Dragalge is a native Pokémon to the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, though it is exclusive to Scarlet and must be traded to Violet. It is also unique because it is the only Dragon/Poison-type Pokémon. This can make it difficult to deal with if you are not prepared. As a result, you may be wondering what Dragalge is weak to and what the best counters are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Dragalge weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Dragalge is a unique Pokémon with its Dragon/Poison-type combination. This completely removes its Fairy weakness, as well as giving it different resistance. However, it still retains many of its Dragon-type weaknesses. Here is what Dragalge is weak against in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
- Ice - 2x Weak
- Ground - 2x Weak
- Psychic - 2x Weak
- Dragon - 2x Weak
How to counter Dragalge in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Dragalge's excellent Special Defense and good Defense can make it difficult to take down. It is also an excellent Pokémon at poisoning due to its abilities. It also has Adaptability as a hidden ability, giving it extra power behind its stab moves. It can also learn various coverage moves to threaten Pokémon that would normally be strong against it.
We prefer a strong Psychic-type Pokémon to take out Dragalge. Its only Dark-type move is Thief, which is fairly weak, especially with Dragalge's below-average Attack. We recommend Psychic Pokémon like Espeon, Gallade, Rabsca, and Bronzong, as these can either outspeed Dragalge or use their bulk to outlast it.