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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Best Pokemon For Tera Raids

Here are the best Pokemon that you should use for Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Many people are looking for the best Pokemon to use in Scarlet & Violet for Solo Raids. There could be multiple reasons you might want to do solo raids, and these are especially needed if you are doing a 5 or 6-star raid. But there are only a few Pokemon that have the right stats to get the job done. And no matter if you choose to take these raids alone or with friends, these Pokemon have the best chance to defeat your target. So in this guide check out the best Pokemon to use in 5 and 6-star Tera Raid battles in Scarlet & Violet.


Best Tera Raid Pokemon For Scarlet & Violet

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The best Pokemon to use for Solo 5 or 5-star Tera Raids are:

  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Azumarill (Water/Fairy)
  • Gholdengo (Steel/Ghost)
  • Miraidon (Electric/Dragon)
  • Skeledirge (Fire/Ghost)

I have selected the above Pokemon for both, their uses for Physical, and Special damage. Make sure you level them up to at least level 90 before trying these raids Solo, but level 100 Pokemon would be the best. And EV training their best stats would make these raids even better. Here is why you should use them, and the recommended moves for each.


Iron Hands

This Pokemon is a great choice for excellent Physical damage. With moves like Belly Drum that cuts HP in half to raise Attack to the maximum. And following it with Drain Punch you should be able to handle most raids Solo with no issues. I suggest you also check our best build for it. Here are the moves you should teach it:

  • Belly Drum
  • Drain Punch
  • Body Press
  • Thunder Punch

Iron Valiant

Fairy is a very strong type in these games. And what better Pokemon to use it with than Iron Valiant? It takes the best types from Gardevoir and Gallade. And has a total base stats of 590. You can use it for both Physical and Special attacks. These are the moves to use with it:

  • Swords Dance
  • Drain Punch
  • Spirit Break
  • Moonblast


While Azumarill may have the lowest base stats compared to other Pokemon on this list you shouldn’t underestimate it. One of the reasons for it being on this list is its typing Water & Fairy are both very useful types. And if you can manage to raise an Azumarill with the ability: Huge Power, you even get an improved Attack. You should teach it these moves:

  • Belly Drum
  • Liquidation
  • Play Rough
  • Superpower


Gholdengo is a Steel and Ghost-type Pokemon. This Pokemon has a very high base Special Attack stat of 133. It can be very useful against 5 types that are Rock, Ghost, Fairy, Ice, & Psychic. Teach it the following moves:

  • Metal Sound
  • Shadow Ball
  • Make It Rain
  • Steel Beam


Miraidon the Legendary Pokemon of Violet has the highest Special Attack on this list. It has the type Electric and Dragon, both of which are very useful in battles. It also gets the ability Hadron Engine that boosts its already high Special Attack. And considering its high speed you should be able to end the Raid quickly in just a few moves.

  • Metal Sound
  • Electro Drift
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Draco Meteor


Finally, the last Pokemon on this list is one of the Starters. Skeledirge has the types Fire and Ghost both of which are pretty good. This Pokemon has relatively low speed but quite a high special attack. You should teach it these moves:

  • Fire Blast
  • Shadow Ball
  • Torch Song
  • Overheat

That covers this list of the best Pokemon for Raids in Scarlet & Violet. If you need more help on other similar topics for these games then check out our Pokemon SV guides.