For many players that have played the original versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl from 2006 or the recent remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the biggest challenge that fans will remember is the champion named Cynthia. Taking on her team is an obstacle that takes a lot of prep to tackle, with the centerpiece of her team being her Garchomp. Whether you are facing off against her Garchomp or taking one on in the wild, it is very important to know what the Pokémon’s weaknesses are. This guide will break down all of Garchomp’s Weaknesses in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
What are Garchomp’s Weaknesses in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Garchomp is a Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon, thus making it weak to a few different types, three in total. Those types include one of their own types—dragon and both Fairy and Ice. The attack type that you are going to want to really look out for is an Ice-type attack since these are super effective and will do four times the regular damage to Garchomp. The other two weaknesses come out to do two times the regular damage against Garchomp.
While it is good to know Garchomp’s weaknesses to avoid those situations, it is just as essential to find Garchomp’s strengths. One of those strengths is that Garchomp is immune to Electric attacks. The Pokémon is also strong against its types of Fire, Poison, and Rock-type attacks. These three types that Garchomp is strong against will do half damage against intimating beast. This makes it very important that you know to use it against these types of Pokémon so that you know how to use Garchomp’s strengths and avoid his weaknesses.
Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available now on the Nintendo Switch.