Best Tandemaus Counters and Weakness – Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Learn what the best counters are for Tandemaus in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Tandemaus is one of the brand-new Pokémon added in the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. At first glance, their physical appearance seems to resemble humanoid mice that are joined at the tails. There’s more to them than just that though, so today, we’ll show you the best Tandemaus counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet!

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How to Counter Tandemaus in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Tandemaus is a Normal-type Pokémon that has relatively low stats. Its total base stats are 305, so you should have no trouble taking them down under any kind of circumstance.

If you really want to ensure a crushing victory, you can bring a Fighting-type Pokémon, or any Pokémon that knows Fighting moves to pummel the poor mice, as Fighting moves are super effective against Normal-type Pokémon.

Whatever you do, don’t bring any Ghost Pokémon or use any Ghost-type moves. Tandemaus are Normal-type Pokémon, and as such, they’re completely immune to Ghost-type moves.

Some good Fighting-type Pokémon that are effective against Tandemaus include:

  • Breloom
  • Makuhita/Hariyama
  • Crabrawler/Crabominable
  • Mankey/Primeape/Annihilape
  • Meditite/Medicharm
  • Riolu/Lucario
  • Croagunk/Toxicroak
  • Heracross
  • Passimian
  • Flamigo

Tandemaus and its evolved form Maushold’s signature move is Population Bomb, which is basically a souped-up Fury Swipes. It has a base power of 20, with 90% accuracy.

(via Bulbapedia) Tandemaus using Population Bomb.

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Population Bomb swarms the target, potentially hitting up to ten times. Each attack has an accuracy check, and the attacks will stop if any of them fail.

In the low chance you’ll be facing a high level Tandemaus, expect to see it use Population Bomb a lot. A very easy way to counter this move is to use any accuracy-reducing move against Tandemaus. Likewise, a move that boosts your own evasion works too.

Unless you’re really unlucky, Population Bomb with Tandemaus’ accuracy lowered should never get more than a couple hits in. Even if it does land multiple attacks, its base power is so low that it shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to you.

That pretty much sums up everything you need to know in order to counter Tandemaus in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. If you have any other tips or questions, let us know in the comments below!

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