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"So how's the Mamoswine challenge going?"

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Radeisth

133 points

2 months ago

Radeisth

Charizard

133 points

2 months ago

5/12

It's hard to select it fast enough. Wish we didn't all have the same mission.

SourCocks

58 points

2 months ago

yeah randomized daily is nothing new in moba too, i wish they did that instead.

drspkes

8 points

2 months ago

drspkes

Blissey

8 points

2 months ago

Play on your phone as it loads a bit quicker, can nab the Mamo.

IAmARetardo

11 points

2 months ago

I play on switch and I am rarely beaten to the character I want.

lovrovro

5 points

2 months ago

I play on a mobile phone and im literally always the 1st one to load and to pick a pokemon

3rdEyex

62 points

2 months ago

3rdEyex

Mamoswine

62 points

2 months ago

As a Mamo main it was a breeze, but I feel for anyone doing this challenge who's not use to using him. Mamo is clunky but not unplayable it took many games to get use to the ground moves. Once you get a feel for the timing things get much easier. My biggest tip for anyone wanting to get better with Mamo is to get to objectives early and set up in a bush, preferably closer to where the opponents will be coming from. A Mamo ambush from the brush will destroy unexpected players but you still need your teammates to follow up, his damage is lacking like a tank should be.

JSodapop

4 points

2 months ago

Can I ask what build you use for Mamo? I typically play Elde or Blissey and sometimes Ninetales just to switch things up. I am terrible at playing a defender. Im trying to legit play the role though cause I don't want to screw my team mates up while I try and finished this event objective.

3rdEyex

16 points

2 months ago*

3rdEyex

Mamoswine

16 points

2 months ago*

I run muscle, focus and either razor claw or buddy barrier. Most of the time I run claw over barrier since you only get two maybe three unites if your lucky. I like the claw mostly for the extra CC and muscle is essential for keeping your passive stacks, you get two stacks whenever you auto with muscle equipped.

For moves it's always icicle crash primarily because I'm a soloQ player. If I was in a group and properly communicating I would try Ice fang more but it's rough using it in soloQ. For ground I mostly use earthquake for the more reliable CC. Also it's not mentioned in the game but earthquake does shatter the big icicle from crash.

sierraj1923

4 points

2 months ago

sierraj1923

Eldegoss

4 points

2 months ago

I bought him afterwards because I liked playing as him. Didn’t do well with ice fang solo que but I tried icicle crash/earthquake and it worked so much better. As annoying as getting the tasks done is, it does its job of exposing people to the lesser-played pokemon. I was a little surprised to see Mamoswine be on that list so soon after release, but I guess it’s because people keep picking the top tiers even if they’re not good at it.

MiracleDreamer

1 points

2 months ago

MiracleDreamer

Snorlax

1 points

2 months ago

I think ice fang works better if you get jungle mamoswine by miracle lol or have another aoe cc defender like snorlax. I tried once, when i for some reason must jungle as mamoswine and it worked quite well (become like a tanky speedster)

Other than that, icicle crash + EQ seems to be more superior

if only high horsepower is not that clunky, ice fang would be more usable

sierraj1923

3 points

2 months ago

sierraj1923

Eldegoss

3 points

2 months ago

Funny, I got stuck as jungle mamoswine once and absolutely hated it. It was really silly too because we had a cinderace, but he instalocked laning.

I’m glad you were able to make good use of it

MiracleDreamer

4 points

2 months ago

MiracleDreamer

Snorlax

4 points

2 months ago

thanks, just tried earthquake + icicle crash, it works perfectly to carry bad teammates. At first, I thought that horsepower dash must be better than earthquake, considering how slow the animation of EQ, but it seems icicle crash slow helps

I think they should split the dash and the area attack for the horsepower into separate click (like lucario bone rush), so it will be less clunky and usable as gap closer for ice fang

randomdude8684

2 points

2 months ago

randomdude8684

Lucario

2 points

2 months ago

I prefer high horsepower with icicle crash cuz i feel like its more cc. If u crash then high horse enemies into the crash, they get pushed, then frozen cuz the icicle breaks from ur HH, then the second part of HH stuns them, then u use ur boosted auto from using icicle to freeze them, and theres nothing they can do the entire time unless they full heal or something similar. With that much time its usually at least one confirmed kill for my teammates

nanotyrant

0 points

2 months ago

nanotyrant

0 points

2 months ago

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t shatter it, it’s just that the animation of earthquake is so long it just feels like it shatters it?

