Pokemon Sword and Shield’s final planned DLC, Crown Tundra, is finally here and players can jump into this new snowy region of Galar. There are plenty of legends (and legendaries) in the Crown Tundra and fortunately for us, a lot of them are real! If you’re here, you’re trying to choose between Glastrier or Spectrier in Crown Tundra’s story. There’s no right or wrong answer, but here’s our advice.
Choosing Between Glastrier and Spectrier in Crown Tundra
So let’s get right to it. You’re facing down a choice between catching either Glastrier or Spectrier and want to know which is better before making this decision.
The Case for Spectrier
Your instinct, if you’re familiar with competitive battling, will probably be to lean towards Spectrier.
Spectrier has far, far better typing than Glastrier. It’s mono Ghost which has almost no weaknesses other than Dark and Ghost versus the mono Ice typing of Glastrier which has lots of weaknesses.
Spectrier also has a much more attractive base stat spread. It’s extremely fast at 130 base speed and can pair that with a monstrous 145 Sp. Attack that can be boosted even further thanks to its ability to raise Sp. Attack by one stage after each knock out it gets. That’s nothing to sneeze at.
Unfortunately, though, Spectrier is a one-trick pony. It has a very bad move pool. It only has a handful of good Special Attacking moves, most of which are Ghost. Its move type diversity comes through more from physical moves that it can’t take advantage of with its weak 65 base Attack. It also has a very average to below-average defenses. 60 Defense and 80 Sp. Defense.
If you need a fast, hard-hitting Ghost-type then Spectrier is a great choice, but you’re going to be primarily relying a lot on Shadow Ball and not much else.
I would suggest pairing it with a team that can apply status effects, such as Toxic Spikes, and try to use Spectrier to unleash super powerful Hex attacks instead.
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