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What is Tinkatink’s Best Tera Type?

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Tinkatink Tera Raid Battle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Tinkatink is one of the newest, most adorable Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This little Pokémon is already only vulnerable to Fire and Ground-type moves, but being vulnerable to only one move or even no moves would be even better! If you want to have a nearly-invincible Tinkatink on your team, use this guide to see what Tera Type you should pick out for your Tinkatink in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

What is Tinkatink’s Best Tera Type?

Tinkatink is a dual Fairy/Steel-type Pokémon recently introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This little unassuming Pokémon already has great Typing that leaves it vulnerable to only Fire and Ground-type moves, but it could always be better! Tinkatink has the potential to have any of the 18 different Tera Types in the game, but the best Tera Type that this cute Pokémon could have would have to be something that negates the effectiveness of its only weaknesses (Fire and Ground).

Although it’s not as exciting as other Tera Types, the best Tera Type for Tinkatink would be Normal-type. If Tinkatink were to have a Normal Tera Type, it would only be weak to Fighting-type moves. Normal-type moves may not be super-effective against anything, but any Normal-type move that Tinkatink uses in battle will hit extra hard while Terastallized. Not only this, but it would also be invulnerable to all Ghost-type moves! Tinkatink is also able to learn Normal-type moves on its own and manually with ease, so you wouldn’t have to worry about struggling to find effective movesets for its Tera form.

Tinkatink Pokedex Entry in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Another decent Tera Type for Tinkatink would be Electric-type; it would become only weak to Ground-type moves, rather than both Fire and Ground. Only having a single weakness is beneficial in any battle, but it does have its drawbacks. Tinkatink is a Fairy/Steel-type Pokémon, meaning it’s unlikely to learn any Electric-type moves on its own; a Pokémon with an Electric Tera Type may seem nearly invincible at first, but if it doesn’t know any Electric-type moves, it becomes a lot less intimidating. Any Electric-type moves learned by Tinkatink would need to be taught manually.

Does Tinkatink Evolve?

Tinkatink may not seem much on its own, but despite its small size, it packs a lot more punch than you’d expect. Tinkatink evolves into Tinkatuff starting at level 24, which then evolves into Tinkaton starting at level 38. If you thought Tinkatink packed more punch than you expected, wait until you see a Tinkaton in action! If you have a Tinkaton with a Normal Tera Type in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you may as well be unstoppable!

If you love learning all about the different Pokémon and special Tera Types in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you should definitely check out Gamer Journalist’s mountain of informative guides for these Pokémon games!

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