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 will 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 4- and 5-Tera Raid Battle event, it’ll feature Drifblim and Mismagius. Get all the details about this event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Drifblim and Mismagius Tera Raid Battle

Begins: Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at 3:59 p.m. PT | 6:59 p.m. ET

 

Pokémon featured – Drifblim and Mismagius

 

 

Drifblim and Mismagius’s 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles will be activated and boosted during this weekend-long event. All 18 different Tera Types are possibilities for Drifblim and Mismagius, you’ll just have to keep in mind that these two are version exclusives.

  • Pokémon Scarlet exclusive: Drifblim
  • Pokémon Violet exclusive: Mismagius

 

Outside of the event, Drifblim and Mismagius are found in 4- and 5-Star Raids in Pokémon Scarlet or Violet (5-Star only for Mismagius). If you’re struggling to defeat them at the 5-Star level, now’s your chance to try the easier 4-Star Tera Raid Battle instead.

 

How do I find the 4- and 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 Drifblim and Mismagius have any special abilities, moves, titles, or marks?

 

No. Since the event is about activating and boosting the rates for 4- and 5-Star Tera Raids, Drifblim and Mismagius’s typical stats, moves, and more will be the same as if the event wasn’t live.

Still, you can expect the following stats for these Pokémon caught during this event:

 

Drifblim (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 45
  • Ability: Random, Hidden Ability (Flare Boost) possible
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Strength Sap
    • Shadow Ball
    • Stockpile
    • Payback

 

Drifblim (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Random, Hidden Ability (Flare Boost) possible
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Air Cutter
    • Shadow Ball
    • Stockpile
    • Strength Sap

 

Mismagius (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 45
  • Ability: Random
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Mystical Fire
    • Fake Tears
    • Hex
    • Confuse Ray

 

Mismagius (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Random
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Mystical Fire
    • Fake Tears
    • Shadow Ball
    • Power Gem

 

What items will be issued as rewards when defeating Drifblim and Mismagius?

 

Upon defeating Drifblim and Mismagius, Trainers will are guaranteed to get certain items. They are:

 

Drifblim (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy M, Exp. Candy L, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Drifloon Gas, and Health Feather.

 

Drifblim (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Drifloon Gas, and Health Feather.

 

Mismagius (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy M, Exp. Candy L, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Misdreavus Tears, and Swift Feather.

 

Mismagius (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type) Misdreavus Tears, and Swift Feather.

 

As well as some of the following additional items:

 

Drifblim (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy M, Exp. Candy L, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Drifloon Gas, Big Pearl, Nugget, Health Feather, Sitrus Berry, Lum Berry, and Grepa Berry.

 

Drifblim (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Drifloon Gas, Rare Candy, Star Piece, Pearl String, Nugget, Bottle Cap, Ability Capsule, Health Feather, Grepa Berry, Big Mushroom, Modest Mint, and PP UP.

 

Mismagius (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy M, Exp. Candy L, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type), Misdreavus Tears, Big Pearl, Nugget, Swift Feather, Sitrus Berry, Lum Berry, and Kelpsy Berry.

 

Mismagius (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Tera Shards (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type) Misdreavus Tears, Rare Candy, Star Piece, Pearl String, Nugget, Bottle Cap, Ability Capsule, Swift Feather, Kelpsy Berry, Big Mushroom, Modest Mint, and PP UP.

 

What is required to participate in 4-Star and 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.

 

Notes:

  • 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 Drifblim and Mismagius can I catch during this event?

 

There is no catch-limit to Drifblim and Mismagius 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?

 

No, there will not be any additional special Tera Raid Battles during this event.

 

More Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides

 

Looking for more help with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Check out our other guides!

 

 

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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?)