Thanks to Koraidon and Miraidon, players have a new way to traverse the terrain in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. As enjoyable as it is to meet new characters and explore Paldea, it is equally enjoyable to slow down and peruse the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex. In doing so, players will learn a great deal about the Pokemon they encounter, including Tinkaton, a cute yet vicious creature.
The evolutionary lineage of Tinkaton may contain the most aggressive Scarlet and Violet Pokémon. These adorable creatures attack other Pokémon in order to obtain their iron, and once they’ve constructed their hammers, they use them to attack defenseless individuals. Although Tinkaton is vicious, it is a valuable team member.
Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton – Pokemon’s Bullies
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduce a number of new monsters that populate Paldea. This includes the Pikachu clone Pawmi and the ghoulish dog Greevard. Some Pokemon are quite adorable, but appearances can be deceiving. Such is the case with Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton, its evolved forms. Tinkatink appears to be a small, pink Fairy/Steel Pokémon wielding an adorable hammer. It becomes somewhat larger as it evolves into Tinkatuff and then Tinkaton, and its hammer also grows considerably, but it never loses its cuteness.
The Pokemon’s Pokedex reveals that it does not get along well with others. Tinkatink makes its hammer out of iron scraps it steals from Pokemon with a metal-based diet, as Trainers learn. It becomes more vicious as it evolves. Tinkatuff is known to attack groups of Pawniard and Bisharp, according to the Pokedex. This is done to collect more metal in order to enlarge its hammer. Sadly, the hammer serves no useful purpose. When the Pokémon evolves into Tinkaton, it grabs rocks and uses its massive hammer to smash them into the air, knocking Corviknight out of the sky. The lack of an explanation for this behavior leads players to conclude that Pokemon engages in it for amusement.
Tinkaton Packs an Incredible Punch
However, Tinkaton’s evolutionary line is not the only bully that players will encounter in Pokemon. Numerous Ghost-Type Pokemon enjoy playing pranks and frightening humans as a hobby. The first generation Pokedex reveals that Gengar enjoys imitating people’s shadows and laughing at their fear. This is also the case for Misdreavus, a Pokémon rumored to pull people’s hair to observe their reaction and frighten them at night.
Tinkaton is a bully that Trainers will want on their side, if only because of its Typing. The dual-typing of Fairy/Steel is competitively advantageous, as the Steel secondary typing provides immunity to Poison, which would normally be debilitating due to its Fairy Typing. Tinkaton can also utilize its hammer, as it is the only Pokémon capable of using the move Gigaton Hammer. With a base power of 160, this move can easily alter the course of a fight.