13 Best Normal Type Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

13 Best Normal Type Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet
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What are the best normal-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Normal-type Pokémons are a long-standing stable pick in every Pokémon game. No other type has resistance against them, so they are able to dish out a consistent amount of damage, and they aren’t vulnerable to any specific type either, making them a reliable all-around pick. 

Therefore these generalists can be a strategic addition to your team in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, whether you need them for Tera Raids or just completing the story campaign. If you’re also on the lookout to integrate a Normal type Pokémon into your team, wondering which are the best Normal types out there, then you have come to the right place. 

Best Normal-Type Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet

These are the best Normal type Pokémon you can obtain in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in no particular order. This curated list should give you an idea of what to expect with each pick and whether the Pokémon fits in your team composition or not.

1. Maushold

Best Normal-Type Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet Maushold

Maushold is a truly versatile Pokémon with both strong offensive and defensive capabilities. You can take advantage of its signature move, Population Bomb, to dish out insane amounts of damage. This move inflicts damage on the opponent up to 10 times per turn. Additionally, it is the only multi-hit move that has a chance to strike more than five times.

With regards to its defensive strat, Maushold features the incredibly supportive Friend Guard ability. This ability reduces the indirect damage allied Pokémon would receive by 25%. Friend Guard also has the chance to stack, so in a double-tag battle where both of your Pokémon have the ability, allied Pokémon will take 43.75% less damage. 

What’s notable regarding Maushold and its Friend Guard ability is that it’s the only Pokémon that has this as a standard ability rather than a hidden one.

2. Slaking

Slaking takes the cake in pure brute strength when compared to other Normal-type Pokémon. This Pokémon has the highest base Attack stat of all Normal-type Pokémon, clocking in at a whopping 160. Its total base stats of 670 aren’t anything to scoff at, either.

The only caveat to Slaking’s behemoth stats is that it’s one of the few Pokémon with a hindering ability. In this case, it is Truant, which makes Slaking unable to use a move due to ‘loafing around’ every second turn. However, if you replace this ability with another in double battles, then Slaking becomes a heavy-hitting tank.

3. Blissey

If you are on the lookout for a tanky Normal-type Pokémon, then look no further. Blissey has the highest HP (255) and Special Defence (135) stats amongst all the Normal-type Pokémon. This makes it so that she can withstand a few blows while she supports your other damage-dealing Pokémon.

Add Blissey’s signature move, Soft Boiled, which allows it to heal half of its HP, on top of the Pokémon’s monstrous health bar, and you have a towering shield for your team. Its hidden ability, Healer, makes it so that at the end of every turn, there is a 30% chance that a status effect is removed from your Pokémon, while Natural Cure removes all status effects from Blissey at the end of the battle anyway.

4. Dudunsparce

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Introduced in generation 9 as an evolution of Dunsparce and sporting a comically absurd look is Dudunsparce. Its generous stat numbers are a welcome addition, but the absurdly low Speed stat holds back this pick from being overpowered. 

The Serene Grace ability allows Dudunsparce to have a double chance of inflicting secondary effects on every move. Combine this with its move Air Slash, which has a 30% chance of making the opponent flinch, so you now have a 60% chance of that happening. Making the opponent’s Pokémon chain Flinch, or Paraflinching as it is called, is a fun experience (perhaps not so much for the other player).

5. Pyroar

One of the first dual-type Pokémon on this list, Pyroar, is a Fire/Normal Pokémon. With being the Fire type, Pyroar becomes resistant to Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Fairy-type attacks while also being immune to Ghost-type by default. With high Special Attack and Speed stat values, Pyroar is a fire-blazing damage enabler.

With its special move Incinerate, Pyroar deals fire damage while also burning up any item the opposing Pokémon is holding. This allows Pyroar to disable priority targets in the opponent’s team. Additionally, Pyroar’s hidden ability, Moxie, enhances its Attack whenever it knocks out an enemy allowing you to build up momentum with each subsequent takedown.

6. Farigiraf

A bit of an outlier on this list, Fairgiraf is a dual-type Pokémon featuring both Normal and Psychic types. This adds an extra resistance against Psychic-type Pokémon on top of the immunity against Ghost-type, Normal Pokémon already have. With its balanced stats with a focus on HP and Special Attack, this Pokémon is a hard hitter with its special moves.

