First introduced in Generation 6 with the release of Pokemon X and Y, Goodra has made a name for itself as one of the strongest Pokemon in existence. Goodra is one of the few to be considered to be a Pseudo-Legendary Pokemon because of its high base stats (more on that later).
As one of the strongest Dragon-type Pokemon in the series, Goodra has great natural resistances. Goodra takes reduced damage from Fire, Grass, Electric, and Water-type moves. These types are all prevalent in the endgame of the mainline Pokemon games and competitive play so it helps to be resistant to them.
Combined with its high base Special Attack and Special Defense, Goodra is one of the toughest Pokemon to fight in any game throughout the series. Goodra can deal lots of damage while absorbing hits in return.
For reference, here are Goodra’s base stats:
- HP: 90
- Attack: 100
- Defense: 70
- Special Attack: 110
- Special Defense: 150
- Speed: 80
- Total: 600
But every Pokemon has a weakness – including Goodra.
What is Goodra Weak Against?
As a Dragon-type Pokemon, Goodra is weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves. Goodra takes 2x damage from Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves.
Players can use Ice-type Pokemon like Alolan Ninetales, Dragon-type Pokemon like Garchomp, and Fairy-type Pokemon like Sylveon to heavily damage Goodra. 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 Goodra quickly to tear through its high defenses. Ice-types work especially well because they have a chance to freeze Goodra.
Pokemon that know Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves like Ice Beam, Dragon Claw, and Dazzling Gleam can also deal extra damage to Goodra.