Best Lucario Build for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Always come to a raid prepared!

Lucario is an incredibly popular Pokémon that made its way to Paldea in the latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Lucario evolves from Riolu and is a highly sought-after fighting-type Pokémon with a high Attack. If you're planning to use one in a Tera Raid, then it would be best if you made sure that yours has either the Inner Focus or Steadfast ability. Inner Focus prevents your Pokémon from flinching or being affected by Intimidate while Steadfast boosts the Pokémon's Speed each time it flinches. You'll also want to ensure that Lucario retains the fighting Tera Type. But, which moves are the best for Lucario to use during a Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

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Best Lucario moves for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

We've outlined all of the best moves for Lucario below:

  • Metal Sound
    • Effect: A loud scraping sound will lower the target Pokémon's Special Defense.
    • Type: Steel
    • Power: -
    • Accuracy: 85
    • PP (Max PP): 40 (64)
  • Nasty Plot
    • Effect: Your Pokémon will think bad thoughts that will sharply raise its Special Attack.
    • Type: Dark
    • Power: -
    • Accuracy: -
    • PP (Max PP): 20 (32)
  • Focus Blast
    • Effect: Your Pokémon's mental focus heightens and can potentially lower the target Pokémon's Special Defense.
    • Type: Fighting
    • Power: 120
    • Accuracy: 7
    • PP (Max PP): 5 (8)
  • Screech
    • Effect: An earsplitting screen will lower the opponent Pokémon's Defense.
    • Type: Normal
    • Power: -
    • Accuracy: 85
    • PP (Max PP): 40 (64)

You'll also want to make sure that your Lucario is holding onto the Wide Lens held item. This item slightly boosts Lucario's accuracy. Lastly, you'll want to see if your Lucario has a Rash nature as this will increase its Special Attack and decrease its Special Defense.

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