All of Florges’ Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple

Florges is a Pure Fairy-type Pokémon with a very high Special Defense stat in Scarlet & Purple. He has a good special attack and with high base power moves like Moonblast he can deal a lot of damage. It also has plenty of support moves, making it a good ally Pokémon in Double Battles or a good Pokémon to switch to when waiting for a special move. These are all of Florges’ strengths and weaknesses, along with the Pokémon that best counter them in Scarlet & Purple.

What is Florges weak to in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple?

Florges has two weaknesses due to his Fairy Strike but can take almost any special hit due to his high special defense. It features high base power Fairy and Grass-type moves, but players can take advantage of its limited move pool with the right Pokemon. Florges will take super effective damage from:

Florges’ role as a Support Pokémon is enhanced through its Ability, Flower Veil, and its Hidden Ability, Symbiosis. Flower Veil will prevent both Florges and their allied Pokemon’s stats from being lowered. Symbiosis will allow Florges to give his own held item to his ally if he has already used his. Items like Berries can be used by allied Pokemon, and Florges will be able to give them something like a Life Orb or another Berry.

What is Florges immune to in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple?

Dragon-type moves will not deal any damage to Florges. Their stats are also safely protected through Flower Veil, similar to how the held item, Clear Amulet, works.

What is Florges strong against in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple?

Florges has the highest Special Defense in Scarlet & Violet, making him a good defensive pivot for switches. It’s best to hit Florges with physical moves from Pokémon with a high Attack stat for this reason. It also takes damage reduced by:

  • Dark – 1/2
  • Fight – 1/2
  • Bug – 1/2

Fairy is one of the best defensive types in the game, but due to Florges’ glaring weakness to physical moves, even a non-super effective hit is able to knock her out.

What are the best counters in Florges in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple?

Revavroom, Bronzong and Tinkaton are all good counters in Florges. Revavroom’s STAB moves both hit Florges for super effective damage and twice resist Florges’ Fairy moves with her Steel/Poison typing. Bronzong is bulky all around, but will also resist Fairy and Florges Grass moves while dealing damage with one of his Physical Steel moves. Tinkaton isn’t as strong as a counter, but his good special defense and hitting mean that Florges can barely do any damage while Tinktaton uses his Gigaton Hammer.

For guides on how to create a powerful Florges, check out Better Nature for Flabébé, Floette, and Florges in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple and for guides on how to get Florges, check out How to Evolve Floette into Florges in Pokémon Scarlet & Purple on Pro Game Guides.