Catch Special Charizard And Eevee In Limited-Time ‘Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’ Tera Raid Battles

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are barely a week away from release. To prepare trainers for their epic journey, The Pokémon Company is kicking off some special events after the game’s launch.

Tera Raid Battle events — Scarlet and Violet‘s equivalent of Sword and Shield‘s Max Raid Battles — allow players to encounter specific Pokémon with certain Tera Types more frequently. In the game’s Paldea region, Pokémon can Terastallize to change into their Tera Type. This opens up many interesting strategies in Pokémon battles, as trainers can increase the power of moves that match the Pokémon’s Tera Type, or switch up a Pokémon’s weaknesses.

Here comes the Eevee Spotlight

The first Tera Raid Battle event — the Eevee Spotlight — will take place on 25 November 2022, 8am to 28 November 2022, 7.59am (UTC+8).

During this event, Eevee will appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles. The Eevee will also come in various Tera Types, so trainers can try to get one with with a Tera Type they prefer.

Catch an Unrivaled Charizard

Charizard with the Mightiest Mark will be appearing at black Tera Raid crystals during 2 December 2022, 8am to 5 December 2022, 7.59am. (UTC+8), and then again on 16 December 2022, 8am to 19 December 2022, 7am (UTC+8). Pokémon in black Tera Raid crystals are much stronger than those from ordinary Tera Raid crystals, so players might want to get friends in on the action.

As the fan-favourite Charizard cannot normally be encountered in Paldea, this event offers a rare chance to catch it in Scarlet and Violet. Of course, players can also transfer an old Charizard from Pokémon Home when that feature becomes available in spring 2023. However, the Charizard from this event is guaranteed to have the Dragon Tera Type, making it an appealing addition to any team.

This Charizard can only be caught once per save data.

A whole new world to explore

Of course, players can also encounter many other new and unique Pokémon in the Paldea region. They include the Ghost-type Gimmighoul, which hide inside treasure chests and force people to collect coins; and mysterious Pokémon that look a lot like Donphan — known as Great Tusk and Iron Treads.

In true Pokémon fashion, players can also battle with trainers from all over the world in the Battle Stadium. Ranked Battles will be available from December 2022, and Online Competitions are planned for spring 2023.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet comes to the Nintendo Switch on 18 November 2022.