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 are limited-time events. Just like in Sword and Shield, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will have dedicated days featuring special Tera Raid Battles. To date, there are the following Tera Raid Battle events:

  • Spotlight Events: A single Pokémon is featured (i.e.: Eevee Spotlight). The Pokémon featured will have all 18 different Tera Types featured in various 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. There is also a chance that the Pokémon featured can only be caught once per game, per save.
  • 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles: Select Pokémon will be available in more frequently appearing 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles. These may be combined with Black Crystal Tera Raid events (in case you need a Pokémon with a type advantage to take down the ultra-powerful 7-Star matchup). So far, Pokémon appearing in these battles already appear in-game during normal circumstances. The main difference here is that the spawn of these specific Tera Raid Battles has been boosted.

 

For Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s third Tera Raid Battle event, it’ll be a 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battle drop.  Get all the details about this event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Tyranitar and Salamence Tera Raid Battle

Begins: Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, December 11th, 2022 at 3:59 p.m. PT | 6:59 p.m. ET

 

Pokémon featured: Tyranitar and Salamence

 

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

  • Pokémon Scarlet exclusive: Tyranitar
  • Pokémon Violet exclusive: Salamence

 

Also, typically Tyranitar and Salamence are found in 5-Star Raids in Pokémon Scarlet or Violet. 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.

 

Will this Tyranitar and Salamence have any special abilities, moves, titles, or marks?

 

No. Since the event is about boosting the rates for 4- and 5-Star Tera Raids, Tyranitar and Salamence’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:

 

Tyranitar (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 45
  • Ability: Random, including Hidden Ability
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Earthquake
    • Stone Edge
    • Bite
    • Dragon Claw

 

Tyranitar (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Random, including Hidden Ability
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Earthquake
    • Stone Edge
    • Bite
    • Dragon Claw

 

Salamence (4-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 45
  • Ability: Random, including Hidden Ability
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Zen Headbutt
    • Dragon Claw
    • Crunch
    • Dual Wingbeat

 

Salamence (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Random, including Hidden Ability
  • Tera Type: One of 18 different Tera Types
  • Moves:
    • Zen Headbutt
    • Dragon Claw
    • Crunch
    • Dual Wingbeat

 

What items will be issued as rewards when defeating Tyranitar and Salamence?

 

Upon defeating Tyranitar and/or Salamence, Trainers will are guaranteed to get the following items:

 

  • Exp. Candy M (4-Star only)
  • Exp. Candy L
  • Exp. Candy XL (5-Star only)
  • Tera Shard (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type)
  • Muscle Feather (Tyranitar only)
  • Genius Feather (Salamence only)
  • Larvitar Claw (Tyranitar only)
  • Bagon Scales (Salamence only)

 

As well as some of the following additional items:

 

  • Exp. Candy M (4-Star only)
  • Exp. Candy L
  • PP Up (5-Star only)
  • Adamant Mint (5-Star, Tyranitar only)
  • Jolly Mint (5-Star, Tyranitar only)
  • Modest Mint (5-Star, Salamence only)
  • Timid Mint (5-Star, Salamence only)
  • Sitrus Berry (4-Star only)
  • Lum Berry (4-Star only)
  • Tomato Berry (Tyranitar only)
  • Kelpsy Berry (Salamence only)
  • Muscle Feather (Tyranitar only)
  • Genius Feather (Salamence only)
  • Rare Candy (5-Star only)
  • Star Piece (5-Star only)
  • Big Pearl (4-Star only)
  • Pearl String (5-Star only)
  • Nugget
  • Bottle Cap (5-Star only)
  • Tera Shard (depends on the Pokémon’s Tera Type)
  • Ability Capsule (5-Star only)
  • Larvitar Claw (Tyranitar only)
  • Bagon Scales (Salamence only)

 

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 4-Star Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to acquire all 8 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 either of these requirements, don’t worry: you can instead join another Trainer’s 4- or 5-Star 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 Tyranitar and Salamence can I catch during this event?

 

There is no catch-limit to Tyranitar and Salamence here. You’re only limited by time and how many 4- and 5-Star Tera Raid Battles you complete.

 

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

 

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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?)