Iron Thorns weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Niladri Sarkar
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players are eager to try Iron Thorns in battles, so here’s everything you need to know about the weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best moves of this Future Paradox Pokemon.

Paradox Pokemon are some of the strongest additions to Scarlet and Violet. with Iron Thorns being a highly sought-after Pokemon thanks to its uncanny resemblance to the Pseudo Legendary Tyranitar.

With other Paradox species like Roaring Moon breaking the meta, you must be raring to use Iron Thorns in battles and earn bragging rights.

We’ve got you covered as here are all the details on the weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best moves of Iron Thorns to help you win tons of Pokemon battles.

All Iron Thorns weaknesses explained in Pokemon

Iron Thorns is weak to Ground, Fighting, Grass, and Water-type attacks in Pokemon.

As a Rock/Electric-type Pokemon, it is 4x weak to Ground-type moves, but with a suitable Tera Type like Bug or Flying, or a Held Item like Air Balloon, it can get rid of this worrisome weakness.

All Iron Thorns resistances explained in Pokemon

Iron Thorns resists Flying, Electric, Fire, Normal, and Poison-type attacks in Pokemon.

Iron Thorns has impressive bulk and is particularly tanky on the Physical side with 100 HP and 110 Defense. So, it can comfortably cushion moves that it resists, often forcing the opponent to switch into a different Pokemon.

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The Bug Tera Type turns Iron Thorns’ Bug, Fighting, and Ground weaknesses into resistances.

Iron Thorns strengths explained in Pokemon

Iron Thorns does super-effective damage to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Water-type Pokemon with its STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) attacks.

It has a superb Attack stat of 134 and the ability Quark Drive which boosts its Speed by 50% or any other stat by 30% with the Held Item Booter Energy on in Electric Terrain set by another Pokemon.

While it often needs Terastallization to compensate for its defensive profile, it is a beast in offense. With a couple of multistrike moves to its credit, it is also a fantastic user of the Item Loaded Dice along with Baxcalibur and Torterra, helping it fit into a great offensive role in any team.

Best Iron Thorns moves in Pokemon

The best Iron Thorns in Pokemon are Dragon Dance, Pin Missile, Supercell Slam, Rock Blast, and Earthquake.

  • Dragon Dance helps Iron Thorns take its already impressive Attack and Speed stats to greater heights with a 50% boost to each, turning it into a serious threat in battles.
  • Pin Missile works great with the Bug Tera Type, giving it STAB and hitting anywhere between four and five times, particularly helpful to get rid of Dark, Grass, and Psychic-types.
  • Supercell Slam is one of the newest moves added in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, with a whopping 100 base power that also gets STAB. Keep in mind that it’s 95% accurate, and missing the move makes Iron Thorns lose half its HP. So, it’s more of a high-risk, high-reward scenario.
  • Earthquake is arguably the most popular coverage move in Pokemon, doing super-effective damage to Steel-types.

Ice Punch, Breaking Swipe, Volt Switch, and Iron Head are other good moves to use with Iron Thorns, but the ones listed above are undoubtedly its most viable set.

And that’s it! This is all you need to know about acing Pokemon battles with Iron Thorns. If you’re interested in more content like this, check out the following:

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