All Garganacl weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Don't get salty fighting this thing.

Players will encounter Nacli early in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, allowing them access to Garganacl fairly easily. Additionally, Arven uses this Rock-type Pokémon as one of his team members. This may leave you wondering what Garganacl is weak against in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is Garganacl weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Garganacl is a pure Rock-type Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet, meaning it has the traditional weaknesses you would expect. However, it has a unique ability, Purifying Salt, that gives it half resistance to Ghost-type moves. This gives it even more resistance and makes it harder to defeat. Here are all types that are super effective against Garganacl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Water - 2x Weak
  • Grass - 2x Weak
  • Fighting - 2x Weak
  • Ground - 2x Weak
  • Steel - 2x Weak

Related: Best Nature for Nacli, Naclstack, & Garganacl in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to counter Garganacl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Garganacl is a beast of a Pokémon, having incredible HP, Attack, Defense, and Special Defense. Especially with its Purifying Salt ability and signature move, Salt Cure deals additional damage against Steel and Water-type Pokémon. This means that two types super effective against Garganacl are risky choices, especially considering it can likely tank one hit.

For that reason, we recommend using a strong Grass, Ground, or Fighting-type Pokémon, preferably one that focuses on Special Attack, as this will do more damage than physical attacks. Arboliva, Meowscarada, Great Tusk, Iron Hands, and Sandy Shocks are all great choices against Garganacl. Just be careful, as it can learn Ice Punch and Zen Headbutt as coverage moves.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Rock Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and All Scovillain weaknesses & best counters in Pokémon Scarlet Violet on Pro Game Guides.

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