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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 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).

 

This Tera Raid Battle in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be a “new” type of Tera Raid Battle. Paradox Pokémon are entering the fighting ring in 5-Star Tera Raid Battles. Similar to the 7-Star Tera Raid Battles, a 1 Pokémon per copy of Pokémon Scarlet and/or Violet will be implemented.

For the very first Paradox Pokémon Tera Raid Battle event, it’ll feature version exclusives Walking Wake (Suicune) and Iron Leaves (Virizion). Get all the details about this event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle

 

Third Appearance (December 2023/January 2024)

Begins: Sunday, December 24th, 2023 at 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at 3:59 p.m. PT | 6:59 p.m. ET

 

Second Appearance (April/May 2023)

Begins: Sunday, April 30th, 2023 at 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, May 14th, 2023 at 4:59 p.m. PT | 7:59 p.m. ET

 

First Appearance (February/March 2023)

Begins: Monday, February 27th, 2023 at 7 a.m. PT | 10 a.m. ET

Ends: Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 3:59 p.m. PT | 6:59 p.m. ET

 

Pokémon featured – Walking Wake and Iron Leaves

 

 

Walking Wake and Iron Leaves’ 5-Star Tera Raid Battles will be activated during this event. Walking Wake will have a Water Tera type and Iron Leaves will have a Psychic Tera Type. You’ll also have to keep in mind that these two are version exclusives:

  • Pokémon Scarlet exclusive: Walking Wake
  • Pokémon Violet exclusive: Iron Leaves

 

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.

 

Note: This information might be different for Paradox Pokémon. Waiting for confirmation.

 

Will this Walking Wake and/or Iron Leaves have any special abilities, moves, titles, or marks?

The event is about introducing Walking Wake and Iron Leaves into the game via appearing 5-Star Tera Raids, so there are no special abilities, moves, titles, or marks for these Pokémon.

You can expect the following stats for these Pokémon caught during this event:

 

Walking Wake (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Protosynthesis
  • Tera Type: Water Tera Type
  • Moves:
    • Hydro Stream
    • Dragon Pulse
    • Noble Roar
    • Flamethrower

 

Iron Leaves (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

  • Level: 75
  • Ability: Quark Drive
  • Tera Type: Psychic Tera Type
  • Moves: 
    • Psyblade
    • Leaf Blade
    • Megahorn
    • Swords Dance

 

What items will be issued as rewards when defeating Walking Wake and/or Iron Leaves?

 

Upon defeating Walking Wake or Iron Leaves, Trainers will are guaranteed to get the following items:

 

Walking Wake (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Water Tera Shards, and Health Feather.

 

Iron Leaves (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Exp. Candy XL, Psychic Tera Shards, and Health Feather.

 

As well as some of the following additional items:

 

Walking Wake (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Water Tera Shards, Rare Candy, Big Pearl, Pearl String, Nugget, Bottle Cap, Ability Capsule, Health Feather, Tomato Berry, Naive Mint, and PP Up.

 

Iron Leaves (5-Star Tera Raid Battle)

Exp. Candy L, Psychic Tera Shards, Rare Candy, Big Pearl, Pearl String, Nugget, Bottle Cap, Ability Capsule, Health Feather, Tomato Berry, Naive Mint, and PP Up.

 

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.

 

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 Walking Wake and/or Iron Leaves can I catch during this event?

 

You can only catch one (1) Walking Wake in Pokémon Scarlet and one (1) Iron Leaves in Pokémon Violet. You can participate in more than one Tera Raid Battle, but you won’t be given the option of a catch encounter after successfully catching Walking Wake or Iron Leaves. Instead, you’ll be rewarded with items from completing a 5-Star Tera Raid Battle.

 

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.

 

Will there be any special mass outbreaks during this event?

 

Yes, there will be a mass outbreak event featuring Dratini, Jangmo-o, and Duraludon from Sunday, December 24th, 2023 at 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET to Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 at 3:59 p.m. PT | 6:59 p.m. ET. These three Pokémon will be limited to specific regions, though:

  • Paldea: Dratini
  • Kitakami: Jangmo-o
  • Blueberry Academy: Duraludon

 

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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?)