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How to beat 7-star Decidueye Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Here's how to counter and beat Decidueye in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Engaging in Tera Raids is one of the thrilling feats we get to encounter in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. These high-stakes battles, often a test of our Poké prowess, can pose a significant challenge, and taking on Decidueye, the latest Pokémon to host a 7-star Tera Raid, is no exception. Allow me to guide you through my approach to defeating the 7-star Decidueye Tera Taid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Best Decidueye counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Decidueye, a formidable Grass/Ghost-type Pokémon, sits intimidatingly at level 100 in this 7-star Tera Raid, not an opponent to be taken lightly. However, there's no room for trepidation; understanding its weaknesses can be our strongest weapon. With its Tera type being Flying, I can't stress the importance of arming ourselves with robust Electric-type Pokémon enough. Our counters should be equipped to endure a fierce aerial battle, so ensuring they are also level 100 is paramount.

When I initially faced Decidueye, the unique blend of its Grass/Ghost/Flying type made it a difficult opponent to crack. However, after a few encounters, one thing became clear; Electric-type Pokémon are our best shot. Their neutral standing against Decidueye's complex type combination makes them valuable assets for this battle.

Without one, the task can become significantly more challenging, but with the right Electric-type Pokémon, victory against Decidueye can swiftly turn from a daunting prospect into an achievable goal.

Here are the best Decidueye counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Miraidon (Ability: Hadron Engine, Held Item: Magnet/Shell Bell)
    • Metal Sound
    • Charge
    • Parabolic Charge
    • Electro Drift
  • Bellibolt (Ability: Electromorphosis, Held Item: Magnet)
    • Electric Terrain
    • Parabolic Charge
    • Acid Spray
    • Reflect
  • Iron Hands (Ability: Quark Drive, Held Item: Shell Bell)
    • Swords Dance
    • Thunder Punch
    • Electric Terrain
    • Rock Tomb
  • Magnezone (Ability: Analytic, Held Item: Electric Seed)
    • Metal Sound
    • Charge Beam
    • Rain Dance
    • Thunder
  • Kilowattrel (Ability: Competitive, Held Item: Shell Bell)
    • Electric Terrain
    • Charge Beam
    • Thunderbolt
    • Feather Dance

Miraidon is the best Decidueye counter as it resists Grass and Flying moves, giving you the edge in battle as you'll be able to avoid most attacks. Pair it with Parabolic Charge and Electro Drift, and you'll whittle down the enemy's HP bar in no time at all. Charge and Metal Sound are also worth having, as they raise Miraidon's attack for extra damage.

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Use Metal Sound on turn one and two to lower Decidueye's Sp. Def stat. On turn three, use Charge to increase Miraidon's next Electric-type attack by 100%. Finally, use Electro Drift on turn four to one-shot Deciduye and beat the Raid.

If your Miraidon isn't Hyper-Trained, Decidueye may survive the attack but will only have a few HP left. This is okay; use Electro Drift two more times after being revived. Even if the owl manages to knock you out, it will not be able to survive the rest of the Tera Raid due to how much damage you have already inflicted on it.

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