How to beat Nemona's team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet epilogue

How to beat Nemona's team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet epilogue
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Daniel Megarry

Published 

12th Jan 2024 15:30

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Trainers will need to battle Nemona once again in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's DLC epilogue, Mochi Mayhem, except this time she's been possessed by the Mythical creature Pecharunt!

This is the final Trainer battle of the Mochi Mayhem epilogue in the game's DLC expansion, so you should expect a tough fight. To help you out, we've got details of her lineup, weaknesses, and some top counters below.

NOTE: Nemona's lineup will change depending on the starter Pokemon you chose at the beginning of the game

Nemona's team if you chose Quaxly as a starter

Here are all of the Pokemon that Nemona will send out into battle and the weaknesses you can target:

Pokemon Weaknesses Sprite
Lycanroc Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water
Lycanroc
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Goodra Dragon, Fairy, and Ice
Goodra
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Dusknoir Dark and Ghost
Dusknoir
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Pawmot Fairy, Ground, and Psychic
Pawmot
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Kommo-o Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Psychic
Kommo-o
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Skeledirge (Ghost Tera) Dark and Ghost
Skeledirge
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As we've highlighted in the table above, Skeledirge will terastallize with a Ghost Tera Type in this battle, so its usual weaknesses are swapped for pure Ghost-type weaknesses.

Nemona's team if you chose Fuecoco as a starter

Here are all of the Pokemon that Nemona will send out into battle and the weaknesses you can target:

Pokemon Weaknesses Sprite
Lycanroc Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water
Lycanroc
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Goodra Dragon, Fairy, and Ice
Goodra
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Milotic Electric and Grass
Milotic
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Pawmot Fairy, Ground, and Psychic
Pawmot
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Kommo-o Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Psychic
Kommo-o
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Meowscarada (Dark Tera) Bug, Fairy, and Fighting
Meowscarada
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As we've highlighted in the table above, Meowscarada will Terastallize with a Dark Tera Type in this battle, so its usual weaknesses are swapped for pure Dark-type weaknesses.

Nemona's team if you chose Sprigatito as a starter

Here are all of the Pokemon that Nemona will send out into battle and the weaknesses you can target:

Pokemon Weaknesses Sprite
Lycanroc Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water
Lycanroc
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Pawmot Fairy, Ground, and Psychic
Pawmot
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Goodra Dragon, Fairy, and Ice
Goodra
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Kommo-o Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Psychic
Kommo-o
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Ribombee Fire, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel
Ribombee
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Quaquaval (Fighting Tera) Fairy, Flying, and Psychic
Quaquaval
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As we've highlighted in the table above, Quaquaval will terastallize with a Fighting Tera Type in this battle, so its usual weaknesses are swapped for pure Fighting-type weaknesses. 

Best counters to defeat Nemona

A great team to take on Nemona is Koraidon, Dragapult, Tinkaton, Baxcalibur, Corviknight, and Hydrapple.

This team provides coverage for all of Nemona's potential Pokemon, regardless of which starter you chose, although you can switch some out if you want to make it more catered to the lineup you'll be facing. I chose Quaxly as my starter, so I'll walk you through my battle below.

I used Koraidon with the move Collision Course to take care of Lycanroc and the move Dragon Claw to deal with Goodra and Kommo-o. Baxcalibur is a great backup option if you need extra help with Goodra and Kommo-o as they're both vulnerable to Ice-type attacks.

I also used Dragapult to defeat Nemona's Dusknoir and Skeledirge. With its Ghost Tera Type, Skeledirge's only weaknesses in this battle are Dark and Ghost-type attacks, which Dragapult has covered with the moves Bite and Phantom Force.

Tera Skeledirge in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's epilogue
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Finally, Tinkaton is a good all-rounder to have in this battle, as it's capable of taking out four of Nemona's team members. Goodra, Pawmot, and Kommo-o can be defeated with the Fairy-type move Rough Play, while Lycanroc can be wiped out with the Steel-type move Gigaton Hammer.

This last move is so powerful it will come in useful even when it's not got a type advantage over your opponent, so it can be a good last resort if you find yourself out of other options towards the end of this battle.

If you chose Fuecoco as your starter, Hydrapple can use Grass-type moves to deal with Milotic while Tinkaton or Koraidon can take out Meowscarada. If you chose Sprigatito as your starter, Corviknight can help you defeat Ribombee and Quaquaval with Flying-type attacks.

All of Nemona's Pokemon will be around Level 86, so it's important to come prepared with a strong team.

Once you've claimed victory against Nemona, it's time to battle Pecharunt! We've got a guide to Pecharunt's weaknesses here that should help you defeat and catch this brand-new Mythical creature.

That's everything you need to know to defeat Nemona! Visit our Pokemon homepage for more guides like the latest Mystery Gift codes, the upcoming Tera Raid schedule, and how to catch the Mythical Meloetta.

Daniel Megarry
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Daniel Megarry
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