Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet celebrates Valentine’s Day and releases Frog

We have a bunch of new upcoming multiplayer Tera Raid events Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but from the headline you can probably tell you’ve got a frog to kiss. Let’s take a look at what players can expect from the game’s event roadmap, as well as some advice on how to go about it.

For us poor single souls Ghost Driflbim (scarlet) and Mismagius (violet) tera raids, although as usual you can simply participate in online raids to earn the ‘mon. A good Dark-type Pokemon should be good enough to defeat these ghosts.

Tandem Mouse is being featured for a Valentine’s Day event on February 13-15, though it’s primarily a cute Pokemon and not something you’ll see in the raid game. Again, we’re not expecting much from them, so one fight type is probably all you need to end their relationship.

But on January 27th-29th and February 10th-12th we need to get serious: Greninja is coming and like Cinderace in the last cycle, it poses some big problems for singleplayer and groups.

The most powerful Mark Greninja will have Poison-typing, so it’s pretty safe to assume he’ll have the Poison move Gunk Shot, so most Grass-types should stay away. While Greninja is traditionally a Water/Dark-type, like Cinderace, it has a plethora of moves to choose from. In fact, it’s the original Cinderace in a way, as its ability allowed it to switch types, it benefited from a deep move pool, and it had high speed. More problematic is that his Special Attack is only slightly higher than his Attack stat, so there’s little reason for us to write off anything in his movement pool.

For example, what can be used against the frog ninja is already being discussed; many people do better with Gastrodon. Despite the link above, it has a non-hidden ability, Storm Drain, which makes it both immune to water attacks and increases its special attack. The problem is that his special is already very, very low and Greninja doesn’t get to know two grass is moving. Gastrodon is Quad-weak to Grass Attacks, so it might retreat.

Similarly, people are hoping to use Garchomp. It’s a bulky pseudo-legend that would take neutral damage from most of Greninja’s attacks, but it’s quadruple weak to Ice attacks, and yes, Greninja has access to it.

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Clodsire is another pick that people are betting on, and it’s one of my favorites as it’s one of the mon I’ve been playing with for most of the game. Unfortunately, I’m afraid he lacks the firepower to get the job done. The Absorb Water ability makes it immune to water attacks while it’s being healed, Poison and Ground typings give it quadruple resistance to poison moves, and you can give it recovery via the Picnic method, but its stats are lower than Gastrodon. The time it takes to use Curse (another picnic move) to build up attack and defense for surviving a full six turns. You could use Liquidation to weaken Greninja’s defenses, but she lacks super effective damage. Earthquake is his best STAB attack, so maybe Cloddy can pull it off with a coordinated group and a helping hand, but like Unrivaled Charizard’s second round, a long, complicated strategy with randoms is hard to pull off online, so Clodsire might be best for solo – and coordinated group play.

The Paradox Pokemon Iron Hands is not mentioned. While it can deal super effective damage with Earthquake, it won’t be a STAB attack. Greninja can learn ground attacks to deal super effective damage to Hands, but they’re weak and Hands is bulky, so I’m not sure how concerned we need to be about that anymore. It’s already a top neutral choice for Tera Raids with builds like this, so it’s a very good investment. By now, Daily Raiders probably have a decent supply of caps and could take any junk they’ve caught or traded (it can’t be farmed and is exclusive to them) hands on. violet) and just hypertrain them.

For support players, Umbreon and Chansey are already good investments with similar setups that should be safe enough to use now and in other raids.

However, until we know more, it’s difficult to say how the meta will go, so we’ll be updating it with more once the event starts.

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