A cunning Pokemon Crimson and Violet fan has found a way to defeat the peerless Typhlosion in one turn. Just as the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Typhlosion Tera Raid events went live, players took to the Internet to share their super effective strategies.
The seven-star Tera Raid battle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is one of the toughest challenges in Game Freak’s latest role-playing game, as the “unbeatable” moniker on their boss’s name suggests. Most of these events feature a third evolution of the previous generation of starters, with perfect stats and a series of tough moves capable of destroying either side, including their theoretically weaker matchups. As a result, even experienced Pokmon trainers will find it a daunting task to fight them.
Reddit user Nommable123 doesn’t seem to be in that crowd, having just found a way to take down Typhlosion the Unrivaled in one round. Even more impressive is the ease with which the roster of creatures that make it happen can be put together, including Umbreon, Stonjourner, Honchkrow, and Krookodile. While not any member of these species can do it, the setup mostly boils down to choosing the right moves when training your party and purchasing odd items like scopes that help Honchkrow deliver guaranteed critical hits to Krookodile .
The battle strategy itself needs to open with Umbreon’s scream to bring down the invincible Typhlosion’s defenses by two stages, and then cheer with Stonjourner’s attack. Honchkrow should then activate Krookodile’s rage points by using Night Slash, allowing it to perform a one-hit KO with a Power Trip and end this Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid on the first turn.
While the party setup isn’t overly complicated, it’s still the vast majority of this fight. So, after acquiring a crocodile in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players will want to make sure their assigned heavy hitter has a Choice Band and has enough attack stats, etc. Speed is another important consideration, and look at how the Gators, who star on this very efficient team, managed 252 in this stat. This means it’s fast enough to outrun Typhlosion the Unrivaled, since even making the boss go round would risk wiping out the main damage dealer.
The strategy itself is similar to the recently devised approach to single-player Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Samurott raids, further emphasizing the power of the Screech debuff in the game. Coincidentally, Nommable123 also used this method successfully before by defeating the Peerless Samrot in one round. They achieve this feat with a party similar to their Typhlosion team, with Tauros in place of Krookodile and slightly weaker backing.