Game News The first Pokémon from Scarlet/Purple to be banned from competitive play on Nintendo Switch?
Published on 11/25/2022 at 15:52
Despite its predictable success, Pokémon Scarlet/Purple is in the midst of turmoil. Many “dramas” indeed taint the gaming experience and a first Pokémon has even just been banned from competitions.
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Since November 18, the Pokémon Scarlet and Purple games have kicked off the ninth generation, but not everything went as smoothly as Nintendo would have liked. If the title records incredible sales records in just a few days, the omnipresence of bugs of all kinds reported by players undermines the credibility of these new versions. To make matters worse, the issue of reimbursement demanded by some users turns into a nightmare depending on the country, which does not really help to focus on the positive aspects of these iterations. However, the Pokémon Scarlet / Purple versions also reserve some very nice features that deserve to be discovered and offer a unique experience for fans of the franchise.
Watch out, naughty dog on Nintendo Switch!
But here it is, the time is still up for controversy on the side of Pokémon Scarlet/Purple who just had their first Pokémon banned from competitive online duels. In question: the overwhelming superiority of a certain Tomberro (baptized Houndstone in English) who has a ridiculously powerful attack. Nocturnal evolution of Toutombe, Tomberro is a puppy Pokémon that does not look like much but nevertheless conceals a formidable technique: Posthumous Tribute (“Last Respect” in English). The big highlight of this Ghost-type offensive ability (Tomberro’s signature) is that it inflicts excessive damage when other Pokémon in the team are knocked outwhich becomes totally disproportionate in the context of online duels, which is why the Pokémon was simply banned from competitions.
This isn’t the first time that Pokémon Scarlet/Purple has had its interest compromised by the lack of balance between certain Pokémon. Just yesterday, we explained to you how Chochodile had managed to sweep five arenas on his own as well as a member of the Council of 4 and the Master, which made it the most cheated starter in the history of the Nuzlocke challenge. Fans of Pokémon Scarlet / Purple certainly haven’t finished hearing stories like this, but will that be enough to turn them away from the game?
The Pokemon Scarlet/Purple game is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
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