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Toxic Spikes

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison - - 20 0 - Enemy field

This move lays down poison-inducing spikes on the opponent's field. If this move is used twice, the Toxic Spikes will cause toxic poison. Only affects grounded Pokemon.

Grounded Pokemon are Pokemon that are not part Flying, do not have the ability Levitate, do not have Ingrain active, and do not have Magnet Rise active. If Gravity is active, all Pokemon are grounded. All Pokemon holding an Iron Ball are grounded.

If the opponent uses Rapid Spin, the Toxic Spikes are removed. If a player switches in a grounded Poison-type Pokemon while Toxic Spikes are on that player's side of the field, the Toxic Spikes are removed, even if Safeguard is in effect or the Pokemon is Baton Passed a Substitute.

If a Pokemon is Baton Passed a Substitute, it is not poisoned by Toxic Spikes. If Safeguard is in effect when a Pokemon switches in, it is not poisoned by Toxic Spikes.

Toxic Spikes do not activate the ability Synchronize.

Smogon has an article on this topic.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Insomnia / Swarm 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Cloyster Water / Ice UU Shell Armor / Skill Link 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Drapion Poison / Dark UU Battle Armor / Sniper 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground NU Poison Point / Rivalry 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F LC Poison Point / Rivalry 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Nidoran-M LC Poison Point / Rivalry 46 57 40 40 40 50 273
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water UU Swift Swim / Shell Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Qwilfish Water / Poison UU Swift Swim / Poison Point 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison OU Natural Cure / Poison Point 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Insomnia / Swarm 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Venomoth Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Tinted Lens 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 55 50 40 55 45 305