all of that special attacking power to have a low 55 Attack, which is unusual for a Rock-type. Glimmora holds weaknesses to Steel, Water, and Psychic with a double weakness to Ground.
2. Revavroom (Steel and Poison) – 500 BST
Revaroom is a car that is ready to drive right on through your competition. The Wacky Races looking Pokémon evolves at level 40 from Varoom. Revavroom also reportedly has five Starmobile forms, but those are likely for the DLC.
The Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon is about the physical aspects of battling. It has 110 Attack, 90 Speed (high for Steel), 90 Defense, and 80 HP. However, Revavroom only has 67 Special Defense and 54 Special Attack. Its typing means that Revavroom holds a weakness to Fire with a double weakness to Ground, but is immune to Poison.
3. Grafaiai (Poison and Normal) – 485 BST
Grafaiai is a simian Pokémon that looks like some horror version of Stitch from Lilo & Stitch. The Posion- and Normal-type evolves at level 28 from the tiny Shroodle. Shroodle and Grafaiai are the only Pokémon to have their typing.
Grafaiai is all about offense. It has 110 Speed, 95 Attack, and 80 Special Attack. However, this means its defensive attribute are low with 72 Special Defense, 63 Defense, and 63 Speed. Grafaiai is like a rogue in that it can hit hard and fast, but if it doesn’t fell the enemy, it’s likely to be punished. Grafaiai holds weaknesses to Ground and Psychic as the Fighting weakness is reverted to normal damage.
4. Rabsca (Bug and Psychic) – 470 BST
Rabsca is the strongest Paldean Bug-type Pokémon, but this also shows the limitations of most Bug-types: even the strongest struggle to reach 500 BST. Rasbca evolves from Rellor after walking 1,000 steps with it while in Let’s Go mode (hit R to have it walk outside of its Pokéball).
The Rolling Pokémon is a special attacking tank, but like a tank, is very slow. It has 115 Special Attack, 100 Special Defense, and 85 Defense. Rabsca’s HP is fine at 75, but it only has 50 Attack and 45 Speed. If Rabsca can take the attack, then it’s likely to land a knockout hit with a special attack in the right circumstances.
Rabsca holds weaknesses to Flying, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Fire, and Dark, the most on the list.
5. Lokix (Bug and Dark) – 450 BST
Lokix is a dual Bug- and Dark-type with a cool design that makes it look apt for a stint in Beast Wars. Some have speculated that Lokix’s design is based off of the famed Kamen Rider series, particularly the kicking prowess of each. Also, Lokix is the only Pokémon with its typing. It evolves at level 24 from Nymble.
Lokix has 102 Attack and 92 Speed, making it a quick physical attacker. Unfortunately, its other attributes are middling or low with 78 Defense, 71 HP, 55 Special Defense, and 52 Special Attack. Lokix also holds five weaknesses: Flying, Fairy, Rock, Bug, and Fire. Since Bug doesn’t resist its own type, it doesn’t revert Bug damage to normal. However, it is immune to Psychic.
6. Clodsire (Poison and Ground) 430 BST
The final Pokémon on this list is the evolution of Paldean Wooper, Both Paldean Wooper and Clodsire are Posion- and Ground-type Pokémon. Clodsire evolves at level 20 from Paldean Wooper. It resembles a salamander or a newt.
Admittedly, Clodsire’s low BST makes it unlikely you’ll add it to your team for purposes other than completing the Pokédex. It doesn’t help that it is among the slowest Pokémon in the game with 20 Speed. Still, it’s a good special tank as it has 130 HP and 100 Special Defense. It rounds out its attributes with 75 Attack, 60 Defense, and 45 Special Attack. Clodsire holds weaknesses to Ground, Water, Psychic and Ice, but an immunity to Electric.
Now you know the best Poison- and Bug-type Paldean Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Is Lokix more your style, or will you go for the highest BST with Glimmora?
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