Why can’t I catch the Tera Raid Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Charizard isn't one to go quietly.

The Tera Raid Charizard is the first major Tera Raid event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Charizard is a highly popular Pokémon, and many players will want to get their hands on this 7-Star Tera Raid Charizard. However, you may encounter a problem where you cannot catch it. This may leave you wondering why you can't catch the 7-Star Tera Raid Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Why can't I catch Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

You may notice while doing the Tera Raid Charizard event in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that you cannot catch the Charizard. This is because there is a limit allowing each player to catch only one Charizard through this raid. If you have already caught one Tera Raid Charizard, you will not be able to catch a second.

Related: Can you get a shiny Charmander in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

This means that if you caught the Tera Raid Charizard during the first week event of the event, you could not catch one during the second week of the event. You can still battle the Tera Raid Charizard; you simply cannot get another this way.

How to get a second Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

You can still, however, get a second Charizard. The easiest method is to trade with another player, though few will likely be willing to trade this event Pokémon. Instead, you can breed the Tera Raid Charizard and get Charmander. You can then level Charmander up and evolve it into Charizard.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Charizard Build for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.

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