Dugtrio hails from the golden days of Pokémon Red and Blue but returns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Paldea region. This Pokémon has seen two variants now in the Alolan Dugtrio and Wugtrio, but the classic can be a thorn in your side if you aren't prepared. This may leave you wondering what Dugtrio is weak against and how to counter it in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Dugtrio weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Dugtrio is a pure Ground-type Pokémon, meaning it has the traditional weaknesses of this type. Without a dual-type, you can safely rely on Water, Grass, and Ice-types. Here are all of Dugtrio's weaknesses in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
- Water - 2x Weak
- Grass - 2x Weak
- Ice - 2x Weak
How to counter Dugtrio in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Dugtrio is a Ground-type Pokémon, giving it only three weaknesses. It has good Attack and better Speed, meaning it can hit hard and fast before you have a chance to strike it. Fortunately, it is very weak, with a low HP and Defense stat. This means you can typically one-hit KO it if you survive its attack or go first.
A fast Water or Grass-type is recommended, as Dugtrio can learn Rock moves to counter Ice-type Pokémon. You can also use bulky Water and Grass Pokémon as they can typically survive a hit from Dugtrio and counter it. Flying types like Hawlucha and Corviknight are good choices as well.
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