Pokémon Tera Raid Battles: Everything You Need To Know. From how to find them to how to capture rare Pokémon in this Tera Raid Battle Guide. Thank you to Nintendo for sending me a Nintendo Switch OLED and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet so that I could check the Tera Raid Battles out myself.
Pokémon Tera Raid Battles: Everything You Need To Know
Tera Raid Battle events will allow you to take on specific Pokémon or encounter Pokémon with certain Tera Types more frequently. These are special timed battles in which you can catch a rare Pokémon to add to your Pokédeck. This is for Pokémon Violet and Scarlet.
What Is Required To Join Pokémon Tera Raid Battles
A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to participate in Tera Raid Battles with other Trainers online.
To encounter Pokémon featured in Tera Raid Battle events, you need to have downloaded the latest Poké Portal News. Poké Portal News will automatically download if your Nintendo Switch™ system is connected to the internet.
You can also download the latest Poké Portal news by selecting Poké Portal from the X menu, then Mystery Gift, then Check Poké Portal News. You do not need a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership to receive the latest Poké Portal News.
How To Activate Pokémon Tera Raid Battles
You can find Pokémon Tera Raid Battles all over the map. The ones with the purple markers are from Violet and the ones with the orange markers are from Scarlet. So if you’re trying to hunt exclusive Pokémon for your Pokédex, you can use this to help you find them. You can also see the silhouette and the type.
Tera Raid Battles are found in the form of giant crystals that you discover while exploring. When you interact with them you will get a currency. Depending on the star level of the battle, you will get a different amount of League Points. You don’t even have to engage in the battle to earn these, although they can only be earned once.
When you interact with the crystal, you have the options of challenging the Pokémon as a group online, or as a group in a local union, or alone. You can also change your Pokémon.
If you are not fighting the Pokémon with friends, it will fill in your team with AI characters as you must have four members in your party.
What Pokémon Is Best During Pokémon Tera Raid Battles
The Pokémon you will be fighting is shown via a silhouette, but it will not be the type that you are used to it being. Instead it is going to be the type that is displayed in the top right corner. So be sure to choose the Pokémon that is best against this type.
In battle you will have the option to run should you choose not to fight anymore. You can also cheer, which you can do three times. This will increase the power of your attack damage, as well as that of your team members, for one round. Hang tough will increase defense for your team in the same manor. There is also a heal up option, which will heal your Pokémon as well as your friends’ Pokémon.
Defeat Or Capture?
As you near the end of a Pokémon Tera Raid Battle, you can choose to defeat the Pokémon or capture it. These are guaranteed catches, so you can you whichever Pokéball that you wish to.
Keep in mind that if you do capture it, you can only capture it once. You will be able to participate in the Tera Raid Battle again, however you cannot catch it again.
Pokémon Tera Raid Battle Rewards
At the end of the battle you will get rewards based on the stars of the battle. Sometimes there are feathers, or stardust berries, or pearls that you can sell. It’s always a variety but you’ll always get XP candies for every single Tera Raid.
The Inteleon Tera Raid Battle event for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will first be held from April 28 through April 30. It’ll then happen again from May 5 through May 7.
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