It is for trainers who wish to rock out with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s best Rock-type Pokémon. Despite not being the fastest Pokémon, Rock-Types can count to have excellent Defense and outstanding Special Defense Stats. In addition, because they are immune to sandstorm damage and have improved Special Defense, they become even harder during sandstorms. Their major weakness is that they are weak to Water, Steel, Grass, and Fighting-type Pokémon, but they make up for it by being strong against Bug, Fire, Flying, and Ice-type Pokémon.
The Nacli evolution line’s terminus, Garganacl, is an excellent place to begin. With a fairly balanced set of stats of 100 HP, 100 Attack, 130 Defense, and 90 Special Defense, the Rock Salt Pokémon can easily navigate through foes with a well-placed Stone Edge or Rock Slide. Additionally, it is resistant to status ailments and effectively Resistant to Ghost-type attacks because of the Purifying Salt Ability. Although strong, this man is only the beginning.
Strongest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Rock-Types
Players need only look as far as the tried-and-true Tyranitar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for a surprise assault. The Sand Stream ability of a Rock/Dark type grants it 600 Base Stats, leaving Speed and Special Attack below 100, and grants the Sandstorm field effect. It has seven types of weaknesses, four for fighting, but it also has many strengths and incredible moves that can destroy anything in its path. The player must withstand the strikes.
Glimmer, a surprising Rock-/Poison-type that resembles a Grass-type, is a considerably less vulnerable yet still terrifying option. Its 130 Special Attack, on which it focuses, can poison an opponent with useful techniques and further deplete their health with Ancient Power or Power Gem.
However, the Paradox Pokemon Iron Thorns in Scarlet and Violet are the last and ideal option. With Quark Drive raising its 134 Attack by 50%, this Rock/Electric-type Pokémon can and will strike with the might of a truck if it manages to land an attack. An effective Rock Slide, Wild Charge, or Earthquake can swiftly terminate the conflict. The major drawback of it is that it’s only accessible in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s last chapter.