Miraidon weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Niladri Sarkar
legendary pokemon miraidon in scarlet and violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced one of the strongest Legendaries ever, the mighty Miraidon. If you want to ace Pokemon battles with Miraidon, here are its weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best moves.

The Legendary Miraidon is an OP Pokemon that changed the meta forever with its dominance in Scarlet and Violet battles, thanks to its jaw-dropping stats, moves, and ability.

If you’re eager to use this Electric/Dragon-type Future Paradox Pokemon like a champion, here’s all you need to know about the weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best moveset for Miraidon.


Miraidon weaknesses explained in Pokemon

Miraidon is weak to Dragon, Fairy, Ground, and Ice-type attacks in Pokemon.

That said, Miraidon has excellent bulk, with 100 HP, 100 Defense, and 110 Special Defense. So, I’ve been able to tank super-effective hits in hundreds of battles, even from powerhouses like Walking Wake, Raging Bolt, and Iron Valiant. But I’ve often struggled facing Flutter Mane and Iron Bundle, so I’d recommend switching Miraidon out of the battlefield in those matchups.

You can brush off all these weaknesses by Terastallizing Miraidon to Fairy or Steel Tera Type. While these two types, as well as Ghost and Fire, are all viable, I’ve won most battles with Tera Fairy Miraidon, which is unpredictable even for seasoned opponents.

Miraidon resistances explained in Pokemon

Miraidon’s resistances in Pokemon include the Electric, Fire, Flying, Grass, Steel, and Water types.

Since it resists all starter types, I’ve used it as an excellent check for teams having any of the Paldean starter trio of Meowscarada, Skeledirge, or Quaquaval. Also, a Dragon Pokemon resisting Steel-type moves is a major asset, helping it go unscathed against Bullet Punch users like Scizor and Metagross.

Another niche use for Miraidon is countering the commonly seen Rain teams in Scarlet and Violet, being able to resist and beat the Legendary Kyogre.

Miraidon strengths explained in Pokemon

Miraidon deals super-effective damage to Dragon, Flying, and Water-type Pokemon with its STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) Electric and Dragon-type moves.

Its 135 Special Attack and 135 Speed stats make it a fast sweeper that can KO several opponents with ease. If that wasn’t brutal enough, its Hadron Engine ability is one of the deadliest in the meta. Hadron Engine brings Electric Terrain on the battlefield as soon as Miraidon switches in and boosts its Special Attack by 33%. Also, Electric Terrain increases the power of Electric moves by 50%.

All of this turns Miraidon into an offensive monster that is extremely difficult to beat. I’ve even KO’d Pokemon that take neutral damage from Miraidon’s STAB moves.

Its attacks are so powerful that you can use Heavy-Duty Boots as the Held Item to ignore damage from entry Hazards and not worry about using any offense-boosting Items. You can use Choice Specs if you want to hit harder, but keep in mind that you are locked to only the first move used each time Miraidon enters the battlefield.

Best Miraidon moves in Pokemon

The best moves for Miraidon in Pokemon are Calm Mind, Electro Drift, Dragon Pulse, and Dazzling Gleam.

  • Calm Mind increases Special Attack and Special Defense by 50%, making it bulkier and more hard-hitting. I usually use this when facing moves that Miraidon resists.
  • Electro Drift is its go-to move, boasting a whopping 100 base power and whose damage increases by 33% if it’s super-effective. This move can easily OHKO Flying and Water types.
  • Taking advantage of Fairy Tera Type, Dazzling Gleam gets STAB and is its weapon of choice to beat Dragon, Fighting, and Dark types. This is particularly useful against threats like Iron Valiant, Koraidon, and Great Tusk.
  • Dragon Pulse is great for eliminating Dragon types and dishing out neutral damage to opponents that are not Fairy or Steel type.

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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].