Tera Raid Battles Guide for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
What are Tera Raid Battles?
Tera Raid Battles are special Pokémon battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Pokémon SV) that allow up to four players to challenge and defeat wild Terastal Pokémon together within a specified time limit. Achieving victory lets each player capture the Terastal Pokémon to add to their roster and obtain special rewards.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastallizing Guide
Tera Raid Battle Star Levels
Tera Raid Battles have varying levels of difficulty, indicated by its star level which range from 1★ to 7★. The level of wild Terastal Pokémon encountered goes up as you take on more difficult Raids so it is recommended to assemble a strong group of friends to clear it.
Below is a table summarizing all Tera Raid Battle star levels, level of wild Terstal Pokémon encountered, and how to unlock them during the game’s main story.
|Raid Star Level||Wild Terastal Pokémon Lv.||How to Unlock|
|1★||12||Unlocked at the start of the game.|
|2★||20||Unlocked at the start of the game.|
|3★||35||Unlocked after collecting ? Gym Badges.|
|4★||45||Unlocked after collecting all Gym Badges.|
|5★||75||Unlocked after clearing the main story.|
||75||Unlocked after clearing the post-game Academy Ace Tournament and clearing 5★ Raids ? times.|
|7★||?||Unlocked via events (Poke Portal News update).|
How to Join Tera Raid Battles
To join a Tera Raid Battle, look for shining crystal around the map. These objects can easily be located around the map as they emit pillars of light that can be seen from afar.
Approach a shining crystal and touch it to open the Tera Raid Battle menu. Then, choose a Pokémon from your team or from your storage box to bring in the raid.
You can also set a password for your session if you want to limit members to only friends you know. Note that an internet connection and Nintendo Online subscription is required to join Tera Raid Battles with other players online.
It is also possible to do Tera Raid Battles solo (offline), though clearing it is much easier with a party of four players.
Tera Raid Battle Key Mechanics
Each Tera Raid Battle must be cleared within the time limit indicated on the upper section of the screen. Since wild Terastal Pokémon have very high HP, it is recommended to attempt raids with a team of other players. The raid will result in failure if the Terastal Pokémon is not defeated before time runs out.
When your Pokémon is knocked out during the raid, it will be automatically revived after a short period of time. The cooldown for reviving Pokémon increases based on the number of times a Pokémon faints during battle. Because of this, try to avoid getting knocked out as much as possible so you can spend the duration of the raid chipping away at the wild Terastal Pokémon’s HP.
All members of the raid team can Terastallize their Pokémon at any time during the battle. Try to bring Pokémon that can Terastallize to a Pokémon type that has the advantage over the enemy Terastal Pokémon for better chances of defeating it.
Supporting Allies (Cheer)
You can use your turn to cheer for your allies instead of commanding your Pokémon to use certain moves. Each type of cheer grants different effects which are listed below.
|Go all out!||Increases allies’ Attack and Special Attack.|
|Hang tough!||Increases allies’ Defense and Special Defense.|
|Heal up!||Heals allies’ Pokémon.|
Each member of the raid team can only use a cheer command up to three times so use them wisely throughout the duration of the battle.
Tips for Clearing Tera Raid Battles
Prioritize attack power above anything else.
The best Pokémon to bring for Tera Raid Battles are those with very high attack and special attack power. Since your objective is to take down the wild Terastal Pokémon within the time limit, you will need Pokémon that can quickly burst down the enemy’s HP.
The flagship Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon are among the best Pokémon to use for Tera Raid Battles, owing to their impressive stats across the board and unique Abilities to raise their damage output further. Some other good choices which are non-Legendary are Perrserker, Azumarill, Ceruledge, and Skeledirge.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Best Pokemon for Tera Raid Battles
Use Held Items to boost damage.
Make sure your Pokémon use Held Items that raise their damage output as well before going into battle against wild Terastal Pokémon. Below are some good items to use for raids.
|Held Item||Description||How to Get|
|Choice Band||An item to be held by a Pokemon. This curious headband boosts the holder’s Attack stat but only allows the use of a single move.||Purchase for 100,000 Pokedollars at Delibird Presents (Mesagoza)|
|Choice Specs||An item to be held by a Pokemon. These curious glasses boost the holder’s Sp. Atk stat but only allow the use of a single move.||Purchase for 100,000 Pokedollars at Delibird Presents (Mesagoza)|
|Punching Glove||An item to be held by a Pokemon. This protective glove boosts the power of the holder’s punching moves and prevents direct contact with targets.||Purchase for 15,000 Pokedollars at Delibird Presents (Mesagoza)|
|Life Orb||An item to be held by a Pokemon. It boosts the power of the holder’s moves, but the holder also loses a small amount of HP with each attack it lands.||Purchase for 50,000 Pokedollars at Delibird Presents (Mesagoza)|
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet All Held Items List
Take note of the wild Terastal Pokémon’s Tera Type.
