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Dugtrio hails from the golden days of Pokémon Red and Blue, but returns to the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This Pokemon has seen two variants now in Alolan Dugtrio and Wugtrio, but the classic can be a thorn in your side if you’re not prepared. This may leave you wondering what Dugtrio is weak against and how to counter it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Dugtrio weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Dugtrio is a cigar land type Pokémon, which means it has the traditional weaknesses of this type. Without a dual type, you can safely rely on Water, Grass, and Ice types. Here are all of Dugtrio’s weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Water – 2x Weak
- Grass – 2x Weak
- Ice – 2x Weak
Related: Best Nature for Diglett and Dugtrio in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
How to Counter Dugtrio in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Dugtrio is a Ground-type Pokemon, giving it only three weaknesses. He has good attack and better speed, which means he can hit hard and fast before you get a chance to. Fortunately, it is very weak, with low HP and defense stat. This means that you can usually knock him out with a single hit if you survive his attack or go first.
A fast water or grass type It is recommended, as Dugtrio can learn Rock moves to counter Ice-type Pokemon. you can also use bulky water and grass Pokemon, as they can usually survive a hit from Dugtrio and counter it. Flying guys like Hawlucha Y crowknight are good options too.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, see Faster Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Better Nature for Wiglett and Wugtrio in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in MyFullGames.