Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t let a Bewear break your spine
This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.
– Pokémon Moon Pokédex
Wow, Bewear’s Pokedex entry….
I think Bewear has one of the most cringe-worthy, yet one of the most clever, pun of a name. I personally find it pretty creepy, probably something about its proportions feel wrong.
In the anime, a Bewear has taken a liking to Team Rocket, stealing them away into its lair and feeding them. Instead of Team Rocket blasting off, the Bewear would come rushing in and take them away, with Team Rocket yelling “We’re not sure how this feels”. Yeah, me neither. It also sounds really shrill in the anime, a surprising sound coming out of such a large thing.
One of its abilities is its signature ability Fluffy, which halves damage from contact moves, but doubles damage from Fire moves. So when I go up against Lusamine or Hala’s Bewear, I make sure to always bring Flamethrower, or a special Psychic or Fairy move. It also has a tonne of HP, which makes fighting wild Bewears a decent way to level up. You can find them in Poni Gauntlet, bring a Ghost Pokemon with False Swipe (Alolan Marowak or Decidueye) since wild ones you find only know Normal and Fighting moves, and let it call for help to get EXP.