- Pokemon Violet player beats the game using only a Smoliv, surprising trainers who typically focus on strong Pokemon with high stats.
- The player achieved this feat by not using bag items, friendship bonuses, and keeping Smoliv’s Tera Type, making the run extra challenging.
- This achievement highlights the creativity of Pokemon fans who continuously come up with unique challenge runs, showing that the games can still be challenging despite claims of them becoming easier.
A Pokemon Violet player managed to beat the game using only a Smoliv. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were released in 2022 and introduced players to Gen 9. As well as bringing back Pokemon from previous generations, like Psyduck, Surskit, and Tsareena, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet featured more than 100 new Pokemon, including Smoliv.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players typically assemble teams of some of Gen 9’s strongest Pokemon like Meowscarada, Annihilape, and Kingambit. Normally, focusing on high stats like speed, attack, and HP are the most important for having a formidable team, so Smoliv wouldn’t be the first Pokemon remembered by trainers. Smoliv is a Grass/Normal-type that doesn’t have stellar stats and isn’t one of the most powerful Paldea Pokemon. But that didn’t stop a Pokemon Violet player from using little Smoliv to achieve an impressive feat.
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Against the odds, Reddit user PlentyAd5204 beat Pokemon Violet using only a Smoliv. The player shared a screenshot showing a level 100 Smoliv beating Geetal, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Champion. According to the player, they only used held items, no bag items in battle, and no friendship bonuses, which give advantages such as Pokemon recovering from status conditions by themselves. To make the run extra challenging, they kept Smoliv’s Tera Type. The player also explains that they battled the Gyms and Titans in order, but battled the Star Hideouts out of order, leaving the Poison and Fighting-type Pokemon ones for last.
Pokemon Violet Player Beats the Game With a Level 100 Smoliv
Players were impressed by the OP’s achievement, and some were curious about the details of the player’s run. In response to one trainer, they said that to clear the Star Hideouts they made a party with Smoliv, Sprigatito, and a Scatterbug, but didn’t use the latter two. In a second comment, the player revealed that it took eight attempts to beat AI Turo, the final boss battle in Pokemon Violet. For players who want to see more of how they beat Pokemon Violet with Smoliv, PlentyAd5204 published a video on YouTube.
While players argue that Pokemon games are getting easier, players continue to make increasingly creative challenge runs. There’s no shortage of examples, such as the trainer who beat Pokemon Sword and Shield with Alolan Sandshrew. In Gen 9 it’s been no different, with trainers doing Poison-type Pokemon runs, using only monkey Pokemon, or trying to beat the game with a Fuecoco, showing how creative Pokemon fans can be.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet are the main entries in the series for Generation IX. They introduced over 100 new Pokemon and brought players to the Paldea region.
- November 18, 2022
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