Additionally, it can also serve as a counter to fast-attacking Pokémon. Its ability, Armor Tail, nullifies all priority moves executed against it, so stuff like Quick Attack can not damage it. Additionally, its hidden ability, Sap Sipper, absorbs Grass-type moves while boosting Farigiraf’s Attack, making it a great answer to Grass-type Pokémon.

7. Ditto

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It might come off as a surprise as to why we included this Pokémon on our list. With one of the lowest base stat totals in the game, no evolutions, and only one usable move, it is understandably confusing. However, as professional Pokémon players have shown again and again, Ditto is a surprisingly versatile pick, albeit with a higher skill ceiling.

Ditto’s singular ability, Transform, changes itself into the opponent’s battling Pokémon, copying everything other than the HP of the original. This allows for a myriad of strategic playmaking opportunities and introduces ways to catch your rival off guard when you use their own strengths against them. As a bonus, you can always use Ditto to turn Pokémon Scarlet and Violet into a breeding sim.

8. Oinkologne

While Oinkologne may not be the most powerful Pokemon in the game, you can catch its pre-evolved form, Lechonk, early on. After that, Lechonk evolves at level 18. Depending on the gender, it will either be more focused on Sp. Defense or the attack stat.

Despite not being the strongest Pokemon, Oinkologne gets access to a lot of TMs, giving it an edge over the competition. Make sure to check out the list of TMs it can learn so you can build your Oinkologne properly.

9. Staraptor

Staraptor is a fan-favorite Pokemon from past games that has returned to Scarlet and Violet. You can find Starly in northwest Paldea. After that, you simply need to level the Pokemon up to level 34 to get yourself a Staraptor.

This normal/flying-type Pokemon has a lot of speed and hits extremely hard. You won’t need to worry too much about Staraptor getting hit as long as you buff it with multiple speed-increasing moves and then teach it moves that can one-shot your opponent.

10. Grafaiai

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Another dual-type Pokemon that is great for its normal-typing is Grafaiai. Introduces in Scarlet and Violet, Grafaiai evolves from Shroodle at level 28. Grafaiai is both a normal-type Pokemon and a poison-type Pokemon, making it far more deadly than just the standard typing.

This Pokemon’s stats focus on attack and speed, a good combination for those who want to hit hard and not get his back. Grafaiai’s downfall is its poor defense stat which can often lead to it getting hurt badly.

11. Cyclizar

Cyclizar is one of the few normal and dragon-type Pokemon that exist. Most probably recognize this Pokemon as being the one that becomes Miraidon or Koraidon in Scarlet and Violet. Well, you don’t need a legendary Pokemon to have power.

Cyclizar’s stats are all attack, sp. attack, and speed-focused. Just like other mons on this list, it has a lower defense stat which makes it hard to keep Cyclizar standing. Of course, if you buff its speed enough, you may not even need to worry about getting hit.

12. Ursaring

Ursaring has been a fan-favorite Pokemon for a while and has even received a few different versions such as Ursaluna. Ursaluna evolves from Teddiursa at level 30. All that waiting is well-worth the beast of a Pokemon that you get in return.

Ursaring has an extremely high attack stat and decent stats all around for defense. Leveling this Pokemon up, you can turn it into a hard-hitting tank that can easily one-shot opposing Pokemon.

13. Ambipom

The evolved form of Aipom that took forever to appear, Ambipom quickly became another fan-favorite Pokemon in the series. While not available in the base game, you can get Ambipom in the Teal Mask DLC of Scarlet and Violet.

Ambipom is another Pokemon with a high attack stat and a high-speed stat, making it a Pokemon that can hit hard as long as it doesn’t get hit in return. You can get Ambipom by teaching Aipom the move double-hit.

Those are the best of normal-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Make sure to check out the best Pokemon for catching in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You can also check out the best poison-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Normal Type Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet – FAQ

What are the best normal-type Pokemons in Scarlet and Violet?

  1. Maushold
  2. Slaking
  3. Blissey
  4. Dudunsparce
  5. Pyroar
  6. Farigiraf
  7. Ditto
  8. Oinkologne
  9. Staraptor
  10. Grafaiai
  11. Cyclizar
  12. Ursaring
  13. Ambipom

How many normal-type Pokemon are in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

There is a total of 62 Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet that have the normal type.