All Kingambit weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!
Kingambit is a new samurai-based Pokémon introduced in Scarlet and Violet. Its intimidating appearance makes the Pokemon look discordant, and it often scares off novice players who may not know Kingambit’s weaknesses. While a Kingambit with the right stats and moves can be a total monster in the hands of a corrext, Pokémon also has some glaring weaknesses that players can take advantage of in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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What is Kingambit’s weakness against Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Kingambit is the last evolved form of Pawniard, and evolves from Bisharp after defeating three Bisharp that hold the Leader’s Crest element. Bisharps can be found in the northern region of District Two, and Leader’s Crest is found in the possession of Bisharp that spawns among a group of Pawniards. While Pawniard and Bisharp are named after the Pawns and Bishops on the chess board, Kingambit is meant to be the king and has the highest stats of any Pokemon in the Pawniard line. Kingambit excels in high attack and defense stats but has low speed and special attacks.
Kingambit is a Dark Pokémon of the Solid type, which means that it is immune to poisons and psychic attacks. However, he is weak against ground, fire, and melee moves. Melee attacks are Kingambit’s biggest Achilles’ heel, as this Pokémon has a 4x weakness in combat. Although Kingambit has decent physical defense, it is easy to hit Kingambit with a good physical melee attack like Low Sweep. If you’re up against a particularly powerful Kingambit, the usual special attack moves like Aura Sphere, Focus Blast, or Secret Sword.
If you don’t have any combat-type moves in your combo, your best bet is to use powerful ground or fire-type attacks. Earthquake and Flamethrower are powerful moves that will deal a lot of damage to Kingambit. Kingambit can learn Swords Dance and knows a lot of physical attacks, so send Pokémon with good defense stats to smash a lot of Kingambit’s best moves.