Roaring Moon weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Niladri Sarkar
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can use Roaring Moon to gain a definitive edge in even the toughest battles. So, here’s all you need to know about the strengths, weaknesses, and resistances of Roaring Moon to make the most out of this powerful Paradox Pokemon.

The introduction of Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet gave players a powerful set of Pokemon that can beat even the most OP Legendaries with ease. There are 22 such species but Roaring Moon takes the cake for being among the strongest.

Here’s everything about the weaknesses and strengths of Roaring Moon, alongside some handy tips on dominating Pokemon battles with this monster on your side.


All Roaring Moon weaknesses explained in Pokemon

Roaring Moon is weak to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, and Ice-type attacks in Pokemon.

As it is a Dragon/Dark-type Pokemon, it is 4x weak to Fairy-type moves. But, you can Terastallize Roaring Moon to Steel or Poison to brush off this glaring weakness. If you have reserved the Tera spot for another Pokemon, it’s best to switch out Roaring Moon when a Fairy-type enters the battlefield.

All Roaring Moon resistances explained in Pokemon

Roaring Moon resists Dark, Electric, Fire, Ghost, Grass, and Water-types, and is immune to Psychic-type attacks in Pokemon.

Having used Roaring Moon in countless battles, it is pretty common to see opponents switching out their Pokemon if Roaring Moon resists their moves, giving a free turn to use the move Dragon Dance and boost this Paradox Pokemon’s Attack and Speed by 50%.

Roaring Moon strengths explained in Pokemon

Roaring Moon deals super-effective damage to Dragon, Psychic, and Ghost-type Pokemon with its STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) attacks.

Its high Attack stat of 139 and Speed of 119 make it a deadly sweeper, so it is an amazing Pokemon to use at the beginning of the battle. With its ability Protosynthesis, you can use the Held Item Booster Energy to increase its Speed by 50% or any other stat by 30%.

Otherwise, Protosyntheis can help Roaring Moon automatically get those boosts under Sun set by another Pokemon, even without using Booster Energy.

You will find it better to boost Speed as Scarlet and Violet has plenty of fast Pokemon, so it’s always good to stay ahead of your opponent and rely on Roaring Moon’s impressive offensive potential to turn it into a wrecking ball.

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Roaring Moon bears a striking resemblance to Mega Salamence.

Best Roaring Moon moves in Pokemon

The best Roaring Moon moves in Pokemon are Dragon Dance, Knock Off, Earthquake, and Acrobatics.

  • Dragon Dance turns Roaring Moon into one of the best sweepers in the game by boosting its Attack and Speed to threaten literally any opponent.
  • Knock Off is its most useful move, eliminating Held Items from the opponent and dealing a neat 97.5 damage, that is further improved by STAB. This has often helped Roaring Moon even in losing matchups.
  • Earthquake is always a great coverage move for any Pokemon, and Roaring Moon can eliminate the ever-rampant Steel types with it.
  • Acrobatics is Roaring Moon’s scariest move with Booster Energy. This powerful Flying-type attack hits a whopping 110 damage after the Item is consumed.

Other good moves include Scale Shot, Taunt, Jaw Lock, and Iron Head. These moves are better paired with the Held Item Loaded Dice or Expert Belt.

Acrobatics can be complemented with Flying Tera type, making Roaring Moon counter even its most worrisome weaknesses like Iron Valiant and Great Tusk.

And there you have it! That was all about Roaring Moon, a Paradox Pokemon that is sure to benefit you in challenging battles. If you’re looking for more content like this, be sure to check out the following:

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