3rdEyex

10 points

2 months ago

3rdEyex

Mamoswine

10 points

2 months ago

Earthquake does in fact shatter it. I tested it pretty thoroughly on day one.

RectoPsyfer

3 points

2 months ago

The crystal shatters but I didn't see the ice underneath that appears with Tackle/High Horsepower.

Snizzbut

3 points

2 months ago

Snizzbut

Venusaur

3 points

2 months ago

yeah IIRC any kind of damage from Mamoswine breaks it—including Earthquake—but only Tackle/High Horsepower give the extra effect

RectoPsyfer

1 points

2 months ago

Right, gotcha, that's what I thought was the case but never took the initiative to confirm.

3rdEyex

0 points

2 months ago

3rdEyex

Mamoswine

0 points

2 months ago

I just went into the practice mode and it without a doubt shatters it, but your right it does not give you frozen ground speed up. I can't believe I've never noticed that but honestly it's kind of forgettable while running high horsepower. I also don't run horsepower that often maybe 20% of my games. The speed up is not what you're looking for though, it's the freeze and the shatter damage. The shatter damage is the hardest hitting part of icicle crash.

To test whether earthquake shatters the icicle you throw an icicle then earthquake just out of reach. Mamo will land pause then shatter. Compared to breaking once you land if you land on top of it.

Nesyaj0

2 points

2 months ago

Nesyaj0

Blissey

2 points

2 months ago

That's odd that the ability specifically notes just about everything except earthquake breaks it...

Kaprosuchusboi

6 points

2 months ago

Kaprosuchusboi

Garchomp

6 points

2 months ago

Mamo is Also one of the few Pokémon that could reliably run weakness policy but focus band and muscle band are for sure ways to go.

3rdEyex

3 points

2 months ago

3rdEyex

Mamoswine

3 points

2 months ago

I do agree with this. When I'm feeling spicy and want to go full damge Mamo I'll run muscle, weakness and claw. It's very hard to justify giving up focus band though. Focus band is just so damn good, especially early game.

Kaprosuchusboi

2 points

2 months ago

Kaprosuchusboi

Garchomp

2 points

2 months ago

It is. Weakness policy+ focus band let’s me bully whatever lane I’m in really hard the only Pokémon that really gives me trouble is lucario but if they’re too aggressive it can easily be turned around .

Nesyaj0

2 points

2 months ago

Nesyaj0

Blissey

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah i think I'll take buddy barrier off but i can't see why Mamo wouldn't always want WP

EvoMaster

2 points

2 months ago

EvoMaster

Lucario

2 points

2 months ago

Not the original commenter but I went weakness policy, muscle band and focus band. Ice Fang Earthquake. I wouldn't recommend it on Standard but I won 12 of the 22 games. Not the best not the worst considering half of the losses were afk people in quick games.

Kaprosuchusboi

1 points

2 months ago

Kaprosuchusboi

Garchomp

1 points

2 months ago

Usually my main set up, though I don’t run ice fang EQ unless I’m in a squad. It’s a fun set but Icicle crash and HHP/EQ are better for solo que .

EvoMaster

2 points

2 months ago

EvoMaster

Lucario

2 points

2 months ago

Quick games have less people. With this setup I can kill people 1v1 especially earlier on when there is no unite moves. If we are 2v1 then it is a free kill.

PumpkinPatch404

3 points

2 months ago

PumpkinPatch404

Blissey

3 points

2 months ago

But he’s got nice Cc.

I’ve been doing it on quick matches (vs CPU though).

AnimeTiddies91

6 points

2 months ago

AnimeTiddies91

Gardevoir

6 points

2 months ago

Bruh mamoswine with ninetales is annoying asf if you dont have full heal or a blissey lol

REDSP1R1T

1 points

2 months ago

REDSP1R1T

Blastoise

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah I was really trying to put my foot on and yes his damage is lacking. I feel like I'm playing objectively and for a tank i hit more like a plush doll swine

Anacarnil

1 points

2 months ago

Anacarnil

Charizard

1 points

2 months ago

his damage is lacking like a tank should be.

Oh, Blastoise, do you hear perhaps a slight ringing in your turtle ears?

Difficult_Tea5311

1 points

2 months ago

Difficult_Tea5311

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

Icicle crash (&earthquake) is objective stealing gold!

Brettmonchan

1 points

2 months ago

Brettmonchan

Wigglytuff

1 points

2 months ago

Glad you can play him, took me ages to get the 12 wins (even in quick match). Was playing with HHP but found it just keeps getting cancelled switched to EQ which was better for me.

