Pokemon Sun and Moon: Bewear

Bewear, the Strong Arm Pokemon, is a new Pokemon released for Sun and Moon. I will be talking about what it is, its name, how to find one, and its usefulness.

Bewear is a mix between a bear and a red panda. It also looks like a stuffed animal or a mascot. Its name is derived from beware, bear, and wear. Why beware? Just read its Pokedex entries:

“This immensely dangerous Pokémon possesses overwhelming physical strength. Its habitat is generally off-limits.”

“This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.”

So yeah, try not to give Bewear a hug, because it might crush your spine and kill you.

Bewear is a Normal/Fighting type and evolves from Stufful at level 27. They can be found in the wild, however, specifically at the Poni Gauntlet. They appear around 5% of the time and the range of levels they can appear at is level 56-59. They’ll know Hammer Arm, Thrash, Pain Split, and Double Edge.  If you want a Stufful, though, they can be found on Route 8 or the Akala Outskirts about 5% of the time. On Route 8, their range of levels is 17-20, while on the Akala Outskirts, it’s 20-23.

Bewear, being a Normal/Fighting type, makes it weak to Flying, Psychic, Fighting, and Fairy. Although it gains another Fighting as a weakness, it does gain an immunity to Ghost type moves. As for its abilities, Fluffy might be your best option because Klutz is virtually useless. Its Ability, Fluffy, is unique to it and its evolution. It is similar to Fur Coat, but there is a difference between them.

Fur Coat halves the damage taken from physical attacks, while Fluffy halves the damage taken from moves that make contact. So Fluffy does not halve damage from moves like Earthquake or Rock Slide, but it does against moves like Draining Kiss or Grass Knot. However, Fluffy also makes you twice as weak to Fire type moves, though. Its hidden ability, Unnerve, isn’t that useful.

Is Bewear a good Pokemon? I say it’s pretty good. This is one of the first Pokemon games since Heart Gold and Soul Silver that do not feature a starter Pokemon that has Fighting as one of its secondary types (Blaziken, Infernape, Emboar, and Chesnaught), so if you need a Fighting type, you should consider a Bewear. There are other fighting types in Alola, though, and if you don’t like Bewear’s abilities or its weakness to Fighting (and technically Fire), then you should think about getting a different Fighting type.

What do you think of Bewear?

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