How to respawn Tera Raid dens in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Tera Raids are Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s answer to Sword & Shield’s Max Raid, but instead of static dens, Tera Dens spawn at random locations around the map that despawn after each raid.

Raids were a new multiplayer mechanic introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield that have somewhat carried over into Scarlet & Violet. A group of four players — or one player and three NPCs — battle it out against powerful Pokemon and pulling off a win nets the player with some sweet goodies.

In Sword & Shield, these Tera Raid Dens appeared in fixed locations around the Wild Area, and players could use items to start a new raid at any den. But in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the Tera Raid dens disappear after a successful raid, meaning players must hunt down more dens to continue raiding.

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However, some players might wonder how to get new Tera Raids to spawn in the game, so here is everything you need to know about Tera Raid spawns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Make sure also to check out our list of Paldea’s many Sandwich recipes, all shiny Pokemon forms, the Paldean Pokedex our Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart, or our Gym order guide for Scarlet & Violet so that you can start catching ’em all in the most efficient way.

How to reset Tera Raid spawns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Players may have noticed that the in-game time of day and weather patterns don’t reflect the actual time it is IRL. But that doesn’t mean real-world time doesn’t affect the game.

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In fact, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Tera Raid den locations and Mass Outbreaks reset at midnight local time. Players will notice when the clock strikes 12, messages appear in-game, alerting them that new Mass Outbreaks have appeared. But there is a way to manually reset all Tera Raid Den locations.

  • Open Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and check Tera Raids
  • Press the “Home” button on the Switch JoyCon/Controller
  • Navigate to your Switch’s Settings
  • Scroll down to ‘System’ and select ‘Date and Time’
  • Turn off Synchronize Clock via Internet
  • Move the date forward one day
  • Press the “Home” button again and return to Pokemon SV
  • Check the map to see if the Tera Raids have respawned
  • Repeat this process until the desired Tera Raids or Mass Outbreaks appear

    Unlike past Pokemon games, changing the Switch’s date doesn’t lock players out of timed events. So, instead of having to wait for the time to manually tick over to midnight, players can change the date instead for much faster resets.

    This trick can be repeated to manually reset the entire map until the player has found the Tera Raid or Mass Outbreak they desire.

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    maps side by sidePokemon Scarlet & Violet map at 11:59 PM (left) vs. 12:00 AM (right)

    How to respawn Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

    As of right now, Tera Raids only reset once the clock strikes midnight. While there are an abundance of Tera Raids on the map, players will have to change their date using the method above to get new Tera Raids to spawn.

    This means it is 100% possible for players to clear the map of Tera Raids before the day is over forcing them to wait until midnight or change their system’s date.

    And that’s all there is to know about respawning Tera Raid dens in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Be sure to check out the additional guides below for all of the latest tips and tricks to help you out in Gen 9:

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