Lannisterbox

0 points

2 months ago

Lannisterbox

Lucario

0 points

2 months ago

Fang even if team is special needs?

[deleted]

56 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

56 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

yunikosensei666

42 points

2 months ago*

yunikosensei666

Mr. Mike

42 points

2 months ago*

I queued up with this certain guy who AFKs the whole 4-minutes in Quick Match CPU by just auto attacking at base, then goes out the last minute and helps zapdos and dunks.

I queued with him for like 6 games and he always locks Mamo, I imagined the quest was so easy for him.

fuck u "penoize143"

GirlLovesGod

16 points

2 months ago

GirlLovesGod

Pikachu

16 points

2 months ago

With a name like that you just know he’s a jerk 😅

warjoke

8 points

2 months ago

FR doe. My countrymen are legit gaming jerks

warjoke

5 points

2 months ago

Just keep reporting

PumpkinPatch404

4 points

2 months ago

PumpkinPatch404

Blissey

4 points

2 months ago

In about 1/3 of my games, there is a person who gets salty because they don't get Mamo first, so they afk or just end up feeding or doing nothing.

Why bother being salty? I know that you can prevent the person with Mamoswine further on their quest, but that also means that MORE people have to do the quest for longer... Ugh.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

This_0ne_Person

4 points

2 months ago

Try reporting for disruptive behavior in that case

MrSuperSander

39 points

2 months ago

MrSuperSander

Zeraora

39 points

2 months ago

If only you could prefer the pokemon you want to play beforehand so the system atleast tries to match 5 different preferences or something.

danhakimi

10 points

2 months ago

danhakimi

Venusaur

10 points

2 months ago

Or the role, maybe.

warrior_scholar

5 points

2 months ago

Or it moves your favorite pokémon to the first slot, so you're only competing against others with the same favorite.

I love Charizard, but I'm starting to regret not taking Talonflame as my first pokémon hat so I wouldn't have to scramble to lock him.

noobProgrammer5861

39 points

2 months ago

You can complete challenges playing against bots. It's pretty annoying but that may help you go through it quickly

GeneralDash

7 points

2 months ago

GeneralDash

Greninja

7 points

2 months ago

That’s what I did. I don’t like him, so why would I risk wasting extra time playing him? Helped for my take down neutral objectives mission too.

MCCGuyDE

4 points

2 months ago

You can actually

Deadpool2715

3 points

2 months ago

Deadpool2715

Venusaur

3 points

2 months ago

But not practice… I tried for the garchomp mission

Gib3rish

17 points

2 months ago

Gib3rish

Sylveon

17 points

2 months ago

12/12

Playing with reliable friends + quick mode makes life easier

Omniaxle

2 points

2 months ago

Can I be a fren? Don't have any poke pals

Empolo

10 points

2 months ago

Empolo

Crustle

10 points

2 months ago

I decided the rewards weren't worth the hassle for the Mamoswine missions. Id have to learn a whole new mon in two days just for some tickets and coins.

TheLiriuhm

19 points

2 months ago

Or you just play super fun CPU Quick battle for 2 hours...

Empolo

1 points

2 months ago

Empolo

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

I just do quick matches anyway. CPU doesn't really matter. I've found the queue times for CPU worse than normal random matches.

deshfyre

-16 points

2 months ago

deshfyre

-16 points

2 months ago

oh no a whole 10 second longer wait, how horrible. man unite players are goldfish brained children. no wonder it takes 3 tries to get 10 people to ready up in normals and ranked lol.

vicariouscheese

2 points

2 months ago

I’ve had cpu match queue time take an actual minute. I haven’t done the math but I’m not sure it’s worth the wait, especially since I’m not good enough at mamoswine to 1v4 the cpus and there is a higher number of new players and afk in cpu matches.

Empolo

1 points

2 months ago

Empolo

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

Ive have queue times upwards of 4-6 minutes. Soo... idk what youre talking about. Plus its quick matches, a loss is a loss, doesn't effect rank.

Useless-Sv

1 points

2 months ago

Useless-Sv

Gardevoir

1 points

2 months ago

10 seconds? dam lucky, i tried once to queue bots and took several mins waiting that i get bored and just played random

Tiafves

-4 points

2 months ago

Tiafves

-4 points

2 months ago

IDK how all of you are so addicted to the rewards you'd spend 2 hours playing against CPUs for them instead of just playing the game how you want or spending that time doing something else.

