How to unlock 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Daniel Megarry
A 7-Star Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

7-Star Tera Raids are the toughest and most rewarding events in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, but you’ll need to unlock them before you can take part – so here’s how to do that.

If you’ve spent some time exploring the Paldea region in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, chances are you’ve come across Tera Raids – the unique battles that let you team up with three other Trainers to take down (and catch) a Terastallized Pokemon.

You can find plenty of low-level Tera Raids across the map by approaching sparkling crystals, but if you want to battle the most powerful and rare Pokemon like Charizard and Cinderace, you’re going to need to get access to 7-Star Tera Raids.

Below, you’ll find out how to unlock 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and which Pokemon you can battle in them.

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How to unlock 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Before you can take part in 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll need to finish all three story paths (Victory Road, Starfall Street, Path of Legends) and complete The Way Home finale quest.

Once you’ve finished everything in the main story and unlocked the post-game content, you’ll need to defeat all eight Gym Leaders for a second time and then complete the Academy Ace Tournament.

Next, you’ll need to host and win multiple 5-Star Tera Raids around the Paldea map. Keep doing this until you get a call from Jacq informing you that 6-Star Tera Raids are available.

As soon as you’ve got access to 6-Star Tera Raids, you’ll also unlock 7-Star Tera Raids. At this point, you simply need to wait until a 7-Star Tera Raid event begins in the game and you can start your battles!

You can keep up to date with the latest 7-Star Tera Raids in Scarlet & Violet by checking our Tera Raid event schedule. Once an event has started, you’ll need to look out for Black Crystals on the map.

On a final note, remember that 7-Star Tera Raids will be incredibly difficult to win. We’d recommend that you team up with powerful allies and use a Pokemon that is as close to Level 100 as possible.

That’s everything you need to know about 7-Star Raids! Check out some more Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides below:

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