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This OP Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Move Does 1 Billion Damage

There are plenty of things to do after you beat "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," and some people choose to see just how strong of a team they can come up with. Sure, plenty of Pokémon are known for being good (and bad), but one player has found the highest attack in the game yet -– it boasts over 1 billion damage.


Reddit user u/Mx_Toniy_4869 shared that Last Respects, a Pokémon move that deals damage for fainted party members, actually scales with the number of times Pokémon on your team faint. This means that using revives (and the Pokémon fainting again) would make the base power scale more than just having five fainted Pokémon, at least for the first 100 times a Pokémon faints.

After calculating the numbers multiple times, taking into account the buffs and status effects it can gain from other Pokémon in a battle, the highest damage u/Mx_Toniy_4869 came up with was 1.66 billion. This number isn't something everyone can accomplish (or even has accomplished in-game yet). It requires teamwork between both players fighting each other to see it go off, an insane amount of moves beforehand, and perfect critical and damage rolls. The process isn't a walk in the park.


Hitting the 1.66 billion damage

In order to set this Last Respects move up in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," there need to be two perfect teams with specific Pokémon, stats, and items (via u/Mx_Toniy_4869). The first team is as follows:

  • Basculegion with max Attack and holding the Metronome item

  • Arboliva

  • Chi-Yu

  • Rabsca holding a Leppa Berry

  • Hoopa Unbound

  • Shadow Rider Calyrex

Team two also has very exact needs:

  • Happiny with minimum defense

  • Mew

  • Baxcalibur

  • Avalugg with max defense

  • Medicham

  • Chien-Pao

If two people can make these exact teams, the next tedious hours of their lives will be spent knocking Pokémon out, reviving them, boosting stats, using berries for PP, and finally using Last Respects with Basculegion — all with crossed fingers for the critical and maximum attack rolls.

This is all theoretically possible, but it's not even close to practical. However, some players did use the insane max move setup to come up with practical uses in the competitive scene.


Despite being the hardest-hitting move in the game with these perfect conditions, it's unlikely that Basculegion or Last Respects will get the ban hammer like other overpowered Pokémon in the past. For now, players can just dream about hitting numbers that high.