Despite how it looks, Falinks is a Fighting-type Pokemon and has great natural resistances. Falinks takes reduced damage from Bug, Rock, and Dark-type moves.
Combined with its high Attack, Defense, and decent speed, Falinks can deal a lot of damage quickly and can tank some hits (living up to its Phalanx-inspired name).
For reference, here are Falinks’ base stats:
- HP: 65
- Attack: 100
- Defense: 100
- Special Attack: 70
- Special Defense: 60
- Speed: 75
- Total: 510
But every Pokemon has a weakness – including Falinks.
What is Falinks Weak Against?
As a Fighting-type Pokemon, Falinks is weak against Flying, Psychic, and Fairy-type moves. Falinks takes 2x damage from these moves.
Players can use Flying-type Pokemon like Corviknight and Fairy-type Pokemon like Sylveon to heavily damage Falinks. These Pokemon benefit from the 50% STAB bonus when using moves that match their type, so they’re a great option if you want to beat Falinks quickly and tear through its defenses.
Pokemon that know Fighting-type and Fairy-type moves like Aerial Ace and Dazzling Gleam can also deal extra damage to Falinks.