Scarlet & Violet's most misleading Pokédex entry
If players use this Pokémon as suggested, the results will not be as successful as they expected. This is a Pokédex entry that should not be trusted.
The Pokédex is often a source of useful stats, such as height and weight, as well as bits and pieces about various Pokémon that would otherwise never appear. However, an entry in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gives extremely misleading information about how Pokémon actually play in the game.
With how many Pokémon exist after Scarlet and Violet, there probably has to be at least one entry that doesn't sound quite right, and in Tinkaton's case, that seems to be the case. Despite its cute but tough exterior, players need to take its Pokédex entry with a grain of salt and practice a few times before jumping into battle.
Tinkaton Is Corviknight's Natural Predator In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's new Pokémon Tinkaton and their Pokédex entry are rather disturbing. According to the entry, it likes to knock flying Corviknight's rocks with its massive hammer, knocking them out of the sky. Not only that, but Corviknight's own entry states that it cannot function as a taxi service in Paldea, as it can in Galar, because its natural enemies make flying unsafe for passengers. By taking the information from these two entries, it is easy to conclude that Tinkaton was considered a Corviknight's natural predator, which is frustrating because Corviknight is the returning fan favorite of Pokémon Crimson and Violet. Naturally, Tinkaton's aggressive tendencies suggest that it would be difficult against Corviknight in combat as well.
In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Battles, Tinkaton Doesn't Have Its Expected Edge
However, unexpectedly, Dincarton did not fare well in the battle with the Corvey Knights. Not only is Corviknight resistant to Tinkaton's Fairy and Steel-Typing, but Tinkaton can't actually learn any moves that are super effective against Corviknight. Worse for Tinkaton, Corviknight's near-total aversion to special moves renders its high special defense useless. Corviknight also has better stats besides speed and special defense, though it also can't hit Tinkaton for super effective damage. Unlike Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's already banned Houndstone, Tinkaton doesn't have the tools to be effective against Corviknight.
Since the Pokédex hypes Tincarton as the natural enemy of the Corvey Knights, it is easy to assume that it will also dominate the battle. Conversely, if the two meet in combat, it actually has a decent chance of losing. Maybe the rock Tinkaton hit at Corviknight was how it hunted it, but Corviknight is part of the steel type and is said to be hard, so it's easy to assume the rock wouldn't phase it. Whatever these Pokédex entries mean is a mystery, as they have nothing to do with Tinkaton's combat prowess with Corviknight. It can even be said that this kind of thinking is one of the mistakes of Pokémon Crimson and Violet.
Exactly how Tinkaton became the Corviknight's natural enemy is unclear. It wasn't designed in such a way that it would be effective against Corvey Knights, so it doesn't make sense that it wouldn't be such a threat. The relationship between Tinkaton and Corviknight is easily the most confusing thing about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Pokédex entry.
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