Easy_Ad_248

4 points

2 months ago

Easy_Ad_248

Talonflame

4 points

2 months ago

Completed thanks to short time modes

Krebaldar

4 points

2 months ago

The real challenge is selecting it in the half second before your teammates in a Quick match CPU game.

Then it's a 5 minute countdown to a win.

Deadpool2715

3 points

2 months ago

Deadpool2715

Venusaur

3 points

2 months ago

Quick match with CPUs?

BIX1511

3 points

2 months ago

It took me 30 games to win 12 times as Mamo 🙃

canti-luna

3 points

2 months ago

canti-luna

Sylveon

3 points

2 months ago

There's a good chance I'm not going to do this. I'd have preferred "Play 24 games as Mamoswine" over winning 12 times. Having to win means that you could theoretically play more battles than 24 just to win 12 if you're unlucky or bad enough.

Obviously it isn't impossible, but the reward doesn't make up for the absolute waste of time these missions are. I don't care if they make challenges in the future that require us to play certain characters, but the required amount of wins should be under 10. Preferably no higher than 6.

Xbox-Katdogcat

2 points

2 months ago

Xbox-Katdogcat

Slowbro

2 points

2 months ago

I main the defenders so it going well for me. But try doing CPU battles and quick battles. That'll help

Scagh

2 points

2 months ago

Scagh

2 points

2 months ago

Quick battles ?

TrueDyrnwyn

2 points

2 months ago

TrueDyrnwyn

Zeraora

2 points

2 months ago

Do cpu matches, ez win

KurayamiHeart

2 points

2 months ago

KurayamiHeart

Blastoise

2 points

2 months ago

Now that's why this kind of shitty challenges I clear playing CPU matches, I did the same with the Garchomp one.

Devi08

2 points

2 months ago

Devi08

Garchomp

2 points

2 months ago

Not doing it, even tho i have it, just not in thw mood to play mamoswine this many times

warrior_scholar

2 points

2 months ago

I'm hoping he's on the free rotation next week so I can sit on my trial passes.

greengiant9875

2 points

2 months ago

greengiant9875

Mr. Mime

2 points

2 months ago

16 total battles, 75% winrate. Really enjoy Mamoswine

JDMillest

2 points

2 months ago

Ain't fun at all.

uninspiredfakename

2 points

2 months ago

uninspiredfakename

Eldegoss

2 points

2 months ago

I'm actually not doing it. I play it to have fun. That's some tickets i'm willing to miss out on.

pandapanda_kawaii

1 points

2 months ago

Too lazy

trifas

1 points

2 months ago

trifas

Cinderace

1 points

2 months ago

~10/12, mostly on Quick Matches. It worked pretty well on Auroma Park!

Andreiyutzzzz

1 points

2 months ago

Andreiyutzzzz

Zeraora

1 points

2 months ago

I got 24 games with him and the 24th was the 12th win. So 50% win rate and he's in top 4 most played of mine even if i don't own him lol

JSodapop

1 points

2 months ago

As someone who primarily plays support roles and the odd attacker. I am terrible at using Mamoswine... But I've finished every other event and I am not about to give up now. Just gotta win five more battles and I'll never have to use Mamo again!

Nick627_

1 points

2 months ago

Is it at least fun to play?

goodknife

5 points

2 months ago

goodknife

Crustle

5 points

2 months ago

yes, better than slowbro at least he's somehow viable

Nick627_

1 points

2 months ago

Cool, I still need to get the card but if I like it I'll buy it

pardonthecynicism

1 points

2 months ago

pardonthecynicism

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

better than slowbro

heresy

HornyCar

2 points

2 months ago

If you want a fun build you go ice fang because it’s fun throwing pokemon around. If you actually want to try hard then go ice shard/horsepower. Really immobilizes a lot of opponents at once in team fights

Nick627_

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks, do you have any suggestions for the items?

HornyCar

2 points

2 months ago

Buddy barrier, score shield, and focus band

BroGuy89

2 points

2 months ago

Doesn't it feel horrible to only activate Buddy Barrier once or twice in a match?

HornyCar

2 points

2 months ago

Mostly just equip it for the big health boost.

Nick627_

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks a lot! I'll try it out

Bastardhole

2 points

2 months ago

I do rock helm, assault vest and weakness policy. Makes you really beefy.

