What are Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Work together to take down these Pokémon.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the latest entry in the Pokémon series and look to expand on the gameplay and features fans are used to. With each new generation, new mechanics are introduced, including Tera Raid Battles. This may leave you wondering what Tera Raid Battles are and how they work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Tera Raid Battles are a new feature in the Paldea Region and are special events in which strong Terastalized Pokémon must be defeated. You and three other trainers can work together to take down these powerful Pokémon. This may seem similar to Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but Tera Raid Battles have different mechanics.

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How do Tera Raid Battles work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

The most notable difference in Tera Raid Battles is that each trainer can act independently of one another. This means you can act seamlessly without waiting for the other trainers to decide their actions.

You can play with random trainers or your friends in Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You will be able to join or host a battle, allowing you to find others whenever you are battling a Terastalized Pokémon. You will need to share a Link Code if you want to invite your friends or join them specifically.

For more information on Pokémon, check out Can you trade Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? and Are Pokémon Gyms back in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? on Pro Game Guides.

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