The Legendary Ting-Lu is a new Pokémon from the region of Paldea that was released with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. It is a Dark-Ground type Pokémon and excels at slow defensive play with its high HP and Defense stat. Ting-Lu can also be used as a Supporting Pokémon to lower the opponent’s special attack and use it to your advantage. In this guide, we will dive deep into the stats, ability, and playstyle of this legendary Pokémon, Ting-Lu as well as how to catch the Pokémonin Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Ting-Lu stats and ability in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Ability: Vessel of Ruin
The Power of the Pokémon’s ruinous vessels lowers the Sp. Atk of all Pokémon except itself.
Stats and Strenght
- HP: 165
- Attack: 110
- Defense: 125
- Special Attack: 55
- Special Defense: 80
- Speed: 45
- Total Combat Points: 580
Ting-Lu is a slow but defensively decorated Pokémon with high HP and Defense Stat that allows it to tank against any Physical Attacker Pokémon. Its attack stat is also very high 110 and it learns the Dark Stab Move Payback via leveling up.
Tiang-Lu can abuse this move since its low speed makes it always attack after its opponent and with Payback if you attack your foe after they attack you, the damage from this move will be doubled. A stab-boosted Payback can always guarantee you a KO.
How to get Ting-Lu in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You can catch Ting-Lu at any point of your playthrough, but going for the big catch after progressing through the game a bit is suggested. Unlocking the climbing ability is also a must-have to get to most of the places mentioned here. To unlock this Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you would need to collect the 8 Green Stakes to unlock the Green Shrine and battle with Ting-Lu to catch it.
8 Green Stakes and Shrine Location
You can find the 8 Green Stakes and the Shrine spread across the Casseroya Lake of the Paldea Region. You would need to have your climbing gear unlocked to find the stakes. go through the location marked in the following map and you will fund all of the Yellow Stakes.
After you are done collecting the Stakes you will be notified about the shrine being unlocked and head towards the marked shrine Location to find Tiang-Lu. Ting-Lu is weak to Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Bug, and Fairy so make sure to have a Pokémon who knows these moves. Battle the Ting-Lu to lower its HP and If possible put a status effect like sleep, Paralyze or Freeze to make your catch easy.
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