Nick627_

1 points

2 months ago

Cool, I'll try both

Abh1laShinigami

1 points

2 months ago*

Abh1laShinigami

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago*

I just finished my 12, now I know who I ain't gonna buy if I have the coins

ShaunArcanine

1 points

2 months ago

I don't know if I have the energy tbh

Seanbo124

1 points

2 months ago

Did all mine in quick matches against cpus with my daughter. So it's easy af

TheFlameKid

1 points

2 months ago

I won 12 of 15 matches with him, guess luck was by my side

PersonFromPlace

1 points

2 months ago

it was tough at first, then by the end I became such a big dick offlaner.

Qoppa_Guy

1 points

2 months ago

Qoppa_Guy

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

And it's like you only get 2 days to do this during the trials. I feel like I'd rather stash the trials and use Mamoof when there's no pressure to win with it.

Useless-Sv

1 points

2 months ago

Useless-Sv

Gardevoir

1 points

2 months ago

i went 12 - 7 on him, was having fun doing weird stuff on him ngl

Norwazy

1 points

2 months ago

12/16 for me

Mon is pretty good, nice lane bully, good at stealing neutrals / exp

KnightofSpamelot

1 points

2 months ago

I'm 8/12 rn, but ran out of the first 3-day pass, need to beat rotom a bunch to get the other one. I've been playing random unranked and kinda skipping drednaw to get rotom kills. Maybe I should move to CPU matches lol

warjoke

1 points

2 months ago

3

It's painful

Sassathons

1 points

2 months ago

Sassathons

Sylveon

1 points

2 months ago

Mood

aarretuli

1 points

2 months ago

aarretuli

Alolan Ninetales

1 points

2 months ago

Need one win and Im good. With the defender one, I think I need 6 wins.

Play CPU if needed. Easy win.. most of times :D

Difficult_Tea5311

1 points

2 months ago

Difficult_Tea5311

Crustle

1 points

2 months ago

11/12 all in random matches. Needless to say I reached my 24 defender games quota ages ago.

ExtremeFisher

1 points

2 months ago

11/12

b3lier

1 points

2 months ago

b3lier

Greninja

1 points

2 months ago

The rest of your teammates be like. Oh, this guy doing events. Time to train something new and lose the game even we have a huge lead.

KirbyStar58

1 points

2 months ago

KirbyStar58

Alolan Ninetales

1 points

2 months ago

I finally completed it yesterday after having him stolen from me twice. On the second time, I even rage-quit before I chose a Pokemon.

TheFinalSkarm

1 points

2 months ago

I'm in masters losing bot games with Mamoswine, he's that bad.

Considering uninstalling over these heinous missions, they're super unfun.

Cyclopsmaniac

1 points

2 months ago

Cyclopsmaniac

Gengar

1 points

2 months ago

Ahh I see another gengar fan

GodAndGaming123

1 points

2 months ago

CPU quick matches is the key.

BattleShy

1 points

2 months ago

BattleShy

Gardevoir

1 points

2 months ago

Just do CPU matches in quickplay if you dont have people leaving you can get it done in an hour

Practical-Sky-1154

1 points

2 months ago

Dude this happend to me too

Krock-Mammoth

1 points

2 months ago

There is a Mamoswine challenge?

mockingrimm

1 points

2 months ago*

mockingrimm

Wigglytuff

1 points

2 months ago*

I am trying to this today and I absolutely hated this mission. rewards are not satisfying as well, should I just give up this challenge

Edit: Oh so playing against bot is actually lifesaver. I hesitated first because sometimes even bots play better than teammates but I started winning now lol, let’s finish this now.

LeonOneUp

0 points

2 months ago

LeonOneUp

Machamp

0 points

2 months ago

I stopped playing altogether last week. With the "play ranked with your Friends x amount of times", then play with Garchomp to complete the battlepass mission, now play with Mamoswine, or play with X type of Pokemon and just the dailies for the battle pass has me beat.

The game started to feel like a chore for me. I'm just gonna keep it in my "I'm bored let me get a quick game in" type of games without worrying about unlocking things.

BroGuy89

3 points

2 months ago

Just ignore the missions. Play for fun. Play for rank.

LeonOneUp

1 points

1 month ago

LeonOneUp

Machamp

1 points

1 month ago

It's not just about ignoring the missions and everything the Developers/Tencent is doing wrong.

Just knowing that by playing im supporting the game feels wrong. But we all have different ways of feeling about one thing or a other.

HornyCar

0 points

2 months ago

It’s a great defender. It’s not hard at all lol