Greninja’s Poison Tera Type and Expanded Movepool Stirs Fear in Pokemon Trainers

Players are afraid of the varied movepool of the Poison Tera Type Greninja, which Game Freak has revealed will be included in the next 7-Star Tera Raid event.

Since its debut in Gen 6, Greninja has remained one of the most well-known Pokemon in the series. Before its extended hiatus from mainline games, it was one of Ash Ketchum’s most adored partners, made an appearance as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros., and was a popular pick among competitive players.

At the end of January, 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will introduce Greninja to the Nintendo Switch. It will have a Poison Tera Type, which makes it vulnerable to Ground and Psychic types. It will also have a larger movepool, more health, and a level 100 maxed-out stat.

However, while Greninja’s original Water/Dark typing makes those Pokemon weak, players must employ Ground and Psychic-type attacks to beat it. And to make matters worse, every idea trainers come up with has a counter in its vast movepool.

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Scarlet & Violet Trainers Are Terrified by Unmatched Greninja

Game Freak announced the Unrivaled Greninja Tera Raids on January 15 but left out the details of its moveset. Players were left in the dark as to what Pokemon they should brew to counter Greninja’s potential moves as a result. Charizard has eight moves it can use at any moment, compared to Cinderace’s five moves, one more than a typical Pokemon.

Players commented on Joe Merrick’s post on Serebii with their worries about the raid. Before describing a couple of Greninja’s moves, one user said, “It doesn’t help that Greninja’s movepool is utterly insane.” “Surf, Dark Pulse, Gunk Shot, Grass Knot, Bounce, Extrasensory, Ice Beam, Low Kick” are some of the effects.

For the uninitiated, each of the aforementioned moves has a distinct type, allowing Greninja to oppose practically every Pokemon a player may use in combat. And it’s not out of the question that the Tera Raid boss has access to each of those eight moves.

For Gastrodon, Clodsire, and Toxicroak, several players have created theory-based builds on Twitter and Reddit. Another player made a point that Greninja will have attacks that can block all three. “Gastrodon. straw knot Clodsire. Ice laser. Toxicroak. Extrasensory. It provides something beneficial for many potential checks that folks may be planning.

Players’ weak defensive stats against Greninja are their only advantage. However, because Greninja can transition between attacks and special attacks with ease, players might not have enough time to take advantage of these flaws.

The only thing left to do is to cross one’s fingers that Game Freak left a weakness in Greninja’s Tera Raid moveset. We will offer a rundown of the top counters and instructions for how to construct them once its moveset is known.

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