Poison type Pokemon have a tendency to be the most underrated group sometimes, next to Bug types. While they may not always be the cutest looking, Poison Pokemon have a very important role in the world of battling.
In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, one of the best Poison types you can get early is the Paldean Wooper, a Poison and Ground type. They can learn a very valuable move called Poison Tail, which is super effective against Grass and Fairy type Pokemon. Other Poison types can learn this as well by using the TM available in the game. This is how to get Poison Tail (TM026) in Scarlet and Violet.
Where To Collect TM 026 in Scarlet and Violet
- You can find the actual TM026 in the Dalizapa Passage area. This is a midgame area where the wild Pokemon are in the level forty range. There is a way to get it much earlier than this if you do the Team Starfall missions.
- TM 026 is also in East Province Area One.
- The Team Starfall missions consist of going to each of the forts of a branch of Team Starfall and defeating the trainers, Pokemon, and boss of the area. Each one has a different typing, much like a gym, i.e., Poison, Dark, Fire. With each one you defeat, you’ll unlock more TMs to craft. By defeating the Dark team, you’ll unlock the ability to craft Poison Tail. You can also unlock this by getting a copy of the TM.
How To Craft TM 026
To craft all TMs, you need certain items that drop from Pokemon. They will fall off some very dangerous Poison Pokemon like Seviper. For crafting Poison Tail, this is what you need:
- 3 Seviper Fang
- 800 League Points
- 3 Shroodle Ink
What Poison Tail Can Counter
Poison types are strong against Grass and Fairy Pokemon.
Pokemon That Can Learn Poison Tail
These Pokemon Can’t Learn Poison Tail Without A TM:
- Paldean Wooper
- Amped Form Toxtricity
- Low Key Form Toxtricity
Some Pokemon learn it as an egg move, which means they inherit it from a parent that knows it:
These Pokemon Will Learn Poison Tail by Themselves:
- Paldean Wooper
Now that you know how to use Poison Tail, you can use it to battle the powerful Fairy type Pokemon of the game. Poison Pokemon are important for this reason, as they are one of the few that can counter Fairy. Touch Tap Play will be posting how to get other important TMs and battle counters, so stay tuned for our coverage!