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This is a strategy guide for using Galarian Weezing in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Galarian Weezing, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Galarian Weezing

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Poison Type Fairy Type
Abilities
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.
Neutralizing Gas Neutralize all of the Pokemon abilities in battle.
Misty Surge (Hidden) The Pokemon creates a Misty Terrain when it enters a battle.

Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Dark Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Bug Image
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Dragon Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
65 90 120 85 70 60

Best Nature for Galarian Weezing

Best Natures
Modest
(+Sp.Atk, -Atk)
Bold
(+Def, -Atk)

Strategies for Galarian Weezing

Expert Belt Bulky Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest(+Sp.Atk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 212 / Sp.Atk 252 / Spd 44
Final Stat Values HP 167 / Def 140 / Sp.Atk 150 / Sp.Def 90 / Spd 86
Ability Neutralizing Gas
Held Item Expert Belt
Moveset Strange Steam
Sludge Wave
Flamethrower
Thunderbolt

This Galarian Weezing functions as a bulky special attacker that boasts a surprisingly good coverage using its main STAB moves.

About Galarian Weezing's Moves

Strange Steam and Sludge Wave are its two main STAB moves, and can hit majority of the metagame for super effective damage. The former has a 20% chance to confuse the opposing Pokemon, while the latter has a 10% chance to inflict the Poison status.

The rest of its moves give it ample coverage. Flamethrower hits Steel-type Pokemon that can otherwise wall its main STAB moves for super effective damage. Thunderbolt, on the other hand, allows Galarian Weezing to threaten bulky Water-type Pokemon.

About Galarian Weezing's EV Spread

We're using a modified EV spread with 212 HP investment and 44 Speed investment. This ensures Galarian Weezing has some bulk and can still outpace slower attackers and walls. 252 Special Attack investment ensures that it hits as hard as possible with its special attacks.

About Galarian Weezing's Ability

Neutralizing Gas nullifies the opposing Pokemon's ability, allowing Galarian Weezing to threaten Pokemon that rely on their abilities.

About Galarian Weezing's Held Item

We're using Expert Belt to boost the damage of Galarian Weezing's super effective moves by 20%.

Other Viable Moves

Heat Wave A stronger alternative to Flamethrower but only has 90% accuracy. It's the better choice if using Galarian Weezing in Doubles as it hits both opposing Pokemon.
Fire Blast Another stronger alternative to Flamethrower but only has 85% accuracy.
Dazzling Gleam A weaker alternative to Strange Steam buut has perfect accuracy. It's the better choice if using Galarian Weezing in Doubles as it hits both opposing Pokemon.

Physically Defensive Moveset & Best Build

Nature Bold(+Def, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def 252 / Sp.Def 4
Final Stat Values HP 172 / Def 189 / Sp.Atk. 105 / Sp.Def. 91 / Spd 80
Ability Neutralizing Gas
Held Item Black Sludge
Moveset Strange Steam
Clear Smog
Flamethrower
Will-O-Wisp

Galarian Weezing is a great choice for physical wall thanks to its unique dual-typing, giving it key resistances to some of the Metagame's most commonly used Pokemon.

About Galarian Weezing's Moves

Strange Steam is Galarian Weezing's signature move, and is a powerful STAB attack that has a 20% chance of confusing the target. Clear Smog is its secondary STAB and that resets the opposing Pokemon's stat changes.

It's remaining two moves are for coverage and utility. Flamethrower allows Galarian Weezing to hit Steel-type Pokemon that can otherwise wall it completely. Will-O-Wisp allows it to threaten physical attackers further, burning them and cutting their attack by half.

About Galarian Weezing's EV Spread

We're using a standard physically defensive spread, with full investment in HP and Defense. The remaining 4 EVs are placed in Special Defense to further boost its general bulkiness.

About Galarian Weezing's Ability

Neutralizing Gas nullifies the opposing Pokemon's ability, allowing Galarian Weezing to threaten Pokemon that rely on their abilities.

About Galarian Weezing's Held Item

We're using Black Sludge for this build. When held by a Poison-type Pokemon, the item functions like Leftovers.

Other Viable Moves

Sludge Wave A stronger alternative Clear Smog that hits harder and has a 10% chance to inflict the Poison status.
Toxic Can be used instead of Will-O-Wisp to deter and cripple defensive Pokemon.
Protect An alternative to Will-O-Wisp that protects Galarian Weezing from attacks, allowing it to rack up more residual damage with its status moves and gain recovery from Black Sludge.
Taunt Allows Galarian Weezing to cripple defensive Pokemon and prevent them from using their recovery and status moves.
Memento Causes Galarian Weezing to faint and lowers the opposing Pokemon's Attack and Special Attack by two stages.

How to Use Galarian Weezing Effectively

Take Advantage of Neutralizing Gas

Galarian Weezing has a specific niche as a distruptor, using its unique ability to turn the tide of battle by nullifying the opposing Pokemon's ability. Pokemon like Diggersby, Crawdaunt, and Clefairy, who are reliant on their abilities, are easily stopped by Galarian Weezing simply switching in on them.

How to Build a Team with Galarian Weezing

Galarian Weezing is a good choice for offensive and balanced teams alike looking for a sturdy wall that can support its team with its moves.

A Bulky Attacker for Balanced Teams

Weezing is a good choice for Hyper Offense teams that are looking for an attacker that can support the rest of its team. When used in such a team, Galarian Weezing is best used as a pseudo-support Pokemon as even with Expert Belt, its special attacks don't have enough power to sweep opposing Pokemon.

Check out our article below to learn how to build a Hyper Offense Team.
How to Build an Offensive Team | Best Hyper Offense Team

A Classic Defensive Wall

As a defensive Pokemon, Galarian Weezing essentially fills the same role as its Kantonian counterpart with the added Fairy-typing giving it more resistances.

What sets it apart is its ability Neutralizing Gas, allowing Galarian Weezing to distrupt sweepers or defensive Pokemon that rely on their abilities.

Check out our article below to learn how to build a Defensive Team.
How to Build a Defensive Team

Counters for Galarian Weezing

Use a Special Sweeper

Despite its newfound resistances and high defense stat, Galarian Weezing can easily be brought down by a faster special sweeper using super effective attacks.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Alakazam ImageAlakazam Ranking: ★★★★★
・Outspeeds Galarian Weezing and easily KOs it with Psychic
・Relatively unaffected by Neutralizing Gas
Duraludon ImageDuraludon Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can KO Galarian Weezing easily with Flash Cannon
・Immune to Galarian Weezing's Poison-type moves and resists its Fairy-type moves

Moveset & Best Build for Duraludon

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