All Garganacl weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Ezequiel Leis
Garganacl in a Pokemon Scarlet and Violet background

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced players to Garganacl with Gen 9 and many are wondering what’s the best way to beat it. We’ll provide the full list of weaknesses and resistances to defeat Garganacl.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players recently had the chance to redeem a Mystery Gift code to get their hands on a special Garganacl, ideal for competitive gameplay. The gifted Pokemon was based on the one used by Jiseok Lee in the 2023 Pokemon San Diego Regional Championships and many players are wondering about its weaknesses, resistances, and immunities.

Garganacl can be a tough challenge in the main story as well thanks to its massive power and bulk. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about its weaknesses and resistances, so you could face it successfully in battle.

Nacli, Naclstack, and Garganacl sprites in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletNacli, Naclstack, and Garganacl were introduced with Gen 9 in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

All Garganacl Weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

As a pure Rock-type Pokemon, Garganacl is weak against Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, and Grass-type attacks in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

It’s worth noting that even if you have Pokemon with those attack types, Garganacl has a fantastic Defense stat and can learn Recover, so physical attacks won’t do much against it.

Your best bet is to take advantage of its low Speed and regular Special Defense with super-effective special attacks.

Rock, Bug, Electric, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Dark, and Fairy-type attacks deliver normal damage to Garganacl. You can use that strategy as long as you don’t rely on physical attacks.

All Garganacl Resistances in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

As a pure Rock-type Pokemon, Garganacl is resistant to Normal, Flying, Poison, and Fire-type moves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If the Garganacl you’re facing has the Purifying Salt ability, it will also resist Ghost-type moves.

Garganacl has no immunities, but it can have two other abilities. The Sturdy ability lets Garganacl survive with 1 HP if it was going to be knocked out by a move when at full HP. Sturdy also makes Garganacl immune to One Hit KO moves like Fissure.

The third ability, Clear Body, is a hidden ability that makes opponents’ moves that lower stats completely useless.

Now that you know Garganacl’s weaknesses you’re ready to face it in battle, whether you’re playing through the story or you’re looking to take on trainers in the Ranked Battle Stadium.

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