All Tinkaton weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Ezequiel Leis
Tinkaton with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet background and logos

Tinkaton is one of the fan-favorite Pokemon introduced in Scarlet and Violet and its dual typing makes it a tough opponent to beat. Here are the details of its few weaknesses, many resistances, and immunities.

In the few months since Pokemon Scarlet and Violet launched, Tinkaton has become equal parts loved and hated by players. The dual-type Pokemon presents a tough challenge for players trying to defeat it thanks to its many resistances and immunities.

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about Tinkaton’s weaknesses, resistances, and immunities to face it in battle and not get squashed by its gigantic hammer.

What type is Tinkaton in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton are dual Fairy and Steel-type Pokemon introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This particular typing is reserved for very few Pokemon in the whole franchise.

Longtime Pokemon players know that Steel-type moves are the best strategy to face Fairy-type opponents, so Tinkaton and its evolutionary line can confuse trainers greatly.

Tinkatink, Tinkatuff and Tinkaton with a map of the Paldea Region in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletThe Tinkaton evolutionary Line maintains its Fairy and Steel dual-typing.

All Tinkaton Weaknesses in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

As a dual Fairy and Steel-type Pokemon, Tinkaton is weak against Fire and Ground-type attacks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

If none of your Pokemon have these types of moves, you can go with Electric, Fighting, Ghost, Steel, or Water-type attacks that will do neutral damage to Tinkaton.

It’s also worth noting that a Terastallized Tinkaton will have different weaknesses since dual-type Pokemon going through the Terastallization process will become revert to one type.

All Tinkaton Resistances in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Tinkaton is resistant to the following attack types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Fairy
  • Flying
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Normal
  • Psychic
  • Rock

In addition to these nine attack types, the Fairy and Steel-type Pokemon is immune to Dragon and Poison-type attacks. That means you should avoid using any of these move types when battling Tinkaton since they won’t have an effect.

Now you’re ready to face Tinkaton in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and take advantage of its few weaknesses.

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