All Amoongus Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Turn this fungus into mush.

Amoongus is a Grass//Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V's Unova region. This fungus Pokémon returns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and maintains its annoying reputation to battle against. This may leave you wondering what Amonguss is weak against and how to counter it in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is Amoongus weak to in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Amoongus has excellent HP and good Defense/Special Defense, making it quite bulky and hard to defeat. Therefore, you will want to use a Pokémon with a type advantage. This will let it deal additional damage and negate Amoongus' strong defensive stats. Here are all types super effective against Amoongus in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Fire - 2x
  • Ice - 2x
  • Flying - 2x
  • Psychic - 2x

What is Amoongus immune to in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Amoongus has no immunities in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but it does have some resistance. Water, Electric, Fighting, and Fairy-type attacks will do half damage against Amoongus, while Grass will deal quarter damage against it. When battling Amoongus, avoid using these types, or your attacks will not be very effective.

Related: Best Poison Types in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What is Amoongus strong against in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Because of Amoongus' resistance, it is strong against many types, but it also has a wide variety of types it is super effective against. Its Grass/Poison-type combination gives it plenty of coverage and moves against these types.

  • Grass
  • Water
  • Rock
  • Ground
  • Fairy

What are the best counters to Amoongus in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Corviknight is one of the best counters to Amoongus. Corviknight's Steel/Flying-type combination makes it completely immune to Poison attacks, and Amoongus' Grass-type attacks will only deal quarter damage. Corviknight's Speed and Flying attacks will make short work of Amoongus. Scizor is another Steel-type Pokémon that counters Amoongus well.

Scovillain, Skeledirge, Talonflame, and Houndoom are also good counters, thanks to their Fire type. They will resist Amoongus' Grass-type attacks, though you need to worry about its coverage moves. Tinkaton can also be a major threat to Amoongus if you teach it the Ice Hammer egg move.

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