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Raid Battles made the jump from Pokémon’s Generation VIII (Sword and Shield) to Generation IX (Scarlet and Violet). While similar, the big difference this time around is the Terastal phenomenon, where Pokémon’s type can change to one of the 18 different types available in-game. Not to mention, Pokémon will receive boosted attack power, provided that the attack type and the Tera type match.

One thing that is definitely staying the same for these Raid Battles is that they’re limited-time events. Just like in Sword and Shield, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will have dedicated days featuring special Tera Raid Battles. To date, these are the following types of Tera Raid Battle events:

  • Spotlight Events/ 1- to 5-Star Tera Raid Battles: A single Pokémon is featured. This event type was originally referred to as a Spotlight event (i.e.: Eevee Spotlight) prior to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s launch. Afterward, these events have been called 1- to 5-Star Tera Raid Battle events. The Pokémon featured will have all 18 different Tera Types available in 1- to 5-Star Tera Raid Battles.
  • 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles: Select Pokémon will be available in more frequently appearing 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles. So far, Pokémon appearing in these battles already appear in-game during normal circumstances and are version exclusives (i.e.: Tyranitar (Scarlet) and Salamence (Violet) event). The main difference here is that the spawn of these specific Tera Raid Battles has been boosted and the introduction of a 4-Star Tera Raid Battle version (instead of the games’ standard 5- and 6-Star Tera Raid Battles).
  • Black Crystal Tera Raid Battles: A special Pokémon is featured with 7-Star Tera Raid Battles. This Pokémon will always be level 100. Additional perks like titles, marks, and more could be active. Pokémon that are featured in this tier can only be caught once per game, per save. These events can also include 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles featuring two specific Pokémon that have a type advantage against the ultra-powerful 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Pokémon (and there are no catch limits to the 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battle featured Pokémon).


For this Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid Battle event, it’ll feature Ditto with a fantastic boon.  Get all the details about this event with our guide below:


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Ditto Tera Raid Battle

Begins: Thursday, April 6th, 2022 at 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, April 9th, 2022 at 4:59 p.m. PT | 7:59 p.m. ET


Pokémon featured – Ditto



Ditto’s 5-Star Tera Raid Battles will be boosted during this weekend-long event (Ditto is typically found in 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-Star Tera Raid Battles). All 18 different Tera Types are possibilities for Ditto as well as Ditto caught from these 5-Star Tera Raid Battles will have at least 5 Max IVs.


How do I find the 5-Star Tera Raid Battle Crystals?


To determine if a Tera Raid crystal features the Pokémon starring in this event, the Tera Raid icon will have a glow to it on the overworld map. Plus, there will be a distinct aura surrounding the Tera Raid crystal.


A Tera Raid crystal featuring an event Pokémon. Initially shared by The Pokémon Company when announcing the Eevee Spotlight event.


Will this Ditto have any special abilities, moves, titles, or marks?


Ditto caught during this event in 5-Star Tera Raid Battles will have a minimum of 5 Max IVs. Ditto also caught during the event will have the following stats:


Pokémon (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Imposter (Hidden Ability)
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Move(s): Transform


What items will be issued as rewards when defeating Ditto?


Upon defeating Ditto, Trainers will are guaranteed to get the following items:


  • Exp. Candy L
  • Exp. Candy XL
  • Tera Shard (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type)
  • Ditto Goo


As well as some of the following additional items:


  • Exp. Candy L
  • Hondew Berry
  • Grepa Berry
  • Kelpsy Berry
  • Pomeg Berry
  • Qualot Berry
  • Tamato Berry
  • Calcium
  • Carbos
  • HP Up
  • Iron
  • PP Up
  • Protein
  • Zinc
  • Rare Candy
  • Everstone
  • Destiny Knot
  • Bottle Cap
  • Tera Shard (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type)
  • Ability Capsule


What is required to participate in 5-Star Tera Raid Battle events?


In order to unlock these special Tera Raid Battle events, players will need the following:


  • A copy of Pokémon Scarlet and/or Violet
  • An internet connection in order to download the latest Poké Portal News
    • If you don’t have the newest Poké Portal News, you can force an update by going to the game’s menu, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Check Poké Portal News.
    • Note: According to The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, you do not need an active Nintendo Switch Online membership to access the Poké Portal News and receive the latest updates.
  • Completing specific post-game event(s).
    • For 1- and 2-Star Tera Raid Battles, you can access them once you’ve completed the game’s tutorial.
    • For 3-Star Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to acquire 3 Gym Badges.
    • For 4-Star Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to acquire 7 Gym Badges.
    • For 5-Star Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to complete the main campaign of the game and see the credits roll.



  • If you haven’t met any of the requirements above, don’t worry: you can instead join another Trainer’s Tera Raid Battle via a multiplayer group or using a Link Code.
  • If Trainers wish to play with others online, they’ll also need the following: an active Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid, in good standing).


How many Ditto can I catch during this event?


There is no catch-limit to Ditto here. You’re only limited by time and how many Tera Raid Battles you can complete during the event.


Will there be any additional special Tera Raid Battles during this event?


Yes, the second weekend of the Unrivaled Samurott 7-Star Tera Raid Battles will be happening.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)