Scovillain weaknesses, resistances & strengths explained in Pokemon

Niladri Sarkar
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced Scovillain, the first-ever Grass/Fire-type species so many players are unsure about its weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best moveset. Here are all the details.

Scovillain debuted in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as the first Grass/Fire-type Pokemon in the franchise, generating a huge buzz among fans.

Even though the Teal Mask DLC brought Ogerpon, a Legendary with the same type combination, you will encounter Scovillain first in your Gen 9 adventure.

If you’re curious about the weaknesses, resistances, and strengths of Scovillain and are eager to use it in Pokemon battles, here are all the details.

All Scovillain weaknesses explained in Pokemon

Scovillain is weak to Flying, Poison, and Rock-type attacks in Pokemon.

It has the same 65 stat for HP, Defense, and Special Defense, so it isn’t too tanky and cannot take neutral damage too well.

With low bulk, you should focus on removing Stealth Rock from your side of the battlefield, which can take out 25% of Scovillain’s HP.

All Scovillain resistances explained in Pokemon

Scovillain resists Grass, Electric, Fairy, and Steel-type attacks in Pokemon.

Its Fairy and Steel-type resistances make Scovillain a great teammate to Dragon-type Pokemon, particularly Baxcalibur, which is weak to Steel-types.

Scovillain strengths explained in Pokemon

Scovillain does super-effective damage to Bug, Ground, Grass, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-type Pokemon with its STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) attacks.

With 108 stat on Attack and Special Attack, Scovillain works best as a mixed attacker, and your opponent will be clueless about which offensive set(s) you’re running. Its ability Chrolophyll makes it formidable under Sun as its Speed of 75 gets doubled, surpassing many top meta picks. Pairing it with Koraidon is a great strategy to dominate battles.

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Pair Scovillain with Torkoal or Ninetales carrying Heat Rock to extend Sun for eight turns.

Best Scovillain moves in Pokemon

The best Scovillain moves in Pokemon are Growth, Flamethrower, Giga Drain, and Will-O-Wisp.

  • Growth raises Scovillain’s Attack and Special Attack by one stage but by two stages in Sun, turning it into a huge offensive threat.
  • Flamethrower is 100% accurate and reliably dishes out a 90 base power attack. It is particularly deadly after using Growth.
  • Giga Drain recovers 50% of the damage dealt by Scoviallin, keeping it healthy for a long time.
  • Will-O-Wisp burns the opponent and halves the damage taken by Physical attackers, bringing even the most OP threats to a halt.

Other good moves for Scovillain are Temper Flare, Trailblaze, Zen Headbutt, and Crunch, but the abovementioned moves will give you more wins in the meta.

That was all you need to know about acing Scovillain in Pokemon battles. For more content and guides like this, have a look at 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].