Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Best Pokemon counter for Cynthia’s Garchomp
As a result, trainers are now rethinking their battle strategies in Pokemon: Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls.
It’s well-known that Cynthia is one of the most difficult trainers in the Pokemon series, and this holds true for the Nintendo Switch remakes of the games as well. There are six members of the Cynthia’s team in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Lucario; Milotic; Gastrodon; Roserade; Spritomb; and Garchomp.
The likes of Lucario and Garchomp have been known to particularly enrage trainers when it comes to these Pokemon. As a result, it’s worth looking at some of the best Garchomp counters.
Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How to Defeat Garchomp
Fairy, ice, and dragon attacks are Garchomp’s primary weaknesses as a dual Dragon/Ground-type pokemon. Even more impressive than its impressive stats is the fact that Cynthia’s Garchomp carries an additional Yache berry, which will shield it from the first super-effective attack that hits it.
Despite this, Garchomp has a serious weakness when it comes to Ice-type attacks, which deal double the normal damage (4 times normal damage) to it.
Garchomp’s formidable attack power necessitates the use of ice-type Pokemon with strong defensive stats to counter the damage it can inflict. Garchomp in particular is a physical threat, so Special Defense stats aren’t as important for the Ice-type counters to the Garchomp.
Pokemon like Mamoswine and Weavile are excellent counters to Garchomp. While impressive moves like Blizzard make Abomasnow an excellent choice, it runs the risk of being severely damaged by Garchomp’s Poison Jab attack.
Garchomp’s health can be drastically reduced by attacks like Ice Beam, Icicle Crash, and Ice Shard. Froslass, for example, is a fast Pokemon that can help counter Garchomp.