How Raid Battles Work in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Will Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Have Raid Battles?

Since Raid Battles were such a popular game mechanic in Pokemon Sword and Shield, it would be smart to bring raids back for Gen 9. A lot of fans have been asking will Raid Battles be in Scarlet and Violet? Short answer is yes! Instead of Dynamax Pokemon, we’ll battle Tera Pokemon in these raid battles.

A Tera Raid Den in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How Do Raids Work?

Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet work very similar to the ones in Sword & Shield. It’s a multiplayer mechanic where you fight powerful wild Pokemon, called Tera Pokemon, with your friends or other allies online. It seems like it will be more fast paced than the one from Gen 8. The raids in SwSh were pretty slow and players were waiting around for animations to finish most of the time. In Scarlet and Violet, you’ll be able to attack and heal with your own timing. This means you don’t have to wait for your turn and is the first time a mainline Pokemon game has strayed away from the traditional turn-based combat, besides Pokemon Legends Arceus.

Raid Battles Rewards

Raid Battles are pretty important for progress because of the rewards you get from them. Once you defeat a Tera Pokemon in a Raid Den, you’ll have the chance to catch it for yourself. Your teamates should also be able to catch this Pokemon. These are usually powerful and sometimes rare Pokemon. It’s also important to note that Pokemon with rare Tera Types are more likely to appear in Raids.

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