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Best Sylveon Build for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Don't be deceived by its cute appearance!

As a Fairy-type Pokémon, Sylveon is a menace against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark-type Tera Raids. If you’re looking to build your own Sylveon for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, here’s what you need to know.

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Best moves to give Sylveon for Tera Raids

For Tera Raids, Sylveon should have the following moves:

  • Moonblast (learned at level 50)
  • A coverage move like Hyper Voice and Psychic; Tera Blast is also an option if your Sylveon has a unique Tera type (all of these are TMs)
  • Calm Mind (TM)
  • Light Screen

With Sylveon’s naturally high Sp. Attack, Moonblast is a must-have as a same-type attack bonus (STAB) move. And since its Sp. Defense is also high, Calm Mind will raise that and its Sp. Attack by one stage. This will help you set up its stats for Moonblast and other offensive special attacks.

The best Nature for a Tera Raid Sylveon is Modest (+Sp. Attack, -Attack). You can even give it Sp. Attack-boosting items like Wise Glasses for the extra punch. Max out its IVs/EVs on, at the very least, its Sp. Attack.

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However, Sylveon can also be used to support other Pokémon in online Tera battles with Light Screen. Used against special attackers like Gengar, Light Screen raises your team’s special defense every time it’s used.

As an attacker, Sylveon is only useful if the Tera Pokémon it's up against is weak to Fairy (Dragon, Fighting, or Dark). But as a supporter, you can bring it with you in five to seven star Raids for support, as long as the Pokémon isn’t strong against Fairy (Poison and Steel).

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at How to unlock six star Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Where to find Eevee and its evolution stones in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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