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Spiritomb is only weak to Fairy, which is quite prominent in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. He has very good Defense and Special Defense, so he’s hard to deal with when you don’t hit him for super effective damage. These defenses are equal to each other, but so are his Attack and Special Attack, allowing him to deal damage on both the Physical and Special sides. At first glance, it can be tricky to figure out the best way to take down a Spiritomb, but upon examining its movepool, it’s not too bad. These are Spiritomb’s weaknesses and best counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Spiritomb weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Spiritomb is a Dark ghost Type that can have Ability Pressure or Hidden Ability infiltrate. Pressure is mainly used to stop, making each move by the opposing Pokémon consume two PP instead of one. Infiltrator works much differently and will cause Spiritomb’s moves to go through Reflect, Light Screen, Aurora Veil, Safeguard, and Substitute. It has a narrow move pool that it can use to its advantage, but Spiritomb’s best moves can still be effective on multi-player teams. It cannot be hit by psychic, normal, or fighting attacks and has only one weakness: Fairy.
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How to Counter Spiritomb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Spiritomb is very bulky, but can be dealt with strong Fairy-type attacks. Most Grass, Psychic, and even Dark-type Pokémon can learn Fairy moves, making them great options to counter Spiritomb. It doesn’t have a huge movepool and relies heavily on its Ghost and Dark Type STAB moves. The best counter for this Pokemon is mabosstiff as it resists both Types and learns Play Rough, a powerful Fairy-Type attack. Spiritomb has access to Will-O-Wisp, which can counter Mabosstiff as it will lower its attack stat while burned. Alternatively, any Pokemon with a high special attack and access to fairy moves will be able to deal with it without much trouble, such as Gardevoir or Treestem.
For more counter guides, check out All Mabosstiff Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet or All Magnezone Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in MyFullGames.