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Best Iron Thorns Build for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Unleash Iron Thorns power in Tera Raids.

Iron Thorns is a Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It is unique in that it is the only Electric and Rock-type Pokémon. This gives it great versatility and makes it excellent for end-game content. This may leave you wondering what the best Tera Raid build for Iron Thorns is in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Best moves for Iron Thorns for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Use these moves to make the most out of Iron Thorns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raid:

  • Swords Dance
  • Screech
  • Stone Edge
  • Dragon Claw/Thunder Punch

Related: How to get Iron Thorns in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The above move set will take you far in Tera Raids with Iron Thorns. Choose Thunder Punch for a stab Electric-type move or Dragon Claw for more coverage. Booster Energy is a must-have held item, as it will activate Iron Thorns Quark Drive ability. Lastly, we recommend the Adamant nature to increase its already great Attack.

At the start of the Tera Raid, use Screech to lower the opposing Pokémon's Defense, then follow up with Swords Dance. Stone Edge should be your primary attack, as it benefits from Iron Thorns Rock-type stab. Pick up Thunder Punch to take out Water and Flying Pokémon, or use Dragon Claw to take out any Dragon-type Pokémon you encounter. Whenever you get a chance, using an additional Screech or Swords Dance is always a good idea.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out All ‘Paradox’ Pokémon & typings in Scarlet and Violet and All Version-Exclusives in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Pro Game Guides.


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