For advanced/experienced keepers YES. Definitely not a good starter tarantula. Though this specie, they say, is a good first starter into the more "defensive" tarantulas (after experience of course ). Their venom is really strong also. Best thing is respect their space and try not to startle them.
I would recommend, for a first pokie, a P.miranda or a p.subfusca. They are the more mellow of the specie.