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Players will encounter Nacli early in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, allowing them to access Garganacl quite easily. Also, Arven uses this Rock-type Pokémon as one of his team members. This may leave you wondering what Garganacl is weak against in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Garganacl weak to in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Garganacl is a pure Rock-type Pokemon in scarlet and purple, which means it has the traditional weaknesses you’d expect. However, he has a unique ability, purifying salt, that gives half resistance to Ghost-type moves. This gives him even more stamina and makes him harder to defeat. Here are all the types that are super effective against Garganacl in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Water – 2x Weak
- Grass – 2x Weak
- Struggling – 2x Weak
- land – 2x Weak
- Steel – 2x Weak
Related: Best Nature for Nacli, Naclstack, and Garganacl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
How to Counter Garganacl in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Garganacl is a beast of a Pokemon, with incredible HP, Attack, Defense, and Special Defense. especially with his purifying salt ability and characteristic movement, salt cure, which deals additional damage against Steel- and Water-type Pokémon. This means that two of the super effective types against Garganacl are risky choices, especially considering that it will likely only take one hit.
For that reason, we recommend using a strong Grass, landeither fighting type Pokemon, preferably one that focuses on Special Attack, as this will do more damage than physical attacks. Treetree, Meowscarada, Great Tusk, Iron Hands, and Sandy Shocks are all great options against Garganacl. Just be careful, as it can learn Ice Punch and Zen Headbutt as coverage moves.
For more information on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, see Best Rock Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and All Scovillain Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokemon Scarlet Violet in MyFullGames.