Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduced many new Pokémon, including the power Psychic-type Espathra. It has access to a variety of damaging and support moves. This lets it be offensive or defensive. This may leave you wondering what the best Tera Raid build for Espathra is in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Best moves for Espathra for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Here are the moves you should teach Espathra for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
- Light Screen/Reflect
- Calm Mind
- Lumina Crash
These moves for Espathra allow it to be a bulky special attacker while also providing support. A Modest nature is the best choice, as this increases Espathra's Special Attack. The Wise Glasses held item would further boost the power of Lumina Crash. For its Tera type, the Psychic-type is the best choice for Espathra as well as the Opportunist ability.
At the start of the Tera Raid, you will want to use Light Screen or Reflect to put up shields for your team. Which you use will depend on whether the Tera Raid Pokémon uses Attack or Special Attack. Follow this up with Calm Mind for extra Attack. Then you can start attacking with Lumina Crash, which will lower the opposing Pokémon's Special Defense and let you hit harder. Finally, Roost can be used to heal Espathra.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Psychic Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and How to beat Gym Leader Tulip in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.