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Gogoat is a pure grass species with an impressive HP stat in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. It can hit surprisingly hard with its physical movements, but can be outmatched by many Pokémon in the game. It has reliable ways of keeping itself alive and even learns Earthquake by leveling up. As a pure grass species, it has many weaknesses, but has a surprising immunity that not all players are aware of. These are all Gogoat’s weaknesses and the best Pokémon to use to counter it in Scarlet & Violet.
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What is Gogoat weak for in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
Gogoat is pure Grass Type Pokémon and has many moves with high base strength at its disposal, such as Earthquake, Leaf Blade, and Double Edge. The best way to take it down quickly is to hit it with physical moves, as it has a much lower defense than special defense. Flying, Bug, Ice, Poison, and Fire are all good ways to deal with Gogoat. His hidden power, Grass Peel only activates in Grassy Terrain and gives it 50% more defense. When activated, it’s best to use special moves instead. The weaknesses are:
- fly -x2
- critter -x2
- Ice -x2
- Poison -x2
- Firework -x2
What is Gogoat immune to in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
Gogoat’s normal Ability is Juicy Sipper, making it impervious to grass moves used against him, while also increasing his attack stats. Even moves like Aromatherapy activate Sap Sipper, so it’s recommended not to use Grass moves while it’s around.
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What is Gogoat strong against in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
Gogoat is a great Pokémon when used against other grasses due to its immunity to their Grass STAB. Even with his weak defense stats, he can use moves like Bulk Up to boost both his attack and defense, and recover any damage he takes from Milk Drink. While Gogoat may not be one of the strongest grasses, it can do a lot of damage, both on the physical and special side. It will do less damage to:
- Ground – 1/2
- Electric – 1/2
- Water – 1/2
- Grass – 1/2 (without Juice Sipper)
What are the best counters for Gogoat in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
Gogoat’s movepool by level-up isn’t too diverse, allowing many Pokémon to be safely enlisted to counter it. It mainly knows grass moves and can learn Aerial Ace, Earthquake, and Double Edge for cover. When fought in the wild, these are the best Pokémon to counter it Staraptor, kilowatt hours, and many of the other Flying Type Pokémon in the game. Bronzong with Levitate as an Ability, it is also a very strong opponent to Gogoat as it resists all of its moves.
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