Want a foolproof guide to the pseudo-legendary Pokemon of Generation IV? Then we got you covered! Read on ahead to learn all there is about Gabite in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!
Where to find Gabite in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Gabite can be found in two locations: Coronet Highlands (Clamberclaw Cliffs) through Mass Outbreaks and Alabaster Icelands (Avalanche Slopes) through Mass Outbreaks, and very rarely on land.
Which is the Best Ability for Gabite?
Gabite possesses two abilities: Sand Veil and Rough Skin. We would recommend you run Rough Skin on your Gabite, simply because it is reliable and will always cause moves that your opponent uses that make contact to hurt them back.
Sand Veil boosts your evasion by 20%, and only in a Sandstorm. Firstly, you aren’t going to have Sandstorm up all the time, and even if you do, you are banking on a 20% to dodge, which is not the most reliable method to battle.
Which is the Best Nature for Gabite?
The best nature for Gabite is the Adamant nature. It raises its most valuable stat, its Attack stat, while lowering Special Attack, a stat that shouldn’t matter to a strong physical attacker like Gabite.
What are Gabite’s Weaknesses?
Gabite possesses the Dragon / Ground typing, which means that it is horribly vulnerably to Ice type hits, taking 4x damage from Ice moves. Immediately switch out your Gabite when facing an Ice-type Pokemon, or one that may know an Ice move, unless you are confident you can take it out before it hits you.
Gabite’s other weaknesses are Fairy and Dragon, both of which deal 2x damage to Gabite. Hits from these types are nothing to scoff at, especially if they are coming from a Pokemon of the same type as the Fairy or Dragon move its using, since it will gain the Same-Type-Attack-Bonus (STAB), granting it a 1.5x boost in power.
What are Gabite’s Strengths?
Gabite can use strong STAB Dragon and Ground moves like Dragon Claw and Earth Power, which means that it can make quick work of Pokemon weak to those types, which are Electric, Fire, Rock, and Dragon types.
Gabite also has the ability to learn various coverage moves like Flamethrower, Iron Head, Stone Edge, Shadow Claw, Aerial Ace, so having one of these moves to use against Pokemon who think they have the upper hand can come in clutch.