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Scarlet and Violet Ranked Battle Season 2 kicks off as fake Crown Zenith cards appear in stores

If you're a competitive Pokémon trainer and want to prove your worth against the best in Scarlet and Violet, today is a great day for you.

Scarlet and Violet Ranked Battle Season 2 In Pokemon
By Shubham Dalal | Jan 6, 2023 | 5 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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If you’re a competitive Pokémon trainer and want to prove your worth against the best in Scarlet and Violet, today is a great day for you. Ranked Battle Series 1 Season 2 is officially underway, which means you’ll be able to pick up where you left off from last season.In other news, fans of the Pokémon TCG have spotted counterfeit cards — mostly in the form of fake-looking booster packs — in stores in Hong Kong. Luckily, there’s a dead giveaway to keep an eye out.If you need more information about Scarlet and Violet Ranked Battle Season 2 kicks then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.

Scarlet and Violet Ranked Battle Season 2 In Pokemon :

Those who live in snowy areas are dissuaded from doing it, claiming that it is not worth the risk.And last but not least, Datamancer has revealed how the boss shields work in Scarlet and Violet’s Tera Raid battles, breaking down those pesky things we already knew.As a reminder, ranked battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be accessed from the Battle Stadium in the Poke Portal. You will need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to participate in these matches against other players. For Season 2, the Paldia Pokedex Pokémon are valid, and you can use between three and six in Singles and four and six in Doubles. (This means Charizard and Cinders cannot be used.)You also can’t use any Legendary or Conflict Pokémon.

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The next iteration of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Ranked Battles Series 1, the aptly named Season 2, is here. It runs from January 6 to January 30 and is limited to Paldea Pokedex Pokémon.Paradox Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon cannot be used, as well as Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Scorbane, Raboot, Cyndress, Meowth, Whopper, and Quagsir, among others.Trainers who manage to reach the highest rank – the Master Ball tier – will receive TM171 (Tera Blast), a Gold Bottle Cap, three Bottle Caps, an Ability Capsule, and 100,000 League Points.

Those who fall short of the mark but still manage to reach the equally impressive Ultra Ball tier will receive all the items listed above, but 60,000 League Points instead of 100,000 League Points.However, upon reaching the Great Ball tier, players only receive TM171 (Terra Blast), a bottle cap, and 30,000 League Points. The Poké Ball tier is even lower—just 10,000 League Points—and the Beginner tier is the lowest at 5,000 League Points.

Watch out for fake Pokémon TCG Crown Zenith cards!

As exciting as it is for Crown Zenith cards to appear online and in stores ahead of the set’s release on January 20th, fans of the Pokémon TCG are already reporting that some of them are fake. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is available on Nintendo Switch, and Ranked Battles Series 1, Season 2 ends on January 31, 2023.

For example, one fan said that his wife bought a Crown Zenith booster pack from a toy store in Hong Kong. He suspected it was a fake, but rolled the dice because it only cost 40 cents. He posted it on Reddit and the community confirmed it. Apparently jagged shrimp are a dead giveaway.It didn’t go to waste though. The fan passed the cards on to his nephew, who was more interested in using them as throwing weapons rather than adding them to his collection.

It’s not worth dying for exclusive Niantic sneakers :

Niantic’s Golden Shoe Challenge and Sweepstakes is a contest open to anyone who plays any of the company’s mobile games, including Pokémon Go. To enter, fans must walk 93.2 miles (150 km) between January 1 and January 31.Those who do will have a chance to win the ultimate prize: a pair of Niantic-branded sneakers. Second prize is five gift codes valued at $100, and third prize is ten gift codes valued at $25.

While it sounds good on paper, it is the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Many places with the potential for heavy snow are stuck and because of this the instructors are refusing to do it.Some joked that the sneakers should have been snow shoes, while others said that no prize is worth dying for and should be held at a better time, such as in the middle of spring or autumn.

So that’s how Tera Raid boss shields work in Scarlet and Violet :

Pokémon titles are seen as simple and straightforward games. And for the most part, it’s true. But Terra Reds in Scarlet and Violet have shown players that the game can still be challenging.

One of the biggest reasons why the boss says that the pokemon you get in raids is when you get them below half their starting HP. When this happens, they remove debuffs from themselves, remove buffs from your team, and activate a shield that absorbs incoming damage. Terrestrialized moves also deal more damage than regular ones.Until now, that’s all we knew about the way they work, but data miners have shed more light on the details.

Terralized moves that match your Pokémon’s Terra-type deal 75 percent of its regular damage. A move that doesn’t match it deals 35 percent, and any attack, while not terrestalized, deals 20 percent.It expands on what we already knew, and is the perfect tool for all the number crunchers out there.

From a new ranked season in Scarlet and Violet to fake Crown Zenith booster packs, a head-scratching decision about the Pokémon Go competition, and helpful numbers for raids — there was a lot in the news today.That brings us to the end of another eventful week in the world of Pokémon news. Kick back, relax and enjoy the weekend.

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