Meowscarada weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Niladri Sarkar
starter pokemon meowscarada in scarlet and violet

Meowscarada has been the ace of many Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trainers, so if you’re looking for an upper hand in battles with the help of this starter, here’s all about its weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and the best moves to use.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced an amazing set of starters and Meowscarada is undoubtedly the most popular among the three.

This Grass/Dark-type Pokemon is an asset in battles, so if you want to win plenty of challenging bouts in Scarlet and Violet, here’s all you need to know about the weaknesses, resistances, and strengths of Meowscarada, including its best moves.

Meowscarada weaknesses explained in Pokemon

Meowscarada is weak to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-types. Also, it is 4x weak to Bug-type attacks in Pokemon.

With so many weaknesses across the board and decent bulk, it is best to switch out Mewoscarada after dealing damage or Terastallize it to a different type, like Flying, Fairy, or Water, based on what suits your team the best.

Meowscarada resistances explained in Pokemon

Meowscarada resists Dark, Electric, Ghost, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks and is immune to Psychic-type attacks in Pokemon.

Its impressive resistances and immunity make it easy to switch into such attacks, despite not being too tanky. With many Legendaries being Psychic-type species, Meowscarada is a good check for their powerful moves.

Meowscarada strengths explained in Pokemon

Meowscarada does super-effective damage to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type Pokemon with its Grass and Dark-type STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves.

Despite its low bulk, Meowscarada is fast, with a mind-blowing Speed stat of 123, and a neat Attack stat of 110, ensuring a reliable attacker on your team.

While Terastallization is a great way to negate its skew of weaknesses, you can also salvage Meowscarada’s Protean ability, where it changes its type to match the move used. As it is pretty fast, you can get this done in most matchups and throw your opponents off-guard as they’ll never guess what type of move you’ll use.

Having used Meowscarada in several battles, this simple trick can change the outcome of the bout in your favor.

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Meowscarada is the fastest starter in the franchise, not counting Mega Evolutions.

Best Meowscarada moves in Pokemon

The best Meowscarada moves to use in any Pokemon battle are Sucker Punch, Flower Trick, Triple Axel, and U-turn.

  • Sucker Punch gets STAB as well as Priority, letting Meowscarada hit first no matter how fast the opponent is. This makes it particularly dangerous against powerful Pokemon like Metagross and Dragapult.
  • Flower Trick is Meowscarada’s signature move, with a 70 base power and STAB. That’s not all, as this move is guaranteed to be a critical hit, dealing insane damage.
  • Triple Axel is a super handy Ice-type move that helps Meowscarada tackle Dragon Pokemon and Flying-types, which it is normally weak to.
  • U-turn is a great utility move, dealing Bug-type damage and helping Meowscarada switch out of unfavorable battle situations.

That’s all you need to know about using Meowscarada skillfully in Pokemon battles. For more content on the game, check out the following:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].