altaria weakness and counters in pokémon scarlet & violet
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Altaria is a popular Pokémon that returns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It has a good spread of stats, which can make it hard to fight if you don’t use Pokémon that are strong against it. This may leave you wondering what Altaria is weak against and how to counter it in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is Altaria weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Altaria has the classic type combination of Dragon and Flying, making it weak to standard types that Dragons are weak against. It does have various moves that can cover its weaknesses, so keep that in mind when fighting it. Here are all types Altaria is weak against in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Ice – 4x Weak
  • Dragon – 2x Weak
  • Rock – 2x Weak
  • Fairy – 2x Weak

How to counter Altaria in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Altaria can be a tricky Pokémon to face in Scarlet and Violet, especially Grusha’s Altaria. You will want to use one of the Pokémon types above to counter this Flying/Dragon-type Pokémon, though we don’t recommend Dragon as it will also be weak to Altaria. Rock is a great choice, as it will counter Altaria, including Grusha’s, with its Ice Tera type.

Altaria has high Special Defense and Defense, with decent numbers in its other stats. So you will want a powerful Pokémon that can hit Altaria hard. Its defense is slightly lower, so we recommend using a physical attacker to take this Pokémon down.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Rock Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Best Gym Order on Pro Game Guides.

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