Before starting the raid, check the wild Terastal Pokémon’s Tera Type from the raid menu. It is recommended to use Pokémon that can exploit the enemy’s weakness with and without Terastallizing. Without taking advantage of type compatibility, you will have a much harder time taking down wild Terastal Pokémon, especially on higher-level raids.
Use Pokémon with Abilities that increase their attack and special attack power when hit.
It is also recommended to bring Pokémon with Abilities that increase their damage output when they take damage or are inflicted with certain debuffs. Examples of this are Bellibolt who has Electromorphosis (deal more damage with Electric moves whenever it gets hit) and Bisharp who has Defiant (deals more damage when its stats are lowered).
Work with other players online, particularly for post-game Tera Raid Battles (5★ and above).
While Tera Raid Battles with star levels of 4★ and below can be cleared with little to no trouble solo (offline), you will need to work with other players for any 5★, 6★, or 7★ raid. Wild Terastal Pokémon encountered in these raids will be at level 75 and have massive amounts of HP, making them extremely difficult to defeat within the time limit. Try to assemble a competent team of friends when running high-level Tera Raid Battles as much as possible.
Tera Raid Battle Rewards
Apart from being able to catch the defeated wild Terastal Pokémon, you will also receive useful items for clearing raids. The loot you get for winning varies for each Tera Raid star level, with rarer items like Ability Patches, Bottle Caps, Mints, EV-lowering Berries, and Rare Candies only obtainable on higher-difficulty raids (5★ and 6★).
Click on the link below to view a full list of all possible Tera Raid Battle rewards in each Tera Raid star level (1★ to 7★ raids).
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid Battles Rewards List
List of Wild Terastal Pokémon
Below is a list of all wild Terastal Pokémon for each Tera Raid Battle star level.
|Raid Star Level||Wild Terastal Pokémon|
|1★||Shroomish, Ralts, Wingull, Rookidee, Skiddo, Wiglett, Makuhita|
|2★||Teddiursa, Growlithe, Tinkatink, Foongus, Mudbray|
||Marill, Charcadet, Dratini, Larvesta, Riolu, Sudowoodo, Stantler, Axew, Cubchoo, Magikarp, Frigibax, Numel, Pachirisu, Chansey, Oinkologne, Staravia, Flaaffy,|
||Gabite, Rotom, Ditto, Masquerain, Squawkabilly, Torkoal, Scovillain, Dachsbun, Seviper, Floatzel, Cyclizar, Lurantis, Farigiraf, Lycanroc (Midnight Form), Magneton|
||Gyarados, Gengar, Zweilous, Scizor, Talonflame, Rotom, Indeedee, Palafin, Braviary, Bombirdier, Garganacl, Slaking, Annihilape, Tatsugiri, Orthworm, Oranguru, Raichu, Luxray, Krookodile|
||Mimikyu, Tyranitar, Ditto|
|7★ (Event)||Charizard (Mightiest Mark Event)|
Special Tera Raid Battle Events
Special Tera Raid Battles are limited-time events that allow you to catch rare Terastal Pokémon will sometimes be available via updates. These events usually require you to have an internet connection, Nintendo Online subscription, and updated Poke Portal News (accessible from the game menu).
Below is a list of all announced Tera Raid Battle events, including availability (start and end date), recommended level, and other rewards.
|Event Name||Wild Terastal Pokémon||Availability|
|Eevee Spotlight||Eevee||Start Date: 11/24, 2022, 4:00 PM PST
End Date: 11/27/2022, 3:59 PM PST
|Raid Star Level|
|Mightiest Mark||Charizard||Start Date: 12/01/2022 4:00 PM PST
End Date: 12/04/2022 3:59 PM PST
|Raid Star Level||7★|
|Rewards||Charizard the Unrivaled (Title)|
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