Espathra weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Ezequiel Leis
Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Espathra is among the many species introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so if you want to add it to your team, here’s everything you need to know about its weaknesses, resistances, and strengths.

Psychic-type Pokemon are very sought-after in any Pokemon game, and Scarlet and Violet introduced a new species many players want. The Ostrich Pokemon Espathra has very interesting stats that can take advantage of unaware trainers and it can be a great addition for some teams.

Here’s everything you need to know about Espathra’s weaknesses, resistances, and strengths, alongside its best moves for battle.

Espathra weaknesses in Pokemon explained

As a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, Espathra is weak against Dark, Ghost, and Bug-type attacks.

Espathra is based on an ostrich, which makes it a bird Pokemon. However, this is not reflected in Espathra’s type combination, although you can get it from the Flying Egg group, and it can learn many Flying-type moves. It’s important to keep this in mind not to be caught off-guard.

Espathra resistances in Pokemon explained

Espathra can only resist Fighting and Psychic-type attacks in Pokemon.

Alongside its resistances, Espathra can learn Flying and Fairy-type moves to cover some of its weaknesses and catch opponents by surprise.

Espathra strengths in Pokemon explained

Espathra can deal super-effective damage to Poison and Fighting-type Pokemon with its Psychic-type STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves.

Fighting-type Pokemon have no chance against Espathra, as its Fairy and Flying-type moves can also deal super-effective damage against them. What’s more, they are also helpful when dealing with Bug, Grass, Dragon, and Dark-type Pokemon.

Best Espathra moves in Pokemon

The best moves for Espathra in Pokemon are Stored Power, Lumina Crash, Dazzling Gleam, and Calm Mind.

  • Stored Power is a move which damage increases for each stage a stat was increased. If Espathra has the Speed Boost ability, you’ll have an extremely powerful attack with STAB in just a couple of turns.
  • Lumina Crash is another powerful Psychic-type move and it lowers the opponent’s Sp. Def by two stages.
  • Dazzling Gleam is the go-to Fairy-type coverage move to deal with super-effective Dark types.
  • Calm Mind increases both the Special Attack and Special Defense stat of Espathra by one stage, so it’s best paired with Stored Power to make it a force to be reckoned with.

Other good moves for Espathra include Protect, Baton Pass, Roost, Shadow Ball, and Tera Blast.

That’s everything you need to know about Espathra in Pokemon. For more on the popular franchise, check out our other guides:

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