How to Get Population Bomb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokemon moves have all sorts of weird names, interesting mechanics, and competitive advantages. In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, some new moves are added to the pool alongside new pocket monsters to catch and train. Here’s how to get the Population Bomb move in pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get Population Bomb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Population bomb is a signature move for Tandemaus and Maushold. This small family of mice has one of the most powerful moves in the game. While you won’t be able to use this move with other Pokemon, having Population Bomb on Maushold or Tandemaus is a must.

“Population bomb inflicts damage, hitting the target up to 10 times.”

Tandemaus will learn Population Bomb at level 46, and Muashold will learn it at level 53.

Population Bomb has the following stats,

  • 10 PP
  • Power: 20
  • Accuracy: 90%
  • Type: Normal
  • Category: Physical

If these little mice Pokemon are part of your party, level them as quickly as possible. Population Bomb can be coupled with some items to make it even more powerful.

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If you give Maushold the Loaded Dice item, it will only use one accuracy check and can hit between 4/10 times without having to roll for accuracy after every strike. This can help even the odds of hitting multiple times.

You can also give it a Focus Sash, and if it occurs before the last hit is dealt, you will kill the defending Pokemon regardless.

So be on the lookout for Population Bomb, and don’t accidentally mash through the text of learning the move. You don’t want to miss out on this powerful move for Tandemaus and Maushold.

That’s everything you need to know about how to get Population Bomb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Check out our helpful guides on the game. Here’s how to get Frigibax in Scarlet and Violet.

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