Best moveset for Alolan Marowak in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves?

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There is a variety of unique Pokémon for you to pick from in Pokémon Go. Many of them are available in unique ways, such as the diverse Alolan Pokémon that are remade favorites of previous generations. While the original Marowak is a Ground-type, the Alolan Marowak has a unique set of skills and abilities that change how players use it. With it being so different, what is the best moveset for Alolan Marowak?

Alolan Marowak is a Fire and Ghost-type Pokémon. While the typing is different, it has the same stats as the original Marowak. It has a maximum CP of 1,835, an attack of 144, a defense of 186, and a stamina of 155. It’s weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Bug, Fighting, Normal, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Poison, and Steel-type moves.

These are all of the moves Alolan Marowak can learn.

Fast moves

  • Fire Spin (Fire-type) – 9 damage and 3.3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn)
  • Hex (Ghost-type) – 6 damage and 4 energy per turn (2 damage per turn)
  • Rock Smash (Fighting-type) -9 damage and 2.3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Bone Club (Ground-type) – 40 damage and 35 energy
  • Fire Blast (Fire-type) – 140 damage and 80 energy
  • Flame Wheel (Fire-type) – 60 damage and 55 energy
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy
  • Shadow Bone (Ghost-type) – 80 damage and 45 energy (has a 20 percent chance to lower target’s defense by 1 stage)

Alolan Marowak has a few more unique options compared to the original form. Its fast move gives you a diverse choice for each one. You definitely don’t want to use rock smash, so you can toss that one out. Choosing between hex and fire spin, while hex does provide a bit more energy, fire spin does enough damage to compensate for the lack of total energy. Fire spin is your best option.

Moving on to the charge move, you can get rid of fire blast. While it has the most power of all of the attacks, it requires a lot of energy that other moves can do twice when you would only use that attack once. You can also get rid of shadow ball and flame wheel. Alolan Marowak has several other options that require less energy and do more damage.

That leaves you with bone club and shadow bone, Ground-type and Ghost-type attacks. These are the best options for Alolan Marowak, given how little energy they require and how powerful they are, especially with shadow bone potentially lowering a Pokémon’s defenses. However, you don’t want to get rid of shadow ball immediately. It’s a decent choice that could work in certain situations and distinct pairings, so having a pair of Alolan Marowaks with one knowing shadow ball and the other knowing shadow bone.

Overall, Alolan Marowak is an extremely niche choice. It has several weaknesses because it’s a Fire and Ghost-type, but it has a vast number of resistances, and the new attack shadow bone makes it a great option to fight several Pokémon that are standards in the Great League. Because of its lowered stats, you only want to use it in the Great League, but it’s still a great choice. Your best fast move is fire spin, and the best charge moves are bone club and shadow bone, but you can switch our shadow ball for shadow bone for certain team-ups.