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All Garchomp weaknesses & resistances in Pokemon

The pseudo-Legendary Garchomp is one of the most sought-after Pokemon so here are its weaknesses and resistances to defeat and catch it.



Garchomp in a Pokemon Sword and Shield background

Garchomp is one of the toughest Pokemon thanks to its typing and powerful stats, so here’s everything you need to know about its weaknesses and resistances to defeat this pseudo-Legendary in battle.

Garchomp has gained pseudo-Legendary status and battling it can be a real challenge in any Pokemon game. While its typing doesn’t give it many resistances or advantages, it’s hard to find Pokemon types that are super-effective against it.

We’ll go through everything you need to know about Garchomp in Pokemon games, including weaknesses, resistances, and immunities.

What type is Garchomp?

Garchomp is a dual Dragon and Ground-type Pokemon. This specific typing is only shared with Vibrava, Flygon, and Zygarde.

Dragon-type Pokemon are tough on their own thanks to their high HP and Sp. Attack Stats, so players should be prepared for a long battle. When pairing Dragon with Ground-type, Garchomp gains some weaknesses and resistances to keep in mind.

Garchomp Pokedex page in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Garchomp evolves from Gabite at level 48 but can also be found in the wild in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

All Garchomp weaknesses

As a dual Dragon and Ground-type Pokemon, Garchomp is weak against Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type attacks. Since both Dragon and Ground types are weak against Ice-type moves, Garchomp has a double weakness (x4) against Ice-type damage.

It’s pretty clear that Ice-type Pokemon are the safest bet here if you’re looking to do massive damage. Fairy-type Pokemon can also work wonders thanks to their immunity to Dragon-type attacks.

All Garchomp resistances

As a dual Dragon and Ground-type Pokemon, Garchomp can resist Poison, Rock, and Fire-type attacks and it’s immune to Electric-type moves.

As you can see, Garchomp can’t resist too many types, but receiving neutral damage from most types having lots of HP can result in a long and arduous battle.

To beat Garchomp in Pokemon games without much trouble you should rely on Ice and Fairy-type Pokemon that know Ice and Fairy-type moves to take advantage of the STAB. You’ll want to end the fight as quickly as possible to avoid any powerful moves from Garchomp.

Now you’re more than ready to face Garchomp. For more Pokemon content, make sure to check our other useful guides:

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