How to unlock 5 & 6-star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Raid battles return in Gen 9 in the form of Tera Raids. Trainers can work with their friends to tackle the higher difficulty 5 and 6-star Tera Raid battles in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Here’s everything you need to know about how to find and take on these challenges.

Tera Raids offer a new take on a mechanic first introduced in Gen 8, Max Raids. While Sword and Shield had its Den Pokemon grow exponentially with the power of Dynamax, Scarlet and Violet has them change types using Terastallization.

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Terastallization is Gen 9’s new gameplay mechanic that allows a Pokemon to change its type. For example, you could improve an otherwise weak typing on a Pokemon like Avalugg and change it to a strong defensive typing such as Fairy or Steel.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to unlock 5 & 6 star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and don’t forget to check our Best Pokemon for 5 & 6-stars raids list.


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How to unlock 5 & 6 Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To unlock 5 Star Tera Raid battles, you must beat the main story and reach the endgame credits. This involves beating all three storylines: Victory Road, Starfall Street, and Path of Legends. After finishing all three storylines Professor Jacq will contact you about the 5 Star Raids.

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To unlock 6 Star Tera Raids, you have to complete the post-game Academy Ace Tournament at Naranja Academy. Afterward, host and complete around ten 5 Star Tera Raids. Once these are completed Jacq will call again this time about the appearance of 6 Star Raids.

Provided trainers can complete those requirements, they will have access to some of the most difficult Tera Raids, which feature stronger Pokemon. These challenges also offer special rewards such as Ability Capsules, Herba Mystica, and Bottle Caps.

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How to join Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

You can join Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by interacting with the crystals scattered across Paldea.

By interacting with these crystals, players will have the option to participate in Raid battles alone or with a group of other players.

6 Star Raid battles appear exclusively as unique black crystals in both the overworld and on the map. Regularly colored crystals will only go up to 5 Star with the black crystals going higher.

And that’s everything players need to know about unlocking 5 & 6-star Raid battles in Generation 9! For more Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides, trainers can check out the links below:

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