Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid events 2023: Dates, times, Pokemon, & Tera Types

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet fans can team up with other players to take part in Tera Raid Battles and catch Pokemon with unique Tera Types. Here’s everything you need to know about current and past Tera Raid Battle events.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features a new type of cooperative battle challenge for players to enjoy with groups of friends. Tera Raid Battles will feature a rotating selection of extremely powerful Pokemon, each possessing a unique Tera Type.

The mechanic is similar to Sword & Shield’s Max Raid Dens, requiring players to locate Tera Crystals on the map and then team up with three other companions to take on the extra-powerful Pokemon. Additionally, certain Pokemon will be featured in rotating events, similar to those delivered through the Wild Area News updates of Gen 8.

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Fans wanting to participate in both general and event Tera Raid Battles can find everything they need to know below.

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A Normal Tera Type Eevee jumps into battle.

Active Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid events for 2023

Here are all of the upcoming or active Tera Raid Battle events for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

PokemonTera Crystal TypeTera TypeEvent Date StartEvent Date End
Ceruledge (Violet exclusive)StandardVariousFebruary 3, 2023, at 4PM PSTFebruary 5, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
Armarouge (Scarlet exclusive)StandardVariousFebruary 3, 2023, at 4PM PSTFebruary 5, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
GreninjaBlackPoisonFebruary 9, 2023, at 4PM PSTFebruary 13, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
TandemausStandardFairyFebruary 12, 2023, at 4PM PSTFebruary 15, 2023, at 3:59PM PST

Please note that these times are listed in PT (eg. California). To convert them, you can add three hours for ET (eg. New York) or eight hours for GMT (eg. the United Kingdom).

All past Tera Raid events in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Below are the past Tera Raid Battle events for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet that have come to a close:

PokemonTera Crystal TypeTera TypeEvent Date StartEvent Date End
Greninja BlackPoisonJanuary 26, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 29, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
Mismagius (Violet exclusive)StandardVariousJanuary 19, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 22, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
Drifblim (Scarlet exclusive)StandardVariousJanuary 19, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 22, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
CinderaceBlackFightingJanuary 13, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 15, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
Hydreigon (Scarlet exclusive)StandardVariousJanuary 5, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 7, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
Dragapult (Violet exclusive)StandardVariousJanuary 5, 2023, at 4PM PSTJanuary 7, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
CinderaceBlackFightingDecember 31, 2022, at 4PM PSTJanuary 1, 2023, at 3:59PM PST
DelibirdStandardVariousDecember 23, 2022, at 4PM PSTDecember 25, 2022, at 4PM PST
Tyranitar (Scarlet exclusive)StandardVariousDecember 8, 2022, at 4PM PSTDecember 11, 2022, at 3:59PM PST
Salamence (Violet exclusive)StandardVariousDecember 8, 2022, at 4PM PSTDecember 11, 2022, at 3:59PM PST
CharizardBlackDragonDecember 15, 2022, at 4PM PSTDecember 18, 2022, at 3:59PM PST
CharizardBlackDragonDecember 1, 2022, at 4PM PSTDecember 4, 2022, at 3:59PM PST
EeveeStandard VariousNovember 25, 2022, at 4PM PSTNovember 27, 2022, at 3:49PM PST

What is a Tera Type in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Specific to the Paldea region, a Tera Type is a temporary typing acquired by a Pokemon that has Terastallized.

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The temporary type the Pokemon can access while Terastallized depends on its Tera Type. While some Pokemon Tera Types match their originals, others have the opportunity to access a different type – like a Flying-type Pikachu, or a Dragon-type Charizard.

While Terastallized, the Pokemon glimmers with a gemstone-like coating and obtains a special hat that denotes what Tera Type is active.

What Tera Raid Crystals are in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Currently, there are two Tera Raid Crystal types for the games.

As shown in a recent trailer video on The Pokemon Official YouTube Channel, players will be able to find standard Crystal Tera Raid Battles and Black Crystal Tera Raid Battles.

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The standard Crystal Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will be common, and feature boosted Pokemon with unique Tera Types but no other special attributes.

The Black Crystal Tera Raids are specific to events and possess Pokemon that are much more powerful and difficult to take down. The Raids also offer special rewards, and Pokemon with unique marks, Abilities, and moves.

It is important to note that only one of each event Black Crystal Tera Raid Pokemon can be caught per save file.

How to get into Black Crystal Tera Raid Battles

Only players who have beaten the main narrative and post-game content will be able to access the Black Crystal Tera Raids.

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Players can still join in on these raids before completing the game by joining a Tera Raid Battle with someone who has already completed the games.

And that’s it! Those looking to find out more about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet can check out our other guides below:

Where to find Noibat & Noivern in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Spiritomb in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Where to find Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff & Paradox Form in Scarlet & Violet | How to get Misreavus, Mismagius & Flutter Mane | How to get Delibird & Iron Bundle | How to get Makuhita, Hariyama & Iron Hands | How to get Basculin & Basculegion | Where to find Swablu & Altaria in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Sneasel, Weavile & Sneasler | Where to find Orthworm | Where to find Mimikyu in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Ditto in Scarlet & Violet | How to get Eevee & Eeveelutions in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Fidough & Dachsbun | How to get all starters in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 

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